Tag Archives: Duterte

Philippine president needs ‘psychiatric evaluation’: UN rights chief

Geneva, March 9, 2018 (AFP) -The UN human rights chief said Friday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-laced diatribes against United Nations rapporteurs, needs “psychiatric evaluation”. Listing some of Manila’s actions against UN envoys, including reportedly filing terrorism charges against one, rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein …

Read More »

Filipino chief justice asks people to fight authoritarianism

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ embattled Supreme Court chief justice has called on Filipinos to stand up against authoritarianism and threats to human rights in an indirect criticism of the country’s volatile leader, who has long wanted her removed. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is facing two ouster attempts, …

Read More »

More than 100 killed since Philippine police returned to Duterte’s drug war

Manila, March 3, 2018 (AFP) -More than 100 drug suspects have been killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the police to rejoin his “war on drugs”, an official said Saturday. Duterte was elected in 2016 on a promise to eradicate drugs, and launched an unprecedented campaign in which — …

Read More »

US envoy summoned after Duterte named in threat report

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman says the government has summoned the U.S. ambassador to discuss a global threat assessment by American intelligence agencies that mentioned Duterte along with the leaders of Cambodia and Thailand. Spokesman Harry Roque Jr. says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea discussed the U.S. …

Read More »
Translate »