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Duterte: No way to stop China from fishing in exclusive zone

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday there was no way to stop Chinese nationals from fishing in his country’s exclusive economic zone claimed by China and added that he would …


Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

The Philippines is recalling its ambassador and consuls in Canada over Ottawa’s failure to comply with a deadline to take back truckloads of garbage that Filipino officials say were illegally …


Duterte allies seek to dominate Philippine midterm polls

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s name is not on the ballot but Monday’s mid-term elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power with a brutal anti-drug crackdown, …


Philippines exits ICC as Duterte probe persists

The Philippines exits International Criminal Court as probe of President Rodrigo Duterte is underway.


Philippine agents arrest journalist critical of president

The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a libel case.


Arrested senator and Duterte critic: ‘Democracy lost today’

President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress was arrested Tuesday after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him in an …


Philippine president declares Christmas truce with rebels

The Philippine president has declared a Christmas truce with communist guerrillas and urges them to reciprocate the goodwill gesture after recently scrapping peace talks with the insurgents and declaring them …


4 dead as fighting continues in southern Philippine city

Philippine troops killed four Islamic State group-linked militants in a clash and occasional blasts thundered across Marawi on Wednesday after the president declared the southern city liberated from “terrorist influence.”


Filipino protesters slam martial law, killings under Duterte

Thousands of protesters marked Thursday’s anniversary of the 1972 declaration of martial law by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say are the current president’s …


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 president on human rights: ‘Don’t go there’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met Monday with America’s top diplomat, where he voiced solidarity with the U.S. amid global concerns over North Korea’s nuclear program and angrily dismissed media questions …


Philippine mayor linked to drugs, 14 others killed in raids

Police in the southern Philippines said they fatally shot 15 people Sunday, including a city mayor who was among the politicians President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked to illegal drugs, in …


New kidnappings, jailbreak hit restive Philippine island

Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen abducted four workers in a school in a southern Philippine province where President Rodrigo Duterte visited troops waging an offensive against the militants, officials said Sunday.


Philippine president says he’s likely to extend martial law

President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he will likely extend 60 days of martial law he imposed in the southern Philippines to deal with a deadly siege of a city by …


Philippines vows to save hostages as fight corners militants

Philippine authorities have reached out to parties who may be able to talk with Muslim militants in a bid to secure the freedom of hostages in a southern city where …


Duterte attacks Chelsea Clinton by bringing up her father’s philandering

President Rodrigo Duterte returned to his home city of Davao Wednesday to celebrate the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Navy, and used the occasion to attack Chelsea Clinton for criticizing …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:37 a.m.

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city on Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened …


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Duterte warns of ‘contamination’ by Islamic State group

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush militants who are fighting street battles with government forces in the south, warning Friday that the country is at a grave …


In leaked call, Trump praises Duterte’s campaign to ‘slaughter’ drug addicts

First, Trump praised Duterte for his deadly and controversial war on drugs in remarks that stunned White House aids and human rights experts. In a private call on April 29, …


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

Casting himself as his nation’s savior, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he was prepared to extend martial law to all the Philippines if necessary. “I will not allow the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

Duterte declares martial law in Philippine island of Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday night after a city there was rocked by clashes between government forces and Islamist militants.


Watchdog to Trump: Accountability not red carpet for Duterte

A U.S.-based human rights group says President Donald Trump should not roll out the White House red carpet for Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, whom it accused of being a “mastermind” …


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

U.S. President Donald Trump has called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed Washington’s commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing “a warm, working relationship,” a Filipino official …


Philippines’ Duterte orders troops to disputed South China Sea in possible new rift with Beijing

The Philippine president appeared to revive his quarrels with China on Thursday, ordering his troops to occupy islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea – and saying he …


Philippines rejects European Parliament’s call on senator

The Philippine government on Friday rejected a call by the European Parliament for the release of Sen. Leila de Lima, a leading critic of the president who has been detained …


Duterte asks military to tell China vast sea area ‘is ours’

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he has told the military to assert Philippine ownership of a large ocean region off the country’s northeastern coast where Chinese survey …


Philippine President Duterte threatens to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter – and says he’s done it before

In his latest controversial statement, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his bloody anti-drug war that has killed thousands, threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter, saying he …


Philippine President Duterte admitted to personally killing people

Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, admitted to personally killing people during his time as mayor of Davao.


Philippine VP quits Cabinet in new Duterte dilemma

The Philippine vice president resigned her Cabinet post Monday after citing irreconcilable differences with President Rodrigo Duterte, who had banned her from attending Cabinet meetings, in a new political dilemma …


Philippine president parts from U.S., moves toward China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, …