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Duterte to visit Kuwait in December

KUWAIT CITY: The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is set to pay an official visit to Kuwait in the first week of December. According to a high-level diplomatic source, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al- Sabah extended an invitation to President Duterte, reports Gulf Digital News. …

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Duterte puts Customs under military control, citing drugs

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – The Philippine president put the Bureau of Customs temporarily under military control amid a scandal after two huge shipments of illegal drugs slipped past the agency through the port of Manila. President Rodrigo Duterte made the announcement late Sunday in an expletives-laden speech in southern Davao …

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‘UN seat vindicates Duterte’s drug war’

MANILA, Oct 14, (Agencies): Granting the Philippines a fresh three-year term on the UN Human Rights Council has vindicated President Rodrigo Duterte and shown his detractors to be “morally corrupt”, its foreign minister said on Saturday. Human rights activists say Duterte’s crackdown on drugs after taking office in June 2016 …

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Duterte due next month in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit Kuwait mid-October, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a highlevel diplomatic source. The source explained that the new Ambassador of the Philippines to Kuwait will be nominated before the president’s visit. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines …

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Duterte alleges opp’n coup plot

MANILA, Sept 11, (RTRS): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday revealed what he said was a plot to unseat him hatched by the opposition, Maoist rebels and a group of former soldiers who had mounted failed coups in the past. In a conversation with his lawyer, shown on national television, …

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Duterte moves ‘alarm’ lawyers

MANILA, Sept 10, (AP): The largest group of lawyers in the Philippines asked the country’s courts Monday to resist “creeping incursions” on its independence and warned of judicial “chaos” after the president voided an amnesty granted to an opposition senator and ordered his arrest. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines …

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Filipinos’ ‘trust’ in Duterte falls

MANILA, Sept 8, (RTRS): Public trust in Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte dropped to the lowest of his presidency, a survey showed on Saturday, although he still maintained a rating of “very good”. Trust is used by independent pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) to gauge public opinion with a president’s personality. …

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Philippines’ Duterte could resign if Marcos Jr becomes Vice President

MANILA, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could step down if the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos succeeds in overturning his 2016 vice presidential election defeat, Duterte’s spokesman said on Thursday. Duterte’s single term ends in June 2022 and he has spoken often recently about quitting before …

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Duterte may visit in October to thank Kuwait for ‘acceding’ to his demand

Visit subject to availability of Amir: ‘Bong’ KUWAIT CITY, June 26: President Rodrigo Duterte might visit Kuwait in October in connection with his plan to thank the Gulf state for acceding to his demand for a labor pact ensuring the welfare of migrant Filipino workers, his top aide said on …

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Duterte pledges ‘unrelenting’ drug war

MANILA, July 23, (AFP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pledged on Monday to press ahead with a war on drugs that has already killed thousands, and castigated critics of his signature initiative. Duterte opened his annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) with a defence of the narcotics crackdown that is …

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