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Davao’s vice mayor Paolo Duterte and son of President Rodrigo Duterte takes an oath as he testifies at a Senate hearing on drug smuggling in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s son on Thursday told a Senate inquiry he had no links to a seized shipment of $125 million (€104 million) worth(...)

Philippine senator Leila de Lima’s latest prison reading is The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas’s tale of a man who hunts down the people who(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte: his national war on drugs has led to thousands of deaths since he took office in June. Photograph: Samrang Pring/Reuters

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said he hunted down drug suspects “personally” during a deadly crackdown he instigated when he was the mayor (...)

 A woman hugs her husband, next to a placard that reads “I’m a pusher”, after he was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Manila on July 23rd. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

“We are not that bad policemen or bad individuals. We are just a tool, we are just angels that God gave talent to, you know, to get these bad souls ba(...)

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte speaking  at the Davao international airport terminal  on September 30th, 2016, shortly after arriving from an official visit to Vietnam. Photograph: Manman Dejeto/AFP/Getty Images

Since he came to power on June 30th, Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly shocked the world with a series of outrageous quotes. The fo(...)

A Filipino student holds a placard during a protest against drug related killings in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/EPA

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has likened himself to German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, saying he would “be happy” to exterminate three million (...)

  President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference in Davao city, southern Philippines, EPA/CERILO EBRANO

Jaypee Bertes was bruised and battered, his arm broken. He had three bullets in him. He asked for a doctor. “He was leaning on the bars and had a hard(...)

 Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has  threatened to separate his country from the United Nations amid continuing criticism from rights experts over the rising death toll attributed to his administration’s campaign against drugs. Photograph: Karl Norman/EPA

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte railed against the United Nations yesterday after it called for an end to the wave of killings unleashed by his w(...)

Jennilyn Olayres  follows the hearse carrying the coffin of her husband Michael Siaron, a  rickshaw driver in Manila who was shot   as he pedalled his vehicle in search of a passenger. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines just over a month ago, promising to get tough on crime by having the police and the military(...)

Rodrigo Duterte taking his oath as his daughter, Veronica, holds a Bible during his inauguration ceremony in the Philippine capital, Manila. Photograph: Malacanang/Photo Bureau

Wearing a simple white barong shirt and promising a new era in the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the southeast Asian nation’s 16th pres(...)

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