Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte calls communist rebels a “terrorist group”

After a promising start to the peace process, the lack of trust between the government and the communist rebels has shattered the hope of ending decades of guerrilla warfare. The stage is set for an all-out offensive against each other.

Who is at the heart of #Lenileaks?

With tensions running high between supporters of President Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo, there are fears over the implications of the recent Lenileaks scandal. Just how high, or low, does American involvement go? 

Does Duterte’s nation need American money?

Senior American lawmakers are calling for the withdrawal of large aid packages to the Philipines in the wake of Duterte’s increasingly provocative and bloodthirsty statements on the drugs war. But as the days of the Obama administration tick away, the Filipino president is happy to bluff and wait for fairer winds.