Philippines

Attacks undermine peace hopes in Philippines after historic vote

Mindanao voters gave emphatic support to autonomy to end decades-old conflict, but bombings risk return to violence.

Attacks undermine peace hopes in Philippines after historic vote

Philippines

Duterte blames Abu Sayyaf 'suicide bombers' for Jolo attack

Philippine president orders army to 'destroy' ISIL-linked fighters 'by whatever means' after deadly attack in Mindanao.

Duterte blames Abu Sayyaf 'suicide bombers' for Jolo attack

Philippines

'Landslide vote' for wider Muslim self-rule in Philippines' south

New 'Bangsamoro' replaces current autonomous region that struggled to govern due to limited powers, alleged corruption.

'Landslide vote' for wider Muslim self-rule in Philippines' south

Asia Pacific

Duterte launches new tirade against Catholic Church

Controversial president says his country's bishops are 'sons of b*****s' and 'most of them are gay'.

Philippines' Duterte launches new tirade against Catholic Church

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte wants state auditors 'kidnapped, tortured'

Philippine president accuses the independent constitutional body of hampering the work of his administration.

Philippines: Duterte wants state auditors 'kidnapped, tortured'

Philippines

Locked up: Inside Manila City Jail

Al Jazeera investigates what life is like inside one of the world's most congested jails.

101 East

The Philippines: Locked Up

How the war on drugs is pushing Filipino jails to breaking point as they operate at 600 percent their capacity.

Philippines

Duterte's war on drugs to become 'killing field' if goes on: CHR

Philippines' Commission on Human Rights urges government to follow 'due process' with suspects instead of shooting them.

Duterte's war on drugs to become 'killing field' if goes on: CHR

Philippines

117 years on, US returns war-trophy bells to Philippines

Balangiga bells, taken by US troops from burning town after 1901 clash, arrive back in the Philippines on Tuesday.

117 years on, US returns war-trophy bells to Philippines

Philippines

Philippines' Duterte: 'Kill those useless bishops'

Provocative president intensifies attack on the Catholic Church, which opposes his deadly war on drugs.

Philippines' Duterte: 'Kill those useless bishops'

Opinion

A long-awaited turning point in Duterte's bloody drug war

A landmark court ruling in the Philippines could be the beginning of a major pushback against police abuses.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Media

Rappler CEO vows to report on Duterte drug war amid arrest threat

Maria Ressa vows to fight tax evasion charges and calls out Duterte administration for weaponising laws against critics.

Rappler CEO vows to report on Duterte drug war amid arrest threat

Asia Pacific

Rodrigo Duterte 'jokes' about cannabis use

The Philippine president, whose war on drugs has killed nearly 5,000, says he used cannabis but later retracted it.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'jokes' about cannabis use

Philippines

Philippine court jails police officers for drug-war murder

Ruling is the first conviction for police killings in the Philippines drug crackdown that's claimed thousands of lives.

Philippine court jails police officers for drug-war murder

Rodrigo Duterte

'Duterte death squad' to target Maoist assassins

President Duterte says his hitmen would take out communists who were deployed to kill police during the 1970s and '80s.

Rodrigo Duterte criticised over 'Duterte death squad' threat