President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in May 2016, riding on the wave of a harsh anti-drug rhetoric.
National Bureau of Investigation agents had found sex toys, used condoms, sex pills and computers with pornographic materials in a raid in 2013.
The Philippines military lauded the efforts of the crew members for their quick-thinking in handling the dreaded Abu Sayyaf militants.
Philippines president recently stirred up a controversy after asking his troops to shoot female communist rebels in their vaginas.
"Shoot female rebels in their vaginas," President Rodrigo Duterte tells Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
"I will close Boracay. Boracay is a cesspool," warns the Philippines president.
Philippines' president says his country is a dictatorship but claims that that is just what it needs.
Manila resident AJ Magallon posted a selfie of his encounter with his ex-girlfriend and her new man to break the ice.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte under preliminary investigation at International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity in war on drugs.
The Philippines president hits back at the European Union bloc and explains how he does not want to visit Brussels.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's sexist joke has angered women's rights groups, with some of them saying the remarks are "extremely worrying".
Philippines president Duterte has repeatedly made it clear that he does want to stay in power beyond his term when it ends in 2022.
Lava fountains gush up 700 metres (2,300 feet) above Mount Mayon's crater and ash plumes tower up to three kilometres (1.9 miles) in the sky.
Lava flowed at least half a kilometer (less than half a mile) down a gulley from the crater and on Monday morning, ash clouds appeared mid-slope, said Renato Solidum, head of the volcano institute.
Devotees squeezed their way into the tightly packed mob and climbed on others in a desperate attempt to reach the carriage carrying the Black Nazarene through Manila.
Children as young as three spend their days sitting in soot and breathing in coal dust and toxic smoke to make charcoal out of wood scavenged from rubbish dumps.
Paolo Duterte stepped down as Davao city's vice mayor on Christmas day after months of accusations that he was involved in illegal drug trade.
Many of the victims of the blaze at the Davao shopping centre were suspected of being trapped in a call centre office in the building.
Philippines Storm Tembin: Abdulsalam Binang Amerhasan eaten by crocodile while trying to flee rising water on island of Palawan.
Philippines Storm Tembin kills more than 180 on Mindanao island - latest typhoon from Pacific to strike the island country after Kai-Tak.