Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Monday hit out at "stupid" human rights campaigners, as he defended his imminent war on crime and emphasized the death penalty was for retribution.
The Philippine president-elect said Monday he would aggressively promote artificial birth control in the country even at the risk of getting in a fight with the dominant Catholic church, which staunchly opposes the use of contraceptives.
Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte says he could be open to peace talks with the Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf, which recently beheaded two foreign hostages and kidnapped seven more.
A suspected drug pusher lies dead as police crime scene operatives gather evidence after three suspected drug pushers were killed when a drug bust operation ended in a shootout with authorities in Manila, Saturday, June 25.
A villager, donning capes mostly of dried banana leaves and covered in mud, attends a mass in a bizarre annual ritual to venerate their patron saint, John the Baptist, Friday, June 24, at Bibiclat, Aliaga township, Nueva Ecija province in northern Philippines.
MANILA - A Filipina held hostage by a notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines was released from captivity Friday, police said, a week after her Canadian boyfriend was beheaded by the gunmen.
Philippine police killed 11 suspected drug dealers during operations at the weekend, police said on Monday, adding to a surge of drugs-related killings since Rodrigo Duterte swept an election last month on promises to wipe out crime.
China is restricting TV shows that use formats from abroad such as "The Voice of China," which is based on a Dutch talent show, in a move it says is intended to lead to more innovation and original programming among Chinese TV channels.
Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte will resume stalled peace talks with communist rebels next month, negotiators said, a step toward ending one of Asia's longest insurgencies that has killed tens of thousands of people.
Relatives of a Canadian man beheaded by Islamic militants in the Philippines said Tuesday that they agree with Canada's policy of not paying ransom for hostages.