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New poll shows Philippine president still hugely popular

Eighty percent of surveyed 1,200 Filipinos said they trust Duterte.

Philippines seeks big cut in drug rehab budget, stoking lawmakers' concern

The lack of rehabilitation centers would cripple the 'declared government policy' to wean substance abusers off ...

Philippines' Duterte says there could have been abuses in war on drugs

'These abusive police officers are destroying the credibility of the government.' 
August 22, 2017 | 11:35 am GMT+7

Philippine police kill 21 in overnight anti-drug raids

The raids from Monday to Tuesday resulted in the single largest death toll in one night of police operations. 
August 16, 2017 | 10:44 am GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte proposed deal to end city siege, then backed out

Duterte is now known as a peace-broker.
July 06, 2017 | 08:23 am GMT+7

Duterte's Philippine presidency by the numbers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in power on Friday. 
June 30, 2017 | 11:53 am GMT+7

Duterte takes a rest as Philippine city burns

'He's just taking some time off to rejuvenate,' said presidential spokesman.
June 15, 2017 | 04:55 pm GMT+7

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 Belt and Road Forum
May 20, 2017 | 08:00 am GMT+7

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