Rodrigo Duterte

UN rights chief: Probe Philippines leader for murder

President admitted last week to "personally" killing three men as mayor of Davao City during a gunfight in the 1980s.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte's drug war: Death toll goes past 6,000

More than 1,000 people have been killed every month during the first six months of Duterte’s term.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines: Death toll in Duterte's war on drugs

Police records and data gathered by Al Jazeera show close to 6,000 killed since new president took office on June 30.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines: Who's liable for the mounting death toll?

President Rodrigo Duterte defends law enforcers from allegations of human rights abuses during police operations.

Rodrigo Duterte

Senators: Duterte impeachable over claims of killings

Philippine President Duterte's claims of killings when he was a mayor constitute "high crimes", two senators say.


Prisons and rehab overcrowding in the Philippines

As death toll rises, Philippine prisons and drug rehab centres fill to capacity as many try to avoid the same fate.

Human Rights

Prayer read against revival of Philippine death penalty

Catholic Churches across Manila signal opposition to legislative move to bring back executions on at least 20 crimes.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines Duterte defends police accused of murder

Tough-talking president says he's willing to go to jail for policemen accused of "rubbing out" a drug-linked mayor.


Probe finds Philippine police killed mayor in jail

Probe contradicts President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that imprisoned mayor linked to illegal drugs died in a gun battle.


Duterte says Trump wished him 'success' in war on drugs

Philippines leader says he sensed a "good rapport" with the US president-elect during their phone call.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines' Duterte 'gets White House invitation'

Top aide describes seven-minute phone call between the two presidents as "very engaging" and "animated".

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte calls threat of ICC indictment hypocritical

Philippines president blasts calls for his trial at the international criminal court over bloody crackdown on drugs.


Philippines says 11 ISIL sympathisers killed in siege

Fighting continues in the town of Butig, two days after the Maute Group took over a local town hall.

Inside Story

Is it time to bury Marcos' past in the Philippines?

'Day of Rage' protests in the Philippines after former dictator is laid to rest in cemetery for heroes.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte vows to free economy from elite's 'clutches'

Outspoken president has shown no qualms about confronting conglomerates that dominate the Philippines' economy.