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Foreign critics of Philippines drug war will be ‘human live targets’ to military – Duterte

The controversial president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has told his military that his foreign critics will make great ‘live human targets’ for home troops, as only his countrymen have the right to question his policies. Duterte, who has two complaints filed against him at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his brutal war on drugs, attacked his opponents abroad ...

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'Stage a mutiny!' Duterte dares Philippine military to act if they don't like his leadership

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has dared soldiers to “stage a mutiny” if they aren’t happy with his leadership, saying they’re free to join the side of his fiercest critic in Congress, Senator Antonio Trillanes. “Stage a mutiny or revolution or whatever,” Duterte said in an interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Tuesday, as quoted by ABS-CBN TV. ...

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Duterte ‘forgives’ Obama just like he ‘forgives his girlfriends’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to Barack Obama for calling him a “son of a w****” when he was still US President. He said he “forgave” him just as he did with his ex-girlfriends. Tough-talking Duterte said during a speech in Israel that he was sorry for how he had addressed the former US leader in 2016. “It would ...

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Duterte rejects ‘imposed friendship’ & questions US reputation as 'peerless' arms supplier

Despite getting no guarantees that Philippines’ colonial-times ‘friend’ the US would ever supply him with weapons, President Duterte says he’ll meet top US officials, who want to stop him from buying arms from Russia and China. “It’s hard to say we are friends. We are friends but remember we are friends because you made us a colony years ago…It was ...

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‘The CIA is listening & may kill me’: Duterte mulls ditching his smartphone

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is thinking of dumping his smartphone over fears that the CIA is constantly eavesdropping on his conversations and might use his private information to eventually assassinate him. “I know, the US is listening. I’m sure it’s the CIA, it’s also the one who will kill me,” Duterte said in Cebu City on Tuesday, rejuvenating fears that ...

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‘Who are you to warn us?’: Duterte hits back after US warning to stay away from Russian arms

Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, slammed Washington for telling his country what weapons to buy, but appeased the Americans by saying that the submarines it may purchase from Russia won’t be used against them. Duterte was outraged by last week’s statement from US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs, Randall Schriver, who said that the Philippines “should think ...

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‘You can’t create island & say air above it is yours’: Duterte implores China to ‘temper behavior’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called on China to “temper its behavior” after a military aircraft was chased out of airspace above artificial islands created by the socialist republic in the South China Sea. READ MORE: Philippines vows to protect ‘every single inch’ of its territory after Chinese bomber drills The Spratly Islands have been at the center of a ...

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‘I’ll have you killed!’ Duterte scolds 100+ corrupt Philippine cops brought before him

President Rodrigo Duterte has demonstratively threatened to keep a close watch on and to neutralize suspected corrupt cops if they ever make a single mistake that taints the public image of the Philippines’ police force. More than one hundred policemen, who are currently being probed for various offenses across the country, were delivered to Malacañang Palace for a public scolding ...

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Duterte prepares to sign historic Mindanao autonomy deal (LIVE)

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign a long-delayed agreement giving autonomy to the Muslim-majority island of Mindanao. It’s hoped the deal will ease extremism in the area and prevent conflict with the state. Duterte, the first Filipino president to hail from the island, last month pushed through a draft of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, which allows areas of ...

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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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