Many see the elections as a referendum on President Duterte's unorthodox leadership style and his rise to power with a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs that has left thousands dead.
US DNA tests have confirmed the death of a pro-Daesh commander who was a key leader of the terrorist group that laid siege to Marawi City in the southern Philippines in 2017.
The island nation is interviewing candidates for two positions amid requests by rights activists not to bring back capital punishment to fight Philippines-inspired war on drugs.
President Rodrigo Duterte may have avoided accounting of extra-judicial killings in the International Criminal Court, but he hasn’t quite escaped the consequences of his increasingly authoritarian rule.
The president Rodrigo Duterte offers Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh citizenship as a sign of humanitarian assistance.
Former CNN journalist Ressa, who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in Rappler's Manila office on Wednesday.
Inspired by a similar crackdown on narcotics-related crime in the Philippines, President Maithripala Sirisena hopes to carry out the hanging of drug convicts and appeals "to human rights organisations not to try to pressure us on this decision."
A long overdue referendum to ratify the autonomy of the Bangsamoro will be held on Monday and all eyes are on what would become of the region.
Authorities recovere another unexploded bomb nearby as government forces imposed a security lockdown in Cotabato city.
Women's advocates said Duterte's latest comments endanger Filipino domestic workers everywhere, some of whom are subjected to harassment and poor work conditions.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte last week raised concerns about his health after saying he was awaiting the result of recent medical tests.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's violent and controversial war on drugs hasn't made a meaningful change, and is proving to be a political disaster for his presidency.
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