Post Tagged with: "Duterte"

Duterte draws flak for 'cringeworthy' kiss. Image © thenewdaily.com.au

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

By RT PHILIPPINE 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 […]

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(File Photo) Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. © AP Photo / Bullit Marquez

‘He Can Go to Hell’ – Duterte Rebuffs UN Official Who Criticized Him

By Sputnik News THIS is not the first time the politician has insulted his opponents. In 2016 he clashed with the then US President Barack Obama, calling him “ignorant” and a “son of a bitch.” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is well-known for his straightforward behavior, has told a UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers and […]

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Speculations*

Speculations*

A LOT of speculations have cropped up regarding China’s seemingly all-powerful and incomprehensible influence over our country, on our territories, and even over President Duterte himself. It is an undeniable fact that the independence of our country was achieved through the sacrifice of innumerable lives of our countrymen during the last world war. In spite of our victory over the […]

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Duterte will ‘go to war’ if China crosses ‘red lines,’ Philippine FM claims

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to go to war with Beijing if it crosses ‘red lines’ and unilaterally claims natural resources in the disputed South China Sea, the country’s foreign minister has warned. The Philippines will go to war to protect its rights in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano noted, somewhat […]

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Umiiwas sa digmaan*

Umiiwas sa digmaan*

BAGAMAN maliwanag na may katwiran si President Duterte sa pagiwas na makagawa ng hakbang na puwedeng ikagalit ng China para makipagdigmaan ito sa ating bansa, sa pananaw ng marami ay nagpapakita ang Pangulo ng labis na kahinaan sa kanyang ginagawa. Ayon sa Pangulo ay hindi niya kakayaning pumasok sa digmaan kung saan hindi siya magwawagi at magreresulta sa pagbubuwis ng […]

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(File Photo) A detainee inside the city jail of Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines July 8, 2017. © Dondi Tawatao / Reuters

‘Want to live longer? Stay in jail,’ Duterte tells drug suspects

By RT RODRIGO Duterte, the Philippines leader known for his fiery rants and brutal war on drugs, has made a thinly veiled threat to drug dealers, suggesting they find a way to stay in jail if they want to stay alive. The Philippines president, who came to power on the back of his promise to eradicate a sprawling illegal drug […]

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Lawmakers call for invalidation of Duterte’s ICC withdrawal

By PressTV A MINORITY bloc in the Philippine Senate on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to invalidate President Rodrigo Duterte’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, saying his action without the chamber’s consent was unconstitutional. Duterte issued a notice of withdrawal in March, saying his right to due process had been violated after an ICC prosecutor announced a preliminary examination […]

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Ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes AP Sereno. Image © AP Photo / Bullit Marquez

Duterte Gains Control of All Branches of Philippine Gov’t After Firing Top Judge

By Sputnik News THE Philippine Supreme Court has removed its top judge – a longtime critic of the country’s President Rodrigo Duterte – as Manila’s increasingly belligerent leader moves to consolidates power in all branches of government. Following demands from the executive branch, Manila’s Supreme Court voted Friday to remove the nation’s top judge — appointed by the previous administration — labeled an “enemy” by Duterte […]

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Progressives to protests Duterte’s alleged murderous administration in front of PH consulate in Los Angeles

Progressives to protests Duterte’s alleged murderous administration in front of PH consulate in Los Angeles

THE national “Stop the Killings Speaking Tour: People’s Caravan for Peace and Justice in the Philippines” will culminate on Friday noon in a protest action in front of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles, California. Hosted by the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines-US Chapter (ICHRP-US) and the MALAYA network, the rallyists will bring Filipino church leaders, students, […]

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Progressive labor group denounce President duterte’s betrayal of the working class on Labor Day

Progressive labor group denounce President duterte’s betrayal of the working class on Labor Day

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK A NEWLY organized labor alliance of trade unions and political centers, Workers Against Contractualization, on Labor Day accused President Rodrigo Duterte of betraying the working class by rejecting their collective demand to end all forms of contractualization. WAC spokesperson Ernie Arellano and leader of the National Confederation of Labor (NCL) said Malacañang’s declaration last April 19 […]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. © Erik De Castro / Reuters

President Rodrigo Duterte represents just the rich and not the poor Filipino – BMP

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte represents the rights and privileges of millionaires and billionaires and not the welfare of the poor, deprived and the oppressed, especially the toiling masses. This according to the Bukluran ng mga Manggagawang Pilipino, a progressive labor group, after Malacañang announced Thursday that the President will not sign an executive order to end […]

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Walang biruan, mayroon ba o walang itatayong Casino sa Boracay?

Walang biruan, mayroon ba o walang itatayong Casino sa Boracay?

Ni Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK NANAWAGAN kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang Filipino Alliance for Transparency and Empowerment na linawin sa bayan kung totoo nga na may casino na pag-aari ng mga Tsino na itatayo sa Boracay, “ang pinakasikat na tourist destination ng bansa.” Bagamat pinuri ng nasabing grupo ang kilos ni Duterte na maibalik ang ganda ng Boracay, sinabi ng […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. © Erik De Castro / Reuters

Duterte tells ICC prosecutor she will be arrested in Manila

By Press TV Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has reminded the International Criminal Court (ICC) that the Hague-based tribunal lacks jurisdiction in the Philippines, warning that its chief prosecutor would be arrested if she sets foot in the country. Earlier, ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had announced that she was launching a preliminary investigation into a complaint by a Filipino lawyer of suspected […]

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‘If my plane explodes, ask the CIA’ – Duterte after requesting arms from Russia & China

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte isn’t ruling out that the US might be very annoyed and consider his decision to procure weapons from China and Russia a threat, after Washington refused to supply Manila with arms. The Philippines has been seeking modern weapons and small arms to step up combat against ISIS-linked Islamists, ever since Duterte assumed office in […]

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