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Duterte: China offering to build Manila-Clark railway in 2 years - Rappler

He tells Filipino businessmen, 'Can you match the offer? Because if you cannot match the offer, I will accept the goodwill of China'. Pia Ranada · @piaranada. Published 8:32 PM, June 21, 2016. Updated 8:33 PM, June 21, 2016. PH-CHINA RELATIONS.and more »

What should be on Duterte's foreign policy agenda? - East Asia Forum

Author: Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby, De La Salle University. To the Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, the world is black and white, with hardly any shades of grey in between. His view informs his policy approach. His law and order ...and more »

Digong in the eyes of Sara and Baste - Inquirer.net

DAVAO CITY—He was not always within reach but he certainly was no absentee father when his children were growing up. Both Sara Duterte-Carpio, this city's incoming mayor, and youngest son Sebastian consider President-elect Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte ...and more »

Rodrigo Duterte holds historic meeting with rival Islamist rebels in the southern Philippines - ABC Local

Incoming Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has held a historic meeting with two rival Islamist rebel groups in the country's south. Key points: Duterte's meeting with Islamist rebels is the first in recent Philippines history; The incendiary mayor ...and more »

Duterte on business sector's 10-point wishlist: 'It's doable' - Rappler

Businessmen ask the incoming Duterte administration to improve transport networks, Internet speed, and to review the popular conditional cash transfer program. Pia Ranada · @piaranada. Published 1:07 PM, June 22, 2016. Updated 2:05 PM, June 22, 2016.and more »

Duterte: Death penalty a retribution not a deterrent - Philippine Star

DAVAO CITY – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday stressed the need to revive the death penalty, which he said, would serve as "retribution" for those who committed crimes. He said those who insist that death penalty is not a deterrent to crime do ...and more »

12 barong choices for Rody - Inquirer.net

DAVAO CITY—What to wear to his inauguration on June 30 is the last thing on President-elect Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte's mind: He has at least a dozen barong Tagalog to choose from. But his son, Sebastian, will make a fashion statement with a barong made ...and more »

Duterte says purchase of FA-50 jets just a waste of money - Philippine Star

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - The Aquino administration's purchase of 12 FA-50 lead in fighter trainer jets is just a waste of money as the air assets are only being used now for ceremonies, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said. Duterte said the jets – the ...and more »

PHL won't go to war with China over Scarborough Shoal —Duterte - GMA News

The Philippines will not go to war over the Scarborough Shoal even if it wins the arbitration case it filed against China's excessive claims in the disputed South China Sea, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte told business leaders on Tuesday. In his first ...and more »

Filipino Police Adds 11 Suspected Dealers to Surge in Drugs-Related Killings - The Wire

More than 40 suspects have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte won elections with his promise of tackling drug-related crime and strong advocacy of extrajudicial killings. Filipino Police Adds 11 Suspected Dealers to Surge in Drugs-Related Killings ...and more »