Duterte seeks martial law extension for southern Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress on Monday to extend martial law across the southern third of the country until the end of next year to combat Islamist militants and communist rebels.
Philippines halts sale of Sanofi's dengue vaccine
The Philippines has suspended the sale and distribution of Sanofi's dengue vaccine, authorities said Tuesday, after the French pharmaceutical giant last week warned it could worsen symptoms for people who had not previously been infected.
Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle
Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee a besieged southern city during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Islamic State group, Amnesty International alleged Friday.
Duterte says Philippines owes China 'debt of gratitude'
The Philippines owes China a "debt of gratitude" over a donation of arms to fight pro-Islamic State militants, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday, in another sign of warming ties.
Trump hails 'great relationship' with self-proclaimed killer Duterte
Donald Trump declared Monday he had a "great relationship" with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a self-proclaimed killer who is waging a drugs war that rights groups say involves mass murder, as the leaders joked with each other in Manila.
Philippines' Duterte thanks Putin for weapons aid
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday warmly thanked Russian leader Vladimir Putin for shipping weapons to his struggling military, adding that he will buy more Russian arms in the future.
Philippines' Duterte laments SE Asia brain drain due to globalisation
Globalisation has pressed the brightest workers from poor Southeast Asian countries to move overseas in a brain drain that must be reversed if real development is to be achieved, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday.
Philippines' Duterte says city 'liberated' but battle continues
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday symbolically declared a southern city "liberated from terrorists' influence" but the military said the five-month battle against militants loyal to the Islamic State group was not yet over.
Philippines' Duterte warns of 'revolutionary government'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a "revolutionary government" to fend off alleged efforts to oust him, fuelling fears of a looming dictatorship.
Philippines' Duterte threatens to expel EU diplomats
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Thursday to expel European ambassadors, accusing their governments without citing evidence of plotting to get Manila expelled from the United Nations.