Gulf Times - Duterte
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.

Philippines' Duterte hopes drugs war shift will satisfy 'bleeding hearts'

Philippines' Duterte hopes drugs war shift will satisfy 'bleeding hearts'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he hoped a shift to target big networks in his war on drugs would satisfy ‘bleeding hearts’ and interfering Western states ...

Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games

Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games

The Philippines' military chief hailed the United States as his nation's ‘number one ally’ and announced a return of regular war games, following President Rodrigo Duterte's call for warmer ties.

Philippines' Duterte says will snub graft probe

Philippines' Duterte says will snub graft probe

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would not cooperate with a special anti-corruption prosecutor's investigation into allegations he acquired ill-gotten wealth ...

Graft probe seeks Duterte accounts: Philippine central bank

Graft probe seeks Duterte accounts: Philippine central bank

The Philippine central bank's money laundering watchdog said Thursday it had received a request from a special anti-corruption prosecutor to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte's finances.

Duterte asks head of human rights agency: ‘Are you a paedophile?’

Duterte asks head of human rights agency: ‘Are you a paedophile?’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte taunted the head of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Saturday, asking if he was a paedophile because of his focus on the killing of teenagers ...

Duterte may declare martial law, says defence chief

Duterte may declare martial law, says defence chief

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana emphasised he believed it was very unlikely martial law would be declared, but said the president was worried about threatened "massive" protests by the left.