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Hardliner Philippine president Duterte announces retirement from politics

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on October 2, 2021 he will not run for vice president in 2022 and will retire from politics, potentially paving the way for his daughter to contest the country's highest office.
Published on Oct 02, 2021 02:25 PM IST

'Won't cooperate in probe over anti-drugs deaths': Philippine president Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte, president of The Philippines (Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 01:57 PM IST

Philippines extends ban on travellers coming from India, six other countries

Philippines extends ban on travellers coming from India, six other countries
Updated on Jun 01, 2021 11:02 AM IST

Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19

Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19
Updated on May 27, 2021 09:53 AM IST

Philippines plans military hub in South China Sea, night-capable cameras

Tensions between the Philippines and China in the disputed waters have escalated over the past weeks. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Updated on May 10, 2021 02:50 PM IST

Philippines sends these provinces in lockdown amid Easter holiday travel season

Philippines sends these provinces in lockdown amid Easter holiday travel season
Updated on Mar 29, 2021 10:47 AM IST

Philippines to relax travel ban on countries with UK Covid-19 variant

Philippines to relax travel ban on countries with UK Covid-19 variant
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 10:31 AM IST

PM Modi discusses Covid-19 pandemic with Philippines president

The prime minister also conveyed his best wishes to President Duterte and the people of the Philippines for the forthcoming National Day.
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 08:37 PM IST

Philippines president signs law penalising catcalling, sexual harassment

The Philippine president has signed a bill into law penalising a range of acts of sexual harassment including catcalling, wolf-whistling and persistent telling of sexual jokes.
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 08:39 PM IST

‘Women cured me from being gay’: Philippines Prez kisses 5 volunteers on stage

During his speech, Duterte said that beautiful women helped him get cured from being gay, afterwards slamming his critic Senator Antonio Trillanes for allegedly being a homosexual.
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 01:58 PM IST

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte under fire for saying he ‘touched’ maid

President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at Davao International airport in Davao City in southern Philippines on September 8.
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 07:53 PM IST

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte alleges coup plot based on tip from a foreign power

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday revealed what he said was a plot to unseat him hatched by the opposition, Maoist rebels and a group of former soldiers who had mounted failed coups in the past.
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 06:28 PM IST

Philippine mayor on Duterte’s ‘narco list’ killed in office

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing police force to mark the 117th Philippine National Police Service anniversary at Camp Crame in Quezon city northeast of Manila.
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 01:14 PM IST

Philippines’ president Duterte revokes amnesty of chief critic, orders arrest

Philippine opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, (centre) is escorted to his room following a hastily-called news conference at the Philippines Senate Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte voided an amnesty given to the former rebel military officer and ordered the arrest of the man who as a senator has been one of the president's fiercest critics.
Updated on Sep 04, 2018 01:01 PM IST

Duterte calls Hitler ‘insane’ at Holocaust memorial in Israel

The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte (R) and his daughter lay a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance on September 3 during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem.
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 09:10 PM IST

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte apologises for cursing Obama, calls Trump ‘good friend’

Rodrigo Duterte landed in Israel on Sunday for a four-day stay as the Philippines seeks to develop new sources of military hardware and nail down protections for its overseas workers.
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 02:45 PM IST

Gunmen kill radio commentator in Philippines, escape

In November 2009, 58 people, more than half of them media workers, were gunned down in an elections-linked massacre in southern Ampatuan town that was also the world’s worst single attack on journalists.
Published on Jul 20, 2018 04:32 PM IST

Duterte says will resign if anybody can prove God exists, courts new controversy

In a speech late on Friday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said some basic tenets of the Catholic faith, including the concept of original sin, taints even innocent infants and can only be removed through baptism.
Published on Jul 07, 2018 09:40 AM IST

‘Go to hell,’ Philippines president Duterte tells UN human rights expert

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Sunday, June 3, 2018.
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 12:43 PM IST

Philippines’ Duterte calls North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ‘hero of everybody’

In this image from a video, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte answers a reporter's question in Davao, Philippines, on April 29, 2018.
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 06:26 PM IST

Tough love: Philippine President Duterte shuts Boracay Island in order to save it

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Air’s Cebu Pacific will cancel flights to Boracay during the closure.
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 01:22 PM IST
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