Rodrigo Duterte

Trump touts another airplane deal that doesn't exist

Donald Trump’s recent Asia-Pacific trip was largely a bust. Over the course of nearly two weeks, the American president helped China, watched …

Donald Trump

Philippines' Duterte offers telecoms role to new ally China

MANILA (Nov 20): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China the "privilege" to be his country's third telecoms operator, his spokesman …

Li Keqiang

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte holds to ban on open-pit mining, despite pressure

Ignoring demands to overturn the Philippine's current ban, including from members of his government, President Duterte has said it will remain firmly …

World News

AP FACT CHECK: Trump oversells results of 'tremendous' trip

Over the past week, President Donald Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that's been gathering …

North Korea

Philippine chief justice warns of threat to democracy

MANILA: The Philippines' Supreme Court chief justice warned on Monday (Nov 20) that an attempt by allies of President Rodrigo Duterte to impeach her …

Leila de Lima

Trump wants the NFL to suspend Marshawn Lynch next time he sits during the anthem

Filed under: News, Politics, White House<p><b>Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch sat for the national anthem on Sunday.</b>• <b><br>Lynch, who stood for the Mexican anthem, eraged President Donald Trump.</b>• <b><br>Trump tweeted that the NFL "should suspend him for remainder of season."</b>• <b><br>Lynch previously wore a shirt that said</b> …

Marshawn Lynch

Most citizens support military rule in the world's largest democracy

India , the world's largest democracy, is showing an appetite for military rule — a potential indicator that the country's nationalist politics are …

Mamata Banerjee

Lawyer groups oppose revolutionary government proposal

IBP, human rights law groups hold presscon urging lawyers to render free legal services to victims of human rights violations …

Rights & Freedoms

Sereno hopes Duterte understands weight of check and balances in democracy

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and President Rodrigo Duterte. (File photos from Philippine Daily Inquirer)<p>While wishing President Rodrigo Duterte …

Philippines

PDEA proper agency for drug war, says IBP

MANILA - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines on Monday said the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is the proper agency under the law to …

Philippines

3 senators support Duterte plan to tag NPA as terrorist group

At least three senators were supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to declare the New People’s Army (NPA) a terrorist group, noting that the …

Philippines

Palace says no 'red-baiting,' security laws to apply to leftists

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that he might consider communist rebels as terrorists or criminals should not invite attacks on …

Philippines

CHR exec claims the law, human rights being mocked by lawyers

CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz (4th from left) said lawyers themselves were mocking the law and human rights. PATHRICIA ROXAS<p>“Justice, human rights, …

Rights & Freedoms

Philippines commissions 3 more Japan-made coast guard ships

The Philippines commissioned into service three more Japan-made patrol ships on Monday, adding to the three already received from Japan for the …

South China Sea

Palace: Santiago sacked over foreign trips, corruption allegations

MANILA - Former Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chief Dionisio Santiago was sacked not only because of his comments against a mega drug rehabilitation …

Philippines

Trump's foreign policy: Follow the money

Making money has been the guiding principle of Trump's foreign policy decisions.<p>US President Donald Trump began his term by banning refugees and immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries and pushing forward with plans to build a wall between the US and Mexico. The promise of new isolationist …

Donald Trump

Ignore the experts when you name your child

You probably did not take much notice of Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president, when he crooned a duet with a local singer in front of a visiting …

Philippines

Zimbabwe ruling party fires Mugabe as chief

Zimbabwe's ruling party fired longtime President Robert Mugabe as party leader Sunday, saying that if he doesn't resign as the country's leader by …

Grace Mugabe

Philippines thanks China for "understanding and sympathy"

Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez thanked China for its "understanding and sympathy" to the needs of the administration of President …

News (China)

Duterte presses Congress anew to pass BBL

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said that he was “waiting” for Congress to act on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) so that the …

Philippines

Duterte to declare NPA as terrorist group

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 19)</b> — Peace talks have stalled between communist rebels and the government, but now President Rodrigo Duterte …

Philippines

China is stepping up its dominance in the South China Sea – VICE News

The South China Sea has roughly three trillion dollars worth of global trade passing through every single year, which means having the rights to these waters means having access to shipping lanes, fishing, oil and gas.<p>China and its neighbors, including Vietnam, Brunei, and the Philippines, have …

South China Sea

Cheney, Enzi, Barrasso oppose return of Bells of Balangiga to Philippines

CHEYENNE – President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly did not discuss the return of the Bells of Balangiga during …

U.S. Congress

Trump Fails to Rebuke Duterte for Human Rights Abuses in the Philippines

Donald Trump's 12-day visit to Asia has included an assortment of awkward moments -- like a fumble during a group handshake in Manila -- but his …

Liberal View

Donald Trump is losing his base support, new poll finds

Donald Trump is losing grip of his party’s support as he returns from his first Presidential tour of Asia, a new poll has found.<p>The latest survey …

Elections

Con men riding on Duterte threat to declare revolutionary gov’t

DAVAO CITY --- Despite repeated government warnings about a scam perpetrated in the name of President Rodrigo Duterte, several residents of Kitcharao …

Philippines

Spotlight: ASEAN committed to building integrated, stable and prosperous community - Xinhua

MANILA, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have adopted a number of declarations and statements meant …

South China Sea

NBI heads probe of detached MRT-3 car

The National Bureau of Investigation will be in charge of the probe of an Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) car which got detached from the two front cars …

Philippines

PDEA agents give up family time, sleep for drug war: official

MANILA -- Agents of the 1200-strong Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) are sacrificing sleep and time with their family as they lead President …

Philippines

Mocha a shoo-in for Senate, says her boss

Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson is sure to win if she runs for the Senate given her strong social media following, according to …

Philippines