Articles about Rodrigo Duterte
06 Jan 2019
Death toll from Philippines storm, landslides climbs to 126
The death toll from a storm that devastated the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 126, authorities said today, adding landslides caused by torrential rain were the top cause.
11 Dec 2018
Jamal Khashoggi among journalists named TIME Person of the Year
TIME magazine has finally released its much-awaited Person of the Year 2018, and a handful of journalists whose work landed them in jail or cost them their lives have been awarded the coveted title collectively.
01 Nov 2018
Australian nun to leave Philippines after fight with President Duterte
An Australian nun, who battled a government bid to expel her from the Philippines after she angered the country's President Rodrigo Duterte, said yesterday that she will leave rather than face arrest and deportation.
04 Oct 2018
Thailand: Maya Bay, made famous in 'The Beach', shut indefinitely
The glittering Thai bay immortalized in the movie 'The Beach' will be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the impact of hordes of tourists, an official said yesterday, as a temporary ban on visitors expired.
16 Sep 2018
Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines
Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China today after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rains that left at least 28 dead.
03 Sep 2018
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for cursing Obama
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to former US President Barack Obama for calling him a "son of a whore" in 2016, which sparked a new low in their nations' long alliance.
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.
17 Apr 2018
2018 Pulitzer Prizes: #MeToo coverage, Kendrick Lamar and more
Kendrick Lamar created history by becoming the first rap artist to receive the Pulitzer Award for Music on Monday, generally accorded to jazz and classical artists, for his album 'DAMN'.
04 Apr 2018
Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the UN Human Rights Chief, calling him "empty-headed" in a row over international criticism of Philippines leader's deadly drug-war.
11 Mar 2018
Trump publicly calls for death penalty for drug dealers
During a campaign rally in Pennsylvania for a struggling Republican candidate, US President Donald Trump publicly praised countries that execute drug dealers.
26 Jan 2018
India celebrates 69th Republic Day
Today, India celebrates its 69th Republic Day. The parade this time is historic: there are 10 chief guests, the leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations.
13 Nov 2017
Packed day for Modi at ASEAN summit in Manila
PM Narendra Modi attended the opening ceremony of the 31st ASEAN summit being held at Manila, Philippines.
12 Nov 2017
PM Modi meets Trump upon arriving in the Philippines
Upon arriving in the Philippines as part of a tour which will see him attend the 15th ASEAN-India Summit and the 12th East Asia Summit, PM Narendra Modi met several foreign leaders informally.
04 Nov 2017
What we can expect from Trump's marathon 5-nation Asia tour
President Donald Trump has embarked on a marathon 11-day tour of Asia, the longest by an American president to the continent in 25 years.
13 Oct 2017
Duterte threatens to expel EU envoys over drug war criticism
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to expel ambassadors from all EU countries within 24 hours, accusing the bloc of plotting to have Manila expelled from the UN. He didn't provide any evidence of this.
29 Sep 2017
Rahul likens Modi to Duterte: 'Both thrive on hatred'
Congress VP Rahul Gandhi has hit out at PM Narendra Modi by comparing him to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that they both "thrive on hatred and disrespect institutions."
22 Sep 2017
Philippines: Thousands protest President Duterte's 'dictatorship'
Filipinos seem to be growing increasingly unhappy with President Rodrigo Duterte's tough handed approach towards law and order.
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.
29 Jun 2017
Hostages in Philippines forced to fight against Government by militants
Residents of Philippines are facing atrocities as Islamist militant group Maute occupying the Southern Philippines have taken the civilians as hostage and are forcing them to either loot, become sex slaves or fight against the government.
21 Jun 2017
Philippines- Islamist terrorists storm school, hold students hostage
Islamist terrorists stormed a school in Philippines and are holding several students hostage.
24 May 2017
Philippines declares martial law following clashes with extremists
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the violence-prone southern island of Mindanao.
24 Apr 2017
'I'll eat his liver': Philippines President Duterte on terrorists
In some bizarre comments, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced he can be "50 times" more brutal than terrorists, and he could even "eat his liver".
17 Apr 2017
Philippines to hold military drills with the US
The Philippines military announced it will hold annual exercises with troops from its US ally.
13 Feb 2017
100 Philippines police officers dismissed over drug charges
Data revealed that at least 100 police officers in the Philippines were discharged from duty since the beginning of last year for drug abuse.
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.
01 Feb 2017
Police out, anti-narcotics agency takes over Philippines drug war
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said the Philippines Drugs Enforcement Agency would run anti-drug operations in the country and the national police have been temporarily withdrawn from anti-drug operations.
31 Jan 2017
Philippines temporarily halts war on drugs
Philippines police chief Ronald dela Rosa put a temporary halt to the country's war on drugs, in an attempt to weed out corrupt police officers from the force.
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
Trump lays down his policy- 'Buy American and Hire Americans'
President-elect Donald Trump, at a victory rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin said that his government will support two simple rules: "buy American and hire Americans."
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.
18 Nov 2016
Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court treaty
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an executive order to remove Russia's signature from the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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.
12 Sep 2016
Your weekly wrap
This week the world got a new 'Richest Man', in the form of an obscure Spanish businessman.
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.
21 Aug 2016
Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from UN
Facing mounting criticism over the bloody war on drugs and crime that has engulfed the Philippines, embattled President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to pull Philippines out of the UN.