"I am a Filipino. We have our courts here ... you have to bring me somewhere else? I would not like that. I have my country. It's working," Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said over being tried in an international court on drug war killings.
The resolution had faced strong resistance from President Rodrigo Duterte's government, which says that the death toll reported by the rights body has been exaggerated.
The drug war is Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's signature initiative and is heavily supported by many in the country. However, the nightly slaying of suspects by police and masked gunmen has provoked international condemnation.
More than 100,000 people are still living in evacuation centres following the Daesh siege of the Philippines’ city of Marawi, but as they await reconstruction, the president has announced a new military base to be completed this year.
There is growing anger in the Philippines after a Chinese vessel seemingly rammed a fishing boat in the South China Sea and left its crew to fend for themselves.
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."
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