Published: July 22, 2021
MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has ruled that President Rodrigo Duterte cannot invoke the Philippines’ withdrawal from the Rome Statute to skirt the investigation by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) of charges that he committed crimes against humanity in the killings of thousands in his brutal war on drugs.
Published: July 27, 2020
The large number of foreign tourists visiting each year includes a large group that has started to look at condominiums to buy, so they can have a place to stay when they visit Phuket.Some also sought additional rental income when they were not in residence.
Published: July 26, 2020
MANILA, Philippines — “If you are expecting that it will be renewed, I am sorry. I will see to it that you are out.” It was in December 2019 when President Rodrigo Duterte, speaking partly in Filipino, made this pronouncement, as the country’s largest broadcast network, ABS-CBN, was hoping to have its application for the renewal for its 25-year franchise granted.
Published: March 17, 2020
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Philippines under a state of calamity in an attempt to contain the 2019 coronavirus disease or COVID-19 which has sickened over 180 people.
Published: October 26, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Despite the “unbearable pain” felt by President Rodrigo Duterte that led to his premature homecoming from Japan, the Chief Executive would still attend the forthcoming Asean Summit in Thailand.
Published: July 23, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Delivering his State of the Nation address on Monday, his fourth since taking office in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte stood his ground on the controversial issues hounding his presidency — his brutal war on drugs that has drawn international condemnation because of the thousands of lives lost and his embrace of China in the country’s territorial dispute with the Asian giant in the South China Sea.
Published: July 22, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Buoyed by his high ratings, President Rodrigo Duterte may continue to defend his controversial stand in the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea and his brutal war on drugs in his speech at the opening of the 18th Congress on Monday.
Published: July 18, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday declared that he would never be tried by an international tribunal for the thousands of killings in his brutal war on drugs, saying he would only face trial in a Philippine court.