Philippines

Philippines recalls envoy, consuls from Canada over rubbish row

Move comes after deadline set for Canada to take back tonnes of rotting rubbish mistakenly shipped to Manila expired.

Philippines recalls envoy, consuls from Canada over rubbish row

Asia Pacific

Duterte allies beat opposition in key Philippines midterm vote

Nine pro-Duterte candidates look set to win in Senate polls, boosting his already favourable numbers in 24-seat chamber.

Duterte allies beat opposition in key Philippines midterm vote

Philippines

Polls close in Philippines vote seen as referendum on Duterte

More than 18,000 posts are at stake, including half of the seats in the upper house Senate.

Philippines

Philippines midterm polls to test Rodrigo Duterte's grip on power

More than 61 million people are registered to vote with roughly 43,000 candidates vying for government posts.

Canada

As Canada rubbish festers in Philippines, activists demand action

Activists say Canada has violated international law by not taking back thousands of tonnes of waste from Philippines.

As Canada rubbish festers in Philippines, activists demand action

South China Sea

Duterte tells China to 'lay off' disputed island

Philippine president warns of possible military action if Beijing 'touches' Thitu island in South China Sea.

Back off from Thitu island: President Duterte tells China

Philippines

Philippines: Beleaguered journalist Maria Ressa arrested again

Rappler news site reported extensively on President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs crackdown that has killed thousands.

Philippines

Philippines officially out of the International Criminal Court

Manila moved to quit after the body launched an examination in 2018 into President Rodrigo Duterte's drug crackdown.

Philippines officially out of the International Criminal Court

Philippines

Rights groups demand release of Duterte critic

Two years since her detention, opposition senator expresses doubt she could get a fair trial while Duterte is in office.

Rights groups demand release of Duterte critic Leila de Lima

Witness

Maria Ressa: War on Truth

In an era of disinformation, the CEO of Rappler takes on forces that she believes are undermining world democracies.

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'