Philippines’ Duterte agrees to run as vice-president in 2022

The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has agreed to be the ruling political party’s vice-presidential candidate in next year’s elections, laying the groundwork for the leader to stay in power beyond his term. The PDP-Laban party made the announcement before a national assembly on

Manila in lockdown as Delta cases soar in Philippines

The more aggressive Delta variant of Covid-19, detected in the Philippines in mid-July, has spread across much of the country, reaching 13 of 17 regions, health officials have said. On Sunday, the Philippines reported a sharp rise in daily Covid fatalities, with 287 deaths,