Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte says he wants to "separate" from US, praises China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he wants to "separate" from the United States and praised China in a speech to a business forum in Beijing.

Philippines' Duterte sees "springtime of relationship" in China visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping committed more than 9 billion dollars in loans for development projects at his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine presidential communications...

Philippine president arrives in China for portentous state visit

Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte touched down in Beijing on Tuesday evening for a portentous four-day state visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping.

Survey: Majority of Filipinos satisfied with president's drug war

The majority of Filipinos are satisfied with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war despite mounting criticisms about the killings, a survey showed Friday.

Philippines top diplomat says US has failed former colony

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte is seeking to realign his country's foreign policy away from the US, stating "America has failed us."

After Duterte threatens "break up," US stresses alliance

The US-Philippines relationship remains a priority to the US despite remarks by President Rodrigo Duterte threatening to "break up with America" and telling US President Barack Obama to "go to...

Philippines' Duterte likens himself to Hitler in anti-drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday likened himself to Adolf Hitler, saying he would “be happy” to kill millions of drug addicts in the country.

Duterte to scrap joint military exercises between Philippines, US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to scrap joint military training exercises with the US.

Duterte's drug war strikes fear in Philippines

Since becoming the Philippine president on June 30, Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly vowed to kill all of the country's criminals, especially those in the illegal drug trade. The death toll in his...

Duterte to invite foreign critics to investigate anti-drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he would invite foreign critics to come and investigate him for a spate of killings in the anti-drug war that has become a hallmark of his time...

Philippine leader lashes out over EU's criticism of drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday slammed the European Union after its parliament joined calls for an end to extrajudicial killings under his anti-drug...

Philippines to "explain" anti-drug war to UN human rights council

The Philippines will explain President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal campaign against illegal drugs to the United Nations amid mounting criticisms, an official said...

Philippines' Duterte denies giving Indonesia OK for planned execution

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte did not give the go-ahead to Indonesia to execute a Philippine woman currently on death row for drug trafficking, an official said Monday, rubbishing reported...

Obama meets informally with Philippine President Duterte after insult

US President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte exchanged pleasantries late Wednesday before attending a gala dinner at the ASEAN summit, Philippine officials said.

Obama cancels meeting with Duterte after expletive-laden remarks

US President Barack Obama cancelled a planned bilateral meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to swear at him if he raised concerns over extra-judicial killings, a...