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Philippines' main airport sacks contractor over baggage thefts

Philippines' main airport sacks contractor over baggage thefts

President Rodrigo Duterte summoned airport authorities and the transport minister on Thursday and ordered them to put a stop to the thieving, Manila International Airport general manager Ed Monreal told reporters.

Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte govt than any other

Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte govt than any other

Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government rose in December to the highest level on record since one of the country's top pollsters ...

Philippines' Duterte accepts son's resignation as vice mayor

Philippines' Duterte accepts son's resignation as vice mayor

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday accepted the resignation of his eldest son as vice mayor of the southern city of Davao following allegations he was involved in drug smuggling.

Nearly 200 hurt in Philippines New Year's Eve accidents

Nearly 200 hurt in Philippines New Year's Eve accidents

Nearly 200 people were injured during traditionally raucous New Year celebrations in the Philippines despite President Rodrigo Duterte's order limiting the use of firecrackers, the health minister said Monday.

Duterte says Philippine police must return to drug war

Duterte says Philippine police must return to drug war

Philippine President Duterte Rodrigo Duterte has called on police to once again take the lead role in his deadly drug war, having twice demoted them in response to criticism of the crackdown.

Philippine leader says police to return to drugs war if problem worsens

Philippine leader says police to return to drugs war if problem worsens

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday that the police would reassume their lead role in implementing his war on drugs if the narcotics problem worsens ...

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte set the tone of cordiality ahead of the two days of summit meetings he will host, suggesting that despite their differences over claims to the South China Sea, the leaders should not discuss the issue.

Filipino lawyers' group challenges Duterte's war on drugs

Filipino lawyers' group challenges Duterte's war on drugs

Filipino lawyers on Thursday announced a broad alliance to challenge President Rodrigo Duterte's 16-month war on drugs amid unprecedented scrutiny of the campaign ...

Duterte says Marawi liberated but battle continues

Duterte says Marawi liberated but battle continues

Duterte led rain-soaked soldiers in celebrations in Marawi, a day after the military announced the death of the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, Isnilon Hapilon, in a gunbattle in the city

Battle for Philippine city to end soon, 1,000 dead: army

Battle for Philippine city to end soon, 1,000 dead: army

The army previously set a target of Sunday to end the fighting in Marawi, which it said has killed more than 1,000 people.

Philippines' Duterte warns of 'revolutionary government'

Philippines' Duterte warns of 'revolutionary government'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a ‘revolutionary government’ to fend off alleged efforts to oust him, fuelling fears of a looming dictatorship.

New poll shows Philippine president still hugely popular

New poll shows Philippine president still hugely popular

Eighty percent of 1,200 Filipinos surveyed by pollster Pulse Asia late last month said they trust and approve of President Duterte slightly down from 81% and 82% respectively in its June survey.