Rodrigo Duterte

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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte: “If I don’t respect you anymore, be prepared for the worst because I can give you gallons of gallons of epithets, curses.” Photograph:  Francis R Malasig/EPA

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his defence minister not to prepare for joint military exercises with the US next year, further dista(...)

 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(...)

Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte speaks as he meets members of the Jewish Association of the Philippines at the Beit Yaacov Synagogue in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines on Monday. Photograph: Aaron Favila/EPA

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told US president Barack Obama to “go to hell” and said the United States had refused to sell some weapo(...)

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 (...)

Former Philippine justice minister senator Leila de Lima: Three prisoners scheduled to give evidence against her next week were injured and one  killed in a prison riot. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

A riot broke out at a Philippine prison on Wednesday, killing one inmate and wounding three, all of whom had been expected to testify at a congression(...)

President Rodrigo Duterte’s (centre) remarks are the latest in a series of inflammatory statements which have alerted Washington. Photograph: EPA

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signalled growing tension between his country and the United States when he said that he would “cross the Rubicon(...)

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The Federal Reserve is fuelling the “Obama paper bull” market, according to Trump’s senior economic adviser, Peter Navarro, keeping rates low to suppo(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte raises a middle finger  as he speaks  in Davao city in southern Philippines. Photgraph: Lean Daval Jr/Reuters

Controversial Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has called on the European Union to show him respect, issuing a resounding “f**k you” to the bloc f(...)

Norwegian former hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad after he was freed in Sulu, in southern Philippines. Photograph: Nickie Butlangan/Reuters

A Norwegian man freed by militants after a year of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines has described the ordeal as “devastating”. Kjartan S(...)

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