Philippines lifts ban on oil and gas exploration in South China Sea
The Philippines has lifted a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the disputed South China Sea, which the government said Friday could fast-track talks with Beijing on a joint energy project.
Philippines' Duterte says will be Russia vaccine 'guinea pig' as talks begin
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be a guinea pig for a controversial Russian coronavirus vaccine, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian nation emerged as a frontrunner for overseas clinical trials.
Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some countries resume in-person classes.
Nearly 10,000 inmates freed as virus hits Philippine jails
Nearly 10,000 prison inmates have been released in the Philippines as the country races to halt coronavirus infections in its overcrowded jails, a Supreme Court official said Saturday.
Philippine leader to undergo 'precautionary' virus test
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be tested for the new coronavirus, an official said Thursday as two key government buildings were being disinfected over an exposure scare.
Philippines moves to shut down top broadcaster
Philippine government lawyers moved Monday to strip the nation's biggest media group of its operating franchise in what campaigners branded a fresh attack on press freedom under President Rodrigo Duterte.
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.
Philippines' Duterte hurt in motorycle crash
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hurt his hip and suffered scratches in a motorcycle accident, senior aides of the 74-year-old leader said Thursday.