02:03, 13 November 2017 Monday
Trump is due to land in the Philippine capital on Sunday evening ahead of two days of summits, and rights groups have urged him to pressure Duterte over the thousands of lives lost in the controversial anti-drugs crackdown.
12:16, 11 November 2017 Saturday
Duterte goes into the event appearing confident that even his most outrageous remarks and actions will be ignored, having boasted in the lead-up he once stabbed someone to death, while at the same time proposing to host a global human rights summit.
10:14, 28 October 2017 Saturday
Philippines' Duterte tells preschoolers: "I want world to be only for those who are good"
08:49, 26 October 2017 Thursday
Philippines told the EU that it will no longer accept development aid from the foreign body.
11:23, 25 October 2017 Wednesday
China and Russia donated firearms while U.S. and Australia assisted with intelligence and military expertise
09:41, 25 October 2017 Wednesday
US Special Forces will stay in Mindanao as they are needed to provide capabilities that local military forces do not have
09:36, 24 October 2017 Tuesday
Second half of 2016 marked by ‘serious deterioration in respect for right to life, due process and rule of law’, report says
10:23, 21 October 2017 Saturday
Vows to enforce the law equally to protect people and the republic
09:28, 20 October 2017 Friday
The EU can lead the drug war if they think they can solve the country’s drug problem
09:35, 18 October 2017 Wednesday
Jeepney operators and drivers held nationwide strike Monday and Tuesday
01:08, 13 October 2017 Friday
Duterte signalled in a fiery speech he would not tolerate European criticism of his drug war, which has seen police kill at least 3,850 people since he took office 15 months ago and led rights groups to warn of a potential crime against humanity.
11:37, 31 August 2017 Thursday
President Rodrigo Duterte withdraws earlier order, gives military the option to end the battle in Marawi
12:10, 18 August 2017 Friday
Each of the dead men has a number in Roman numerals drawn in black pen above their bare feet to help the morticians keep track of the bodies that churn through each night. One of them is marked VI.
14:34, 01 July 2017 Saturday
Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help intensify President Duterte’s war on drugs in areas under insurgents’ influence
20:28, 17 February 2017 Friday
Former Justice Secretary and current Senator Leila De Lima denies charges, calls herself victim of political persecution
17:33, 15 January 2017 Sunday
The Philippines' longtime ally, the United States, has led international criticism of the killings, with outgoing President Barack Obama urging Duterte to prosecute his war "the right way".
10:00, 15 January 2017 Sunday
President agreed last year to let both neighbors' navies enter Philippine waters to nab pirates kidnapping ships, tourists
19:26, 29 December 2016 Thursday
Says authorities found link between drugs, terrorism and ongoing threat 'being fed with drugs'
05:09, 22 December 2016 Thursday
Cease-fire with communist, Moro rebel groups to exist during Xmas, New Year; president invites rebels to dine with soldiers
19:33, 07 November 2016 Monday
Philippine leader signs order increasing number of members in body tasked with drafting new law on Muslim south
10:55, 29 September 2016 Thursday
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Wednesday that he will put a stop to joint military exercises with the United States, a move that could further cause frictions with a long-time ally.
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