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Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte has 30 luxury cars crushed in warning shot to smugglers (video)

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on February 6 personally oversaw the destruction of more than $1.2 million worth of smuggled luxury and classic cars at...
Philippines stops sending OFWs to Kuwait after abuse, suicide cases

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Relations between the Philippines and Kuwait soured after the government in Manila enacted a ban on sending Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the wealthy,...
Philippine government revokes license of critical news site Rappler

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The Philippine government has revoked the operating license of one of the leading news portals in the country, Rappler.com, in a move that is...
China Telecom readies to become Philippines’ third telecom player

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China Telecom, one of the largest telecom operators in China, has been proposed by the government in Beijing to enter the Philippine market as...
Philippines invites Chinese firms to become country’s third telecom player

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked China to invest in the Philippines’ telecommunication industry and to set up a subsidiary that would become the...
“The Rock” may run in 2022 Philippine presidential elections

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Philippine police director-general Ronald dela Rosa, "Bato" (Rock), who retires in 2018, hinted at his political ambitions at a speech to his forces on...
Duterte clashes with Jeepney drivers, but “open for dialogue”

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at first reacted angrily to the two-day strike of public transport workers across the country on October 16 and 17,...
Finally, Overseas Filipinos get their own bank

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A new bank created by orders of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is about to handle financial affairs of approximately ten million Overseas Filipino Workers...
Moody’s gloomy about Philippine growth if current problems persists

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U.S. rating agency Moody's, which gave its first investment grade rating to the Philippines back in 2013, has warned that President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly...
Philippines seeks $135 billion in power investments

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The Philippines is seeking investment from China and Japan for $135 billion worth of power projects that President Rodrigo Duterte’s government is ready to...
Tertiary state education made free in the Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed a new law that makes education at all state universities and colleges in the country tuition-free, saying he believes...
Smoking ban comes into force in the Philippines

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Hard times for smokers in the Philippines began on July 23 when a nationwide smoking ban decree signed by President Rodrigo Duterte back in...
Philippines won’t host 2019 SEA Games, says needs money for Marawi recovery

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The Southeast Asia (SEA) Games 2019, originally planned to be held in the Philippines, are among the casualties of the Islamic State offensive in...
Philippine casinos put on black money watch

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A new law just signed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte places casinos under money laundering scrutiny, mainly as a result of a case when...
Philippine president could proclaim martial law nationwide

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte got the backing from a Supreme Court decision on July 4 which upholds his authority and discretion to proclaim martial...
Philippine economy remains in overdrive, but warning signs appear

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A bloody anti-drug war that blurs the line between law and lawlessness and serious problems with jihadists in the south did so far not...
Is Mindanao Southeast Asia’s Syria in the making?

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Pictures of the southern Philippine city of Marawi on fire are sending a worrying message across the world: Will Mindanao, the Philippines' conflict-ridden southern...
Mindanao clashes: Philippine gov’t speaks of “foreign invasion”

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The Philippine government said on May 26 that the clashes in Marawi City on the southern island of Mindanao were an "invasion of foreign...