Rodrigo Duterte

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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(...)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte  at the Asean summit in Vientiane, Laos.   Photograph: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

The president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has expressed regret for calling Barack Obama a “son of a whore”, which prompted his US counterpart t(...)

US president Barack Obama will no longer meet with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, after the latter called Obama a ‘son of a whore’. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

US president Barack Obama cancelled his first meeting with Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday after he described Mr Obama as a “son of(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte arrives at Wattay international airport in Vientiane for a regional summit on Monday. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the Philippines has escalated his campaign of obscene abuse at perceived opponents, foreign and domestic, by calling Barack Obama a (...)

 Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing guests during a wreath-laying ceremony in observance of National Heroes Day at the Heroes Cemetery in Taguig city, south of Manila, Philippines,  August 29th,  2016. Photograph: Ace Morandante/PPD/EPA

The number of drug-related killings in the Philippines since Rodrigo Duterte became president two months ago on a pledge to wipe out the illegal drug (...)

  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(...)

A Filipino boy grieving following a police operation against illegal drugs that resulted in the killing of his relative, in Manila, Philippines, on August 19th, 2016. Photograph: EPA

More than 1,900 people, or about 36 per day, have been killed in a violent campaign against drugs in the Philippines since president Rodrigo Duterte (...)

Police investigate after two people were reportedly killed in a shootout with officers in Manila, the Philippines, last Friday. Photograph: Jes Aznar/The New York Times

The Philippines has recorded about 1,800 drug-related killings since President Rodrigo Duterte took office seven weeks ago and launched a war on narco(...)

 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(...)

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