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UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

Philippine top judge, Duterte’s critic, ousted by colleagues

The Philippine Supreme Court ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country’s authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote Friday by fellow judges that she and hundreds of protesters called …


Duterte offers kill bounty for rebels to save on war costs

The Philippine president has offered a nearly $500 bounty for each communist rebel killed by government forces to save on anti-insurgency costs and says insurgents are easier to hit than …


Duterte orders halt to purchases of Canada choppers, U.S. arms

The Philippine president on Friday ordered the cancellation of a multimillion-dollar deal to buy 16 helicopters from Canada and said purchases of U.S. arms should also be stopped because of …


Trump unlikely to rebuke Duterte for drug war killings

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sanctioned a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing. He called Barack Obama a “son of a whore.” This week, he boasted that he murdered …


When Trump meets the Philippines’ Duterte, ‘drug war’ killings will be the elephant in the room. Trump will probably ignore it

Human rights groups, the U.S. Congress, the European Union and the United Nations have all condemned Duterte’s “war on drugs.” Yet when President Donald Trump meets Duterte in Manila, it …


Filipino troops recapture mosque, Duterte revisits Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte traveled Thursday to the main battle zone in southern Marawi after Philippine troops finally recaptured a main mosque where Islamic State-linked militants had taken cover with their …


Philippine lawmaker seeks to impeach President Duterte

A Philippine lawmaker filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday because of the thousands of deaths that have happened in his anti-drug crackdown and for alleged corruption, …


Philippine President Duterte orders troops to blast militants and their hostages

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he has ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea, calling …


U.S. says it will work with Philippines’ Duterte after latest outburst

The United States said Sunday it will work with the Philippine president to address any concerns after he threatened to terminate a pact that allows U.S. troops to visit the …


Philippines’ Duterte says Trump wished his drug crackdown ‘success’

President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the U.S. president-elect the Philippines would maintain …


New vitriol from Philippine leader

Like those from a battering ram, the hits just keep coming from the recently elected president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte.


Obama, Duterte meet despite Filipino leader’s crude language

VIENTIANE, Laos – President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met informally on Wednesday in a holding room before attending a gala dinner at a regional summit, Philippine officials …