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Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine-US gun deal back on track after Trump’s election win

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The Philippine police will push ahead with the purchase of 26,000 assault rifles from a US supplier as the political landscape in Washington is...
Duterte in US policy U-turn after Trump’s election win

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after Donald Trump's US election victory abruptly switched from his anti-American rhetoric to a more conciliatory stance, saying he "changed...
US stops arms sales to Philippines

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It must have been a discovery for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that his actions do have consequences. The US State Department halted the planned sale...
Japan’s Marubeni to invest $17 billion in Philippine infrastructure projects

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Japanese industry and trading conglomerate Marubeni Corporation committed to invest $17.2 billion in short- to long-term Philippine infrastructure projects, namely mass transport systems, roads...
Over 1 million BPO jobs at stake if US firms say goodbye to Philippines

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Economists and senators warned that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's cheeky "goodbye" to the US was not the smartest move in a country where more...
Duterte in China: “Time to say goodbye to America”

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during his meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on October 20 clearly sought closer ties with the Asian country...
Duterte says farewell to US troops in the Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on September 28 that the early October joint military exercise between the Philippines and the US would be the...
F**k you, EU – The president (many) Filipinos are proud of

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In a new escalation of words and as another sign of a severe lack of diplomatic skills, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said "Fuck you"...
Stocks, peso drop as foreign investors start worrying about Duterte’s course

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Thousands of extrajudicial killings of alleged drug dealers and users, a "state of lawlessness" declaration and a spreading climate of fear is starting to...
Indonesia inspired by Duterte’s bloody anti-drug war

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Indonesia's anti-drugs chief is supporting to implement a bloody crackdown on drug traffickers in his country similar to the war on crime in the...
Duterte’s insults towards Obama overshadow ASEAN meeting

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The Philippines scrambled to defuse a row with the US on September 6 after the former country's President Rodrigo Duterte cursed US leader Barack...
Philippines will remain UN member despite Duterte’s threats to leave

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Philippine authorities on August 22 clarified that the country will not leave the United Nations (UN) despite a threat made by Philippine President Rodrigo...
It’s more fun to invest in the Philippines

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There could be no better proof that the Philippines has emerged as one of the most popular investment destinations in Southeast Asia than the...
Philippine protesters oppose Marcos’ ‘hero’ burial

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Protests took place in the Philippine capital Manila on August 14 over President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to honour the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos with...
Trump calls Philippines ‘terrorist nation’, faces entry ban

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US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who in one of his indelicate speeches last week said that the Philippines were a "terrorist state" and suggested...
Duterte takes over and faces the test

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Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will finally be inaugurated on June 30 amid high expectations among his voters that we would live up to his...
Duterte’s Philippine economic agenda eyes sustained GDP growth

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Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte unveiled a 10-point agenda for economic growth in the country last week which aims at sustaining the average GDP growth...
Duterte to launch family planning measures in the Philippines

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Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte revealed plans for his population management programme to curb population growth in the country of more than 100 million people,...