Duterte

'Sorry, God': Philippines' Duterte reportedly apologizes to God

Less than a month after making several controversial statements about God, the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, offered his apologies to the Almighty. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to God for his earlier remarks during a meeting with Eddie Villanueva, the president...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

Philippines' Duterte says no 'justice' for families of drugs war casualties

Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the families of people killed in his controversial war on drugs will not receive “justice”, rejecting calls from rights groups seeking redress for the thousands of deaths. More than 4,200 suspected drug dealers have been...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:08am

Duterte kiss during South Korea visit draws disgust

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn sharp condemnation from politicians and women's rights activists after he asked a woman to kiss him on the lips, as hundreds of his supporters watched and shrieked during a public event in South Korea. Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:28am

Philippines' Duterte 'intimidated by strong women'

Women's rights advocates in the Philippines have taken to social media to call out President Rodrigo Duterte's "sexist" statements, the latest of which include him suggesting that he take the country's tourism chief in a romantic liaison, and equating having a second wife to...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 9:03am