Human Rights

'Are you afraid?': Philippines' Robredo defiant over drugs war

Vice president says she remains determined to stop drug killings after Duterte sacked her from key post after 19 days.

'Are you afraid?': Philippines' Robredo defiant over drugs war

Philippines

Duterte fires vice president from anti-drug post after offer

Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo removed from lead role in Duterte's anti-drug war weeks after her appointment.

Duterte fires vice president from anti-drug post after offer

Philippines

Philippines: Duterte says life taking toll on his health

Philippine leader made the admission as speculation swirls over his prolonged absence from the public eye.

Philippines: Duterte says life taking toll on his health

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine vice president and Duterte critic takes drug war post

Vice President and ex-human rights lawyer Leni Robredo says saving even one innocent life is worth the political risk.

Philippine vice president and Duterte critic takes drug war post

Asia Pacific

Mindanao mayor on Duterte's 'drug list' killed in Cebu

Navarro was the 13th mayor killed in the Philippines by either police or unknown assailants since June 2016.

Mindanao mayor on Duterte's 'drug list' killed in Cebu

Philippines

Delay in return 'boosts ISIL recruitment' in Philippines' Marawi

More than 100,000 people, half the southern city's population, still unable to return two years after siege ended.

Delay in return 'boosts ISIL recruitment' in Philippines' Marawi

Philippines

'Free to kill': Duterte to newly appointed senior police officer

Espenido was previously involved in high-profile drug operations that left 2 town mayors dead.

'Free to kill': Duterte to newly appointed senior police officer

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte's top police chief resigns amid drug allegations

General Oscar Albayalde allegedly intervened in the prosecution of officers accused of selling seized drugs.

Duterte's top police chief resigns amid drug allegations

101 East

Duterte's New War

In the Philippines, the president's latest war is claiming the lives of farmers, activists and political opponents.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine: Duterte's new ailment puts new focus on his health

President Rodrigo Duterte recently revealed that he has a rare disease that causes one of his eyelids to droop.

Philippine: Duterte's new ailment puts new focus on his health

Polio

Red Cross alarm over polio outbreak in Philippines after 19 years

Humanitarian group warns as many as 11 million Filipino children under five face a risk of death or disability.

Red Cross alarm over polio outbreak in Philippines after 19 years

Philippines

Philippines police told to stop manhunt after Duterte reward

Justice secretary says he wants police to stand down in hunt for former convicts as president says he prefers them dead.

Philippines police told to stop manhunt after Duterte reward

AJ IMPACT

Food giant Del Monte accused of complicity in Philippine attacks

Global Witness report accuses food and beverage company of 'inappropriate' ties with a landlord accused of violence.

Food giant Del Monte accused of complicity in Philippine attacks

Asia Pacific

Philippine court case: Opposition denies plot against government

The government has accused more than 30 people of committing acts of sedition - inciting people to rebel against it - and other criminal offenses.

Asia Pacific

Duterte rejects China's call to ban Philippine online gambling

Philippine leader says online gambling a boon to economy but reports show hundreds of millions in uncollected taxes.

Duterte rejects China's call to ban Philippine online gambling