Marcos's family is among the country's most famous dynasties and despite its fall from grace, has retained far-reaching and powerful connections.
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Sara Duterte-Carpio is set to contest two of the most powerful posts in a country where the family has built considerable political clout.
Recent details challenge the official police narrative that says the thousands shot dead were all drug dealers who resisted arrest.
The Philippine constitution bars a re-election bid by the president, but he said on Tuesday he would run for vice president in 2022 in order to keep up his crusade.
The agreement has assumed additional importance as the United States and its allies contend with an increasingly assertive China.
Campaigns backing Sara Duterte-Carpio, 42, to succeed the autocratic and capricious president whose war on drugs killed thousands are gathering pace.
With infections surging in the Philippines, the government in April banned health care workers from leaving the country.
Tensions between the United States and China over the South China Sea have erupted into a war of words on social media, in what analysts see as a change in U.S. strategy amid a burgeoning superpower rivalry in Southeast Asia. After Washington last week hardened ...
Two years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a divorce with old ally the United States in return for bumper business ties with China, he doesn't have much to show for it. Duterte left Beijing in 2016 with $24 billion of Chinese loans and investment ...
When Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte summoned his security chiefs to an urgent meeting one Sunday night last month, his mind was already made up. His military and law enforcement heads had no idea what was coming: a suspension of the police force's leading role in ...