Rodrigo Duterte

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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(...)

A great deal is at stake concerning the peaceful conduct of international affairs in China’s dispute with the Philippines over territory in the South (...)

Chinese paramilitary police officers secure the   entrance of the Philippine embassy in Beijing: The road to the mission was closed off by authorities  although the situation remained  calm. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Beijing issued a swift and irate response to a ruling by an international tribunal in The Hague in favour of the Philippines on China’s claims over di(...)

 Anti-China protesters  protest against China’s territorial claims in the Spratly  islands in the South China Sea in front of the Chinese Consulate on July 12th, 2016, in Makati, Philippines. Photograph: Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

An international arbitration court’s ruling that China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea have no legal basis has increased the possibility o(...)

 Filipino funeral workers carry the remains of an alleged drug dealer who was killed in a shootout with  police this week, in Philippines capital Manila. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/EPA

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte publicly accused five police generals of involvement in the drugs trade on Tuesday and said only he would be acco(...)

The alleged on-going land reclamation by China at Subi reef is seen from Pagasa island (Thitu Island) in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea, west of the Philippines. Photograph: REuteres

in Beijing China is planning military drills in the disputed South China Sea, ahead of a landmark ruling by an international court on a challenge b(...)

A slum in  Manila: critics caution a tiny elite that has long dominated is amassing most of the new wealth. Photograph:  Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

The gleaming skyscrapers of Manila’s Makati Malate district can be seen from the slums of Tondo, but there is nothing shiny about the alleyways where (...)

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(...)

 A handout picture  shows incoming Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte giving a speech after taking his Oath of Office as the President of the Republic of the Philippines during the inauguration ceremony at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines, 30th June 2016.  Photograph: Malacanang Photo Bureau/EPA

With a promise that “change is coming”, Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as the Philippines 16th president after securing the office with a landslide(...)

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(...)

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