‘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 …

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 …

Authorities urge Filipinos to stop hoarding coins

By AP MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine central bank is appealing to the public to stop hoarding coins, saying the habit is forcing it to mint more money at a high cost. Deputy bank governor Diwa Guinigundo lamented on Sunday a shortage of coins in the country and noted that …