Philippine lawmaker Senator Christopher Go withdraws from presidential race

Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte’s preferred successor, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, announced on Tuesday he was dropping out of the presidential race, leaving the administration without a candidate in next year’s polls. Go, Duterte’s long-time aide, had recently hinted he may pull out of the presidential contest and said the president respected his decision. His withdrawal… Read More Philippine lawmaker Senator Christopher Go withdraws from presidential race

ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan suspends probe into Philippines drug war

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has suspended a probe at Manila’s request into suspected rights abuses during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs. ICC judges approved a probe in September into the campaign in which thousands of suspected drug peddlers have died. Activists say many have been executed by law… Read More ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan suspends probe into Philippines drug war

Philippine lawmaker Senator Christopher Go files candidacy for president

Philippine voters were bracing on Sunday for more drama in a presidential race that already features a “Bong” vs “Bongbong” match-up and a potential 11th-hour challenge by President Rodrigo Duterte against his own daughter for the No. 2 post. The jockeying before Monday’s registration deadline bolsters the view that the 2022 election will be dominated… Read More Philippine lawmaker Senator Christopher Go files candidacy for president

Philippine, Russian journalists win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for tackling corruption and misrule

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, who braved the wrath of the leaders of the Philippines and Russia to expose corruption and misrule, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, in an endorsement of free speech under fire worldwide. The two were awarded “for their courageous fight for freedom of expression” in their countries, Chairwoman… Read More Philippine, Russian journalists win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for tackling corruption and misrule

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announces retirement from politics

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday he was retiring from politics, a surprise move that fuelled speculation he was clearing the way for a presidential run by his daughter. Sara Duterte-Carpio is currently mayor of Davao, the Philippines’ third-largest city, and filed on Saturday to contest the role again. She has previously said she… Read More Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announces retirement from politics

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from sport

World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao announced his retirement from what he called the “greatest sport in the world” on Wednesday to focus on a run for the Philippines presidency, the biggest fight of his career. In a 14-minute video posted on Facebook and Twitter, “Pacman”, as he is known in the sport, thanked fans worldwide… Read More Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from sport

Manila mayor Francisco Domagoso announces intention to contest in 2022 Philippine presidential election

Manila mayor, Francisco Domagoso, said on Wednesday he will run for the Philippine presidency in the 2022 election. Francisco Domagoso, 47, better known by his celebrity screen name Isko Moreno during an initial career in show business, is the third politician to declare a presidential bid, and is one of the leading candidates in opinion… Read More Manila mayor Francisco Domagoso announces intention to contest in 2022 Philippine presidential election

Phillipine boxer Manny Pacquiao announces intention to contest in 2022 presidential election

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte’s cozy relationship with China. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his political allies during the national assembly of the faction he leads in the ruling PDP-Laban… Read More Phillipine boxer Manny Pacquiao announces intention to contest in 2022 presidential election