Philippine critics alarmed by Duterte's martial law talk
Critics and victims of military abuses expressed alarm on Friday after President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Philippine leaders to be able to wield martial law powers without judicial and congressional approval.
Philippines rights body to probe Duterte killing boast
The Philippines independent human rights watchdog said Thursday it will investigate President Rodrigo Duterte's admission he killed three criminals years ago, after the United Nation's rights chief called for a murder probe.
UN rights chief urges Philippines to probe president for murder
The UN rights chief urged the Philippines Tuesday to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte for murder, after he boasted that he in the past had personally killed suspected criminals.
Philippine president says he killed three kidnappers in 1988
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he killed three kidnappers in 1988 when he was Davao City mayor to save a woman hostage.
Philippine fishermen decry Duterte's disputed shoal ban
Philippine fishermen on Wednesday criticised President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to ban them from a rich South China Sea fishing ground, part of his efforts to ease tensions over disputed waters controlled by China.
US-Philippine military ties 'robust' despite Duterte threats
Philippine-US military ties are still "robust" despite threats by President Rodrigo Duterte to sever defence relations between the two allies, Manila's military spokesman said Tuesday.
Ex-Philippine leader resigns as Duterte's China envoy
Ex-Philippine leader Fidel Ramos has resigned as special envoy to China after criticising President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the United States and deadly war on crime.
Japan's PM queries Duterte on anti-US stance
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked him to explain his anti-American rhetoric during summit talks.