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11:10, 27 May 2018 Sunday
15:33, 26 April 2018 Thursday

Duterte offers relief to Filipino island facing closure

Closure of tourist hotspot needed to address growing pains, but set to take big economic toll  

12:37, 16 April 2018 Monday

Philippines bars EU party official critical of Duterte

Italian Giacomo Filibeck was detained by border police upon his arrival at Cebu airport Sunday and deported for engaging in "partisan political activity", Philippine immigration authorities and his party said.

11:52, 26 December 2017 Tuesday

Philippines' Duterte vows to get to truth of deadly mall

He said he made the promise during a meeting on Monday night with the families of those killed in a shopping mall fire in the southern city of Davao.

16:36, 25 December 2017 Monday

Son of Philippine president steps down as deputy mayor

Paolo Duterte tenders resignation amid drug smuggling allegations, squabble with daughter

05:05, 12 December 2017 Tuesday

Duterte seeks martial law extension for southern Philippines

Duterte's request, which is expected to be approved this week, added to critics' fears that the 72-year-old leader is seeking to steer the Philippines back into dictatorship. 

02:03, 13 November 2017 Monday

Duterte 'sure' Trump will not bring up human rights

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

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

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 visits preschool to talk leadership

Philippines' Duterte tells preschoolers: "I want world to be only for those who are good"

08:49, 26 October 2017 Thursday

Duterte slams EU anew says quot Go to hell quot

Philippines told the EU that it will no longer accept development aid from the foreign body.

11:23, 25 October 2017 Wednesday

Duterte thanks nations for helping to liberate Marawi

China and Russia donated firearms while U.S. and Australia assisted with intelligence and military expertise

09:41, 25 October 2017 Wednesday

Philippines US military presence continues in south

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

EU Human rights worsened with Duterte s drug war

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

Philippines Duterte Anti-drug war targets the poor

Vows to enforce the law equally to protect people and the republic

09:28, 20 October 2017 Friday

Duterte to EU quot Please don't impose your will to

The EU can lead the drug war if they think they can solve the country’s drug problem  

09:35, 18 October 2017 Wednesday

Duterte to jeepney industry modernize or face arrest

Jeepney operators and drivers held nationwide strike Monday and Tuesday

01:08, 13 October 2017 Friday

Philippines' Duterte threatens to expel EU ambassadors

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

Duterte may bomb mosques in Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte withdraws earlier order, gives military the option to end the battle in Marawi

12:10, 18 August 2017 Friday

Drug 'personalities' die in Philippines' Big Time show

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

Philippines MILF government sign pact on war on drugs

Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help intensify President Duterte’s war on drugs in areas under insurgents’ influence

20:28, 17 February 2017 Friday

Philippines Duterte critic faces drug charges

Former Justice Secretary and current Senator Leila De Lima denies charges, calls herself victim of political persecution

17:33, 15 January 2017 Sunday

Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law

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".

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