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Philippines' Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

Philippines' Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

The Philippine president said on Thursday that Kuwait had agreed to his demands to improve the working conditions for Filipinos, following negotiations between the two countries on an accord.

Philippine high court hears arguments to remove Duterte 'enemy' Sereno

Philippine high court hears arguments to remove Duterte 'enemy' Sereno

The Philippine Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday on a government bid to invalidate the appointment of the court's top judge, whom President Rodrigo Duterte is calling an ‘enemy’ ...

Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on April 26 for a maximum period of half a year, his spokesman Harry Roque said.

Jollibee asked to make more than 6,000 workers permanent

Jollibee asked to make more than 6,000 workers permanent

Jollibee was also directed to refund "illegally collected payments" worth 15.4mn pesos ($295,778) to 426 workers, the Department of Labor and Employment said.

Philippines starts recount in vice-presidential election

Philippines starts recount in vice-presidential election

Ferdinand Marcos Jr, a former senator popularly known as Bongbong, is furious about having lost to Leni Robredo by about 260,000 votes in a May 2016 election he says was marred by massive cheating.

Philippines' Duterte now targets fake drugs

Philippines' Duterte now targets fake drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has opened a new front in his war on drugs, targeting fake over-the-counter medicines to try to stem the spread of counterfeit paracetamol, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Philippines' Duterte urges other nations to quit ICC

Philippines' Duterte urges other nations to quit ICC

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged other nations to follow his move to quit a treaty underpinning the International Criminal Court which is examining his deadly drug war.

Philippines formally serves notice of withdrawal from ICC

Philippines formally serves notice of withdrawal from ICC

The Philippines has formally served notice to the United Nations of its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court to protest alleged attacks against President Rodrigo Duterte, the foreign minister said.

Exit marks 'beginning of the end' for ICC, says Philippines

Exit marks 'beginning of the end' for ICC, says Philippines

The announcement to withdraw comes five weeks after a court prosecutor said a preliminary examination had been opened into President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs.

Philippine judges, court staff urge chief justice to resign

Philippine judges, court staff urge chief justice to resign

A group of judges and four court employees' organisations called on Monday for the Philippines' chief justice to step down and make a "sacrifice" to restore peace and order in the judiciary, a plea she strongly rejected.

Philippines slams UN rights chief for 'disrespectful' remarks about Duterte

Philippines slams UN rights chief for 'disrespectful' remarks about Duterte

The Philippine foreign minister hit back on Saturday at the United Nations' human rights chief for issuing ‘irresponsible and disrespectful’ comments about President Rodrigo Duterte ...

UN rights chief says Duterte needs 'psychiatric evaluation'

UN rights chief says Duterte needs 'psychiatric evaluation'

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said "it makes one believe that the president of the Philippines needs to submit himself to some sort of psychiatric evaluation."