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Tag Archives: Duterte

Duterte to visit Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, June 12, (Agencies): The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte intends to visit Kuwait to express gratitude to the Kuwaiti government for taking measures to protect Filipinos working in the country. In a report published on cnnphilippines.com Tuesday, Duterte was quoted as saying: “I am going to travel …

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Philippines women’s march tells Duterte ‘enough’

More than 1,000 women marched in Manila on Tuesday to tell President Rodrigo Duterte they have had enough of what they termed his repeated misogynistic words and deeds. The columns of protesters, carrying umbrellas against steady rain and some wearing the colours of the Philippine flag, chanted “Duterte is afraid …

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Philippine mayor survives ambush after Duterte threat

Manila, May 13, 2018 (AFP) – A Philippine mayor accused of involvement in narcotics trafficking survived an ambush on Sunday, police said, four months after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly threatened to kill him. Retired police chief superintendent Vicente Loot, a mayor in the central province of Cebu, had been repeatedly …

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Philippine Supreme Court removes Duterte “enemy” judge

MANILA, May 11 (Reuters) – The Philippine Supreme Court voted on Friday to remove its top judge, whom President Rodrigo Duterte has called an “enemy” for voting against several controversial government proposals, citing violations in the way she was appointed. But one opposition party said the ouster of Maria Lourdes …

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Philippine govt to ask court for extra time to produce drug war records

MANILA, April 20 (Reuters) – The Philippine government will ask the Supreme Court for more time to answer its order to hand over records of thousands of deadly encounters in its war on drugs, and will not comply until the president agrees, the national police chief said on Friday. The …

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Philippines bars EU party official critical of Duterte

Manila, Philippines, April 16, 2018 (AFP) -The Philippines has barred entry to an EU party official critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drugs crackdown, in a move denounced by critics Monday as a gag on dissent. Italian Giacomo Filibeck was detained by border police upon his arrival at Cebu airport …

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‘I will arrest you’: Duterte warns ICC lawyer to steer clear of Philippines

MANILA, April 13 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor if she conducts activities in his country, arguing it was no longer an ICC member so the court had no right to do any investigating. Hitting out at what he said …

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Philippine high court hears arguments to remove Duterte ‘enemy’ Sereno

MANILA, April 10 (Reuters) – The Philippine Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday on a government bid to invalidate the appointment of the court’s top judge, whom President Rodrigo Duterte is calling an “enemy” who needs to be removed. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s fellow high court judges will …

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Philippines’ Duterte urges ‘fast-track’ sacking of top judge

Manila, April 9, 2018 (AFP) -Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday lawmakers must “fast-track” the impeachment of the nation’s top judge, further stacking the odds against her staying in office. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is one of several high-profile critics who have found themselves in legal trouble …

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Philippines says has no proof yet on rights groups links with drug lords

MANILA, March 27 (Reuters) – Philippine law enforcement agencies still have no proof yet on allegations made by two government officials that human rights groups may have become the “unwitting tools” of drug lords, police and drug enforcement agency officials said on Tuesday. Rights groups have denounced President Rodrigo Duterte’s …

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