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Philippines' Duterte says daughter running for president in 2022 elections

Philippines' Duterte says daughter running for president in 2022 elections

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter will run for president in the 2022 election and her father's long-time aide, who has filed his vice presidential candidacy, will be her running mate, ABS-CBN news reported late on Saturday.

Philippines approves Covid jabs for kids as young as 12

Philippines approves Covid jabs for kids as young as 12

The Philippines has approved Covid-19 jabs for children as young as 12, an aide to President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, as the country battles surging infections fuelled by the hyper-contagious Delta variant.

Philippines' Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in capital, nearby provinces

Philippines' Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in capital, nearby provinces

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a strict lockdown in the capital region and adjacent provinces by at least one week to try to contain a renewed surge in coronavirus infections, his spokesman said on Saturday.

Philippines' Duterte disowns list of drug suspects after mayor killed

Philippines' Duterte disowns list of drug suspects after mayor killed

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte distanced himself from a list of top drug suspects his office made public last year after another mayor on that list was killed last week, a move which Human Rights Watch denounced as "cowardly".

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away

Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine

Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some countries resume in-person classes.

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".