29 Dec 2018
6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao today, said US Geological Survey (USGS), adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia.
06 Jun 2018
Duterte: Will quit if enough women are offended by kiss
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has defended kissing the lips of a married Filipino woman in South Korea on Sunday, and has said that he would resign if enough women sign a petition calling for his resignation.
09 Sep 2017
Philippines controversial anti-drug president's son named in $125mn narcotics scandal
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest son Paolo has denied involvement in a $125 million drug smuggling operation.
06 Feb 2017
Duterte warns rebels after scrapping ceasefire
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at a news conference warned rebels that the military is ready to respond with airstrikes and and new offensives if Maoist rebels launch attacks.
30 Dec 2016
President Duterte at it again, calls US envoys spies
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stoked controversy by accusing US envoys of the country of being spies for allegedly plotting his ouster; the US denied the allegations.
23 Dec 2016
Philippines President Duterte wants to charge staff of central bank
On Thursday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said to the governor of the central bank, "I will give you a whack."
21 Dec 2016
UN rights chief: President Duterte must be probed for murder
After President Duterte's confession of having killed criminals in the past, UN rights chief urged the Philippines to investigate him for murder.
15 Dec 2016
Philippines President Duterte hints at quitting
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte hinted at possibly quitting as President, saying "I don't need it at my age".
09 Dec 2016
Duterte: Trump makes me feel like a saint
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he felt like a saint after his congratulatory phone conversation with Donald Trump; Trump heaped praises on Duterte for his deadly war on drugs in the Philippines.
30 Sep 2016
US Def Sec: US-Philippines military ties are intact
Against the backdrop of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's unsavoury language toward US President Obama and Philippines' recent announcement of ending joint military drills with the US, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter clarified that US-Philippine military ties were "iron-clad."
17 Sep 2016
Former hitman claims Philippine President ordered extrajudicial killings
In a testimony, Edgar Matobato, a former assassin, said he was part of 300-member "Davao Death Squad", run on the orders of Duterte, whose work was to kill criminals like drug pushers, rapists, snatchers everyday.
06 Sep 2016
Obama cancels meet with Philippines President
Barack Obama was scheduled to meet the Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte; this would've been their first meeting.
03 Sep 2016
Massive explosion at a night market in southern Philippines
An explosion at a night market in Davao killed at least 14 people and injured 70, according to local news agencies.