Duterte Ordered Killings, Hitman Tells Philippine Senate Hearing - Huffington Post

Edgar Matobato testifies before the Philippine Senate in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines on Thursday. 670. 70. MANILA ― A self-confessed hitman testified on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte personally issued assassination orders while mayor ...and more »

IN NUMBERS: The Philippines' 'war on drugs' - Rappler

MANILA, Philippines (71st UPDATE) – Exasperated by the illegal drugs menace in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte has waged an all-out campaign against it since he assumed office. But it was temporarily suspended on January 30, 2017, when ...and more »

Rodrigo Duterte Ordered Philippine Killings, Professed Hit Man Testifies - New York Times

Edgar Matobato describes his 24 years as an assassin for the Davao Death Squad, an organization he said was created by Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines. By AINARA TIEFENTHÄLER on Publish Date September 15, 2016. . Watch in ...and more »

Philippines: Independent Investigation of Duterte Needed - Human Rights Watch

(New York) – The Philippine government should invite an independent investigation involving the United Nations into allegations of direct involvement by President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 15 ...and more »

Duterte's war on drugs - ABC Online

President Rodrigo Duterte's hardline approach to stamping out drugs is creating a treatment crisis in the Philippines, hitting treatment centres and prisons hard as they struggle to cope with the numbers. By freelance correspondent Ben Bohane in Manila.and more »

Philippines President Steers New Foreign Policy Path - Voice of America

Political analysts and commentators in the Philippines say President Rodrigo Duterte is steering the country's foreign policy towards a more nationalist narrative, marking a shift from recent Philippine leaders. Further evidence of Duterte's approach ...and more »

Coming to the South China Sea (and Beyond): Duterte's 'Shock and Awe' Diplomacy - The National Interest Online (blog)

“I will be charting a [new] course [for the Philippines] on its own and will not be dependent on the United States,” declared Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines' firebrand president after winning a landslide victory earlier this year. Under the ...and more »

Philippines' Duterte denies giving death-squad orders - Aljazeera.com

Self-described hitman in Senate hearing says president, as Davao city mayor, ordered extrajudicial killings. Ted Regencia 16 Sep 2016 04:06 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social ...and more »

Dump Duterte - Global Security

The United States does not need the Philippines. As Mr. Dooley noted in 1898, americans were initially unsure "whether they were islands or canned goods.... We can't sell thim, we can't ate thim, an' we can't throw thim into th' alley whin no wan is ...and more »

Duterte trumps Trump - European Council on Foreign Relations

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's call for US troops and advisors to leave the Philippines, shortly after issuing an expletive ridden description of President Barack Obama, needs to be taken seriously. Yes, Duterte swaggers and uses theatrics to his ...and more »