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AseanPlus News 10 May 2016 | 6:59 AM

Duterte claims Philippine presidency, vows crime crackdown

DAVAO, Philippines: Incendiary Philippine politician Rodrigo Duterte vowed Tuesday a relentless crackdown on crime after securing a landslide presidential victory built on foul-mouthed populist tirades that exposed deep voter anger at the establishment.

AseanPlus News 01 Jun 2016 | 1:35 AM

Philippines’ Duterte endorses killing corrupt journalists

DAVAO, Philippines: Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday that corrupt journalists were legitimate targets of assassination, as he amped up his controversial anti-crime crusade with offers of rewards for killing drug traffickers.

AseanPlus News 12 May 2016 | 3:44 AM

Philippine President-elect Duterte to visit pope, apologise

Davao (Philippines) (AFP) - Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit the Vatican to make a personal apology to the pope for calling him a "son of a whore", the politician's spokesman said on Thursday.

AseanPlus News 16 Aug 2017 | 12:25 PM

Philippines' Duterte praises police killings of 32, urges more

Manila (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday urged police to kill dozens of drug suspects every day, as he praised officers who shot dead 32 people this week in "shock and awe" raids.

Philippines 04 Apr 2017 | 6:11 AM

Philippines' Duterte fires minister after 'corruption' row

Manila (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has fired the interior minister, his spokesman said Tuesday as infighting and corruption allegations rock his government.

Philippines 03 Dec 2016 | 8:50 AM

Trump says Philippines fighting drugs 'the right way': Duterte

Manila (AFP) - Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday that President-elect Donald Trump told him Manila was conducting its deadly drug war "the right way", in stark contrast to the criticism he has received from the current White House.

AseanPlus News 05 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Duterte orders arrest of chief critic

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte withdrew amnesty for an opposition senator involved in a failed coup 15 years ago and ordered his arrest, in what would be the second detention of a lawmaker critical of him.

AseanPlus News 19 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Explain RM17.8mil in wife’s bank account, Duterte urged

THE common-law wife of President Duterte, Cielito “Honeylet” Salvador Avanceٌa, had almost P200mil (RM17.8mil) in bank transactions in Davao City between 2004 and 2009, according to Sen Antonio Trillanes IV, who vowed on Thursday to resign as senator if he was proven wrong.

AseanPlus News 21 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Duterte breaks away from longtime ally US

BEIJING: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his “separation” from the United States, declaring that it had “lost” and he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks.

AseanPlus News 12 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Duterte to visit China ‘soon’ and slams US again

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would soon visit China and hoped to also travel to Russia, as he again criticised longtime ally the United States for “arrogance”.