On Feb. 12, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the Philippines will look to other countries after a deal with Canada for 16 military helicopters was cancelled.
The Philippines on Feb. 12 banned the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to Kuwait following the deaths of at least 8 OFWs allegedly abused by their employers in Kuwait.
The Philippine Ombudsman dismissed House Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia on Feb. 12 for grave misconduct.
Eduardo Bringas, who helped filed a criminal complaint against former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, was appointed on Feb. 7 to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-corruption council.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Feb. 9 that if the ICC finds him guilty of crimes against humanity, he’d rather be executed than imprisoned.
On Feb. 9, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cancelled a $233 million helicopter deal with Canada after reports that Canada was reviewing the deal.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Feb. 9 that Overseas Filipino Workers in Kuwait can be repatriated within days following the discovery of a dead OFW in the Gulf state.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Feb. 8 the International Criminal Court will begin a preliminary examination on a complaint against the Philippines’ war on drugs, which accuses President Rodrigo Duterte of commiting crimes against humanity.
On Feb. 8, 28-year-old Meloda Albano Castro’s body was discovered in a Hualien building after a 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan
Philippines Labor and Employment Department and South Korea’s Philippine Embassy give aid money to families affected by Mount Mayon volcanic activity.