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Filmmaker backs Duterte drug war – Foreign critics misunderstood leader

MANILA, Nov 17, (AFP): Awardwinning Philippine director Brillante Mendoza has turned his cinematic skills to promoting someone many in the West would see as an …

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Strong Philippine growth marks fiery Duterte’s start

Manila, Nov 17, 2016 (AFP) -The Philippines became developing Asia’s fastest-growing major economy in President Rodrigo Duterte’s first three months in office, officials said Thursday, …

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Philippine president wants to be friends with Trump, Putin

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president, who has been hostile to Barack Obama for criticizing his deadly anti-drug crackdown, has congratulated Donald Trump for …

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‘Forget human rights if IS comes’

MANILA, Nov 14, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Monday that Islamic State militants driven out of Syria and Iraq could set up in …

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Duterte says he’ll consider sticking with US weapons

SUAL, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he’ll consider continuing to acquire weapons and defense equipment from treaty ally the United States …

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Mayor among 10 killed in shootout – Drug war enters new phase

MANILA, Oct 28, (Agencies): A mayor on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s wanted list for alleged drugs links was killed along with nine of his guards …

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Philippines’ Duterte tells worried foreign businesses to go

Tokyo, Japan, Oct 25, 2016 (AFP) -President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged foreign businesses in the Philippines worried about his deadly drug war to “pack …

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US: Philippines’ Duterte sparking distress around the world

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The top American diplomat in Asia says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial remarks and a “real climate of uncertainty” about his …

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US seeks clarity on Duterte ‘separation’

WASHINGTON, Oct 21, (Agencies): The United States will seek an explanation from the Philippines for President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement of a “separation” from Washington, the …

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Duterte separates from US – Leader aligns Philippines with China

BEIJING, Oct 20, (RTRS): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his “separation” from the United States on Thursday, declaring that it had “lost” and he had …

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