A Chinese ship reportedly rammed a Filipino fishing vessel and left the crew in the water.
"The presidency is a God-given gift. I am sure God would not have given me the position if I was a b***s***," Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said.
Words all too often lead to deeds - and attacks on the press cannot be allowed to become the new normal.
He said if it was stage III cancer, he would not seek treatment.
"[Trump] speaks my language," Duterte, 73, said. "Obama...you are now a civilian and I am sorry for uttering those words."
"I want you to know that I am thinking of stepping down because I'm tired," Duterte said during a speech on Tuesday, citing weariness with "graft and corruption."
"Your concern is human rights, mine is human lives," the president told a joint session of Congress.
During a speech at a science and technology event, the president of the Philippines vowed to resign if proven that God is real.
Trump's admiration of South Asian strongmen breaks with diplomatic precedent at a time when his administration is challenging traditional alliances.
The leader of the Philippines doubled down on comments about the story of Adam and Eve, announcing, "Your God is not my God, because your God is stupid."
The president had already approved 33 different projects to upgrade and modernize military capacities.
President Donald Trump has rejected G7 allies while speaking warmly of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
The Philippine leadership was wary of U.S. military activity on its territory.
"At least, if ever my airplane explodes, or if some roadside bomb explodes, maybe you can ask the CIA," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said.
Over 2 million tourists visit the island each year, bringing in around $1 billion in revenue.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he has "no more ambition" and will step down two years early, in 2020.
Why is Trump reluctant to press Duterte on human rights?
"If I overstay and wanted to become a dictator, shoot me, I am not joking," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said at an army base.
The president loves being treated to lavish receptions on his travels, but he's a fool to think he's popular.
"One fight there, another here—at the age of 16, I killed someone. A person, really," he said.
Officials described Rodrigo Duterte as "overwhelmed" to meet President Donald Trump, who has praised the Philippine leader's war on drugs and ISIS.
The head of the Philippine military said only about 30 militants remained in the formerly ISIS-held city and that victory would come "in a matter of days."
Filipino jihadis wanted to cause the "next 9/11."