Duterte, Pacquiao open SEA Games in Philippines as typhoon nears
President Rodrigo Duterte and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao threw open the doors to the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines on Saturday as a powerful typhoon took aim at the nation's north and the competition's core venues.
Philippines' Duterte strips vice president from drugs post
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte fired Vice President and arch-critic Leni Robredo from her post as overseer of his deadly drug war Sunday, an aide said, just days after calling her a "scatterbrain" not to be trusted with state secrets.
'Dead or alive': Philippines' Duterte warns ex-cons to turn themselves in
More than a thousand ex-prisoners prematurely freed under a controversial law in the Philippines will be captured "dead or alive" if they do not surrender before a Thursday deadline, President Rodrigo Duterte said.
Philippines’ Duterte wants 1,700 freed inmates locked up
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, on Wednesday, said 1,700 convicts, who were freed early for good behaviour, should be sent back to prison after questions were raised over the legality of their release.
Philippines' Duterte accused of campaign promise 'betrayal'
Philippine labour groups on Friday accused President Rodrigo Duterte of breaking a campaign promise to outlaw short-term employment contracts, warning the move risked alienating his diehard supporters.
Philippines' Duterte urges lawmakers to restore death penalty
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged lawmakers on Monday to bring back the death penalty as part of his internationally-condemned crackdown on narcotics in which police have already killed thousands.
'Misogynist' Duterte slammed over Philippines anti-harassment law
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose rape jokes have sparked outrage in the past, drew fresh flak Tuesday after signing a law against sexual harassment, with campaigners saying his role as the "misogynist-in-chief" would make implementation challenging.
Duterte blasts 'idiot' critics as UN reviews Philippine drug war
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Friday branded as "idiots" the governments behind a UN rights body investigation into his narcotics crackdown that has killed thousands and drawn international censure.
Amal Clooney to join legal team of Philippine journalist Ressa
Prominent rights lawyer Amal Clooney says she will join the legal team defending Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte.