Rodrigo Duterte

Peace is still possible in Duterte's Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte's presidency can be an opportunity to rally a divided nation under one flag and end the reign of terror.

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Asia Pacific

Philippine president to China: Sea territory 'is ours'

Rodrigo Duterte orders military to assert ownership of Benham Rise area to Beijing - but in a nice way.

Asia Pacific

Philippines' MILF rebel group 'committed to peace'

The leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) say they are committed to peace negotiations with the government. Some fighters - including child soldiers - are laying down their weapons in exchange for government benefits.

Asia Pacific

Hundreds of child soldiers released in Philippines

Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the country's largest armed group, ends recruitment of children as part of peace plan.

Asia Pacific

Multi-nation patrol to target ISIL-linked Abu Sayyaf

Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia to patrol common seas against armed group, carrying out kidnappings and beheadings.

Rodrigo Duterte

Retired officer links Duterte to almost 200 killings

Philippine officer admits to killing 300 people, about 200 as a member of a 'Davao death squad'.

Philippines

Philippines' sea trade routes face growing piracy problem

Zamboanga City, Philippines - Armed groups are being blamed for an increase in piracy activities on the southern Philippine border and the government is being urged to curb lawlessness.

Philippines

Philippines: Drug suspects 'routinely' killed by police

Human Rights Watch report alleges officers execute drug suspects and plant evidence to cover up their crimes.

Death penalty

Philippines: Death penalty campaign clears major hurdle

President Duterte's efforts to reinstate capital punishment for drug-related crime receives backing from congress.

Asia Pacific

Philippines' Duterte says 'sorry' after German beheaded

Abu Sayyaf group decapitated hostage Jurgen Kantner and videotaped the killing after ransom demands went unmet.

Asia Pacific

Abu Sayyaf releases video of German hostage's beheading

Philippine army working to confirm reports that Abu Sayyaf fighters beheaded a German man they had seized in November.

Asia Pacific

13 'high value' detainees escape Philippine prison

At least 13 'high-value' detainees facing drug charges stormed out of Philippine jail by cutting through metal grilles.

The Listening Post

Journalism in Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines

Rappler's editor-at-large Marites Vitug discusses the current state of the news media in the country.

The Listening Post

The challenges of journalism in Duterte's Philippines

On the streets with Manila's 'night crawlers; plus, an in-depth interview with Rappler's Marites Vitug.

The Listening Post

Manila's nightcrawlers capture Duterte's drug war

Al Jazeera takes to the streets with the photojournalists documenting Philippine president's war on drugs.