Activists and survivors of the martial law era under his father protested Marcos Jr.’s inauguration.
Outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who calls Putin an idol and a friend, voiced his rebuke for the first time over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The namesake son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears to have won the presidency in a reversal of the 1986 “People Power” revolt that ousted his father.
The son and namesake of Ferdinand Marcos has taken a commanding lead in an unofficial count in the deeply divided Asian democracy's election.
Journalist Maria Ressa says she won’t be intimidated by the Philippine authorities after she was arrested for libel.
“I am a fighter, and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring,” said the 42-year-old boxing icon.
Rodrigo Duterte also said he would order village leaders to compile a list of defiant residents.
The surprise move will free Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton from imprisonment in the 2014 killing of Jennifer Laude in the Philippines.
More than 5,700 mostly poor drug suspects have been killed under Duterte’s anti-drug crackdown.
A Manila court found Ressa and former reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. guilty of libeling a wealthy businessman.