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Rodrigo Duterte


Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, says minister

November 21, 2020 10:26 am

The Philippines has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Southeast Asia, but daily case numbers and death rates have dropped.

Duterte says he can be held responsible for drug killings

October 20, 2020 4:58 pm

At least two complaints for crimes against humanity and mass murder in connection with Duterte's campaign are being examined by an International Criminal Court prosecutor, who will determine whether there is enough evidence to open a full-scale investigation.

Philippine President Duterte blasts Facebook after military, police pages taken down

September 29, 2020 9:23 am

Duterte said the social media giant should not bar pages critical of the Communist insurgency, saying it’s part of the government’s advocacy to protect the people. He sought talks with Facebook officials to address the issue.

Philippines warns against complacency as virus spread slows

September 28, 2020 11:44 am

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to decide on Monday whether to extend or ease quarantine measures, which are due to end on September 30.

Philippine President Duterte orders customs chief to shoot, kill drug smugglers

September 01, 2020 1:55 pm

Duterte has steadfastly denied authorising extrajudicial killings but has repeatedly and openly threatened drug dealers with death.

Philippine capital returning to lockdown as virus surges

August 03, 2020 12:56 pm

The move, which finance and economic officials oppose, will again prohibit non-essential travel outside of homes.

Rappler editor Maria Ressa, critical of Duterte, convicted of libel

June 15, 2020 8:28 am

The Manila court found Maria Ressa, her online news site Rappler Inc. and former reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. guilty of libeling a wealthy businessman.

Philippines' leading TV network ordered to halt operations

May 06, 2020 12:09 am

Media watchdogs have accused President Rodrigo Duterte of trying to muzzle critical independent media, but government officials said the network must comply with the law.

'Shoot them dead': Philippines' Duterte says won't tolerate lockdown violators

April 02, 2020 2:33 pm

"My orders to the police and military ... if there is trouble and there's an occasion that they fight back and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead. Is that understood? Dead. Instead of causing trouble, I will bury you."

Philippines' Duterte in China amid expectation he'll raise sea disputes

August 29, 2019 3:06 pm

The 2016 Hague arbitration mostly invalidated China's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea and found that it violated the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.