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2 May 2020
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.
2 Apr 2020
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told security forces they should shoot dead anyone causing "trouble" in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
12 Mar 2020
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.
10 Feb 2020
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.
30 Nov 2019
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.
24 Nov 2019
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.
17 Oct 2019
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hurt his hip and suffered scratches in a motorcycle accident, senior aides of the 74-year-old leader said Thursday.
18 Sep 2019
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.
4 Sep 2019
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.
29 Aug 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte will bring up territorial issues in his Beijing meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Philippines ambassador said on Thursday, as tensions rise over claims to the South China Sea.
26 Jul 2019
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.
22 Jul 2019
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.

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