Rodrigo Duterte

Xi visits Philippines to cosy up to historical US ally

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 - 11:40 GMT

Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit Tuesday to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone".

Philippines' Duterte wins extra year of martial law powers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 - 11:14 GMT

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won martial law powers across the southern third of the country for one more year on Wednesday.

Philippines' Duterte seeks martial law extension for south

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 - 11:38 GMT

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress on Monday to extend martial law across the southern third of the country until the end of next year to combat.

Philippines president likely to return police to drugs war soon

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 09:57 GMT

There is a “strong likelihood” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will lift a suspension on police from his war on drugs.

U.N. rebukes Burundi, Philippines president Duterte for threats

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 - 12:26 GMT

The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday condemned attacks and threats made against its investigators.

Trump says has 'great relationship' with Duterte; brief mention of rights

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 - 08:41 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a “great relationship” with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte.

Trump has 'warm rapport' with Philippines' Duterte

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 - 03:46 GMT

Trump has developed a friendly relationship with Philippine's Duterte, despite Duterte's often profanity-laden tirades against the US,a senior official said.

More than a thousand turn Philippine funeral to protest against war on drugs

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 - 01:12 GMT

More than a thousand people attended a funeral procession on Saturday for a Philippine teenager slain by police last week.

At least 80 dead after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 - 08:00 GMT

Police killed at least 13 people in Manila on the third night of an escalation in President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs and crime.

Marawi standoff enters third month, underlining crisis in Philippines

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 - 04:25 GMT

The defense top brass admits it underestimated its enemy and is struggling to eradicate pro-Islamic State fighters who swept through Marawi City in on May 23.

2,000 trapped as fighting rages in Philippine city: govt

Sun, 28 May 2017 - 12:37 GMT

Two thousand fearful civilians were trapped on Sunday inside a southern Philippine city where troops are battling Islamist militants.