South China Sea

Duterte: China's Xi threatened 'war' over sea oil

Philippine president says Chinese counterpart warned war would start if oil drilling began in disputed South China Sea.

Duterte: China's Xi threatened 'war' over sea oil

Philippines

White House defends invitation to Philippines' leader

US official says President Trump's invitation to Rodrigo Duterte to the White House is mostly about North Korea.

Donald Trump called Rodrigo Duterte to affirm alliance

Rodrigo Duterte

The lawyers on the front line of Duterte's drug war

Efren Morillo's case marks the first significant legal challenge to the deadly crackdown on drugs in the Philippines.

The lawyers taking on Duterte over his 'war on drugs'

France

Fake news 'symptomatic of crisis in journalism'

Fact-checkers, media training and a return to journalism’s fundamental principles could solve misinformation ecosystem.

Fake news 'symptomatic of crisis in journalism'

Asia Pacific

Duterte orders troops to occupy South China Sea reefs

Philippines seeks to assert its claim over disputed Spratly islands, reefs and cays in a move that could provoke rivals.

Duterte orders troops to occupy South China Sea reefs

Asia Pacific

Duterte allies seek power to postpone village elections

Duterte allies cite war on drugs in move to postpone local elections that would vastly extend the president's powers.

Duterte allies seek power to postpone village elections

Philippines

Duterte confronts US over China's man-made islands

Philippine president takes US to task over its refusal to challenge China on its South China Sea activities.

Rodrigo Duterte to US: Why did you not send the armada?

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: International Criminal Court 'cannot stop me'

Philippine president vows anti-drug war campaign will continue and will be 'brutal' as death toll passes 8,000 mark.

Duterte: International Criminal Court 'cannot stop me'

Philippines

Philippine VP blasts Rodrigo Duterte's 'war on drugs'

Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to 'defy incursions on their rights' as she denounces president's bloody anti-drug war.

Philippine VP: Bullets can't stop illegal drug use

Asia Pacific

Philippines deploys vessels after Chinese ships spotted

Chinese 'survey ships' were recently sighted in the 13-million hectare area the UN says belongs to the Philippines.

Philippines to patrol Benham Rise to assert rights

Opinion

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.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

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.

Duterte to China: Benham Rise sea territory 'is ours'

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.

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: Drug suspects 'routinely' killed by police

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

Philippines: Drug suspects 'routinely' killed by police