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Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte announces retirement from politics
Philippine presidents are limited by the constitution to a single six-year term.
# Asia
Philippine president Duterte under fire after admitting he molested a maid when a teenager
Women’s rights political party Gabriela denounced Duterte’s comments as “repulsive”.
# mariano blanco
Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office
Mariano Blanco, mayor of the town of Ronda, is the latest in a spate of local officials to be slain in recent months.
# all together now
Donald Trump met Rodrigo Duterte in Manila and said he 'really enjoyed being here'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been accused of mass murder.
# War On Drugs
Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking
Protests have erupted in the Philippines over the controversial president’s war on drugs.
# War On Drugs
Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16
“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.
# geebag
The Philippines' President keeps making rape jokes, but is claiming that people "get him"
This is wrong on a number of levels.
# philippines president
Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war
“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.
# Philippines
Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city
“When I say crush them, you have to destroy everything, including lives.”
# Botched Robbery
36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room
Police said it appeared to be a botched robbery rather than a terrorist attack.
# islamic state
Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS
Security forces have been battling militants in Marawi, a major Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic country.
# Battle lines
'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered
The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.
# Under Siege
IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children
There are fears for those trapped in the city of Marawi.
# Rodrigo Duterte
Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke
Duterte told a military camp that they were allowed to rape women because he would take the blame for it.
# Philippines
"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage
The photos have triggered accusations of further rights abuses in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs.
# best mates
Philippine President meets his 'hero' Putin to give out about US "hypocrisy and bullying"
Since taking office in June, the foul-mouthed Duterte has upended the Philippines’ historical military alliance with the United States.
# Philippines
Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail
The president of the Philippines has been waging a bloody war on drugs.
# War On Drugs
Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out
The incident occurred hours after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to intensify his crackdown on crime.
# Rodrigo Duterte
Philippines president who called Pope a "son of a b****" has promised God he won't curse again
Duterte’s profanities have almost become his trademark.
# Hard man
Duterte's popularity soars in Philippines amid claims of anti-crime 'death squads'
The controversial president is enjoying a high popularity rating three months into office.
# tirade
Philippine president literally gives the finger to the EU as he says "F**k you" to them
In a separate speech, Duterte also repeated a vow to shield police or soldiers from prosecution.
# sorry about that
Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'
Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.
# his favourite insult
President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'
Rodrigo Duterte is not impressed with the US president’s criticism of his war on drugs.
# War On Drugs
Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes
“You know who the drug lords are. Would you like to kill them? Go ahead.”
# drug dealers
Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'
Rodrigo Duterte also attempted some light wordplay on genocide while talking to reporters.
# human rights concerns
Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs
Hundreds of killings have taken place since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in June.
# Rodrigo Duterte
Philippines president causes uproar after referring to US envoy as "gay ambassador"
Rodrigo Duterte made the controversial comments on live television.
# Rodrigo Duterte
Philippine president says journalists "are not exempted from assassination, if you're a son of a b***h"
“You won’t be killed if you don’t do anything wrong.”
# Rodrigo Duterte
A politician who makes rape jokes and is called "The Trump of the East" is set to become Philippines president
Duterte himself says he has killed “around three” people.