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No date yet but Duterte wants to visit Kuwait

MANILA: Special Assistant to the Philippine President said Rodrigo Duterte is set to pay a visit to Kuwait but is still awaiting word from Kuwait on the availability of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, according to inquirer.net. Christopher ‘Bong’ Go said the president will visit Kuwait …

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‘No justice for families of drug war dead’

MANILA: Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the families of people killed in his controversial war on drugs will not receive “justice”, rejecting calls from rights groups seeking redress for the thousands of deaths. More than 4,200 suspected drug dealers have been killed by police in Duterte’s anti-narcotics …

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‘No fixed date yet on president of Philippines visit to Kuwait’

Duterte says wants to express gratitude KUWAIT CITY, June 18: The date of President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Kuwait has yet to be specified. In a report published on www.ptvnews. ph recently, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was quoted as saying about Duterte’s visit to Kuwait, “No fixed …

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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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