Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s son, Paolo Duterte, said June 14 he will sue Senator Antonio Trillanes for allegedly falsely linking him to the ₱6.4 billion shabu shipment busted in Manila port last year.
Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza said on June 14 the Philippine government has postponed the June 28 peace meeting with the Communist Party of the Philippines because of the “need” to hear public opinion on the peace deal.
In a statement on June 13, China’s ambassador to the Philippines said PTV has agreed to air Chinese shows translated into Filipino.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on June 12 he is considering arming his community leaders known as barangay captains with handguns.
The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court asked the Supreme Court on June 13 to invalidate the Philippines’ Notice of Withdrawal from the ICC.
A Philippine court found Peter Scully guilty on June 13, of raping and trafficking young girls.
Philippine authorities reportedly identified five suspects in connection with the alleged murder of Richard Nilo; a Filipino priest who was shot dead in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija on June 10.
Philippine authorities arrested a man in Barangay Santa Maria on June 13, for allegedly killing a Municipal Trial Court Judge.
Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua dismissed fears over the landing of a Chinese military jet in Davao on June 8 and explained it was only there to refuel.
Former Philippine National Security Advisor Roilo Golez, 71, died of an apparent heart attack, Monday, June 11.