The governor calls on other local officials and stakeholders to band together and convince President Rodrigo Duterte not to shut down Boracay Island
'I will convince everybody now under the treaty: Get out! Bastos 'yan!' says President Rodrigo Duterte, as he slams the International Criminal Court
'These charges must be dropped immediately,' says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim
Journalists based outside Metro Manila are banned from President Rodrigo Duterte's events in their hometowns if they are covering for Rappler
Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the Department of Justice panel should have alerted the police if there was weak evidence against alleged drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa
The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC) says the withdrawal would expose Filipinos to lack of justice in the event of 'atrocious crimes'
What message does the Philippines want to say by withdrawing from the ICC, asks the Vice President – that we don't want to promise we would uphold human rights?
Once again, President Rodrigo Duterte fails to sign the proposed executive order ending contractualization on his self-imposed deadline
'The reason why Senate consent is not necessary is the Constitution does not provide it's necessary,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
(UPDATED) Between the time DOJ prosecutor Aristotle Reyes is appointed Lucena City regional trial court judge and finally takes his oath, he has dismissed drug charges against Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim, and the customs officials in the shabu smuggling case
'The political NGOs and the politicians have taken over human rights,' says Foreign Secretary Cayetano after President Duterte said the Philippines is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court
Read the 15-page statement of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
Human Rights Watch and Karapatan also slam President Rodrigo Duterte's move, saying that his administration must be held accountable for 'all rights violations'
Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo says there must be 'diligent study and debate' about such a move that concerns the entire country
'The message has been sent: no more impunity!' declared human rights lawyer Harry Roque when the Philippines ratified the Rome Statute in 2011
Dinidinig ng International Criminal Court ang mga kaso gaya ng genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, at crimes of aggression
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he will ignore the one-year period for the effectivity of the withdrawal, claiming the Philippines was deceived when it signed the Rome Statute
President Rodrigo Duterte also threatens repercussions if the dismissal of the drug charges against Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa is affirmed
A UP professor doubts President Rodrigo Duterte's vow not to extend his term, saying it is like his 'campaign promise to ride a jet ski to the Spratlys'
In 2016, lawyer Harry Roque urged United Nations officials 'to express grave concern on the human rights violations committed by China' in Scarborough Shoal
'There's a world of difference between a UN official using crude language against a sitting head of state and the President using any kind of language that he wants on a private individual,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Jose Matias, who calls himself 'Attorney Jose Roa Matias II,' allegedly claimed to be President Rodrigo Duterte's relative so he could extort money from would-be barangay officials
(UPDATED) Now Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque asserts 'good faith' on the part of China as Malacañang backs joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea
'His murderous and erratic ways plus his crass, twisted, and perverted statements are indicative of a deeply sick mind,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
'The best way is just to keep silent. May commander-in-chief man,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during a speech before soldiers and the police in Zamboanga City
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa and the top two officials of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group can now issue subpoenas in aid of investigations
Vice President Leni Robredo says questioning the integrity of the 2016 elections also means questioning the victory of all winning candidates
The group reaches a tentative agreement to include a provision regulating political dynasties in the constitution it will propose to President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte says the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission is free to check his bank accounts but he won't give the same access to his political opponents
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'You cannot acquire jurisdiction over me, not in a million years,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte warns courts not to issue a temporary restraining order against his declaration or else he will 'bullshit' them
The decision comes after Cabinet members agreed Jason Aquino made a misleading claim that there was a rice shortage, causing prices to increase
The Philippine leader and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are expected to speak ahead of the ASEAN-Australia Summit which Malacañang just confirmed Duterte intends to skip
(UPDATED) Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte prefers to be in the country to attend the Philippine Military Academy graduation and address other national concerns
(UPDATED) Seeking the President's nod before sharing drug war documents is not new in the PNP under Director General Ronald dela Rosa
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte brands any investigation into his drug war as interference
President Rodrigo Duterte says soldiers should not be easy targets for communist rebels or terrorists
In comparison, President Rodrigo Duterte has said he cannot afford to go to war over the West Philippine Sea
'This is democracy and that is the reason why we are pretty hard up. It is not easy to run [a country] where a citizen has so many rights,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Human Rights Watch urges the Philippine government to 'stop depicting itself as the victim'
(UPDATED) The President's spokesman says Duterte did not really mean 'ownership' as the Philippines only exercises sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea
'Isn't this a free country? If someone else wants to run the party then they should first join, get elected as party leader, and then run it the way they want to run it,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who is also President Rodrigo Duterte's adviser on human rights, says the Philippine government will 'definitely not' agree to an investigation by Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard
The firearms from the 'friendly country' will come in the face of the 'boycott of America of our needs,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte says this 'sarcasm' is directed at female rebels who bear children while still with the New People's Army
'We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people,' says an activist nun as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution
After the youth-led protest last Friday, February 23, 'an even bigger protest' is lined up for March 8, International Women's Day
Severo: 'Bago ako maging artista, Pilipino muna ako. Bago ako maging artista, estudyante muna ako.'
Various sectors call on Filipinos to 'fight tyranny and dictatorship' and oppose moves to change the Constitution