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Philippines’ Duterte to scrap future war games with US

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was giving notice to the United States, his country’s long-standing ally, that joint exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills. He told the Filipino community in Hanoi late Wednesday night that he will …

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‘Do not interfere in Duterte’s drug war’ – Rights respected: Yasay

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25, (Agencies): Philippines Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay told the United Nations on Saturday his country’s new president, Rodrigo Duterte, had an “unprecedented” mandate and the world should not interfere in his crackdown on crime. Addressing the annual UN General Assembly, Yasay said the Duterte government was “determined …

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Duterte ordered killings: witness – Ex-militiaman testifies before Senate

MANILA, Philippines, Sept 15, (AP): A former Filipino militiaman testified before the country’s Senate on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was still a city mayor, ordered him and other members of a liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents in ganglandstyle assaults that left about 1,000 dead. Edgar …

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‘Duterte lacks understanding of rights’ – Rehab centre drawing a future for drug addicts

MANILA, Sept 14, (Agencies): The United Nations has said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has a “striking lack of understanding” of its human rights institutions in a rebuke over his crime war that has killed more than 3,000 people. The fresh criticism came from UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein …

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‘No genocide in bloody drug war’

MANILA, Philippines, Aug 29, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that his bloody anti-drug campaign that has left nearly 1,800 people dead does not amount to genocide, but that he’s ready to go to jail to defend his men from lawsuits. Duterte drew a line between the widespread killings …

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Drug users aren’t human, says Duterte – Addict risks all in deadly Philippine drug war

MANILA, Aug 28, (AFP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is waging a bloody war on crime, has justified the large-scale killing of drug users by suggesting the victims were not human. Duterte, who has seen about two thousand people killed since he was elected in May, made the remarks late …

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Filipinos back Duterte despite drug killings – ‘Drugs destroying the country’

MANILA, Philippines, Aug 27, (AP): On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to “go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.” Two months later, …

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Duterte orders extremists crushed after beheading – Senator accused of taking drug money

MANILA, Aug 25, (Agencies): Abu Sayyaf extremists have beheaded a kidnapped Filipino villager after a ransom deadline lapsed in their first such brutal act under President Rodrigo Duterte, who pressed an order for troops to crush the militants. Regional military spokesman Maj Filemon Tan says the militants killed Patrick James …

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Philippine president threatens to quit UN

MANILA, Aug 21, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte railed against the United Nations on Sunday after it called for an end to the wave of killings unleashed by his war on drugs, saying he might leave the organisation and invite China and others to form a new one. Two UN …

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Duterte tells army to destroy militants

MANILA, Aug 11, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday ordered the army to destroy the small but violent Abu Sayyaf militant group saying if not, the Philippines risked being “contaminated” by Islamic State. The mostly Christian Philippines has for decades battled rebels from the Muslim minority but while progress …

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