Rodrigo Duterte

'A failure': Marawi verdict on Duterte ahead of annual address

Philippines president to deliver State of the Nation address on Monday, and security in south is likely to be an issue.

'A failure': Marawi verdict on Duterte ahead of annual address

Philippines

Sedition case against Philippine VP 'judicial harassment'

Amnesty says Philippines trying to silence Duterte critics after sedition cases filed against vice president and others.

Sedition case against Philippine VP 'judicial harassment'

Asia Pacific

Philippine authorities contradict own death toll in drugs war

New toll of 5,526 is much lower than the 6,600 police previously said had been killed in Duterte's three-year campaign.

Philippine authorities contradict own death toll in drugs war

Philippines

What is the human cost of Duterte's drug war?

UN to investigate alleged human rights abuses, extrajudicial killings in anti-drug campaign.

What is the human cost of Duterte's drug war?

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte 'seriously considering' ending Iceland ties over UN probe

Spokesman for Philippines president says Iceland-backed resolution 'grotesquely one-sided (and) maliciously partisan'.

Duterte 'seriously considering' ending Iceland ties over UN probe

South China Sea

Duterte finds a friend in China but critics cry treason

Three years after The Hague ruling in favour of Manila, Duterte faces impeachment threat over fishing deal with China.

Duterte finds a friend in China but critics cry treason

Philippines

UN to investigate deadly Philippines drug war

Human rights council approves resolution seeking comprehensive report on situation in the Philippines within a year.

UN approves resolution to probe Duterte's 'war on drugs'

Philippines

Amnesty to UN: Probe Duterte's 'crimes against humanity'

Rights group blasts Philippine police abuses as former top enforcer defends recent deadly raid saying 's*** happens'.

Philippines

Philippines faces call for UN inquiry into war-on-drugs killings

Activists back call for UN action, saying 27,000 people have been killed in Duterte's campaign against narcotics.

Philippines faces call for UN inquiry into war-on-drugs killings

Philippines

Duterte attempting to 'silence political opponents': Report

Southeast Asian parliamentary group calls out Philippine leader's 'unprecedented crackdown' on opposition politicians.

Duterte attempting to 'silence political opponents': Report

Asia Pacific

Philippines seeks probe into boat sinking by Chinese vessel

President of the Philippines demands answers after fishermen were left stranded at sea when a Chinese ship rammed their boat

Philippines

UN rights experts seek inquiry into Philippines killings

President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs has seen thousands of alleged dealers killed by police.

UN rights experts seek inquiry into Philippines killings

Asia Pacific

Canada to remove rubbish from Philippines by end of June

Announcement comes on the heels of a threat made by Philippine government to dump the waste into Canadian waters.

Canada to remove rubbish from Philippines by end of June

Philippines

Duterte's allies dominate Philippines Senate race

Opposition shut out as president's allies win majority of 12 Senate seats in midterm elections, official count shows.

Philippines: President Duterte's allies dominate Senate race

Opinion

The Philippines' Duterte: In pursuit of an imperial presidency

The recent midterm election in the Philippines drastically enhanced the president's power.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian