Bong S. Sarmiento

Bong S. Sarmiento is a Filipino journalist based in Mindanao, Philippines. His experience and fieldwork has earned him several journalism awards and nominations over the years.

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Philippines: Duterte restores police role in deadly drug war

PHILIPPINES President Rodrigo Duterte has restored the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other law enforcement agencies in the deadly war against drugs, raising fears of resurgence in brutal killings that...

China, Philippines bullish over improving bilateral relations

CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed confidence the improving relationship of the two countries will be sustained, despite their ongoing dispute over territorial claims in the...