‘F*** you,’ Duterte tells European Union

  President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday lashed out at the European Union (EU) and the United States for criticizing the extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses linked to administration’s war on illegal drugs. Speaking in front of local government officials in Lanang, Davao City, Duterte vented his ire at the …

Ally bares likely reason why Duterte mad at US

A close aide of President Rodrigo Duterte believes the long-time Davao chief executive is still “hurt” over how the United States spirited away the American-British suspect of an explosion that rocked his city in 2002. Michael Meiring was charged with possession of explosives after an explosive tore through his room …

Duterte: American troops must leave Mindanao

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the US Special Forces must leave Mindanao, saying their presence would only worsen the situation in the strife-torn region. “The US Special Forces, they have to go. They have to (leave) Mindanao. There are many (Americans) there,” the President said in a speech at …

Duterte new ASEAN chair

Vientiane, Laos (CNN Philippines) – President Rodrigo Duterte accepted Thursday night the country’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2017. In a speech during the closing ceremony of the ASEAN Summit, Duterte said he will “highlight ASEAN as a model of regionalism and a global player …

Treasury raises P65B from retail bond offering

MANILA – The Philippines raised P65 billion from the sale of retail treasury bonds on Tuesday, double the size of the original offer, in an indication of strong demand for government securities, National Treasurer Roberto Tan said. The 10-year bonds will mature in 2026 and carry a coupon rate of …

Obama Cancels Meeting With Philippines President After Outburst

U.S. President Barack Obama scrapped a meeting with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, in Laos after Duterte unleashed an expletive-laden warning against the U.S. interfering in a war on drugs that’s led to the deaths of thousands of suspects. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said Obama won’t go through …