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Duterte tightens grip on power in Philippine polls

Allies of President Rodrigo Duterte stormed to a landslide victory in midterm polls, final results showed Wednesday, dissolving a last check on his controversial rule.

Philippines votes in polls expected to strengthen Duterte

Filipinos vote Monday in midterm polls that are expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte's grip on power.

Philippines' Duterte signs $71 bln national budget, after months of delay

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed a 3.7 trillion peso ($71.5 billion) budget for this year, its largest ever.
April 16, 2019 | 08:16 am GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte hit by new ICC complaint over deadly drug war

Activists and families of eight victims of the Philippines’ “war on drugs” filed a complaint on Tuesday accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of murder and crimes against humanity.
August 28, 2018 | 03:53 pm GMT+7

US-Philippine war games open under pro-China Duterte

The exercise began after the China installed military on islands claimed by the Philippines. 
May 08, 2018 | 08:49 am GMT+7

Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security

600 policemen were deployed to perform drills in the witness of startled locals.
April 26, 2018 | 08:46 am GMT+7

Philippines to close Boracay resort to tourists for six months

The government is concerned that the once idyllic white-sand resort has become a 'cesspool' tainted by dumped sewage.
April 05, 2018 | 08:03 am GMT+7

Philippines says any energy deal in disputed waters must be with Chinese company, not govt

'We are not entering into a sovereign agreement for exploration. It will be an agreement, if we do, between two corporate entities.'
March 01, 2018 | 09:59 am GMT+7

Threatened and vilified, but Philippine lawyer says he wants 'death squad president' in court

'I don’t care if millions of Filipinos will look at me as a villain.'
February 18, 2018 | 06:13 pm GMT+7

Philippines drops hosting 2019 SEA Games citing war costs

The resources will be used to rebuild Marawi, a city partially occupied by Muslim militants.
July 22, 2017 | 03:23 pm GMT+7

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 Wings" at a singing session with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during a state dinner.
November 14, 2016 | 09:39 am GMT+7

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
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