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Duterte orders quick response to typhoon-hit areas

Manila, Nov 15 | Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of an inter-agency task force to streamline the government's response to regions...

Duterte vows to fight corruption before term ends in 2022

Manila, Oct 27 | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday vowed to "concentrate" on fighting corruption before his term ends in 2022, adding the...

ASEAN can overcome COVID-19 pandemic: Duterte

Manila, Aug 8 | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Saturday expressed optimism that the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) can overcome the COVID-19...

Duterte approves proposed $91bn budget for 2021

Manila, Aug 2 | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the proposed 4.506-trillion-peso ($91 billion) national budget for 2021, the Department of Budget and...

Filipinos defy quarantine, protest against Duterte

Manila, June 12 | Tthousands of people defied the COVID-19 quarantine in Philippines on Friday to protest against the repressive measures of the Rodrigo...

Request to publish Duterte’s medical reports dismissed

Manila, May 9 | The Philippine Supreme Court has dismissed a request to make public the medical reports, both physical and psychological, of the...

Scribe shot dead in Philippines, 16th since Duterte took office

Manila, May 6 | A radio broadcaster in central Philippines' Negros Oriental province was shot dead by bike-borne assailants, the 16th journalist to be...

Trump, Duterte discuss cooperation in COVID-19 response

Manila, April 20 | US President Donald Trump and his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte discussed possible bilateral cooperation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic...

Petition filed to make Duterte reveal health status

Manila, April 14 | A Philippine lawyer has filed a petition with the Supreme Court to compel the President Rodrigo Duterte to make his...

Duterte orders police to shoot quarantine violators

Manila, April 2 | Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police officers to shoot those who violate the strict quarantine imposed in the country...

Duterte signs self-granting special law to deal with COVID-19

Manila, March 25 | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that authorises him to exercise "stand-by powers" necessary to carry out urgent...

COVID-19: Duterte declares state of calamity in Philippines

Manila, March 17 | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a state of national calamity for six months amid rising number of coronavirus cases...

Philippines President Duterte to undergo COVID-19 testing

Manila, March 12 | Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will undergo testing for the COVID-19 disease while he does not have symptoms, Senator Christopher Lawrence...

Philippines security group imposes ‘no-touch’ policy with Duterte

Manila, March 9 | The Presidential Security Group (PSG) of the Philippines said on Monday that it will implement a "no-touch" policy on President...

Philippines Mayor in Duterte’s narco-list shot dead

Manila, Feb 11 | The mayor of a city in southern Philippines whose name figured in the controversial "narco-list" prepared on the orders of...

Duterte reveals he has chronic neuromuscular disease

Manila, Oct 7 | Rodrigo Duterte revealed that he has a chronic neuromuscular disease, the latest in a series of ailments affecting the Philippines...

Duterte off to Russia to meet ‘favourite hero’ Putin

Manila, Oct 1 | Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday took off for an official visit to Russia where he will meet his Russian...

Business

Franklin Templeton’s shut funds receive Rs 13,789 cr so far

New Delhi, Jan 17 | The six shut schemes of Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund have received cash flows of Rs 13,789 crore since winding...