Rodrigo Duterte

HRW: Duterte's drug war, Suu Kyi's Rohingya failure mark dismal 2016

An unprecedented level of extrajudicial killings in the Philippine drug war and Mynamar's failure to address a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims highlight the grim state of human rights in Asia...

Philippines' Duterte orders free contraceptives for 6 million women

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to provide free contraceptives and other reproductive health services to 6 million women, despite a temporary ban by the...

Japanese PM seeks to solidify ties to Manila with billions in gifts

With an eye on Chinese assertiveness in the region, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the Philippines Thursday bearing 9 billion dollars in aid and investment promises designed to...

Philippine leader alleges most US ambassadors are "spies"

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday alleged that most US ambassadors are "spies," and some of the envoys are deployed to undermine governments.

Police say 1 million people taken in in Philippine drug war

The Philippine National Police said Tuesday that a total of 1.049 million people have surrendered, been arrested or killed in President Rodrigo Duterte's fight against illegal drugs.

Philippine leader backs down on South China Sea territory ruling

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday he would set aside an arbitration court ruling that invalidated China's sweeping claims over the disputed South China Sea.

Philippines' Duterte signs agreements with Cambodia

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte concluded his trip to Cambodia on Wednesday afternoon after meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen at Phnom Penh's Peace Palace. 

More than 2,100 killed in Philippines anti-drug campaign since July

More than 2,100 suspects have been killed in the past five months in the Philippines as part of a war on drugs, police reported on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to having...

Duterte not happy with growing number of deaths in drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he was not happy about the growing number of people killed in his aggressive anti-drug war.

Philippine leader lashes out at US at APEC meeting with Putin

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte criticized the US and other Western nations on Saturday, during his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Duterte warns Philippines could follow Russia's ICC withdrawal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he might follow Russia's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has criticized a spate of killings under his...

Duterte wants US troops to leave Philippines in two years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he wants the withdrawal of all foreign troops from his country within two years, in another apparent jab at the United States.

Philippine leader resumes rebuke of US after arrival in Japan

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte slammed the United States soon after arriving in Japan Tuesday evening, calling Washington a “bully” for chastising him over his deadly war on drugs.

Japanese premier to ask Philippine leader to mend US ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to ask Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to repair soured relations with the United States when the two meet in Tokyo, local media reported...

Duterte says he wants to "separate" from US, praises China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he wants to "separate" from the United States and praised China in a speech to a business forum in Beijing.