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#Rodrigo Duterte

# rodrigo-duterte - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte announces retirement from politics
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte announces retirement from politics

Oct 2nd 2021, 9:56 AM 14,753 Views 13 Comments

Philippine presidents are limited by the constitution to a single six-year term.

# rodrigo-duterte - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Philippine president Duterte under fire after admitting he molested a maid when a teenager
# Asia
# Asia

Philippine president Duterte under fire after admitting he molested a maid when a teenager

Dec 30th 2018, 5:11 PM 34,840 Views 63 Comments

Women’s rights political party Gabriela denounced Duterte’s comments as “repulsive”.

# rodrigo-duterte - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office
# Mariano Blanco
# Mariano Blanco

Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office

Sep 5th 2018, 7:39 AM 19,834 Views 28 Comments

Mariano Blanco, mayor of the town of Ronda, is the latest in a spate of local officials to be slain in recent months.

# rodrigo-duterte - Monday 13 November, 2017

Donald Trump met Rodrigo Duterte in Manila and said he 'really enjoyed being here'
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Donald Trump met Rodrigo Duterte in Manila and said he 'really enjoyed being here'

Nov 13th 2017, 8:22 AM 12,799 Views 27 Comments

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been accused of mass murder.

# rodrigo-duterte - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking

Sep 21st 2017, 11:39 AM 14,454 Views 59 Comments

Protests have erupted in the Philippines over the controversial president’s war on drugs.

# rodrigo-duterte - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

Sep 13th 2017, 1:13 PM 14,632 Views 87 Comments

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

# rodrigo-duterte - Monday 17 July, 2017

The Philippines' President keeps making rape jokes, but is claiming that people "get him"
# Geebag
From The Daily Edge
# Geebag

The Philippines' President keeps making rape jokes, but is claiming that people "get him"

Jul 17th 2017, 4:34 PM 4,848 Views 4 Comments

This is wrong on a number of levels.

# rodrigo-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.

# rodrigo-duterte - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city
# Philippines
# Philippines

Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city

Jun 7th 2017, 9:14 AM 18,368 Views 26 Comments

“When I say crush them, you have to destroy everything, including lives.”

# rodrigo-duterte - Friday 2 June, 2017

36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room
# Botched Robbery
# Botched Robbery

36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room

Jun 2nd 2017, 7:11 AM 13,263 Views 23 Comments

Police said it appeared to be a botched robbery rather than a terrorist attack.

# rodrigo-duterte - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS

Jun 1st 2017, 7:13 AM 9,695 Views 12 Comments

Security forces have been battling militants in Marawi, a major Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic country.

# rodrigo-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 22,796 Views 19 Comments

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

# rodrigo-duterte - Monday 29 May, 2017

IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children
# Under Siege
# Under Siege

IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children

May 29th 2017, 10:06 AM 28,334 Views 42 Comments

There are fears for those trapped in the city of Marawi.

# rodrigo-duterte - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke

May 27th 2017, 3:08 PM 23,712 Views 35 Comments

Duterte told a military camp that they were allowed to rape women because he would take the blame for it.

# rodrigo-duterte - Thursday 2 March, 2017

"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage
# Philippines
# Philippines

"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage

Mar 2nd 2017, 8:56 AM 29,097 Views 87 Comments

The photos have triggered accusations of further rights abuses in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs.

# rodrigo-duterte - Monday 21 November, 2016

Philippine President meets his 'hero' Putin to give out about US "hypocrisy and bullying"
# Best Mates
# Best Mates

Philippine President meets his 'hero' Putin to give out about US "hypocrisy and bullying"

Nov 21st 2016, 7:46 AM 8,550 Views 22 Comments

Since taking office in June, the foul-mouthed Duterte has upended the Philippines’ historical military alliance with the United States.

# rodrigo-duterte - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail
# Philippines
# Philippines

Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail

Nov 5th 2016, 3:22 PM 18,566 Views 26 Comments

The president of the Philippines has been waging a bloody war on drugs.

# rodrigo-duterte - Friday 28 October, 2016

Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out

Oct 28th 2016, 2:54 PM 17,638 Views 33 Comments

The incident occurred hours after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to intensify his crackdown on crime.

Philippines president who called Pope a "son of a b****" has promised God he won't curse again
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines president who called Pope a "son of a b****" has promised God he won't curse again

Oct 28th 2016, 8:22 AM 13,533 Views 57 Comments

Duterte’s profanities have almost become his trademark.

# rodrigo-duterte - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Duterte's popularity soars in Philippines amid claims of anti-crime 'death squads'
# Hard Man
# Hard Man

Duterte's popularity soars in Philippines amid claims of anti-crime 'death squads'

Oct 6th 2016, 8:42 AM 11,501 Views 44 Comments

The controversial president is enjoying a high popularity rating three months into office.

# rodrigo-duterte - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Philippine president literally gives the finger to the EU as he says "F**k you" to them
# Tirade
# Tirade

Philippine president literally gives the finger to the EU as he says "F**k you" to them

Sep 21st 2016, 10:24 AM 25,177 Views 130 Comments

In a separate speech, Duterte also repeated a vow to shield police or soldiers from prosecution.

# rodrigo-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 29,760 Views 68 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.

# rodrigo-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 25,257 Views 82 Comments

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

# rodrigo-duterte - Friday 26 August, 2016

Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes

Aug 26th 2016, 4:37 PM 18,625 Views 42 Comments

“You know who the drug lords are. Would you like to kill them? Go ahead.”

# rodrigo-duterte - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'
# Drug Dealers
# Drug Dealers

Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'

Aug 24th 2016, 9:56 AM 10,090 Views 22 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte also attempted some light wordplay on genocide while talking to reporters.

# rodrigo-duterte - Monday 22 August, 2016

Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs
# Human Rights Concerns
# Human Rights Concerns

Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs

Aug 22nd 2016, 3:54 PM 17,008 Views 49 Comments

Hundreds of killings have taken place since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in June.

# rodrigo-duterte - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Philippines president causes uproar after referring to US envoy as "gay ambassador"
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines president causes uproar after referring to US envoy as "gay ambassador"

Aug 10th 2016, 8:46 AM 17,959 Views 26 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte made the controversial comments on live television.

# rodrigo-duterte - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Philippine president says journalists "are not exempted from assassination, if you're a son of a b***h"
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine president says journalists "are not exempted from assassination, if you're a son of a b***h"

Jun 2nd 2016, 8:00 AM 17,418 Views 55 Comments

“You won’t be killed if you don’t do anything wrong.”

# rodrigo-duterte - Monday 9 May, 2016

A politician who makes rape jokes and is called "The Trump of the East" is set to become Philippines president
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

A politician who makes rape jokes and is called "The Trump of the East" is set to become Philippines president

May 9th 2016, 3:00 PM 16,120 Views 27 Comments

Duterte himself says he has killed “around three” people.