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Philippine troops kill 15 Islamic State supporters

Philippine forces dropped bombs and fired shells at rebel positions in the mountains of Lanao del Sur in a bid to flush out Hapilon.

29 Jan 2017 3:24 PM

Drug war deaths haunt Rodrigo Duterte

Kin of slain Filipinos file petition in court, ask cops to disclose proof of victims’ drug links.

27 Jan 2017 4:42 AM

Bomb captors and captives, says Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines President calls loss of civilian lives in such attacks collateral damage.

16 Jan 2017 6:57 AM

Duterte orders troops to bomb militants, says hostage deaths 'collateral damage'

He gave the orders in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea.

15 Jan 2017 8:57 AM

Philippines' President Duterte says his cousins might be with ISIS

Strap: Duterte said his cousins had earlier been members of Islamist groups such as Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

04 Jan 2017 10:38 AM


Philippines' Duterte calls US ambassadors 'spies' over alleged ouster plot

Duterte said though he had no intelligence reports of any plan to undermine his presidency, he believed most ambassadors were with the CIA.

29 Dec 2016 6:34 PM

Rights watchdog eyes slayer Rodrigo Duterte

Panel says team formed to probe President’s admission of killing three criminals.

23 Dec 2016 2:04 AM

Investigate Philippines' Duterte for killings: UN rights chief

Over 6000 people have fallen victim to extrajudicial killings since President Duterte had taken office in June.

20 Dec 2016 5:41 PM

Philippine President Duterte's bodyguards attacked in ambush: military

Military said a bomb hit the soldiers' convoy as it drove to a region where an armed group, which had pledged allegiance to ISIS, operated.

29 Nov 2016 2:59 PM

Philippines to declare fishing ban in China-controlled lagoon

If Duterte's plan proceeds, fishermen of any nationality would only be allowed in the deeper waters just outside Scarborough.

21 Nov 2016 4:32 PM


Philippines' Duterte mulls leaving ICC

He said if China and Russia decide to create a new world order, he would be the first to join them.

17 Nov 2016 3:12 PM

Philippines to ratify climate pact, says Rodrigo Duterte

The Philippines would ratify a global pact aimed at taming climate change, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday, reversing his opposition to the historic United Nations agreement he had previously

08 Nov 2016 6:30 AM

Duterte eyes new friends as currency, stocks sink

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that he would seek closer economic ties with China and Russia as the local currency and stock market extended declines following Western criticism o

27 Sep 2016 6:20 AM

With foot in mouth, Duterte tops Philippines popularity

Despite foul-mouthed tirades, international outrage and a public spat with Barack Obama, Rodrigo Duterte is the most popular politician in the Philippines.

08 Sep 2016 1:23 AM

Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war deaths reach 1,800

Relatives of victims of alleged extra-judicial killings at the start of the Senate probe on the rising number of deaths related to President Duterte’s “War on Drugs” (Photo: AP)

23 Aug 2016 5:50 AM


Will quit ‘stupid’ UN, says Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Sunday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising h

22 Aug 2016 5:55 AM

10 dead in suspected jailbreak in Philippines

Ten prisoners in the Philippines were killed when a suspected jailbreak and attempt to kidnap the warden went wrong in a Manila suburb, authorities said on Friday.

13 Aug 2016 4:14 AM

Dhaka: Manila will return heist money

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given a commitment that $81 million stolen by cyber criminals from the account of Bangladesh Bank in New York and funnelled through bank accounts in Manila wou

06 Aug 2016 12:21 AM

Bezwada Wilson and TM Krishna win Ramon Magsaysay Award

Two Indians — Carnatic singer T.M.

28 Jul 2016 2:04 AM

Don't call me 'Your Excellency': Philippines' President

Duterte, 71, said he wanted to be referred to simply as 'President' in all official communications in a statement from his office.

21 Jul 2016 1:16 PM