Philippines' Duterte withdraws candidacy for a senate seat

Philippines' Duterte withdraws candidacy for a senate seat

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday withdrew his candidacy for a senate seat, the election commission's spokesperson said.

'Hold the line': Maria Ressa fights for press freedom under Philippines' Duterte

'Hold the line': Maria Ressa fights for press freedom under Philippines' Duterte

Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who will accept the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Friday, has battled multiple legal cases and online abuse in her campaign for press freedom under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine leader Duterte's preferred successor quits presidential race

Philippine leader Duterte's preferred successor quits presidential race

Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte's preferred successor, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go, announced on Tuesday he was dropping out of the presidential race, leaving the administration without a candidate in next year's polls.

Duterte's daughter Sara to run for Philippines vice president

Duterte's daughter Sara to run for Philippines vice president

Philippines "First Daughter" Sara Duterte on Saturday entered the vice presidential race for the 2022 elections, in a surprise move that could boost the chances of presidential hopeful Ferdinand Marcos Jr winning the country's highest office.

Philippines' Duterte says daughter running for president in 2022 elections

Philippines' Duterte says daughter running for president in 2022 elections

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter will run for president in the 2022 election and her father's long-time aide, who has filed his vice presidential candidacy, will be her running mate, ABS-CBN news reported late on Saturday.

Philippines approves Covid jabs for kids as young as 12

Philippines approves Covid jabs for kids as young as 12

The Philippines has approved Covid-19 jabs for children as young as 12, an aide to President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, as the country battles surging infections fuelled by the hyper-contagious Delta variant.

Philippines' Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in capital, nearby provinces

Philippines' Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in capital, nearby provinces

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a strict lockdown in the capital region and adjacent provinces by at least one week to try to contain a renewed surge in coronavirus infections, his spokesman said on Saturday.

Philippines' Duterte disowns list of drug suspects after mayor killed

Philippines' Duterte disowns list of drug suspects after mayor killed

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte distanced himself from a list of top drug suspects his office made public last year after another mayor on that list was killed last week, a move which Human Rights Watch denounced as "cowardly".

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away

Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine

Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some countries resume in-person classes.

Life taking 'toll on my health': Philippines' Duterte

Life taking 'toll on my health': Philippines' Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that life is taking its "toll on my health", as speculation swirls over the 74-year-old's prolonged absences from the public eye.

Philippines' Duterte names top drug war critic as 'drugs tsar'

Philippines' Duterte names top drug war critic as 'drugs tsar'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named his main political rival as his "drugs tsar" after she criticised the high death toll his anti-narcotics campaign has caused