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.
Outrage as Philippines' Duterte says 'cured' himself of being gay
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sparked outrage after claiming that he "cured" himself of being gay with the help of beautiful women.
Philippines' Duterte warns over South China Sea 'flashpoint'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte voiced rare frustration with China Friday, urging progress on a code of conduct for the contested South China Sea, which he warned was becoming a "flashpoint".
Duterte impersonator sparks frenzy at Hong Kong church
A Rodrigo Duterte impersonator sparked frenzy and confusion during Sunday mass when he walked into a Hong Kong church popular with the city's Filipino community.
'Suicide bomber' among Philippines blast suspects: Duterte
A male suicide bomber and his wife carried out a Catholic cathedral attack that killed 21 people in the country's restive south, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday.