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Tag Archives: Duterte

Philippines drops charges against high-profile suspects in drugs trade

MANILA, March 12 (Reuters) – The Philippines’ justice department has dismissed complaints against several high-profile drugs trade suspects because of weak evidence, according to documents reviewed by Reuters on Monday. In his bloody war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte had publicly named and shamed provincial politicians and businessmen as “drug …

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Philippines slams U.N. rights chief for ‘disrespectful’ remarks about Duterte

MANILA, March 10 (Reuters) – The Philippine foreign minister hit back on Saturday at the United Nations’ human rights chief for issuing “irresponsible and disrespectful” comments about President Rodrigo Duterte, warning that such remarks could set a dangerous precedent. Duterte’s attacks against U.N. human rights activists suggest he needs to …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 — …

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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. …

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Duterte is a threat to democracy: US Intelligence

Move to ban website slammed MANILA, Feb 21, (Agencies): Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is not an autocrat and is taking seriously a report by the US intelligence community that names the firebrand leader among the threats to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday. The report, produced by …

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DEAL REACHED TO NORMALIZE HIRING – Kuwait invites Duterte to visit

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19, (Agencies): Kuwait has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, as the countries seek to settle their differences over allegations of extreme abuse of migrant workers in the wealthy Gulf state. After the body of a Filipino was discovered …

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Former MP takes issue with President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: MPs Abdullah Al-Roomi, Riyadh Al-Adsanai, Abdul- Kareem Al-Kandari, Omar Al-Tabtabaei and Adel Al-Damkhi on Sunday discussed a number of important bills; including the conflict of interest bill which is aimed at protecting the legislative authority from political deviation. Al-Adsani also appealed to the Human Rights Committee …

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Lawyer wants Duterte in court

MANILA, Feb 18, (Agencies): Philippine attorney Jude Sabio says he hasn’t been home for a year, steers clear of public events and is forever looking over his shoulder after accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity. Sabio, a stocky 51-year-old, says he lives in constant fear of reprisals after …

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