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Philippines drops hosting 2019 SEA Games citing war costs

The resources will be used to rebuild Marawi, a city partially occupied by Muslim militants.

Philippine and Malaysian leaders let loose with karaoke

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his love of karaoke, launches into Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My ...

Philippines' Duterte, in China, announces 'separation' from US

'I announce my separation from the United States,'  Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte said to applause at a meeting in the Chinese capital.
October 21, 2016 | 09:14 am GMT+7

Philippine leader says will raise arbitration case with China, won't bargain

Rodrigo Duterte will not "barter" away territory and economic rights.
October 17, 2016 | 09:18 am GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte would "be happy" to exterminate 3 million drug users and peddlers in the country.
October 01, 2016 | 12:07 pm GMT+7

Duterte killed justice official, hitman tells Philippine senate

Rodrigo Duterte shot dead a justice department employee and ordered the murder of opponents, a former death squad member told parliament Thursday.
September 15, 2016 | 04:56 pm GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'

"It will be bloody and we will not give it [the sea] to them [China] easily," said Duterte.
August 25, 2016 | 11:33 am GMT+7

The dark side of Duterte's deadly but popular drugs war

When the image of Jennelyn Olaires weeping as she cradled the body of her slain husband went viral in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte called it melodramatic.
July 31, 2016 | 10:57 am GMT+7

Incoming Philippine minister rules out bilateral talks with China before tribunal decision

The Philippines will not pursue bilateral talks with China until an international tribunal decides on a case brought by the Philippines in connection with claims in the South ...
June 10, 2016 | 05:16 pm GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte extremely "irresponsible": U.N. experts

U.N. rights experts on Monday urged the Philippines' president elect Rodrigo Duterte to stop instigating deadly violence, especially against journalists, slamming his comments as ...
June 06, 2016 | 08:35 pm GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte denounced for defending killing of some journalists

Philippine media groups denounced President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday for saying journalists were being killed because they were corrupt and "you are not exempted from ...
June 02, 2016 | 02:56 pm GMT+7

China's Xi says hopes to get Philippines ties back on track

China hopes to get relations with the Philippines back on track, President Xi Jinping has told new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, after ties were affected by an ...
May 31, 2016 | 11:09 am GMT+7

Philippine police, vigilantes shoot dead six drug suspects

Philippine police shot dead four suspected drug dealers while unknown men gunned down two others, officials said Saturday, raising the death toll for narcotics suspects to 14 this ...
May 28, 2016 | 06:19 pm GMT+7

Philippine actress's win at Cannes "providential" for Duterte's drug fight

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's vow to root out crime and drug abuse will get a boost from the country's first-time acting win at the Cannes Film Festival for a drama ...
May 23, 2016 | 05:02 pm GMT+7

Philippines incoming president offers olive branch, posts to rebels

Philippines President - Elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would pursue peace talks with Marxist guerrillas and as an olive branch would offer government roles to the ...
May 17, 2016 | 09:07 am GMT+7