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Duterte takes a rest as Philippine city burns

'He's just taking some time off to rejuvenate,' said presidential spokesman.

Duterte says China's Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil

The Philippine president got a firm, but friendly warning when he discussed it with Xi during a meeting at the ...

Philippines declines EU aid after securing billions from China

Manila's move comes days after Duterte won billions of dollars in pledges from China after attending the Belt and Road summit in Beijing.
May 18, 2017 | 09:14 am GMT+7

Philippine panel throws out impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Duterte enjoys super-majority in house.
May 15, 2017 | 04:05 pm GMT+7

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte calls European critics 'crazies'

Duterte fired his broadside after the European Parliament issued a resolution condemning 'the high number of extrajudicial killings' in his drug war.
March 21, 2017 | 08:49 am GMT+7

Philippines aims for 'golden age of infrastructure'

'The city [Manila] is really suffering now from lack of mobility, not only in terms of mobility, it’s really the total absence of infrastructure.'
March 08, 2017 | 11:54 am GMT+7

Philippine police 'reload', rejoin drug war

Filipino authorities resumes the war on drug with a more sophisticated campaign than the last which has been ceased for over a month due to corruption within police force.
March 06, 2017 | 03:35 pm GMT+7

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested at Senate - AFP

'I am innocent,' said arrested senator.
February 24, 2017 | 08:03 am GMT+7

Blood and benefits: Duterte imposes his formula on the Philippines

The president has brought the iron-fist approach he used to rule Davao to the capital Manila.
December 28, 2016 | 10:08 pm GMT+7

UN human rights chief urges murder inquiry into Duterte's killing claim

President Rodrigo Duterte claims he killed three people as mayor of Davao City and has commanded thousands of killings in his war on drugs.
December 21, 2016 | 08:23 am GMT+7

Philippines won't 'deviate from' arbitration ruling on China: minister

'If you want, let's just develop the oil there, we can share.'
December 19, 2016 | 09:51 pm GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte warns US of 'tit-for-tat' response

'Bye bye America,' said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
December 17, 2016 | 07:28 pm GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte says he personally killed people

'Just to show to the guys (police) that if I can do it why can't you.'
December 14, 2016 | 04:51 pm GMT+7

China considers granting Philippines access to disputed shoal - adviser

'A wholesale bilateral fishing industry deal is still being discussed, an agreement has not yet been reached.' 
November 27, 2016 | 06:46 pm GMT+7

Philippine leader sets 17 Vietnamese fishermen free

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday personally saw off 17 Vietnamese fishermen.
November 02, 2016 | 08:48 pm GMT+7