Sunday, December 5, 2021

Rodrigo Duterte

Anger among Philippine victims’ families as ICC suspends war on drugs probe

The release of details of 50 drug war deaths marked a rare admission by the state that abuses may have taken place.

Philippines’ Duterte seeks senate seat, avoids battle with daughter

With their decisions made, the spotlight for the presidency could shift to the controversial son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Surprise entries create chaos in race to succeed Philippines’ Duterte

The Southeast Asian nation of 110 million people holds elections in May 2022 for positions from president down to governors, mayors and local officials.

Philippines’ Duterte threatens to punish officials for slow pace of Covid jabs

The Philippines, which has one of Asia's worst coronavirus epidemics, has so far fully immunised a little over a third of 77 million people eligible for shots.

Philippines’ Duterte takes full responsibility for drugs war

The Philippines has come under pressure from the United Nations to investigate allegations of systematic murders of drug suspects.

Philippines’ Duterte to prepare defence against ICC probe in apparent U-turn

Duterte has repeatedly attacked the world's only permanent war crimes court and insisted it has no jurisdiction in the Philippines.

Duterte’s daughter running for Philippine president in 2022 election?

Sara Duterte-Carpio is currently mayor of Davao, the Philippines' third-largest city, and had previously said she would not run for national office next year.

Philippines’ Duterte vows accountability for anyone who went ‘beyond bounds’ in drug war

More than 6,100 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed since he took office in June 2016.

Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao to run for president in 2022

His boxing credentials along with fighting poverty and corruption are likely to be the key themes of his campaign.

Philippines’ Duterte won’t cooperate with ICC drug war probe

Duterte pulled Manila out of the Hague-based court after it launched a preliminary probe, but the ICC says it has jurisdiction over crimes committed while the Philippines was still a member.

ICC approves Philippines ‘war on drugs’ investigation

Judges say there is a 'reasonable basis' to believe that the crime against humanity of murder had been committed in the crackdown, which has left thousands of people dead.

Philippines’ Duterte to run for vice-president, says party

Duterte, who was elected to the top job in 2016, is barred under the constitution from seeking another term.

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