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On Wednesday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he would soon end joint military exercises with the United States.

Philippine Senator and former presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago died from lung cancer Thursday, at age 71. The lawmaker ran for office three times in total, in 1992, 1998 and again in May 2016 against the now incumbent President Rodrigo ...
De Lima is The Philippines' fiercest critic of the country's new strongman president Rodrigo Duterte, and she says his "personal vendetta" has her scared for her safety.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plunged one of the United States' most important Asian alliances deeper into uncertainty on Wednesday by declaring upcoming U.S.

Muted outrage over Philippine drug killings. As dead bodies pile up in President Duterte's war on drugs, the global condemnation of Philippine drug killings also mounts. But domestically, the public outrage is somewhat muted, writes Ana P. Santos from ...
The archipelago's currency has swooned since September 6, when Barack Obama cancelled a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after Duterte used a derogatory term to describe the U.S. president. ... The law-and-order drive in particular has ...
Quezon City, Philippines: Surely there can be few places as miserable as the jail in metropolitan Manila's most populous city as president Rodrigo Duterte wages his deadly war on drugs across The Philippines. There is not enough room even to lie down ...
The Philippine peso slumped to its lowest level in seven years as President Rodrigo Duterte's hard-line policies and erratic statements further alarmed global markets.
President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at critics of his drug crackdown, including President Barack Obama and European countries.
But the election last spring of President Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines, who has since showered threats and epithets on the United States, has changed China's calculation.
Former Philippine justice minister and present Senator Leila De Lima appears to be losing the fight against President Duterte after senators voted to remove her as head of a house committee probing the drugs war in which at least 3,800 people have been ...
Santiago is a rare survivor of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's all-out war on drugs, his mother and a human-rights worker said.
The Philippines is only the latest chapter in the growing tome of weakening partnerships. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S.
Philippines president speaks out. A Philippine senator who led an investigation into the president's bloody anti-drug campaign was ousted Monday from the justice committee in a vote that human rights advocates said could derail accountability in the ...
The problem is that outsiders continue to address President Duterte and the Philippine people as if they were inferior.

This time, the difficulty comes not from China but from the leader of a U.S. treaty ally - President Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines. In recent weeks, the U.S.-Philippine alliance has come under strain as Duterte has rebuked the United States and ...
MANILA, Philippines - Although faced with the difficulty of solving the country's drug problem, President Duterte insisted yesterday he does not want to declare martial law.
Not since Vice President Dick Cheney told Senator Patrick Leahy "go fuck yourself" in 2011 has a profane insult from a world leader gotten this much attention.
Senator Leila de Lima at a session of the Philippine Senate on Tuesday. She was stripped of her post as chairwoman of the Senate Justice Committee.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration based in The Hague, in a ruling last July 12, invalidated China's massive claim in the West Philippine Sea and South China sea and upheld The Philippines' sovereign rights over areas seized or claimed by the Chinese ...
Manila, Philippines - International and local journalists' groups have strongly condemned online threats made by alleged pro-government supporters to at least two female journalists in The Philippines, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to launch an ...
Filipino Senator Grace Poe in a resolution Monday wrote that lowering the minimum age for criminal responsibility from the current 15 years to 9 years will have a profound negative impact on children's mental and physical health.
According to local reports, Ms Moynihan had been on a police watch list since 2013, when she was arrested on a minor possession charge involving the drug ice - known as shabu in The Philippines. Her body was found slumped in a gutter on the corner of ...
NEWS BRIEF The Philippine politician at the head of an investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, and who presented a man last week who claimed Duterte ran a hit squad as mayor of Davao city, was removed Monday from her position as ...
So, according to our Official Directory, Benigno S. Aquino is the Philippine President, Paquito Ochoa the executive secretary, Joseph Abaya is transport secretary - and all that whole yellow gang we wanted to forget.
MANILA - President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo are expected to attend the 42nd Philippine Business Conference (PBC) on October 12 to 13, which will be held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City. This was ...
Meanwhile, the armed forces of The Philippines (AFP) have said the Abu Sayyaf kidnappers have released three Indonesian hostages.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said that military men are active and follow orders quickly, unlike civilians who are too lazy for any task.
Appeared to defend Rodrigo Duterte, the President of The Philippines, for ordering suspects of drug crimes killed before trial (though he was not happy about Duterte calling President Obama a "son of a whore," threatening, "Don't you ever get the gall ...
Rodrigo Duterte, president of The Philippines, was accused in a Filipino Senate hearing Thursday of ordering several killings while he was mayor of Davao City (including feeding a man to a crocodile) and even conducting some of the killings himself ...
After an absurdly controversial irruption onto the international political scene, there's little Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte can say or do that will come as a surprise.
Bilateral talks between US President Barack Obama and Duterte scheduled to be held at the Asean summit in Laos were called off.
The statements mark a further souring of ties between Manila and Washington under the new president. The US State Department responded by saying it had received no formal notice from The Philippines regarding its special forces in Mindanao and thus ...
Photographer Raffy Lerma was only a few minutes into the overnight shift for the Philippine Daily Inquirer when he received word that three bodies had been found on the streets of Manila.
When asked by a reporter if he thought Duterte was capable of giving such directive, Martin Andanar said: "The Commission on human rights already conducted an investigation years ago, when the President was still a Mayor, and charges were not filed, ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte poses with a fist bump during his "Talk with the Airmen" on the anniversary of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing Tuesday, Sept.
Filipino Americans protest plans to re-bury former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Manila's hero cemetery.
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he won't allow government forces to conduct joint patrols of disputed waters near the South China Sea with foreign powers, apparently scrapping a deal his predecessor reached with ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is challenging his country's long-standing military relationship with the U.S. First he demanded the U.S.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that U.S. troops currently stationed in the country "have to go," NBC News reported.
Indonesian president Joko Widodo caused a storm of controversy on Monday when he appeared to indicate The Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte had given Indonesia the green light to execute Filipina maid Mary Jane Veloso. Mr Duterte's presidential ...
141 police workers in Philippines are being investigated for taking crystal meth. 'They are now charged ... Embed Feed Philippines President Duterte expresses 'regret' for comments on Obama IBTimes US ... Philippines shabu A member of the Philippine ...
THE GLOBAL Commission on Drug Policy was born from the recognition that the prohibitionist and repressive "war on drugs," which has persisted for the past 50 years, has failed.
Since he took office at the end of June, President Rodrigo Duterte has unleashed the police and vigilante hit squads against suspected drug dealers.
Protesters stage a "die-in" to dramatize the rising number of extra judicial killings related to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on Drugs" Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 in front of the Philippine National police headquarters in suburban Quezon city ...
Davao City, Philippines - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned more blasts could hit the country because of "reprisals" against his government, a week after a bombing killed 14 people and injured more than 60 others in his home city ...
Labor groups estimate that there are about 12,000 Filipino workers affected by the Saudi Arabia economic crisis. About 60 percent availed themselves of the repatriation program.
Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN Philippines) - President Rodrigo Duterte is unable to meet with imprisoned OFW Mary Jane Veloso during his working visit to Indonesia, owing to a tight schedule.


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