Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte urges nations to quit International Criminal Court

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte points to photographers during an awarding ceremony for outstanding government workers, at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines December 19, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged other governments on Sunday to abandon the International Criminal Court, saying the world tribunal — where he’s facing a possible complaint for […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may put police back in charge of drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (photo by AFP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he may put police back in charge of his trademark campaign on narcotics trade and distribution. Duterte’s remarks came late Friday after his declaration earlier this month to remove police forces from his anti-drug battle following repeated allegations of rights abuses and extrajudicial […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warns of ‘revolutionary government’

Duterte said he would resort to a revolutionary government, as opposed to martial law that would require congressional approval, if communists and other opponents tried to destabilise his rule Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a “revolutionary government” to fend off alleged efforts to oust him, fuelling fears of a […]

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Philippines won’t let Daesh Takfiri terrorists flee in exchange for hostages: President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte attends a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers in Manila on September 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the country will not allow Daesh Takfiri terrorists to escape the country’s southern city of Marawi in return for release of dozens of hostages […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law in southern island of Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo by AFP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the parliament to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao, which has witnessed deadly fighting between army forces and Daesh-affiliated militants controlling a major city there. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told a news briefing on Tuesday the extension will give […]

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