Rodrigo 'Rody' Roa Duterte was the 16th President of the Philippines.
The former lawyer and mayor of Davao built a reputation on fighting crime and corruption. He had a zero-tolerance policy against drug traffickers, organised crime and vowed to re-introduce the death penalty.
Many countries ignore rulings they do not like, but only the US punishes others for alleged breaches of treaties to which it is not even a party.
President Marcos Jnr said Manila’s return to the court was under study but questions over jurisdiction and sovereignty were still ‘problems’ for the country.
The former Philippine president said he would be forced to come out of retirement and run to become a senator or seek the nation’s second-highest post if Sara Duterte-Carpio is ousted.
A top general has warned of ‘destabilisation efforts’ instigated by former officers against President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr.
The former president of the Philippines said he had met some retired generals but plotting a coup was never discussed ‘as there is no serious issue of corruption’.
The former president made the comment during a television interview, after legislator France Castro criticised his daughter’s handling of government funds.
France Castro, deputy minority leader of the House of Representatives, filed a criminal complaint against Duterte for what she described as a ‘serious threat’ to her life, alleging that he threatened to kill her during an interview.
He also said if he were Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he would ‘pulverise Gaza and make it the biggest cemetery in the world’.
Jonila Castro and Jhed Tamano had been working with coastal communities opposed to reclamation activities in Manila Bay when they disappeared earlier this month.
Ex-Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has been urged by former leader Gloria Arroyo to return to the political arena amid calls for Duterte to be a special envoy to Beijing.
A vocal critic of ex-president Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly drug war, Ressa has long maintained that the charges against her and her news website Rappler were politically motivated.
China’s ‘temporary special arrangement’ allowing delivery of food and supplies to old warship seen as attempt to prevent international resistance and isolation from Southeast Asian neighbours.
Former Philippine foreign minister Teodoro Locsin has been appointed the president’s special envoy to Beijing, despite the outspoken diplomat’s profanity-laced criticism of China.
More than 6,000 people were killed in police anti-drug raids during Duterte’s six-year term, with many of the victims leaving behind wives and mothers to keep their remaining family members alive.
Chinese president urged former Philippine leader to ‘play an important role’ in promoting relations between the two nations.
Former President Rodrigo Duterte said only the Philippines can try crimes committed in its own country after the ICC approved an international investigation.
Chinese president receives former Philippine leader in Beijing, telling him ‘I hope you will continue to play an important role in the friendly cooperation’.
Former president Rodrigo Duterte says he has repeatedly assured Chinese ambassador Huang Xilan that the Philippines does not have a dispute with China.
Leila De Lima was cleared of a criminal charge against her, which stemmed from allegations made by Duterte that she took payments from drug gangs. She has 1 more case pending.
The Philippine ambassador to the US said joint patrols between the two nations in the disputed South China Sea may begin later this year.
At a forum in Washington, President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr said the administration of former president Rodrigo Duterte ‘focused very much on enforcement’ in its war on drugs