The Philippines president has ordered police to let journalists join raids in his crackdown on illegal drugs to disprove growing allegations of extrajudicial killings - but warned reporters they could be shot.
Tue, 05 Sep, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has asked Congress to extend martial law in the south of the country until the end of the year.
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has assured troops that he will protect them from any legal action if they accidentally kill civilians while battling militants who have besieged a southern city.
Wed, 28 Jun, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial rule in the country's south for 60 days to deal with with an attack by Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group who laid siege to a southern city.
Tue, 23 May, 2017
A Filipino lawyer has presented documents to the International Criminal Court which he says contain evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extra-judicial killings of suspected drug dealers and other crime suspects.
Mon, 24 Apr, 2017
THAT old comfort, that go-to failsafe in times of distress: “Sleep on it and it won’t seem so bad in the morning” has not worked.
Fri, 11 Nov, 2016
Fri, 07 Oct, 2016
The president of the Philippines has hit out at ally Barack Obama in his latest tirade against the US over its criticism of his deadly anti-drug campaign.
Tue, 04 Oct, 2016
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has compared his bloody crime crackdown to Hitler and the Holocaust, saying he would be "happy to slaughter" three million drug addicts.
Fri, 30 Sep, 2016
A Norwegian man freed by militants after a year of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines has described the ordeal as "devastating".
Sun, 18 Sep, 2016
Mon, 12 Sep, 2016
Fri, 09 Sep, 2016
The Obama administration cancelled a planned meeting after the remarks.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2016
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said his bloody anti-drug campaign that has left nearly 1,800 people dead does not amount to genocide, but that he’s ready to go to jail to defend his men from lawsuits.
Tue, 30 Aug, 2016
Tue, 23 Aug, 2016
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has rejected criticism from the United Nations about a surge in killings of suspected drug traffickers and denied government responsibility, his spokesman said.
Sat, 20 Aug, 2016
Dozens of Philippine government and police officials turned themselves in yesterday, a day after president Rodrigo Duterte linked them to the drugs trade, stepping up a war on narcotics that has killed hundreds since he took office in June.
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
China has said it is closing off part of the South China Sea for military exercises this week.
Mon, 18 Jul, 2016
The bodies of dozens of suspected drug peddlers have turned up in the Philippines in recent weeks, providing an eerie backdrop to the swearing-in yesterday of Rodrigo Duterte, who warns of a bloody presidency in his bid to eradicate crime.
Thu, 30 Jun, 2016
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016
The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime and urged citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resisted arrest.
Sun, 05 Jun, 2016
Boxing great Manny Pacquiao has won a seat in the Philippine Senate, bringing him closer to a possible shot at the presidency.
Thu, 19 May, 2016
Philippines’ president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has said he aims to bring back death by hanging.
Tue, 17 May, 2016
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Mon, 16 May, 2016
Wed, 11 May, 2016
Millions of Filipinos lined up in blazing heat to elect a new president in a race whose front-runner is a brash mayor known for his sex jokes, pledges to kill criminals and a promise to end corruption within six months.
Tue, 10 May, 2016
A foul-mouthed, crime-busting mayor many compare to Donald Trump is the man to beat in the Philippines presidential election as voters weary of poverty, corruption and uprisings in the hinterlands look for a radical change at the top.
Mon, 09 May, 2016
Fri, 06 May, 2016
Tue, 19 Apr, 2016