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Rodrigo Duterte

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...
Smoking in public in the Philippines now carries up to four months jail time

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte got serious with his plans to ban public smoking all over the country by signing a respective executive order on...
Trump invites Thai, Philippine, Singapore leaders to White House

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US President Donald Trump in calls with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on...
Duterte stresses non-interference policy at ASEAN summit (full speech)

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on April 29 at his speech the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit emphasised the importance of non-interference...
Philippine president accused of mass murder in The Hague

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is faced with a complaint accusing him of mass murder and crimes against humanity brought in at the International Criminal...
Philippine anti-drug war takes toll on tourism, economy

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The hardline approach of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte towards drug dealers and consumers in his country that has resulted in more than 8,000 deaths...
Thailand, Philippines tie up to combat drug trafficking, strengthen defense

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha on March 21 during the former's official state visit to Thailand agreed on closer...
Thailand, Philippines to sign new cooperation deals during Duterte visit

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Thailand and Philippines will ink three government-to-government deals when Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte makes his first official state visit to Bangkok from March 20...
Duterte on first presidential visit to Thailand

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will pay an official state visit to Thailand from March 20 to 22, the Thai government announced on March 15. It...
Philippine army gets involved in anti-drug war

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The Philippine army will create a battalion-sized task force to help the government's anti-narcotics agency run after high-level targets in President Rodrigo Duterte's war...
Philippines halts war on drugs to “clean up” corrupt police

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a suspension of his controversial anti-drugs campaign and promised to clean up the police force in the wake of...
Philippines posts impressive economic growth

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The Philippine economy grew 6.6 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2016, putting the Southeast Asian nation among the world’s fastest-growing countries...
Philippines turns to China for $15-billion investment deals

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is sending a delegation to Beijing this week for meetings with Chinese top officials to discuss investment deals worth $15...
Duterte won’t rule out martial law if drug problem remains unresolved

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would consider declaring martial law if the drug problem in the country deteriorates, basically admitting that his...
New love affair developing between Russia and Philippines

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Russia is ready to supply the Philippines with weapons including aircraft and submarines and hopes to become a "close friend" of the country which...
Duterte pledges to ‘free Philippine economy from oligarchs’

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he was taking steps to open up the economy to new players and foreign investors, including in power,...
Marcos opponents want buried dictator’s remains exhumed

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Protesters in the Philippines launched legal action on November 21 to exhume the body of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, just three days after his...