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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

No 'humanitarian crisis' in Marawi - The Manila Times

Malacañang on Friday denied there is a “humanitarian crisis” in Marawi City after President Rodrigo Duterte sought allies' help in rebuilding the conflict-torn city. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said Duterte welcoming aid from ...

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 ...