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When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hosts a summit of Southeast Asian leaders this weekend, the spotlight will be on him. Just less than a year in power, he faces a mass murder complaint before the International Criminal Court and an impeachment bid at home as bodies continue to pile up in his war on illegal drugs.

There’s no point in pressing China to comply with the ruling of an arbitral court invalidating its expansive claims in the South China Sea, President Duterte said yesterday.

Over 9,000 firearm licenses have been revoked by the Philippine National Police Firearms and Explosives Office for various reasons, including the involvement of the gun owners in illegal drugs.

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Power went off as President Duterte started his speech for the toast in honor of Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bokiah during the state banquet prepared by Malacañang for the visiting leader last night.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said the talk on convicted Filipina Mary Jane Veloso depends on Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his government.

“I am not a worker for human rights.”

President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to block ABS-CBN's legislative franchise renewal and once again cursed at the New York Times over coverage critical of him.

President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed the idea that the Philippines can pressure China through international opinion by raising the country's legal victory on the South China Sea, saying those who want him to do so are dreaming.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said that the International Criminal Court does not have jurisdiction on the crimes he was accused of committing, his first reaction to the communication filed by a Philippine lawyer at the Hague moving for his investigation and possible prosecution.

Information regarding the love affair between a senior police official and an Abu Sayyaf member are just being exposed to public now, but President Rodrigo Duterte said he had known about it all along.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday afternoon arrived in Manila two days ahead of the 30th Association of South East Asian Nations Summit.

For Solicitor General Jose Calida,the contract between the Bureau of Corrections and Tagum Agricultural Development Co. owned by the family of Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. is illegal.

The Republic of the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam issued a joint statement following the state visit of Prime Minister Hassanal Bolkiah to Manila.

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