Tag: Rodrigo Duterte

Powerful bomb in van kills at least 10 in south Philippines

11 Killed in Islamic State Bombing in Philippines

The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a van explosion early Tuesday morning at a military checkpoint in the Southern Philippines that killed 11 people, an army spokesperson confirmed.

Red tarpaulin banners with the words, in English: "Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China" mysteriously appeared on footbridges across the capital, Manila, on Thursday.

‘Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China’ Banners Appear in Manila

Large red banners reading “Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China” mysteriously appeared on bridges throughout the nation’s capital Manila on Thursday, the second anniversary of an international legal ruling that declared China’s presence in Philippine territory in the South China Sea was illegal.

Duterte said over the weekend that he would not seek to stay in office beyond his term's end in 2022

Duterte Attacks God 24 Hours After Promising Not To, Says ‘Sorry, God’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte once again warned on Tuesday that he would attack God if anyone invoked his name against him, less than a day after the president had come to an agreement with Philippine Catholic leaders to stop assailing the religion of most of his country.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sparked outrage on a recent trip to South Korea by kissing a woman on the lips during an event

Duterte’s Poll Numbers Crash After ‘God Is Stupid’ Tirade

The question of whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity could survive anything the colorful chief executive says appears to have been answered, as a survey by independent pollster Social Weather Stations published on Tuesday found Duterte sinking to his lowest approval rating since he assumed the office in 2016.

Mayor Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio in Nueva Ecija, Philippines, was pronounced dead Tuesday shortly after a gunman approached his car on a motorcycle and shot him dead in the town, the second assassination of a mayor in the country in as many days.

Second Mayor Killed in Philippines in as Many Days

Mayor Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio in Nueva Ecija, Philippines, was pronounced dead Tuesday shortly after a gunman approached his car on a motorcycle and shot him dead in the town, the second assassination of a mayor in the country in as many days.

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Duterte’s Top Diplomat Defends Drug War, Philippines’ ‘Sovereign Rights’ at U.N.

Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano demanded “fairness” from a highly critical UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, asserting that President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drug crime was necessary to “save lives” and “make our people safe and secure from all threats, terrorism, corruption and criminality.”

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's warning came just a month after foreign and local IS supporters ravaged Mindanao's main Muslim city of Marawi

Duterte Declares Christmas Ceasefire Against Communist Terrorists

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has announced a ten-day ceasefire against the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (NPA), a Marxist terrorist group that relaunched a campaign against the government this year.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) talks to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 13, 2017. World leaders are in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits. / AFP PHOTO / AFP …

Duterte: Justin Trudeau’s ‘Bullsh*t’ Human Rights Comments ‘A Personal Insult’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte branded human rights criticisms levied at his administration by leftist Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a “personal insult” on Tuesday, dismissing Trudeau’s concern as “bullshit” and refuting the prime minister’s claim that Duterte was “receptive” to his comments.