Articles about Davao City

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

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.

Duterte: Will quit if enough women are offended by kiss

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.

Philippines controversial anti-drug president's son named in $125mn narcotics scandal

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.

Duterte warns rebels after scrapping ceasefire

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.

President Duterte at it again, calls US envoys spies

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.

Philippines President Duterte wants to charge staff of central bank

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."

UN rights chief: President Duterte must be probed for murder

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.

Philippines President Duterte hints at quitting

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".

Duterte: Trump makes me feel like a saint

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.

US Def Sec: US-Philippines military ties are intact

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."

Former hitman claims Philippine President ordered extrajudicial killings

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.

Obama cancels meet with Philippines President

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.

Massive explosion at a night market in southern Philippines

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.