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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, even as his fiery rhetoric hit the peso and stock prices. The economy expanded 7.1 percent on-year in July-September, beating the consensus forecast of 6.8 …

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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 a “well-deserved victory” and says he is excited to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin at an upcoming Asia-Pacific summit. President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been …

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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 his country, and if that happened he would forego human rights obligations to keep his people safe. Duterte said the southern Philippine province of Mindanao …

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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 if his military recommends so, despite offers from China and Russia. Duterte made the remark in a speech in which he again railed at the …

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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 in a shootout on Friday, police said, as a new phase of a bloody narcotics crackdown zeroed-in on high profile targets. The 10 men succumbed …

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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 up and leave”, as he launched another anti-American tirade before flying to Japan to attract investments. Duterte voiced outrage at comments the previous day by …

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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 government’s intentions have sparked distress in the U.S. and other countries. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel said …

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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 State Department said on Thursday, calling the remarks baffling and at odds with the two countries’ close relationship. Duterte said during a visit to China …

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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 realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. Duterte made his comments in China, where he is …

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Filipino ‘drug’ boss captured

DUBAI, UAE, Oct 17, (AP): A man named by Philippines’ president as a major drug kingpin was arrested in the capital of the United Arab Emirates after apparently fleeing his country, a Filipino diplomat said Monday. Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr was arrested Sunday night in an apartment in Abu Dhabi, …

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