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Lawmakers throw out impeachment complaint against Duterte

Lawmakers in the Philippines unanimously voted to throw out an impeachment complaint against President Duterte today (Monday, March 15). The complaint accused him of orchestrating mass murder, holding undisclosed wealth and surrendering the country’s sovereignty in the South China Sea. The Justice Committee of the House of Representatives, which is…



Duterte accused of crimes against humanity at International Criminal Court

A Philippines lawyer has filed a complaint against President Duterte and senior officials at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today (Monday, April 24), accusing them of crimes against humanity. Attorney Jude Sabio’s 78-page complaint said that the president “repeatedly, unchangingly and continuously” committed crimes against humanity and that under him,…


Public support for Duterte’s war on drugs beginning to slip

Satisfaction with President Duterte’s war on drugs has declined among Filipinos this year, a survey has revealed today (Wednesday, April 19). Of 1,200 people surveyed by Social Weather Stations (SWS), 78 per cent said they were ‘satisfied’ by the government crackdown, down from 85 per cent in a similar poll…




Palace hits back at EU condemnation of Senator De Lima’s arrest

The European parliament has condemned the Philippines for arresting Senator Leila de Lima, President Duterte’s staunchest critic, for allegedly being involved in the Bilibid Prison drugs trade. A resolution passed by European Union lawmakers said they had serious concerns that the charges against Senator De Lima — who is imprisoned…