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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.

Philippines' Duterte names top drug war critic as 'drugs tsar'

Philippines' Duterte names top drug war critic as 'drugs tsar'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named his main political rival as his "drugs tsar" after she criticised the high death toll his anti-narcotics campaign has caused

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

Amnesty calls Philippines' drug war a 'murdering enterprise

Amnesty calls Philippines' drug war a 'murdering enterprise

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown against illegal drugs is a "large-scale murdering enteprise" that should be investigated by the United Nations, Amnesty International said Monday.

Philippines arrests journalist Maria Ressa on libel charge

Philippines arrests journalist Maria Ressa on libel charge

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in her Manila office on Wednesday in what rights advocates called an act of "persecution".

Philippine leftist activist shot dead while sleeping in bus

Philippine leftist activist shot dead while sleeping in bus

A leftist activist was shot dead on Wednesday while sleeping inside a passenger bus in the Philippines, police said. The bus was on a stopover in a terminal in the town of Aritao in Nueva Vizcaya province, 180 kilometres north of Manila, when two gunmen boarded it and shot Randy Malayao, 49.

Philippine bishops seek forgiveness for silence on concerns about Duterte

Philippine bishops seek forgiveness for silence on concerns about Duterte

In a rare move, the largest group of Catholic bishops in the Philippines has sought forgiveness for its lengthy silence over "disturbing issues", such as the president's bloody war on drugs and his attacks on the church and its doctrines.

Duterte hit by new ICC complaint over drugs war

Duterte hit by new ICC complaint over drugs war

The 50-page complaint calls for President Rodrigo Duterte's indictment for what it describes as thousands of extrajudicial killings.

Duterte to check on Filipinos in Israel, Jordan during visit

Duterte to check on Filipinos in Israel, Jordan during visit

Rodrigo Duterte said he was also taking retiring members of the military and police on the trip as a reward for their service.

Philippine leader says peace law granting Muslim self-rule signed

Philippine leader says peace law granting Muslim self-rule signed

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he has signed a law which grants expanded autonomy for the mainly Catholic nation's Muslim south, a key step to ending one of Asia's longest and deadliest conflicts.

Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words

Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words

The spat began in February when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer's freezer in the Gulf state.