UK ‘complicit’ in Duterte’s war on drugs – anti arms-trade group

The UK is “complicit” in human rights abuses in the Philippines as it has emerged it is selling spying equipment to President Rodrigo Duterte. The country’s leader is currently waging a war on drugs that has killed thousands. According to the Guardian, the British government has sold some £150,000 worth of spying equipment to Duterte […]

‘Stop wasting human lives’: Catholic church speaks out against Duterte’s war on drugs

Published time: 20 Aug, 2017 11:42 The Archbishop of Manila has spoken out against Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs following a week of deadly raids which saw over 80 people killed, including a 17-year-old boy. “We knock on the consciences of those who kill even the helpless, especially those who cover their faces […]

Philippines mayor on Duterte’s ‘drug list,’ 14 others killed in overnight raids

Reynaldo Parojinog, the mayor of Ozamiz city, and 14 other people were killed in a series of early morning raids on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao according to police. “The Parojinogs, if you would recall, are included in President Duterte’s list of people involved in the illegal drug trade,” Duterte’s spokesman, Ernesto Abella, said […]

Duterte’s martial law labelled ‘unconstitutional’ by Philippines opposition

Opposition parties in the Philippines have branded President Rodrigo Duterte’s imposition of martial law as unconstitutional and has asked the Supreme Court to rule against it. Duterte declared military rule on the southern island of Mindanao on May 23 after hundreds of militants from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) linked Maute Group began fighting […]

3 Chinese warships make ‘goodwill’ port call in Duterte’s hometown of Davao (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 1 May, 2017 04:49 Three Chinese warships have docked in Davao City, starting a three-day “goodwill visit” to President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown, where it will stage “confidence-building” activities between the Chinese and Philippines navies. China’s destroyer Chang Chun, the frigate Jin Zhou and replenishment ship Chao Hu will stay docked at the Sasa […]

‘Don’t f**k with us!’: Duterte’s most virulent insults about his fiercest critics

Published time: 21 Mar, 2017 03:42Edited time: 21 Mar, 2017 04:09 In his latest verbal scolding, the president of the Philippines has questioned why Brussels “has to f**k with” his country. It’s not the first time his uninhibited angry rhetoric has made headlines – here’s a list of Rodrigo Duterte’s most infamous tirades. Let’s block […]