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Karen Lema

Philippines refuses to work with ICC 'war on drugs' probe

6:14am EDT

MANILA The government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said it will not cooperate with an International Criminal Court (ICC) probe into his notorious war on drugs, or allow any investigators into the country.

Duterte daughter denies Philippine succession interest as expectation rises

Sep 09 2021

MANILA The daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday she would not run for higher office in next year's general election, a remark that did little to dampen speculation that she has her eye on the presidency.

Philippines defense minister says U.S. treaty needs comprehensive review

Sep 08 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Wednesday there was a need for a comprehensive review of his country's alliance with the United States, complaining Manila got less from its relationship with Washington than non-treaty allies despite growing pressure from China.

Philippines' Duterte accepts 2022 vice presidential nomination

Sep 08 2021

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday accepted his party's nomination to run for vice president in next year's election, forging ahead with a plan criticised by rivals as a cynical move to maintain his political power.

Relatives of Philippine drug war victims alarmed by Duterte's talk of staying on

Aug 25 2021

MANILA Philippine activists and the families of victims in a drug war that has killed thousands view with dread the possibility of President Rodrigo Duterte staying on as vice-president for six more years after his time in the top job ends next year.

Philippines' Duterte raises rivals' suspicions by seeking vice presidency in 2022

Aug 24 2021

MANILA (Reuters) -Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he will run for the vice presidency in next year's elections, confirming an earlier announcement by the country's ruling political party that was criticized by opponents as a ploy for Duterte to maintain his grip on power.

UPDATE 2-Philippines slashes 2021 economic growth target due to lockdown

Aug 18 2021

* Road to recovery remains bumpy - c.bank chief (Adds comments from c.bank governor)

Overwhelmed Philippines hospitals hit by staff resignations

Aug 16 2021

MANILA (Reuters) -Exhausted by the COVID-19 workload, Loui quit her job as an intensive care unit nurse at a private hospital in the Philippines earlier this year.

Overwhelmed Philippines hospitals hit by staff resignations

Aug 16 2021

MANILA, Aug 16 Exhausted by the COVID workload, Loui quit her job as an intensive care unit nurse at a private hospital in the Philippines earlier this year.

Philippine medical workers under strain as COVID-19 cases jump

Aug 13 2021

MANILA (Reuters) -The Philippines reported on Friday its second-largest daily increase in COVID-19 infections, providing more evidence of how the virulent Delta variant may be spreading and ramping up pressure on the country's already stretched healthcare system.

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