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(UPDATED) Former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte on Thursday took his oath of office as the 16th president of the Philippines.

Catch the LIVE coverage of the historic oath taking of President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leno Robredo and contribute to the reports by using the hashtag #DuterteOath or #RobredoOath on Twitter.

The conflicting schedule of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo has not allowed the two leaders to meet, Robredo's team said on Thursday.

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(UPDATED) Incoming President Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte met with outgoing President Benigno Aquino III at the Malacañang Palace on Thursday morning prior to the former's inaugural ceremony.

Farmers who gathered in Quezon City for the National Conference on Agrarian Reform this week are hopeful for better implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, which they said has been lacking in past administrations.

Here is the full text of Vice President Leni Robredo's inaugural speech.

(UPDATED) Liberal Party's Leni Robredo on Thursday morning formally took her oath of office as the 14th vice president of the country.

United Nations' Permanent Court of Arbitration has announced that it will issue its final award in the arbitration case initiated by the Philippines against China on July 12.

People from all walks of life have turned to social media to express their gratitude and bid goodbye to President Aquino, the country’s 15th chief executive.

Before the burden of an entire nation fell on his shoulders, Rodrigo Duterte enjoyed a final night out yesterday, the eve of his inaugural as the 16th president of the Philippines.

Veteran and neophyte lawmakers alike have expressed optimism about president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s delivering on his promise of change as the former Davao City mayor officially begins his six-year term today as the country’s 16th chief executive.

Defense officials from the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia are working out an arrangement for the deployment in the Sulu Sea of a combined force of sea marshals to deter kidnapping for ransom by the Abu Sayyaf and other cross-border crimes like piracy.

Former Metro Rail Transit 3 general manager Al Vitangcol III filed graft charges yesterday against outgoing  Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and five other officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) before the Office of the Ombudsman.