Philippine lawmakers completed the official vote count from May 9 elections on Friday and announced that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency by an overwhelming margin, while Rep. Leni Robredo triumphed as vice president.
Philippine police shot dead eight drug suspects this week, authorities said Friday, following repeated calls by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for security forces to kill criminals.
Philippine police shot dead eight drug suspects this week, authorities said Friday, following repeated calls by president-elect Rodrigo Duterte for security forces to kill criminals.
Plans by the Philippines' controversial president-elect to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the strongman's crimes.
Explosive incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has launched a series of obscenity-filled attacks on the Catholic Church, branding local bishops corrupt "sons of whores" who are to be blamed for the nation's fast-growing population.
Workers pour caustic soda, an essential chemical to the production of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, into a drum of acid during the destruction of illegal drugs and laboratory equipment headed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Manila on Tuesday, May 24.
The Philippines has halted an investigation into an alleged vigilante death squad linked to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte after the key witness disappeared, likely due to fear of the incoming leader, officials said.
The Philippines president-elect blasted the Catholic Church Sunday for hypocrisy, saying the bishops who had condemned him during his campaign had been asking favors from the government.
Five people, including teenagers, died from unknown causes during a pop concert in a suburb of the Philippine capital, police said Sunday.
Communist rebels on Sunday killed two farmers in the central Philippines despite peace overtures from incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, the military said.