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Philippines' Duterte facing 'Hunger Games' protests

Critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have adopted the three-finger salute from the hit "Hunger Games" films as a sign of resistance against his rule and drug war killings. The sign is in contrast to Duterte's own iconic gesture,...Show More Summary

Duterte invites U.N. rights body to open Philippine office as drug killings climb

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday invited the United Nations' human rights monitor to set up office in the country and join all anti-narcotic operations, amid growing public and global criticism of his bloody war on drugs.

Drug war, Islamists 'rising' risks for Philippines: Moody's

yesterdayNews : The Lookout

President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drug war and armed Islamist rebellion pose "rising" risks to the Philippine economy, though it should continue to grow robustly in the short term, Moody's Investors Service said. Duterte is battling...Show More Summary

Philippine President Ask Human Rights Head If He's 'Gay or Pedophile'

Rodrigo Duterte, a hero of President Trump's, mocked the head of the nation's human rights commission for addressing the nation's rampant police brutality.

PHILIPPINES: President Calls Human Rights Head A “Gay Pedophile” For Objecting After Police Kill Teenagers

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Guardian reports: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday asked the head of the country’s Commission on Human Rights (CHR) if he was a paedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the government’s bloody war on drugs. Show More Summary

Philippines' Duterte likens rights chief to paedophile

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has likened the nation's human rights commissioner to a "paedophile" for expressing concern over teenagers who police killed in a controversial war on drugs. Police have reported killing more than...Show More Summary

Philippines' Duterte asks head of human rights agency: 'Are you a pedophile?'

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday asked the head of the country's Commission on Human Rights (CHR) if he was a pedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the government's bloody war on dr...

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte may declare martial law: defense chief

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief said Friday. “He said, if the left will try to have a massive protest, start fires on...

Defense chief: Philippine-wide martial law 'very remote'

The Philippine defense secretary said Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte has considered the possibility of placing the entire country under martial rule over fears of planned left-wing protests getting out … Click to Continue »

Philippine church bells ring in drug war protest

Church bells rang across the mainly Catholic Philippines late Thursday as bishops rallied opposition to the "reign of terror" that has left thousands dead in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. Police have reported killing more than...Show More Summary

All the president's women: Duterte's fiercest critics and a surly political heir

DAVAO, Philippines/MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has a problem with women, says the woman who has known him longer than perhaps any other: his sister Jocellyn.

Philippines legislature sets annual budget for the national Commission on Human Rights: $19.53

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUx95m9Ahn0 The Philippines is ruled by an admitted murderer, President Rodrigo Duterte (previously), whose death squads have operated with impunity since he took office last year (Trump loves him). (more…)

Philippine president's Senate foes, allies vow to block budget cut for rights body

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's critics and allies in the Senate vowed on Wednesday to block a lower house move to slash the annual budget of a public-funded human rights agency opposed to his bloody war on drugs to just $20.

Philippine Congress backs annual budget of just $20 for agency probing drugs war

By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine lawmakers allied with President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday voted to allocate an annual budget of just 1,000 pesos ($20) to the Commission on Human Rights, a public body that has clashed repeatedly with Duterte over his bloody war on drugs. Show More Summary

Philippine lawmakers move to defund rights body over drug war

Philippine lawmakers have voted to slash annual funding for the nation's human rights commission to just $20 in response to its investigations into President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drug war, authorities said Wednesday. The House of...Show More Summary

Philippine Congress backs annual budget of just $20 for agency probing drugs war

MANILA, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Philippine lawmakers allied with President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday voted to allocate an annual budget of just 1,000 pesos ($20) to the Commission on Human Rights, a public body that has clashed repeatedly with Duterte over his bloody war on drugs. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

The death of a Philippine teen was supposed to be a turning point for Duterte. But kids keep getting killed.

last weekNews : BlogPost

BEIJING — In the first year of Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency, there were moments, brief moments, when it felt like the killing might stop.  A Korean businessman murdered inside police headquarters. Anti-drug cops caught holding people in a secret cell. Then, last month, Kian delos Santos, a 17-year-old boy, was shot dead by police. All three cases […]

Philippines' Duterte says dictator Marcos is a hero

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hailed late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as a hero for many Filipinos during a weekend of emotional celebrations by supporters of the former strongman ahead of his 100th birth anniversary on Monday.Show More Summary

Philippines' Duterte says dictator Marcos is a "hero"

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Sunday hailed late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as a "hero" to many Filipinos, brushing aside a history of corruption and rights abuses under the former strongman. Duterte is stepping up efforts to rehabilitate...Show More Summary

Philippine leader says 'no way' he'll do deal with Islamist rebels

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ruled out the possibility of allowing Islamic State-linked militants to flee a southern city in exchange for the release of dozens of hostages.

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