Philippines

Philippines to temporarily shut down tourist island

Boracay's closure ordered by President Duterte after he was outraged by environmental violations.

Philippines to shut down tourist island Boracay for six months

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: If my plane explodes, you can ask the CIA

In an expletive-filled tirade, Philippine president also accuses the US government of lacking 'word of honour'.

Duterte: If my plane explodes, you can ask the CIA

Asia Pacific

Filipino communist rebels urge Duterte to resume talks

Netherlands-based leader's overture comes as Duterte labels rebels 'terrorists' following December's deadly clashes.

Philippine communist leader Jose Maria Sison 'ready' for talks

Asia Pacific

Philippines drug war victims taking refuge in faith

Some of the most vulnerable in the Philippines have turned to religion in the uncertainty of Duterte's drug war and there are signs that the Catholic church is starting to voice its opposition to the crackdown.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte wants Philippines out of ICC

Philippine president's decision follows The Hague tribunal probe on his drug war that left as many as 20,000 dead.

Duterte announces Philippines' 'immediate' withdrawal from ICC

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte signs police subpoena law

The law 'will add more teeth to their mandate.'

Duterte signs police subpoena law

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte slurs against rights officials stir up storm

UN human rights chief labels Philippine president's insults 'unacceptable' and calls for his 'psychiatric evaluation'.

Duterte attacks rights officials Callamard and Bensouda

Philippines

Philippines: Marcos ouster rally targets 'dictator' Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte skips 'People Power' commemoration as opposition denounces his 'authoritarian' administration.

Philippines: Marcos ouster rally targets 'dictator' Duterte

Philippines

Thousands protest deadly drug war in the Philippines

Catholic cardinal leads 'walk for life' and denounces 'throwaway culture', which he says has cost many Filipino lives.

Thousands protest deadly drug war in the Philippines

Philippines

Lebanon 'arrests suspect' in Filipina maid murder

Nader Essam Assaf and his wife accused of killing Joanna Demafelis, who had gone missing in September 2016.

Philippines

Philippine drug war killed over 20,000, senator says

Rights group says report underscores need for a UN-led investigation into Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug policy.

Senator: Rodrigo Duterte's drug war has killed 20,000

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines' Duterte bans journalists from palace

Journalist group compares Philippine president to 'petulant child' and warns that his action is 'anathema to democracy'.

Duterte bans Rappler reporters from presidential palace

Philippines

Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years

Critics say President Duterte's statement deriding condom use as 'not satisfying' harms advocacy to prevent HIV.

Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years

Opinion

Abuse of foreign domestic workers must end now

Joanna Demafelis' death in Kuwait highlights the urgent need for better protections for foreign domestic workers.

Teresita Cruz del Rosario

by Teresita Cruz del Rosario

Teresita Cruz del Rosario