Duterte son denies meth claims

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s son has told a Senate inquiry he had no links to a seized Chinese shipment of crystal methamphetamine worth US$125...

Duterte eyes Asean task force 

The Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, says he will hold talks with Indonesia and Malaysia on the possibility of creating a task force to combat...

Australia offers Duterte military help 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been offered Australian help to train the Philippine military in its fight against Islamist extremists, according to Canberra's foreign...

Church blasts drug killings 

The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Tagle, has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs slaughter, condemning "those who kill even...

Manila downplays peso slide 

The Philippine central bank is hoping to ease the troubled foreign exchange market after the peso hit an 11-year low, saying it would work...

Children ‘fighting’ in Marawi

The Philippine military claims children and hostages are being forced to fight with Islamic State volunteers in the southern city of Marawi. Extensive areas of...

HRW attacks Duterte’s bloody year 

The Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, has unleashed a "human rights calamity" during his first year in office, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).  His so-called...

US supports Marawi assault  

US troops are engaged in the southern Philippine city held by Islamist insurgents, it has been announced. The foreign troops were deployed in non-combat, support...

Manila casinos reel from attack

An arson attack by a gunman on a Manila casino has cast doubt over a fledgling gambling centre that enjoys state backing but has...

Manila stops workers going to Qatar  

The Philippines has blocked the departure of its nationals to Qatar (pictured) after the Persian Gulf state’s neighbours cut ties with Doha. The Philippine central...

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