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 he will shoot criminals
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to shoot criminals himself, while warning he may bring police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs.
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 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.
Philippines' Duterte demotes police again in drug war
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has again demoted his police force from the lead role in his controversial drug war, authorities said Wednesday, as he faced growing opposition to the deadly crackdown.