Duterte rides high after a 'rough' first year - The Asian Age

Manila: Rodrigo Duterte ends his first year as Philippine President on Friday as a hugely popular leader, after taking Filipinos on a promised “rough ride” of drug war killings and foreign policy U-turns. Mr Duterte has been heavily criticised for his ...

Duterte's first year is one of recalibration - The Straits Times

President Rodrigo Duterte sailed into the presidency on grand promises to end the drug menace in six months and bring the same kind of peace and prosperity he brought to his home city of Davao to the rest of the Philippines. A year since he took office ...

Duterte: It's my duty to destroy those who destroy country - Inquirer.net

DAVAO CITY—President Duterte vowed to continue the war on drugs despite local and international criticism over the way he has been pursuing it. “It's my duty to destroy people who will destroy my country,” he told policemen at their Camp Quintin ...

Philippines Inc., investors march to beat of Duterte's drum - Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA -- At a station-marking ceremony for the upcoming 106km Manila-Clark railway project, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade announced a part of a grand plan that seeks to define President Rodrigo Duterte's economic legacy. "We hope to finish ...

Duterte stays popular at home but threats grow for Philippines - USA TODAY

One year after taking office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte remains very popular at home but a pariah to international critics for his profane style and a brutal war on suspected drug dealers that has led to thousands of deaths. Duterte — who ...

Chinese premier seeks 'healthy development' of ties with Philippines - ABS-CBN News

BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday called for healthy and stable development of bilateral ties with the Philippines. Li made the remarks when meeting Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in Beijing. Li said that China ...

Duterte keeps off China probe of tycoon Huang Rulun - The Manila Times

President Rodrigo Duterte prefers not to interfere with China's investigation of involvement in alleged corruption of a Chinese billionaire who funded the Philippines' mega drug rehabilitation center. Speaking to reporters, Duterte said he still ...

Marcos lauds Duterte's 'quality of leadership' - The Manila Times

FORMER senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday hailed President Rodrigo Duterte for showing leadership in his first year in office. “President Rodrigo Duterte has shown one singular quality that is very clear and the reason why he is very ...

PH funds record biggest quarterly inflow in 2 years - ABS-CBN News

Last-minute window dressing propelled Philippine shares back above the 7,800 level on Friday, the day President Rodrigo Duterte marked his first full year in office. The sudden u-turn also helped Philippine shares outperform the rest of Asia as net ...

Duterte year 1: What it means, what it portends - The Manila Times

THERE is a tradition in presidential administration, wherein the presidency is viewed by the officeholder as an instrument to bring out the best in civic life. It's called “the bully pulpit”, which means the active use of the presidency's prestige and ...

Army: 17274 Marawi evacuees in eastern Mindanao cleared from ties with terror group - Sun.Star

THE 17,274 evacuees from Marawi City that sought refuge in eastern Mindanao have been cleared from any involvement with terrorist groups, the military said on Friday, June 30. Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) deputy commander and martial ...

Marawi battle soon over, says Duterte - Philippine Star

One indication that the Marawi City crisis would soon be over is that there are now fewer enemies that government forces have to contend with after the drawn out fighting claimed more than 400 lives and displaced over 200,000 people. AP/Aaron Favila,File.

Amid China's build, build, build, Rody non-combative - Philippine Star

Faced with China's version of “build, build, build” in the South China Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte is keeping his “non-combative” stance in dealing with Beijing, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said yesterday. PPD/Robinson Niñal, File. MANILA ...

Palace: Foreign aid for Marawi welcome - Tempo

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said that the government's acceptance of foreign aid does not mean that it is facing a humanitarian crisis in Marawi. Abella said it is just normal for friends to help each other especially in times of crisis ...

Duterte's 1st year: A popular president in a bloody Philippine drug war - CBC.ca

It has been a remarkably turbulent first year for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has left thousands of suspects dead and prompted critics to call his rule a "human rights calamity." One accused him of crimes against humanity ...

Philippines: Protest marks Duterte anniversary - euronews

Hundreds of people staged a protest in Manila on Friday to mark the first anniversary of Rodrigo Duterte becoming President of the Philippines. They headed to his presidential palace, denouncing policies including his notorious war on drugs that has ...

Islamic State's fading fortunes are bad news for south-east Asia, says Singapore - The Sydney Morning Herald

Singapore: Terrorism is entrenched in south-sast Asia and will only worsen as Islamic State's fortunes fade and foreign fighters skilled in bomb making and hijacking return from the Middle East, Singapore's defence minister said. "When we talk about ...

Rody: War over soon - The Standard

THE ongoing siege of Marawi City will be over “in a matter of days,” President Rodrigo Duterte declared, saying the government was winning the war against Maute group terrorists in the besieged city. “The way it's being evolving now, I think it will be ...

Editorial: Lessons from Marawi siege | SunStar - Sun.Star

THE Marawi crisis is about to end with President Rodrigo Duterte himself saying that the fighting would be over in a “matter of days.” This is a welcome development although the upbeat mood should be tempered by what happened on the ground. Aside from ...

Roundup: Duterte enters 2nd year in office, paving path for prosperous Philippines - Xinhua

MANILA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte entered the second year in office on Friday after having laid a foundation for a prosperous Philippines with a population of over 100 million people. "The first 12 months of the Duterte ...