Some people are decrying Duterte's drugs crackdown and the casualties while others are in support of it, says Teneo Holdings' Roberto Herrera-Lim.
Government-led extrajudicial killings are endangering rule of law in the Philippines, and the campaign is unlikely to stop anytime soon.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is more measured and pragmatic with his words directed at China, notes De La Salle University's Richard Heydarian.
De La Salle University's Richard Heydarian says the Philippines' president is under pressure to deliver on promises to be tough on crime and shake-up bureaucracy.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is just focusing on domestic issues while postponing the South China Sea issue, says Independent Economist Andy Xie.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte railed against the United Nations after it called for an end to the wave of killings unleashed by his war on drugs.
The Philippines outshone larger peers to emerge as Asia's fastest-growing economy in the second quarter. Sustaining that pace may prove difficult.
The Philippines was Asia's fastest growing economy in Q2, based on the government's announcement of 7.0 percent annual expansion in April-June.
Philippines GDP rates will moderate, although the economy is still a bright spot in a region of sluggish growth, says Oxford Economics' Sian Fenner.
Japan and China both suffer from the 3D problem - which is debt, demographics and deflation, says Morgan Stanley's Chetan Ahya.
The new head of state has already made waves with his latest moves in just the five weeks since inauguration.
This month alone, Duterte's threatened the mining sector, vowed to "destroy oligarchs," and insulted a U.S. diplomat.
The RBNZ needed to consider how much lower can it cut record-low cash rates in order to derive a weaker kiwi, says UOB's Alvin Liew.
The Philippines central bank will likely keep rates steady so as to ensure that credit growth is kept in check, says Natixis' Trinh Nguyen.
The Philippines's transformation into a unlikely regional powerhouse in renewable energy hasn't been easy.
Vietnam has fortified its islands in the South China Sea with new rocket launchers capable of striking China's runways in the vital trade route.
It's been a tough year for Asean as tensions over China's incursions into the South China Sea have challenged its long-running practices.
In the face of an uncertain global environment, CNBC's Martin Soong asked the head of the Philippines central bank what the outlook is for the country.
Cadiz City in the Philippines has switched from agricultural farming to solar farming amid strong investment in renewable energy, reports CNBC's Martin Soong.
As business investment across the region weakens, Joseph Incalcaterra from HSBC explains what policymakers can do.