Philippines leader calls US envoy 'gay'
The Philippines' firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte has sparked a fresh diplomatic row with his colourful language, calling the US ambassador "gay" in comments that prompted Washington to summon Manila's envoy to complain.
Philippines leader rebuffs top judge over drug row
President Rodrigo Duterte warned the Philippines' top judge Tuesday to let him pursue a deadly anti-crime campaign that has left hundreds of suspects dead, suggesting otherwise he would impose "martial law".
Philippines' Duterte vows to keep 'shoot-to-kill' order
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to maintain his "shoot-to-kill" order against drug dealers while in office and says he "does not care about human rights".
UN must condemn Philippine drug killings
Over 300 anti-narcotics and human rights groups from around the world Tuesday called for the United Nations to condemn Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs that has already killed hundreds of people.
Philippines hails deadly drugs war a 'success'
The Philippine government on Thursday hailed its war on drugs a "success", as police confirmed killing nearly 200 people in a two-month blitz that has outraged rights groups.
Philippine leader says could be open to talks with militants
Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte says he could be open to peace talks with the Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf, which recently beheaded two foreign hostages and kidnapped seven more.
Marcos threatens legal action after Philippine election loss
Ferdinand Marcos's son threatened legal action Saturday to reverse his narrow defeat in recent Philippine elections, which analysts said had been the family of the late dictator's best chance to regain the presidency.
Duterte vows economic growth outside of 'dead' Philippine capital
Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte pledged Thursday to spread economic activity beyond the overpopulated capital of Manila, calling it a "dead" city overrun by shantytowns.