Rodrigo Duterte

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Published 14/11/2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at a summit of Asian and Western leaders on Tuesday, sensitive human rights issues skirted by almost all the others. [more…]

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Published 14/11/2017

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was "receptive" to his comments. [more…]

Philippine mobile phone trader `collected funds` for Marawi attackers

Philippine mobile phone trader `collected funds` for Marawi attackers

Published 27/10/2017

Philippine security forces have arrested a mobile phone trader suspected of collecting funds to help finance pro-Islamic State militants who took over a southern city for five months, police said on Friday. [more…]

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Published 17/10/2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although the military said 20-30 rebels were holding about 20 hostages and still fighting it out. [more…]

Activists urge Apple to drop apps that play up Philippine drugs war

Activists urge Apple to drop apps that play up Philippine drugs war

Published 13/10/2017

A group of civil society organizations has demanded that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) remove from its app store games it said violated the tech firm's guidelines and promoted violence and killings commonplace in the Philippines' war on drugs. [more…]

Steven Seagal meets `The Punisher` Duterte, talks drug war

Steven Seagal meets `The Punisher` Duterte, talks drug war

Published 13/10/2017

U.S. actor Steven Seagal, famous for playing action roles like a vice squad detective in "Above the Law", met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while on a location scouting trip in Manila. [more…]

Philippine police chief says won`t stop cops from seeking church sanctuary

Philippine police chief says won`t stop cops from seeking church sanctuary

Published 03/10/2017

The Philippines' top police commander on Tuesday said he would not prevent officers involved in the country's bloody war on drugs from seeking church protection and testifying to their alleged abuses, providing they told the truth. [more…]

Philippines` Duterte says police can kill `idiots` who resist arrest

Philippines` Duterte says police can kill `idiots` who resist arrest

Published 28/08/2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told police on Monday they could kill "idiots" who violently resist arrest, two days after hundreds of people turned the funeral of a slain teenager into a protest against his deadly war on drugs. [more…]

Philippine leader to expedite bill for self-rule in Muslim region

Philippine leader to expedite bill for self-rule in Muslim region

Published 17/07/2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gesture as he addresses Filipino-Muslim leaders during an Eid al-Fitr celebration at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Metro Manila, Philippines June 27, 2017.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to fast-track new legislation for autonomy in the country's most volatile region, advancing a protracted process to end decades of rebellion and thwart rising Islamist militancy.

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Drilling for oil in disputed sea may resume this year: Philippine official

Drilling for oil in disputed sea may resume this year: Philippine official

Published 12/07/2017

Drilling for oil and natural gas on the Reed Bank in the South China Sea may resume before the end of the year, a Philippine energy official said on Wednesday, as the government prepares to offer new blocks to investors in bidding in December.

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