Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte temporarily placed the Bureau of Customs under military control after two massive shipments of illegal drugs each valued at over US$100 million evaded detection in the port of Manila, the Associated Press reported.
Police arrested an opposition senator who spent three weeks holed up in his office after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte revoked his amnesty over his involvement in a failed coup 15 years ago.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Anthony Trillanes, an opposition senator and vocal critic of his regime, after revoking amnesty for his involvement in a failed coup 15 years ago.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is tired of fighting corruption and is contemplating stepping down--but only if someone other than his constitutional successor takes the reins, he and his spokesperson told reporters on several occasions this week.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte watched as bulldozers crushed over US$5 million worth of contraband Porsches, Lamborghinis, and other luxury vehicles on Monday in a flashy crackdown on corruption.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines has revoked the operating license of a major news platform Rappler in a move many lament as a blow to press freedom. Rappler and certain watchdog organizations suspect that the SEC’s ruling is a politically motivated effort by the Duterte administration to stifle criticism of the government.
Philippine authorities took steps to prevent eight suspected drug traffickers from leaving the country – among them a former campaign supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte whom investigators now call "the drug lord of Cebu."
An opposition lawmaker filed an impeachment complaint on Thursday against the Philippine President, accusing him of drug-related extrajudicial killings, concealing assets worth millions, and running a "death squad" during his time as mayor.
A Philippines mayor was shot and killed Saturday as police raided his jail cell, the second suspect named on President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of 150 officials linked to illegal drugs to die, according to Filipino news outlet Inquirer.net.
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