Philippines

Philippines: Senator critical of Duterte arrested

Senator Antonio Trillanes is detained in a move condemned as 'persecution' of opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines: Senator critical of Duterte arrested

Asia Pacific

Mayor on Duterte's 'drug list' shot dead by gunmen

Mariano Blanco of the town of Rondo was the 11th mayor killed since Duterte came to power in June 2016.

Philippine mayor on Duterte's 'drug list' shot dead by gunmen

Philippines

Duterte orders arrest of opposition senator

Senator Antonio Trillanes has criticised the president's anti-drug war and challenged him to explain his wealth.

Philippines' Duterte orders arrest of opposition senator

Philippines

Duterte thanks Netanyahu for help in ending Marawi siege

Israeli leader welcomes first Philippine president to the country as critics slam Duterte's human rights record.

Duterte thanks Netanyahu for help in ending Marawi siege

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte eyes weapons deal on first Israel trip

Defence, labour and tourism deals high the agenda during Israel visit, the first by a Filipino president.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte embarks on Israel and Jordan trip

Philippines

'Rape is never a joke': Duterte slammed for rape remark

Activists accuse Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of rolling back the women's rights movement in the country.

Rodrigo Duterte slammed after 'dangerous and distorted' rape joke

Philippines

Is Duterte targeting corruption watchdog investigators?

Philippine President Duterte claims to be fighting corruption but makes allies such as Imelda Marcos and an opponent of the anti-corruption ombudsman.

Opinion

Bangsamoro Organic Law can be Duterte's greatest legacy

The path ahead, however, remains bumpy and uncertain.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Philippines

Philippine Muslims hope new law brings 'dream of peace'

About 150,000 people have been killed in the Muslim-dominated south since the 1970s - one of Asia's longest conflicts.

Philippine Muslims hope new law brings 'dream of peace'

Philippines

Philippines' Duterte vows to continue 'chilling' war on drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte says bloody anti-narcotics offensive is far from over as protesters call for his resignation.

Rodrigo Duterte

Congress chaos stalls Duterte speech, rebel deal

Leadership row prevents the House from ratifying Muslim autonomy deal aimed at settling armed rebellion.

Philippine Congress chaos stalls Duterte speech, rebel deal

Philippines

Duterte to sign law for more autonomous Muslim region

The law proposes the creation of a regional parliament and incorporation of Islamic law into the area's justice system.

Asia Pacific

Second Philippine town mayor shot dead in two days

Mayor Ferdinand Bote from northern province was assassinated in an ambush one day after killing of another mayor.

Assassination of second Philippine town mayor caught on camera

Asia Pacific

Thousands of street loiterers arrested in The Philippines

More than 10,000 'idlers' locked up in crowded police jail cells in order to avoid 'potential trouble for the public'.

Asia Pacific

Duterte's 'stupid God' quip is his 'personal opinion'

Spokesman says the Philippine president is entitled to express his views on faith and religion.

Duterte's 'stupid God' quip is his 'personal opinion' - spokesman