Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said the Communists, politicians opposed to him and a group of ex-servicemen, including a senator he wanted arrested after revoking his amnesty, “were in constant communication”. read more
Mariano Blanco, mayor of the southern town of Ronda, is the latest in a spate of local officials to be slain in recent months, some with and some without alleged links to the illegal drug trade read more
Senator Antonio Trillanes, Duterte’s most vocal opponent, has repeatedly accused the president of asset concealment and backs complaints lodged with the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeking his indictment over the alleged murders of thousands of... read more
The Philippine president known for his profane outbursts and accused of committing widespread human rights abuses, spoke quietly and respectfully during his stop at the Yad Vashem memorial in Israel. read more
Melinda Colite (C) shook with rage, holding a picture of her grandson Zandro Colite, who she says died after getting injected with the anti-dengue fever vaccine Dengvaxia, during a Senate investigation about the vaccine in Manila. “It could not have been anything else. He started complaining of frequent body aches after his third injection,” Colite, 55, said of her 12-year-old grandson Zandro.
Phillipine holiday hotspot Boracay may reopen earlier than expected, in just four months. In an effort to save the island from pollution and overcrowding, the government had earlier announced that it would be closed for six months. read more