Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine church leader charged with child sex trafficking

Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, 71, is head of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ church, founded in 1985. The church claims to have 6 million members in about 200 countries.

published on : 19th November 2021

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte runs for senate, after vow to retire

A lawyer of the 76-year-old Rodrigo Duterte filed his senatorial candidacy at the Commission on Elections before the deadline for last-minute contenders in May's nationwide elections.

published on : 15th November 2021

When rowdies become presidents

Classic street language used by rowdies. But these sentences were used by the President of a country. And in public.

published on : 14th November 2021

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter to run for VP, ally to seek presidency

Marcos Jr. filed his papers at the Commission on Elections last month. His party, Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, named Sara Duterte on Saturday as his running mate.

published on : 13th November 2021

Official says journalist Ressa's Nobel Prize not a slap on President Duterte

The Norwegian Nobel Committee noted that Ressa’s Rappler news site which was set up in 2012 has put a spotlight on Duterte’s “controversial, murderous anti-drug campaign” in the Philippines.

published on : 11th October 2021

Maria Ressa: Philippine pillar of press freedom

Her reporting has unleashed what media advocates say is a grinding series of criminal charges, two arrests and a deluge of online threats against her and Rappler.

published on : 8th October 2021

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says daughter to run in 2022 elections

On Saturday, President Rodrigo Duterte, 76, announced that he was retiring from politics, less than a year before the next presidential race.

published on : 3rd October 2021

Manny Pacquiao quits boxing with presidency in sights

Pacquiao, who entered politics in 2010 as a congressman before being elected to the Senate, said last week that he will make a tilt for the country's highest office.

published on : 29th September 2021

Philippines'' Duterte will ''die first'' before facing ICC

The Hague, Netherlands-based international court had earlier authorised an investigation into Duterte's anti-drugs campaign, saying it could not "be seen as a legitimate law enforcement operation.

published on : 16th September 2021

President Duterte's party picks him as VP candidate in Philippines

Duterte’s popularity has remained strong despite the Philippines' struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic, with rising infections and death rates and a slow vaccine rollout.

published on : 8th September 2021

Duterte's party to nominate him as Vice Presidential choice in Philippines

The maneuver widely seen as an effort to keep the popular leader near the center of power while avoiding constitutional term limits.

published on : 8th September 2021

Duterte offers cash but no apology to Philippine Olympic champion Hidilyn Diaz

Congratulating Diaz on her performance, the president pledged to reward her with three million pesos ($60,000) out of his own pocket, and told her to "forget" about "bad things" from the past.

published on : 29th July 2021

Rodrigo Duterte open to running for Vice President, lashes out at ally Pacquiao

Duterte's televised remarks Monday night were the strongest sign that he is considering calls by ruling PDP-Laban party allies for him to run for the vice president post.

published on : 29th June 2021

'Go to India or somewhere, to America': Philippines prez to those who don't want to get vaccinated

The Philippines is one of the worst-hit countries in South East Asia with more than one million cases and over 20,000 deaths linked to COVID-19.

published on : 22nd June 2021

Duterte threatens to arrest Filipinos who refuse vaccination

A human rights lawyer, Edre Olalia, raised concerns over Duterte’s threat, saying the president could not order the arrest of anybody who has not clearly committed any crime.

published on : 22nd June 2021
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