MANILA — A lawyer for President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday that International Criminal Court representatives would be denied entry to the Philippines, a day after the Hague-based tribunal authorized a full investigation into Mr. Duterte’s bloody war on drugs. A three-judge panel at the court said on Wednesday thatContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — A Russian hacking cartel carried out an extraordinary cyberattack against the government of Costa Rica, crippling tax collection and export systems for more than a month so far and forcing the country to declare a state of emergency. The ransomware gang Conti, which is based in Russia, claimedContinue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering the Philippines presidential election, the resignation of Sri Lanka’s prime minister and a pandemic pivot in Taiwan. Another Marcos for president? With more than 90 percent of election returns counted in a preliminary tally, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appeared sure to win the country’s presidential election earlyContinue Reading

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of the former dictator of the Philippines, claimed a major boost on Saturday in his effort to become the country’s next president, saying that the daughter of its current leader, Rodrigo Duterte, would effectively be his running mate. Sara Duterte, Mr. Duterte’s daughter, had yetContinue Reading

The young editors and reporters of the Philippine news site Rappler were already busy on Friday. It was the last day to file papers for next year’s elections, and among the races they were covering was who would run to replace Rodrigo Duterte, the president who has for years attackedContinue Reading

MANILA — The son and namesake of the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos formally announced his plan to run for president of the Philippines on Tuesday, more than three decades after a popular uprising toppled his father’s brutal regime and restored democracy to the country. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. joins the formerContinue Reading

new video loaded: Philippines President Announces Retirement transcript Back transcript Philippines President Announces Retirement President Rodrigo Duterte said he would retire from politics and not run for vice president next year, but gave no indication on when he would step down. Now, I’d like to address myself to the entireContinue Reading

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines said on Saturday that he would retire rather than pursue the vice presidency next year, in a surprise reversal of a plan meant to keep him in national politics after his presidential term ends. The Philippine Constitution limits presidents to a single,Continue Reading

With his country badly lagging in Covid vaccinations, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines railed against the world’s affluent countries at the United Nations on Tuesday, accusing them of hoarding vaccines while the poor “wait for trickles.” Reinforcing his reputation as blunt speaker, Mr. Duterte described the rich-poor divide overContinue Reading

MANILA — Former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has shuffled his way into the presidential race in the Philippines. Mr. Pacquiao, the country’s best-known athlete, already holds a seat in the Senate but faces tough opposition as a presidential candidate. He was formerly the president of the PDP-Laban, the ruling partyContinue Reading