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'

Philippines

Locked up: Inside Manila City Jail

Al Jazeera investigates what life is like inside one of the world's most congested jails.

101 East

The Philippines: Locked Up

How the war on drugs is pushing Filipino jails to breaking point as they operate at 600 percent their capacity.

Philippines

Duterte's war on drugs to become 'killing field' if goes on: CHR

Philippines' Commission on Human Rights urges government to follow 'due process' with suspects instead of shooting them.

Duterte's war on drugs to become 'killing field' if goes on: CHR

Philippines

117 years on, US returns war-trophy bells to Philippines

Balangiga bells, taken by US troops from burning town after 1901 clash, arrive back in the Philippines on Tuesday.

117 years on, US returns war-trophy bells to Philippines

Philippines

Philippines' Duterte: 'Kill those useless bishops'

Provocative president intensifies attack on the Catholic Church, which opposes his deadly war on drugs.

Philippines' Duterte: 'Kill those useless bishops'

Opinion

A long-awaited turning point in Duterte's bloody drug war

A landmark court ruling in the Philippines could be the beginning of a major pushback against police abuses.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Media

Rappler CEO vows to report on Duterte drug war amid arrest threat

Maria Ressa vows to fight tax evasion charges and calls out Duterte administration for weaponising laws against critics.

Rappler CEO vows to report on Duterte drug war amid arrest threat

Asia Pacific

Rodrigo Duterte 'jokes' about cannabis use

The Philippine president, whose war on drugs has killed nearly 5,000, says he used cannabis but later retracted it.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'jokes' about cannabis use

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.