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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(...)

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-elect Rodrigo Duterte: his  election pledge to kill all drug dealers has rights groups and the Catholic Church fearful of escalating violence and vigilantism becoming the norm. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

When Rodrigo Duterte steps up for his inauguration as president of the Philippines wearing his traditional barong, the only embellishments on the shir(...)

Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Lab Director PCSupt Emmanuel Aranas answers questions during a news conference inside the police headquarters in metro Manila, Philippines June 14th, 2016, following the execution of hostage Canadian Robert Hall. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

The Philippines confirmed on Tuesday the execution of a Canadian who had been held hostage by the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Islamist militant group o(...)

New  Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte:  some believe that his bark may be worse than his bite. Photograph:  Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Given that Rodrigo Duterte made an election pledge to execute 100,000 criminals and dump their bodies in Manila Bay, it’s fair to expect the newly-ele(...)

Presidential candidate    Rodrigo Duterte at the tomb of his  father, governor Vicente Duterte,   in Davao, the Philippines: He     has a reputation for a hands-on style of leadership  that has endeared him to many Filipinos and helps   explain his success despite some off-colour outbursts. Photograph:  Kiwi Bulaclac/AFP/Getty Images

As mayor of Davao City in the southern Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte sometimes drove a taxi at night, to observe at first-hand what was happening in hi(...)

Rodrigo Duterte has won the Philippines presidential election. Photograph: Veejay Villafranca/Bloomberg

The Philippines’ president-elect, rough-talking city mayor Rodrigo Duterte, announced plans on Tuesday for an overhaul of the country’s system of gov(...)

 Rodrigo  Duterte: often likened to Donald Trump, he ran a controversial campaign in which he joked about raping a missionary and backed extrajudicial killings to keep crime under control.  Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Exit polls in the Philippines presidential election point to a huge victory for Rodrigo Duterte, the hard-man mayor of Davao City, whose administratio(...)

Supporters of  Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte queue for campaign shirts ahead of the  election being held on May 9th. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Rodrigo Duterte, the hardline mayor of Davao City, leads the polls heading into Monday’s presidential election in the Philippines, with the son of fo(...)

Philippine presidential candidate  Rodrigo  Duterte speaks during a campaign rally in  Manila on  April 23rd. Photograph:  Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Rodrigo Duterte, the frontrunner in the Philippines presidential race, has no problem with extra-judicial killings and wants to reintroduce public exe(...)

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