Aug 7, 2016

Philippine leader links 150 judges, politicians to drugs

The Philippine president has publicly linked more than 150 judges, mayors, lawmakers and military personnel to illegal drugs, revoked their gun licenses and asked them to surrender for investigation. President Rodrigo Duterte promptly fired members of the military and police he named and ordered ...

Aug 5, 2016

Kishida to visit Philippines for security talks

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday he will visit the Philippines from Wednesday to discuss security issues with his counterpart Perfecto Yasay. Kishida said he also plans to meet Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during the three-day visit. It will be Duterte’s first meeting with ...

Jul 30, 2016

Philippine president calls off truce after communist rebel attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off a weeklong cease-fire after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline he had imposed. It was the first irritant in what has been a blossoming relationship between Duterte, ...