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Sri Lanka to reinstate death penalty in anti-drug war ‘inspired’ by Philippines’ Duterte

Sri Lanka is going to reinstate capital punishment for drug dealers who coordinate criminal activities from behind bars, as it draws inspiration from the brutal anti-drug campaign led by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. “From now on, we will hang drug offenders without commuting their death sentences,” Rajitha Senaratne, government spokesman, announced on Wednesday. Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has told ...

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Duterte apologized to God for ‘blasphemous remarks’ says lawyer

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has reportedly apologized to God after a series of incendiary remarks about the Almighty’s existence, or lack thereof, in recent weeks. The controversial statesman was meeting with his top legal adviser Salvador Panelo and Eddie Villanueva, the founder of the Jesus Is Lord Church, at Malacañang Palace in Manila, where he is reported to have said ...

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‘Take a selfie with God and I’ll resign,’ says Duterte

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has promised to resign immediately – if a Christian can show him any proof that God exists. It comes just weeks after he outraged religious groups for calling God “stupid.” The outspoken leader made the vow on Friday during one of his signature freestyle speeches. Duterte said if anyone can say that they have either “been ...

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Duterte marks two years in power, but will he make six?

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte may have just marked his second year of a six-year term, rattling the world and his country with controversial statements and policies. Though still popular, he’s facing more discontent. Duterte’s staunch critics, association of leftist and progressive groups, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) said the president has “become isolated domestically and internationally” in the ...

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‘Not in a million years!’: Duterte defiant amid calls to apologize over ‘stupid God’ remarks

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he will not apologize for calling God “stupid” during a discussion about the Bible – this despite religious groups’ insistence that he is risking the wrath of a higher power. READ MORE: Duterte needs ‘psychiatric test’ – UN human rights chief Duterte was criticized by Christian groups who accused him of insulting God ...

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‘Your god is stupid, mine has common sense’: Duterte accused of blasphemy, branded a madman & freak

Rodrigo Duterte has defended his provocative remarks after facing stiff criticism from Catholics who branded him a “madman” for calling God “stupid.” The Philippines’ president reiterated that “his God” has plenty of common sense. “I did not say my God was stupid,” Duterte said in Filipino, speaking in Cagayan de Oro on Monday. “Your god is not my god because ...

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‘Stupid God’: Tough-talking Duterte takes on Bible creation story

No one can escape the wrath of Rodrigo Duterte, one of the toughest-talking world leaders today, be it a US president, UN chief, or even the Pope! The Philippines president has now gone a step further by calling God “stupid.” This time the 72-year-old leader targeted the concept of original sin in the Bible. During a speech at the opening ...

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Duterte pledges to resign…if every woman wants him to

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has responded to accusations that he overstepped boundaries when kissing a woman on the lips at a public event, vowing to quit office if enough women sign a petition calling on him to leave. “If there are enough women to… Well I think if all women here would sign a petition for me to resign, I ...

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‘The price for this is a kiss’: Duterte slammed over book exchange

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is once again under fire from critics – this time it’s not for his infamously obtuse rhetoric, but for kissing a woman on the lips during a visit to Seoul. Duterte was addressing a meeting of the Filipino community in the South Korean capital when he announced that he would exchange a copy of a book ...

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‘Go to hell,’ Duterte tells UN official over judicial criticism

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has once again outraged his critics after telling a UN human rights expert “to go to hell” over claims that the leader was involved in the ousting of a Supreme Court judge. READ MORE: ‘You can bullsh*t me to no end’: Duterte says he’s not a ‘strongman’ UN official Diego Garcia-Sayan criticized Duterte after the president ...

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