• Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00
    Flippant Duterte nearly justifies sexual offences
    It comes with the territory: That was how President Rodrigo Duterte described the heinous crime of rape against overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in a speech last week. It’s a given for those “working as slaves [overseas],” he said. “Rape comes with the territory.”
    opinion
  • Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:00
    A stoned head of state at war with drugs
    Referring to his tight schedule at the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation  Summit in Papua New Guinea, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said, “I use marijuana to stay awake.” 
    opinion
  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:40
    Is Duterte serious or just joking? Palace says ‘use your common sense’
    Use your common sense. That was the advice of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Tuesday to the public to determine whether President Rodrigo Duterte is joking or not.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:24
    Latest : Duterte admits using marijuana to keep him awake
    President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Monday he was taking marijuana to keep him awake, citing his hectic schedule.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:08
    First police conviction in Philippine drug war killing
    Three Philippine policemen were sentenced on Thursday to decades in prison for murdering a teenager during an anti-narcotics sweep, a first conviction of officers carrying out President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:35
    Duterte defends need to 'power nap' after summit no-shows
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday made light of his penchant for daytime dozes after his office said "power naps" had caused the gruff leader to miss a number of key meetings at a Singapore summit.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:28
    Urgent : Philippines to reopen 'cesspool' Boracay after clean up Friday
    Manila - The Philippines reopens its crown jewel resort island Boracay to holidaymakers on Friday, after a sixmonth clean up aimed at repairing the damage inflicted by years of unrestrained mass tourism.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:00
    Duterte looks weaker after generals defy orders
    What is the extent of military and police support for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, almost three years into his controversy-filled presidency?
    opinion
  • Tue, 09 Oct 2018 01:00
    The Marcos dynasty’s desperate last stand 
    With President Rodrigo Duterte in power, the Marcos family is ascendant in Philippine politics again.
    opinion
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:00
    What makes Malaysia’s Mahathir a great leader
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters like to compare him to the late Singaporean leader, Lee Kuan Yew.  It’s a flattering comparison, because centuries from now, the Singaporean leader will likely be remembered as one of the titans of the millennium. 
    opinion
  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:47
    Duterte blames Trump-imposed tariffs for Philippine inflation
    AMMAN, Jordan - President Rodrigo Duterte blamed the tariffs slapped by US President Donald Trump on certain global products for the rising prices of goods in the Philippines, in a rare jab at the American leader that he described as his close friend.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 08 Sep 2018 15:58
    Duterte blames 'friend' Trump for Philippines economic woes
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday blamed US President Donald Trump after inflation hit a nine-year high in the Philippines, hurting the image of the populist leader.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 06 Sep 2018 01:00
    Rodrigo Duterte, the trickster authoritarian 
    President Rodrigo Duterte is known among his supporters as “The Punisher”. But his punitive approach to governing includes telling jokes that disarm his audiences, often reducing them to laughter, as he names and shames his critics – often foreign and female.
    opinion
  • Wed, 05 Sep 2018 01:00
    Israeli president lectures Philippine leader on Hitler
    Jerusalem - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave a brief lecture on Hitler to Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday after the Philippine leader's 2016 remarks comparing himself to the Nazi dictator who carried out the Holocaust.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 14:22
    Philippines' Duterte apologises for cursing Obama
    Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has apologised to former US president Barack Obama for calling him a "son of a whore" in 2016, which sparked a new low in their nations' long alliance.
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