Duterte threatens to bury protesters violating lockdown measures

Over 2,300 COVID-19 cases and 96 deaths have been reported across the Philippines since the outbreak began, and the government has put most of the country under “community quarantine” – essentially a lockdown – to slow the spread of the infection. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to crack down on those who violate the … Continue reading Duterte threatens to bury protesters violating lockdown measures

Duterte’s new threats to US citizens

The Philippines has banned two U.S. lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top government critic, the president's spokesperson said on Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte will impose visa requirements on U.S. nationals should any Philippine officials involved in the incarceration of … Continue reading Duterte’s new threats to US citizens

This week in pictures (December, 2018)

  US President Donald Trump speaks with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. Competitors taking part in a chilli pepper eating contest in a hot spring filled with chilli peppers in the Mingyue Qiangu Scenic Area in Wentang Town, Yichun City, in China's central … Continue reading This week in pictures (December, 2018)

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte fears cancer will end his tenure

  Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte said he has undergone tests to determine whether he has been struck by cancer and hinted that the potential illness could see an early end to his tenure in office. Image: Rodrigo Duterte Duterte confirmed that he went to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center on Wednesday (Oct 3) where the … Continue reading Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte fears cancer will end his tenure

Duterte – There’s a plot to assassinate me

  In a sharp criticism against the country’s military which had refused to arrest one of his most vocal critics without a warrant, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte claims he has evidence of a plot to assassinate him. Image: Rodrigo Duterte On Tuesday, Duterte told a state-owned television network that he possessed a recording provided by a … Continue reading Duterte – There’s a plot to assassinate me

10 drug dealers killed by police in Bulacan province, Philippines

Ten drug suspects were killed by policemen, while 63 others were arrested during close to 50 operations undertaken simultaneously in different Bulacan towns from Tuesday midnight (Feb. 20) to Wednesday midnight (Feb. 21). Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., Bulacan police director, said the slain suspects fired first. A suspect identified only as “Barik” was killed in Guiguinto town, … Continue reading 10 drug dealers killed by police in Bulacan province, Philippines

Body of Filipino worker found in a freezer sparks anger against Kuwait

The kingdom of Kuwait and Philippines have had their diplomatic rows over some prominent cases of domestic abuse in the past, with one of the most recent scenarios taking place in 2014, when a Kuwaiti's pet lion fatally mauled a Filipino maid, and now, both countries are reportedly holding talks after a migrant worker was … Continue reading Body of Filipino worker found in a freezer sparks anger against Kuwait

SONA 2017: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte recounts his Gains and Losses

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte delivered a thought-provoking speech on Monday to mark his one year in office. During his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), the president spoke about Philippines' tumultuous year which was marred by an onslaught from terrorists who held the city of Marawi hostage for nearly three months. Philippine’s President Rodrigo … Continue reading SONA 2017: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte recounts his Gains and Losses

Philippines Independence Day rocked by bomb blasts

In dishonor of Philippines' annual celebration of its Declaration of Independence which was proclaimed on 12 June, 1898, ISIS militants kept Rodrigo Duterte's soldiers fighting to save lives as the country mourns. While their fellow countrymen raised the nation's flag amid tears and sorrow, the Independence Day celebration was marked by a tearful ceremony. The … Continue reading Philippines Independence Day rocked by bomb blasts

Philippines President Duterte breaks ties with The US

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte, who's currently on a four-day visit to China, has declared his "separation" from the country's ever-present ally the United States of America. He made his decisions known in Beijing on Thursday. Duterte, who referred to U.S. president Barack Obama as "son of a whore" during earlier events scheduled at this year's … Continue reading Philippines President Duterte breaks ties with The US