Rodrigo Duterte

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US secretary of state John Kerry (left) speaks with China’s president Xi Jinping (right) as they sit at the Great Hall of the People at the end of the eight round of US-China strategic and economic dialogues on June 7th, 2016 in Beijing. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri - Pool/Getty Images

As international arbitration over China’s claims in areas of the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines looms closer, Beijing has accused Manila o(...)

Philippines’ president-elect Rodrigo Duterte: human rights activists are worried that Mr Duterte’s comments may spark widespread rights violations, but he seems unworried. Photograph: Manman Dejeto/AFP/Getty Images

Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte is sticking to his tough line on drugs by encouraging the police, or indeed any citizens with weapons, to s(...)

Philippine  president-elect Rodrigo Duterte: He has said  he wants a limit of three children per family and called some senior clerics “sons of whores” for enriching themselves at the expense of the poor.  Photograph: Manman Dejeto/AFP/Getty

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity is facing an early test after he sharply criticised the Catholic Church and insisted he would allow the r(...)

Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte: “After the first hanging, there will be another ceremony for the second time until the head is completely severed from the body,” he said of those convicted of more than one crime, in a nationally televised news conference. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

President-elect of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has said he aims to bring back death by hanging. Mr Duterte said he will ask his country’s congress(...)

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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