Rodrigo Duterte

I can be held responsible for drug killings, says Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Nearly 6,000 killings of drug suspects have been reported by police but rights watchdogs suspect the death toll is far larger.

published on : 20th October 2020

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shut

The Philippine military and police said not one of their official Facebook pages and accounts were removed.

published on : 29th September 2020

'Don't shut up!' American documentary spotlights Filipino journalist Maria Ressa

Grim reality set in as Ressa was arrested and thrown in jail, targeted in a series of criminal cases and convicted this summer on libel and tax evasion charges seen widely as attacks on press freedom.

published on : 9th August 2020

PM Narendra Modi discusses COVID-19 pandemic with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

The leaders also discussed the steps being taken by the two governments to address the challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, an official statement said.

published on : 9th June 2020

UN office denounces human rights violations in Philippines 

The report, requested by the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council, is based on nearly 900 submissions as well as government input, court and police records, and interviews with victims and witnesses.

published on : 4th June 2020

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warns officials not to refuse entry to workers who lost jobs abroad due to COVID-19

Authorities have been scrambling to unclog quarantine facilities in the capital with about 300,000 more displaced Filipino workers slated to come home soon.

published on : 26th May 2020

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte orders police to shoot coronavirus quarantine violators

The law includes a provision of 200 billion pesos to distribute among 18 million disadvantaged households in the country, where 16 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.

published on : 2nd April 2020

US-Philippines relations: A look back

Here are five things to know about relations between the United States and one of its oldest allies in Asia.

published on : 13th November 2017

Trump warned on Duterte fist salute in Manila

When US President Donald Trump and other world leaders meet in the Philippines from Sunday, copying their controversial host's signature fist salute could land them in hot water.

published on : 12th November 2017

Philippine President Duterte sure Trump will not bring up human rights at Manila ASEAN Summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he was "sure" Donald Trump would not raise human rights concerns when they meet in Manila, after the US President praised his deadly drug war.

published on : 12th November 2017

Views on the kill: President Rodrigo Duterte's shocking words on Philippine bodycount

Though Duterte denies charges levelled against him by international organisations, his own words from several occasions betray his claims.

published on : 11th November 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he once stabbed a person to death

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed a person to death as a teenager, in a defiant speech to promote his drug war ahead of a summit of world leaders in Manila.

published on : 10th November 2017

Philippine President Duterte laments Southeast Asian brain drain due to globalisation

Duterte said the efforts of poorer countries to rise up the value chain are being undercut by mass migration of skilled workers.

published on : 9th November 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits Japan, says talks needed with Kim Jong Un

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said someone should talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and reassure him that nobody is out to remove him or destroy his country.

published on : 30th October 2017

Philippines' Duterte names ex-rights lawyer as spokesman

An ex-human rights lawyer has been named Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's new spokesman, replacing a former pastor who had been one of the most vocal defenders of his deadly drug war.

published on : 29th October 2017
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