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Life taking 'toll on my health': Philippines' Duterte

Life taking 'toll on my health': Philippines' Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that life is taking its "toll on my health", as speculation swirls over the 74-year-old's prolonged absences from the public eye.

Al-Kaabi meets with Philippines Secretary of Energy

Al-Kaabi meets with Philippines Secretary of Energy

HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi met in Doha with the visiting Philippines Secretary of Energy Alfonso Gaba Cusi and the accompanying delegation ...

Toll in Philippine quakes climbs to 21

Toll in Philippine quakes climbs to 21

The death toll in two powerful quakes that struck the southern Philippines in the past week has risen to 21, authorities said Sunday, as survivors struggled to access food and water.

Philippines vaccinates more than 1.6 million children against polio

Philippines vaccinates more than 1.6 million children against polio

More than 1.6 million children were vaccinated against polio in a two-week immunisation drive in the Philippines, where three cases of the disease have been confirmed since last month ...

Strong earthquake hits southern Philippines, at least six dead

Strong earthquake hits southern Philippines, at least six dead

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least six people and causing buildings to collapse, officials said, more than one week after a strong quake jolted the same area.

Angry at criticism, Philippines' Duterte dares vice president to take over law enforcement

Angry at criticism, Philippines' Duterte dares vice president to take over law enforcement

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Monday lashed out at Vice President Leni Robredo for criticising his war on drugs, and offered to put her in charge of law enforcement.

Philippine VP says time for Duterte to halt failed drug war

Philippine VP says time for Duterte to halt failed drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte should allow the United Nations to investigate his war on drugs, and abandon a deadly campaign that has been failure

'Unbearable' back pain forces Duterte to cut short trip to Japan

'Unbearable' back pain forces Duterte to cut short trip to Japan

President Rodrigo Duterte, who attended the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito in Japan on Tuesday, is coming back to the Philippines ahead of schedule due to back pain

Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Parents lined up from sunrise holding sleeping infants as the Philippines launched a campaign on Monday to vaccinate millions of children against polio, which has re-emerged nearly two decades ...

Philippine drug war chief quits amid narcotics scandal

Philippine drug war chief quits amid narcotics scandal

The Philippines' top policeman, who leads the nation's deadly drugs crackdown, quit on Monday as he faces allegations of protecting officers accused of selling a huge haul of seized narcotics.

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has ordered the suspension of all loan and grant talks with foreign governments that backed a United Nations resolution to review human rights abuses ...

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

A new documentary that takes a fiercely critical look at the Philippine government's deadly drug crackdown has come under attack, with President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman Tuesday slamming it as ‘propaganda’...