Former vigilante tells Senate his gang killed 1,000 people while Mr Duterte was mayor of Davao
'I said I never made the statement. Check it out,' says the Filipino premier
Officials are keen to maintain the relationship between the two countries is strong
Funds to pull hundreds of millions from country amid Filipino leader's increasingly volatile behaviour, after he called Barack Obama a 'son of a whore' and threatened to pull out of UN
'It's a sad day for Davao and for the Philippines'
Twenty heavily armed fighters stormed Provincial Jail in Lanao del Sur, Marawi City, on Saturday night
Woman reportedly pointed at employer when asked who abused her
The pearl is likely to be worth over $100m (£76m)
Extraordinary televised broadside accuses Washington's man in Manila of meddling in this year's election and follows similar outbursts against political opponents and even the Pope
Christy Lynn Jaski allegedly climbed on top of teen and said she had to 'fight' urge to go further
Map shows 'aspiring branches' in Mali, Egypt, Somalia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines
'I am not happy [for] footage to be used in a way that suggests that I support the current approach adopted by China towards these islands'
The Phillippines challenged the so-called 'nine-dash line' China uses to claim virtually the entire South China Sea
Civil rights campaigners including two legislators called for an inquiry into police operations amid concerns some of the dead suspects could have been summarily executed by lawmen
More than 35,000 soldiers are currently on standby to help with disaster relief and evacuations
The new president's extreme hardline stance on crime has alarmed rights groups