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Tag Archives: Duterte

Manila set to ‘roll out’ tough no-smoking law – ‘We’ll maintain military alliance’

MANILA, Oct 12, (RTRS): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign a regulation this month banning smoking in public across Southeast Asia’s second-most populous country, rolling out among the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the region. Public health campaigners who have long battled against the country’s hefty tobacco lobby welcomed …

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To Obama: ‘Go to hell’ – Duterte could cut US ties

MANILA, Oct 5, (Agencies): Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told US President Barack Obama to “go to hell” and said the United States had refused to sell some weapons to his country but he did not care because Russia and China were willing suppliers. In his latest salvo, Duterte …

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Duterte draws Hitler parallels

DAVAO, Philippines, Sept 30, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday likened his deadly crime war to Hitler’s efforts to exterminate Jews, as he declared he was “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts. Duterte also railed against Western critics of his unprecedented law-and-order crackdown, which has left more than …

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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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