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#Duterte

# duterte - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Duterte confirms he will run for vice presidency in Philippines
# Philippines
# Philippines

Duterte confirms he will run for vice presidency in Philippines

Aug 25th 2021, 10:52 AM 16,601 Views 14 Comments

The 76-year-old president is notorious for his crackdown on illegal drugs.

# duterte - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months
# Boracay Island
# Boracay Island

'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months

Apr 5th 2018, 7:30 AM 35,319 Views 31 Comments

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on 26 April.

# duterte - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war
# Philippines President
# Philippines President

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war

Jul 2nd 2017, 4:00 PM 14,854 Views 8 Comments

“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.

# duterte - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered
# Battle Lines
# Battle Lines

'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered

May 31st 2017, 2:40 PM 22,798 Views 19 Comments

The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.

# duterte - Friday 19 May, 2017

Duterte imposes public smoking ban in Philippines
# NO LIGHTING UP
# NO LIGHTING UP

Duterte imposes public smoking ban in Philippines

May 19th 2017, 7:10 PM 19,386 Views 31 Comments

The controversial president struggles with smoking-related health issues.

# duterte - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Philippines president backtracks on claim he threw someone out of a helicopter
# Duterte
# Duterte

Philippines president backtracks on claim he threw someone out of a helicopter

Dec 29th 2016, 3:31 PM 12,679 Views 37 Comments

And that he would do it again if he came across a public official misusing funds.

# duterte - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'If I can do it, why can't you?' Filipino President now says he's personally killed people
# Duterte
# Duterte

'If I can do it, why can't you?' Filipino President now says he's personally killed people

Dec 14th 2016, 9:22 AM 20,418 Views 64 Comments

The 71-year-old Philippines president said he used to personally kill people when mayor of Davao.

# duterte - Monday 21 November, 2016

Alarm over proposed Philippine law to jail 9-year-olds
# Grounded For Life
# Grounded For Life

Alarm over proposed Philippine law to jail 9-year-olds

Nov 21st 2016, 3:49 PM 21,372 Views 17 Comments

Proposals include restoring the death penalty and lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9.

# duterte - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'
# Sorry About That
# Sorry About That

Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'

Sep 6th 2016, 9:17 AM 29,762 Views 65 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.

# duterte - Monday 5 September, 2016

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'
# His Favourite Insult
# His Favourite Insult

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'

Sep 5th 2016, 2:55 PM 25,289 Views 82 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte is not impressed with the US president’s criticism of his war on drugs.

# duterte - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Six Filipinos shot dead as part of president Duterte's war on drugs
# Violence In The Philippines
# Violence In The Philippines

Six Filipinos shot dead as part of president Duterte's war on drugs

Aug 3rd 2016, 5:07 PM 16,528 Views 48 Comments

Duterte won the presidential election in May after he promised to wage a bloody war on drugs.