• Biden gathers leaders of Japan, Philippines to reinforce bonds, counter China
    Biden said U.S. defense commitment to Pacific allies was “ironclad” in the midst of growing concern about provocative Chinese military action in the Indo-Pacific.
    U.S. News
    Apr 11
  • Canada’s plan to deepen ties with Southeast Asia raises human rights concerns
    Ottawa is negotiating trade deals with Southeast Asian countries, but Canada's silence on human rights issues in countries it plans to partner with has advocates concerned.
    Dec 10, 2022
  • Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from boxing as he pursues Philippine presidency
    Pacquiao, a Philippine senator who has been dividing his time between politics and fighting, made the announcement in a 14-minute video posted on his official Facebook page.
    Sep 29, 2021
  • Philippines’ Duterte threatens to jail those who refuse COVID-19 vaccine
    President Rodrigo Duterte offered citizens a stark choice: get the jab or go to jail.
    Jun 22, 2021
  • 50 killed, 49 wounded in Philippine military’s worst aircraft disaster
    The plane was transporting troops, many of them new soldiers who had just undergone basic training, from the southern Cagayan de Oro city for deployment in Sulu, officials said.
    Jul 4, 2021
  • Philippine police had ‘permission to kill’ tens of thousands in war on drugs: UN
    The report said that some statements from the highest levels of government had "risen to the level of incitement to violence" and "vilification of dissent is being increasingly institutionalized."
    Jun 4, 2020
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  • Rodrigo Duterte proclaimed president-elect by Philippine Congress
    The Philippine Congress has proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect.
    May 30, 2016
  • US government concerned about extrajudicial killings in Philippines
    The U.S. government has expressed concern over extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers in a bloody crackdown overseen by the Philippine President.
    Aug 9, 2016
  • Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte wants US special forces out of southern Philippines
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called for the withdrawal of U.S. special forces troops from a group of islands in the southern Philippines, saying their presence could complicate offensives against Islamist militants notorious for beheading Westerners.
    Sep 12, 2016
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  • Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte declares ‘state of lawlessness’ following bombing in Davao
    Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte declared on Saturday a nationwide "state of lawlessness" after a bombing police believe was orchestrated by Muslim militants killed 14 people in his home city.
    Sep 3, 2016
  • What you need to know about Philippine President Duterte’s deadly anti-drug campaign
    Since Duterte was inaugurated June 30, as many as 2,400 people have died amid a nationwide crackdown on the drugs in the Philippines.
    Sep 5, 2016
  • Controversial Filipino presidential front-runner draws huge crowd in show of force
    About 300,000 people turned up at Duterte's rally at a historic grandstand. The presidential candidate has been likened to Donald Trump for his provocative remarks.
    May 8, 2016
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  • Philippines’ Duterte ‘happy to slaughter’ 3 million drug addicts; likens himself to Hitler
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte compared his bloody anti-crime war to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.
    Sep 30, 2016
  • Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte about to ‘cross the Rubicon’ with US
    Rodrigo Duterte said he will travel to China soon to talk to President Xi Jinping, and then to Japan and Russia.
    Sep 26, 2016
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte tells Obama to ‘go to hell’ in new tirade
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told his U.S. ally Barack Obama "you can go to hell" in a speech Tuesday that was his latest tirade against the U.S. over its criticism of his deadly anti-drug campaign.
    Oct 4, 2016
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  • Thousands flee as volcano trembles, spews lava into the sky near Manila
    A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash.
    Jan 14, 2020
  • Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of ousted dictator, wins Philippines presidential election
    Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. trounced rival Leni Robredo to become the first candidate in recent history to win an outright majority in a Philippines presidential election.
    May 10, 2022
  • Filipinos don’t trust Rodrigo Duterte like they used to: poll
    The drop in trust came amid an impeachment complaint against the president.
    Apr 5, 2017
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  • Donald Trump says he’d be ‘honoured’ to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
    U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview that he'd be open to meeting with North Korea's 27-year old dictator.
    May 1, 2017
  • South Korea confirms US will foot the bill for defence against North Korea
    South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system.
    Apr 30, 2017
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