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Trump Praises Duterte for Philippine Drug Crackdown in Call Transcript - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump praised President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines in a phone call last month for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem” in the island nation where the government has sanctioned gunning down suspects in the ...and more »

Philippines' Finance Minister Says Economy Not Threatened by Martial Law - U.S. News & World Report

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte talks to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and newly-appointed Central Bank Governor Nestor Espenilla at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines May 8, 2017. Picture taken May 8, 2017 ...and more »

Mindanao crisis: A city on fire - Aljazeera.com

All of a sudden, the Philippines is grappling with the spectre of ISIL and, for some, Marcosian authoritarianism. Richard Javad Heydarian by Richard Javad Heydarian. 26 May 2017. A black smoke comes from a burning building at a Marinaot town, after ...and more »

Rodrigo Duterte jokes to soldiers that they can rape women with impunity - The Guardian

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it. Duterte ...and more »

Duterte makes rape 'joke' for martial law troops - Aljazeera.com

Philippines president reassures soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under Mindanao island martial law. 27 May 2017. Duterte makes rape 'joke' for martial law troops. Duterte is unapologetic about his manner of speech and liberally ...and more »

Philippines violence: IS-linked fighters 'among militants in Marawi' - BBC News

Foreign fighters believed to be linked to so-called Islamic State are among militants killed in a southern Philippine city, officials say. The military has been conducting air strikes in Marawi, on Mindanao island, after it was overrun by jihadists ...and more »

Duterte Makes a Rape Joke in Light of Martial Law Declaration - Inquirer.net

When Pres. Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law in Mindanao (also citing the possibility of expanding it nationwide), many expressed their anger and fear. An understandable feeling considering the Philippines' jarring history with Ferdinand Marcos' 20 ...and more »

'I totally agree with him': Worry, support as Philippine president considers countrywide martial law - CBC.ca

Winnipegger John Gementiza says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte must stand up to terrorists. (Karen Pauls, CBC News). It's a long way from Bisita, a busy Filipino restaurant in Winnipeg, to the Philippines — but cook John Gementiza's home country ...and more »

9 of Rodrigo Duterte's Most Controversial Quotes - U.S. News & World Report

The global community has come to know the Philippine's 16th president as a man of contentious quips and often offensive quotes. But while Duterte has been the inspiration for protest marches against the death penalty and his war on drugs, the leader ...and more »

Trump praises Duterte's deadly drug war in leaked transcript - CNN

(CNN) US President Donald Trump told his Philippines' counterpart that he was doing a good job fighting an illegal drug epidemic in his country, an effort that has led to thousands of deaths and drawn international condemnation from human rights groups ...and more »