ICC judges authorised in September a full-blown investigation into Duterte's anti-narcotics campaign, which rights groups estimate has killed tens of thousands of people, saying it resembled an illegitimate and systematic attack on civilians.
Pacquiao, Philippine boxing icon, who entered politics in 2010 as a congressman before being elected to the Senate, has long been expected to make a tilt for the country's highest office.
The defence agreement between Washington and Manila is a key component of their decades-long alliance and it is also seen as a bulwark against China's growing clout in the South China Sea.
Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, who is seen as a possible contender to succeed President Rodrigo Duterte in next year's election, was ousted as ruling party leader after a row with Duterte.
Tough-talking President Rodrigo Duterte insists the International Criminal Court has no legal jurisdiction over him
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who cancelled the country's membership of the ICC's founding treaty in March 2018, is not willing to cooperate with the investigation.
Police say nine people linked to “communist terrorist groups” have been killed, but rights groups say victims were unarmed political activists and workers, demanding an independent investigation.
The coronavirus has killed over 2.54 million people and infected more than 114.5 million globally. Here are the virus-related developments for February 28:
The coronavirus has killed over 2.52 million people and infected more than 113.9 million globally. Here are the virus-related developments for February 27:
Footage shows Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca shooting Sonya Gregorio and her son Frank at point-blank range outside their house in Paniqui after a heated confrontation.
Moviegoers can recapture the thrill and joy of watching movies in the first and only floating cinema in the Philippines after nine months of lockdown.
Covid-19 has now killed over 439,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 16:
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