Philippines leader Duterte says he will take Russian vaccine in public | AFP

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he is keen to accept Russia’s new COVID-19 vaccine, adding that he will be among the first to get “inoculated in public.” Expressing “huge trust” in Russian studies to eradicate the virus, Duterte also says he is hoping for a COVID-19-free December so “we can enjoy this Christmas season.”

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Documentary spotlights Filipina journalist

The documentary “A Thousand Cuts” shows journalist and news organization founder Maria Ressa’s struggles with the government of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. (Aug. 11)

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Philippines’ Duterte seeks death penalty for drug crimes | AFP

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls for the restoration of death penalty for drug crimes in a fresh push for his controversial anti-narcotics crackdown as the Philippines battled a surging coronavirus pandemic. Duterte, in his annual address to the nation, also admitted he is short-handed to push for Philippines’ claims in the South China Sea.

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Duterte-critic journalist Maria Ressa convicted in Philippine libel case | AFP

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was convicted Monday of cyber libel and sentenced to prison – in a case observers say marks a dangerous erosion of press freedom under President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Philippine journalist Ressa holds presser after conviction in libel case | AFP

IMAGES of high-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa holding a press conference after she was convicted on Monday in a cyber libel case that press freedom advocates have branded a ploy to silence critics of President Rodrigo Duterte. IMAGES of presser

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Philippine journalist Ressa arrives in court for verdict | AFP

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa arrives in court. She is facing a possible prison sentence when the verdict in her libel trial is handed down Monday in a case she and watchdogs say is aimed at silencing critics of President Rodrigo Duterte. IMAGES

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Electronic cigarette | AFP Animé

Short videographic on the e-cigarette. Just hours after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced he would ban e-cigarette use, police were ordered on Wednesday to begin arresting people caught vaping in public and to confiscate the devices.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Fly buzzes Duterte as he attacks Philippine priests | AFP

A fly that interrupted his speech was working under the orders of priests, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte joked Tuesday, as he launched a new verbal attack on the country’s influential Catholic church.

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Philippines burns cocaine, meth as drug ‘flood’ continues | AFP

The Philippines burns 1.4 tonnes (over 3,000 pounds) of seized narcotics as the police warns the nation still faces a “flood” of illegal drugs despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown.

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The Philippines: Detained senator Leila de Lima casts her vote

Detained Philippine Senator Leila de Lima, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, casts her vote in an election where some 61 million are registered to cast ballots. More than 18,000 positions are at stake, including half of the seats in the upper house Senate, which has served as a bulwark against some of Duterte’s most controversial policies. IMAGES

Philippines journalist Ressa charged with “cyber libel”

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, sits in an office at the National Bureau of Investigation after being charged with “cyber libel” in a dramatic escalation of government pressure on Ressa and her website Rappler. IMAGES

‘Stronger, faster’ Pacquiao turns 40 with lavish birthday bash

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao says he is “stronger and faster” than ever ahead of his world title defence as he throws a lavish 40th birthday party with thousands of guests, including Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.