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

Opinion

The Philippines: Made in China?

Could Duterte's pursuit of closer relations with China cost him his political popularity in the Philippines?

Nicole Curato

by Nicole Curato

Nicole Curato

Philippines

China's Xi arrives in Manila with focus on infrastructure pledges

Philippines needs to show value of China relationship with $24bn in loans and investment mostly undelivered.

China's Xi arrives in Manila with focus on infrastructure pledges

Asia Pacific

Fear and killings on the rise in Duterte's war on drugs

Residents of Cebu, in the Philippines, say they have never felt more afraid after police conduct an anti-drug operation that resulted in a spate of killings.

Philippines

34 lawyers killed since Duterte became president: lawyers' group

Human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos worked for years representing poor farmers, environmentalists and activists.

34 lawyers killed since Duterte became president: lawyers' group

Philippines

Philippines: Duterte sacks top customs officials over drugs

Failure to intercept a tonne of drugs prompts Philippines' leader to order restaffing of customs office.

Philippines: Duterte sacks top customs officials over drugs

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Duterte cancer-free, official says

Speculation had swirled the fiery leader may have cancer after repeated tests but aide says condition 'not serious'.

Rodrigo Duterte does not have cancer, official says

Philippines

Duterte: My only sin is extrajudicial killings

Activists call for prosecution as Philippines president apparently admits to responsibility for killings in 'drugs war'.

Rodrigo Duterte: 'My only sin is extrajudicial killings'

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