Gulf Times - Benigno-Aquino
Philippine ombudsman files criminal case against Aquino

Philippine ombudsman files criminal case against Aquino

The Philippines' anti-graft body filed criminal charges against former President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday for mishandling a botched anti-militant raid that resulted in the death of 44 police commandos in 2015.

Duterte, 'the punisher', sworn in as Philippines' president

Duterte, 'the punisher', sworn in as Philippines' president

Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the Philippines' 16th president on Thursday, capping an unlikely journey for a provincial city mayor whose brash man-of-the-people style and pledges to crush crime swamped establishment rivals in May's election.

Outgoing president warns Philippines about spectre of martial law

Outgoing president warns Philippines about spectre of martial law

Philippines President Benigno Aquino on Sunday appealed to Filipinos to defend their freedom and democracy and remain vigilant as he warned the horrors of martial law under the late Ferdinand Marcos could happen again.

Philippine Congress proclaims Duterte winner of presidential poll

Philippine Congress proclaims Duterte winner of presidential poll

Rodrigo Duterte became the 16th president of the Philippines on Monday when a joint session of Congress declared him winner of a May 9 election, succeeding Benigno Aquino.

Philippine president parallels rise of Duterte and Hitler

Philippine president parallels rise of Duterte and Hitler

Philippine President Benigno Aquino warned on Saturday the frontrunner in the race to replace him carried similar dangers to Hitler and would bring terror to the nation.

Philippine Supreme Court upholds US military accord

Philippine Supreme Court upholds US military accord

The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a military accord with the United States was constitutional, paving the way for a greater presence of US forces in the former American colony as tensions simmer in the South China Sea.