Last year, President Donald Trump got on the phone with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in the midst of the latter’s ongoing campaign to extrajudicially kill thousands of alleged drug dealers and users. “I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem,” Trump gushed to Duterte. Show More Summary
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court will not impact an inquiry by prosecutors into killings related to President Rodrigo Duterte's war against drugs, the court said in a statement on Tuesday.
The move may displease some in the mainly Roman Catholic country.
Champa Patel Politics, Asia The International Criminal Court is now jumping into the fray. After winning a landslide victory in June 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte immediately fulfilled a campaign promise and instigated a so-called ‘war on drugs’. Show More Summary
The Philippines' top diplomat warned the United Nations on Tuesday not to "weaponise" human rights and urged it to send an impartial investigator to probe President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug war. The Philippines' human rights...Show More Summary
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' Supreme Court chief judge who has drawn the ire of President Rodrigo Duterte will take a "wellness" leave of absence to prepare for a possible impeachment trial, her spokesman said on Tuesday.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday defended what he called sarcastic remarks about shooting female fighters in the genitals, saying he would make them again.
President Rodrigo Duterte skips 'People Power' commemoration as protesters denounce his 'authoritarian tendencies'.
A delegation of Philippine labour officials were in Kuwait City Sunday to assess the impact of a new ban on Filipinos working in the emirate, a source of much-needed remittances. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month...Show More Summary
Donald Trump has some things in common with President Rodrigo Duterte, the blustery strongman president of the Philippines who has overseen the extrajudicial slaughter of thousands of his people. According to a new report, Trump is interested in going Full Duterte, with a law that would make...
President Rodrigo Duterte skips 'People Power' commemoration as opposition denounces his 'authoritarian' administration.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he would extend his ban on sending workers to Kuwait to include other countries if investigations showed Filipinos were being seriously abused by employers elsewhere. The Southeast...Show More Summary
MANILA (Reuters) - Around a thousand Catholics in the Philippines marched in Manila on Saturday to protest President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs and his efforts to reinstate the death penalty.
Around 2,000 Roman Catholic Filipinos protested in Manila on Saturday against a push to legalise divorce, with church groups also using the "Walk for Life" march to slam President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drugs war. The pre-dawn protest...Show More Summary
The Philippine government summoned the US ambassador over an American intelligence report that listed President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly war on drugs as a “regional threat”, Manila said Friday. US envoy Sung Kim met Duterte’s chief aide on Thursday to discuss the US...
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday stood by his decision to ban domestic news outlet Rappler from his events, accusing it of trying to undermine his government, probably with the backing of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he would extend his ban on sending workers to Kuwait to include other countries if investigations showed Filipinos were being seriously abused by employers elsewhere.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he would extend the tour of duty of the country's police chief "a little bit longer" to carry out reforms in a law enforcement agency at the forefront of his war on drugs. Ronald dela...Show More Summary
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move to ban a critical news website from covering the presidential palace is a threat to press freedom, rights and media groups said on Wednesday. Rappler, set up in 2012, is among a clutch of Philippine...Show More Summary
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is taking seriously the U.S. Intelligence Community's report tagging the firebrand leader a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday.