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Philippines

Duterte to sign law for more autonomous Muslim region

The law proposes the creation of a regional parliament and incorporation of Islamic law into the area's justice system.

Asia Pacific

Second Philippine town mayor shot dead in two days

Mayor Ferdinand Bote from northern province was assassinated in an ambush one day after killing of another mayor.

Assassination of second Philippine town mayor caught on camera

Asia Pacific

Thousands of street loiterers arrested in The Philippines

More than 10,000 'idlers' locked up in crowded police jail cells in order to avoid 'potential trouble for the public'.

Asia Pacific

Duterte's 'stupid God' quip is his 'personal opinion'

Spokesman says the Philippine president is entitled to express his views on faith and religion.

Duterte's 'stupid God' quip is his 'personal opinion' - spokesman

Asia Pacific

Philippine Catholic priests: 'They are killing us'

Three Catholic priests killed, one severely injured, in separate attacks in the country since December.

Philippine Catholic priests: 'They are killing us'

Asia Pacific

Duterte kiss during South Korea visit draws disgust

Opposition senator says the president's action 'was a despicable display of sexism and grave abuse of authority'.

Duterte kiss during South Korea visit draws disgust

Asia Pacific

Philippines' Duterte 'intimidated by strong women'

Philippine president's suggestive comments to country's tourism chief comes weeks after threatening to 'kiss' IMF chief.

#BabaeAko: Philippines' Duterte 'intimidated by strong women'

Philippines

Philippine chief justice, Duterte's critic, removed

Dismissal of chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno by top court is seen by the opposition as being politically motivated.

Philippine chief justice Sereno, Duterte's critic, removed

Opinion

Why Duterte banned workers from going to Kuwait

Can the murder of a Filipino worker change the Philippines' decades-old labour export policies?

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Middle East

Kuwait expels Filipino envoy, recalls own ambassador

Move comes after discovery of Philippine embassy staff 'encouraging workers to flee employers' households', KUNA says.

Kuwait expels Filipino envoy, recalls own ambassador

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte to ICC prosecutor: I will arrest you

Philippine president says Manila's ICC membership is 'flawed' and court will 'never have jurisdiction' over him.

Duterte to ICC prosecutor: I will arrest you if you come here

Asia Pacific

Duterte urges Congress to 'fast-track' impeachment of top judge

Philippine leader's call comes after Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno hinted he might be behind moves to sack her.

Duterte urges Congress to 'fast-track' impeachment of top judge

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