President Rodrigo Duterte wants his military to “wipe out” the Abu Sayyaf “off the face of the earth” as it continued to sow terror in Mindanao despite the deployment one division in the region.
Filipinos headed to the polls on Monday in a vote that is expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte’s grip on power, opening the way for him to deliver on pledges to restore the death penalty and rewrite the constitution.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warns that his signature anti-narcotics campaign will be even harsher in the future.
There are rifts within the Duterte administration on how Manila should handle its dispute with Beijing over the South China Sea. At the same time, writes Ian Story, China continues to object to US freedom of navigation operations in the maritime area.
The solidity and local rootedness of Filipino political dynasties are formidable obstacles to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s continued survival.
Duterte approves the recommendation to place Mindanao under the martial law.
Around 78% of Filipinos are satisfied with the current campaign against illegal drugs.
Rodrigo Duterte has repeated his call to shut all mines in the country.
Clarita Alia has lost four of her sons to extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. She says many more mothers like her will have to bury their sons as long as Rodrigo Duterte is president.
Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016, Sino-Philippine relations have seen a turnaround and marked improvement.
Ministry says Thailand and Philippines congratulate the Gov’t on a successful election.
A Philippine court has removed four people from terrorists list.
Manila will readily support the ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ strategy in the context of enhancing its defence ties with the United States as the Duterte administration tries to balance its relations with China, writes Christian Vicedo.
Former Philippine leader Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was sworn in as the country’s first woman house speaker.
Philippine President Duterte vowes to intensify his administration’s war on drugs.
The Philippines is unlikely to become self-sufficient in rice production.
A demand to stop Chinese coast guards from taking the catch of Filipino fishermen.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte defends his kiss on the lips of a married Filipino woman in South Korea.
Ever since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016, and implemented a series of policies designed to reduce friction with Beijing in the Spratly Islands in return for Chinese investment, Vietnam has become the frontline state among the Southeast Asian claimants in the South China Sea.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s trust rating is “very good”.
Jessler Magbanua has been sculpting elaborate sand castles for tourist tips on the Philippine resort island of Boracay for years, but now that it is shut for clean-up he will have to switch to mixing cement.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he had set a 60-day timeframe for peace talks with communist guerrillas.
Duterte says lawmakers must “fast-track” the impeachment of the nation’s top judge.
Duterte urges other nations to follow his move to quit International Criminal Court treaty.
I refer to Mr Chan Kunthiny’s rebuttal of my commentary, “Asean Must Unite to Keep the Asean-Australia Special Summit on Track”, which was republished by Khmer Times on March 5 under the title, “Keep Asean-Australia summit on track”.
In this curtain raiser, Chheang Vannarith argues that Australia has more to gain by actively engaging Asean to maintain regional peace and promote regional prosperity.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said there is no chance of him going on trial.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is skipping a regional summit in Australia this month, his spokesman confirmed.
Philippine police say they have adopted special measures to reduce violence.
The Philippines expands a ban on its citizens working in Kuwait over abuse reports.