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The 82-year-old Pope is on his first visit to Buddhist majority Thailand, where he will spend 4 days before setting off to Japan
A Catholic holdout in a sea of Buddhist temples, St. Joseph's Church in Ayutthaya survived hardship, occasional hostility and war
How credible are the claims of a viral post alleging that President Rodrigo Duterte was given humiliating treatment at the Japanese Emperor's enthronement?
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to see his neurologist after 'unbearable pain in his spinal column' prompts him to use a cane at the Japanese Emperor's enthronement ceremony and fly home right after
(UPDATED) The Philippine leader, bringing a supposedly ‘leaner’ delegation, will also attend the Emperor’s Banquet and Prime Minister's Banquet
The Gandhi bust is a gift by the Indian government, marking the 150th birth anniversary of the revered political icon
As President Rodrigo Duterte hosts Indian leader Ram Nath Kovind, the Philippine Coast Guard and Indian Navy sign a memorandum of understanding on sharing information about the movement of non-military commercial vessels
President Ram Nath Kovind will meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang, address Filipino and Indian businessmen, and unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi during his visit
The state visit comes as the Philippines and India commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries
'Mukha ba kaming walang pera? May pera po kami at yung perang 'yan ay gift sa amin 'yan ng mga taong sumusuporta sa amin'
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte gets his first honorary degree from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations University, Russia's premier school for international relations which is run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The President hits traditional western powers for supposedly encumbering his war on drugs that has killed thousands of Filipinos
Hosts repeatedly ask the verbose Philippine leader to wrap up his long answers, in which he rants about the US, justifies his drug war, and even jokes about 'killing girls'
(UPDATED) 'President Duterte told President Putin the remarkable progress of Philippines-Russia relations after he sought the rebalancing of traditional partnerships and the deepening of relations with non-traditional partners,' says Malacañang
The Philippine President's loose tie and crumpled-looking collar during a bilateral meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raises some eyebrows on Twitter
Rosneft is the same oil company helping Vietnam drill oil in waters being claimed by China. Beijing has issued warnings against Rosneft's operations.
Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos Sorreta says the labor agreement is envisioned to grant Filipinos working in Russia 'legal status'
The Philippine leader and several Cabinet members will visit Sochi and Moscow from October 2 to 5
The Philippine leader will attend the Valdai Forum in Sochi and speak to students of the Moscow State Institute for International Relations
The Philippine President accepts the invitation of his 'idol' Russian President Vladimir Putin, for another visit to Russia
Signed during Singaporean President Halimah Yacob's state visit to the Philippines, the memoranda of understanding involve agriculture, infrastructure, and education cooperation
President Rodrigo Duterte admits having no plan to assert Philippine rights using the Hague ruling, apart from mentioning it in a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping
The singer and actress returns to the Philippines
As he enters the last phase of his term, can Duterte afford to appear and sound like a wimp alongside his fellow Southeast Asian leaders? And for what? For China’s empty promises and intrusions into our territories?
Some 300 Chinese and Filipino businessmen attend a business forum organized for President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to China
The Philippine President wants Chinese warships to abide by laws on innocent passage, saying not doing so runs counter to their efforts at managing the sea row
Philippine trade chief Ramon Lopez says China also intends to import industrial goods
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte and his ever-present former aide Senator Bong Go pose with Jackie Chan for photos while on an official trip in China
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells Xi Jinping that the arbitral ruling is 'final' and 'binding' but the Chinese leader says his country is 'not budging' from its position
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr initially bids farewell to Twitter before leaving for China, where the social media platform is blocked. But the silence doesn't last long.
Despite 'challenges,' the Philippines and China remain true to their 'friendship,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during the portion of his meeting with Xi Jinping open to the media
One of the deals is a loan agreement covering a project management consultancy contract given to a Chinese firm for the PNR South Long Haul railway project
Only select Philippine officials are invited to lunch at a roast duck restaurant, an activity which does not appear on President Duterte's official China schedule
The Philippine President lands in China for his awaited fifth visit where he will raise West Philippine Sea issues and call for the fast-tracking of big-ticket Chinese projects
Here's a compilation of key agreements on the West Philippine Sea reached during bilateral meetings between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping
The Philippine President has to gather support from the international community and take action in the West Philippine Sea, or China may just ignore him, maritime law experts say
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte is supposed to inaugurate a building at the Fujian Normal University built in honor of his mother, Soledad Roa Duterte
'Where did they come from? Where are they going? Obviously they are going back to China pero ang mas malaking question, saan sila galing at bakit sila dumadaan sa Sibutu Strait?' asks the defense chief
The US Navy's presence in the West Philippine Sea affirms a treaty alliance that provides a layer of deterrence against an increasingly aggressive China
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte also wants to discuss the proposed joint exploration for oil and gas with Chinese President Xi Jinping
'I am honored to officially extend an invitation to Your Holiness to visit Iraq – the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of Abraham, the father of the faithful and messenger of the divine religions,' says President Barham Saleh
The timing is likely to raise eyebrows at the White House as it comes one week before the G20 summit in Japan, where US President Donald Trump expects to meet with Xi Jinping to discuss their trade war
'He wants to have a world that is good for future generations and I want that too,' Donald Trump says
(UPDATED) With the US increasingly isolated from its traditional allies, Donald Trump talks up the 'special relationship' with Britain during a joint press conference with Theresa May
Trump's 3-day visit is technically centered around Wednesday's D-Day 75th-anniversary commemorations on the south shore of England, but it comes at an especially chaotic time for the UK
The Philippine leader says United Nations climate conferences are a 'waste of time and money'
In a rare speech, the woman President Duterte calls his 'First Lady' speaks of her own experience as a migrant worker in the United States
As his term nears the halfway mark, President Rodrigo Duterte reminds Filipinos that their choice of the next president will determine if the gains of his administration will continue
'Nagamot ko ang sarili ko,' says President Rodrigo Duterte after saying he used to be gay