Philippines

Philippines: Senators challenge Duterte's US defence withdrawal

Duterte has announced plans to scrap 21-year-old agreement with US amid what critics say is a move closer to China.

Philippines

Duterte's drug war: Philippine fathers mourn sons in silence

Deeply entrenched norms that equate male strength with stoicism leave Filipino fathers struggling to cope with loss.

Duterte's drug war: Philippine fathers mourn sons in silence

Opinion

Duterte's decision to end the alliance with the US is reckless

Without US military support, the Philippines will face on its own major internal and external security threats.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Inside Story

Will media freedom in the Philippines survive?

President Rodrigo Duterte takes legal action to shut down the country's biggest broadcaster.

Philippines

Duterte administration hints at US: All treaties must go

Spokesman says that in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's stand on US ties, two other longtime treaties 'must go'.

Duterte administration hints at US: All treaties must go

Philippines

Trump brushes off Duterte's decision to end military pact

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced the termination of the military agreement on Tuesday.

Trump brushes off Duterte's decision to end military pact

Philippines

Duterte ends US defence pact; Washington calls it 'unfortunate'

Manila's top diplomat says termination notice was delivered to the US Embassy and will take effect after 180 days.

Duterte ends US defence pact; Washington calls it 'unfortunate'

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte reaffirms bid to end defence pact with US: spokesman

Presidential spokesman says foreign affairs chief has been told to give formal notice to the US to terminate 1998 deal.

Duterte reaffirms bid to end defence pact with US: spokesman

Media

'Chilling': Duterte tries to shut Philippines biggest broadcaster

ABS-CBN, owned by one of the Philippines richest families, has been target of Duterte disdain since 2016 election.

'Chilling': Duterte tries to shut Philippines biggest broadcaster

Philippines

Philippines' Duterte moves to terminate defence pact with US

The president had threatened to end the 1999 agreement after the US government cancelled the visa of a political ally.

Philippines' Duterte moves to terminate defence pact with US

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines's Duterte threatens to end military deal with US

Philippine president issues threat after US move to cancel visa of a political ally who oversaw the deadly drug war.

Philippines's Duterte threatens to end military deal with US

AJ Impact

Philippines' Duterte tells media conglomerate owners to sell out

Duterte has a rocky relationship with the media, especially with those critical of his bloody anti-narcotics campaign.

Philippines' Duterte tells media conglomerate owners to sell out

Opinion

What did Duterte's martial law achieve in Mindanao?

Military rule over the island, which will end tomorrow, did nothing but deepen the suffering of the local population.

Antonio J Montalvan II

by Antonio J Montalvan II

Antonio J Montalvan II

Philippines

Philippine authorities 'getting away with murder' in drug war

Amnesty International questions conflicting number of suspects killed as government highlights latest accomplishments.

Philippine authorities 'getting away with murder' in drug war

Philippines

Philippines' Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao by year-end

Military rule in southern Philippines came into effect in May 2017 following the attack and siege in the city of Marawi.

Philippines' Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao by year-end