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Philippines' Duterte ends state-run lottery on fraud allegations

Philippines' Duterte ends state-run lottery on fraud allegations

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the closure of the national lottery and other gaming activities run by the government's charity agency following reports of massive corruption in the agency ...

Duterte set to strengthen rule as loyalists lead Philippine Senate vote

Duterte set to strengthen rule as loyalists lead Philippine Senate vote

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's allies held the top spots as unofficial results of a mid-term Senate election trickled in on Monday, signalling broad public backing for the maverick leader.

Philippines' Duterte says to sail garbage back to Canada

Philippines' Duterte says to sail garbage back to Canada

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a longrunning dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia nation, threatening to sail it back to Canada.

Philippine journalist and prominent Duterte critic charged again

Philippine journalist and prominent Duterte critic charged again

Philippine authorities said Wednesday they had filed more criminal charges against Maria Ressa, a veteran reporter and prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, six weeks after detaining her overnight.

Philippines' President stresses desire to rename Philippines

Philippines' President stresses desire to rename Philippines

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his desire to change the name of the Philippines weeks after he said the late president Ferdinand Marcos was right in wanting to change the country's name to ‘Maharlika.’

Sri Lankan leader heaps praise on Duterte's drug war

Sri Lankan leader heaps praise on Duterte's drug war

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to the Philippines, praised President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs as ‘an example to the whole world.’

Alarm after Philippines' Duterte 'death squad' plan

Alarm after Philippines' Duterte 'death squad' plan

Rights groups raised fears Wednesday after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced plans to create a ‘death squad’ targeting suspected communist rebels ...

Philippine court rejects government petition to arrest Duterte critic

Philippine court rejects government petition to arrest Duterte critic

A Philippine court has rejected a government petition to order the arrest of an opposition senator and key critic of President Rodrigo Duterte for leading a failed mutiny in 2003 ...

Philippines' Duterte says he does not have cancer

Philippines' Duterte says he does not have cancer

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he did not have cancer, following a biopsy last week at a private hospital that proved negative for the disease.

Filipinos’ trust in Duterte falls to lowest level - survey

Filipinos’ trust in Duterte falls to lowest level - survey

The result was the popular leader's lowest score in nine surveys taken since he took office in June 2016.

Philippines' Duterte arrives in Jordan for four-day visit

Philippines' Duterte arrives in Jordan for four-day visit

Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Amman after visiting Israel, continuing a tour aimed at renewing ties with the two countries and checking up on Filipinos in the two countries.

Dogged by past rhetoric, Duterte visits Israel

Dogged by past rhetoric, Duterte visits Israel

Tourism, labour and defence deals are also on the agenda, cementing relationships between the Asian power and booming Israel.