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Philippines Receives $7.3 Million in Arms From China for Fight in Marawi - Newburgh Gazette

Philippines Receives $7.3 Million in Arms From China for Fight in MarawiNewburgh Gazette"The Chinese side would like to explore the possibility of joint training, intelligence sharing and joint military exercises in the area of fighting terrorism", the Chinese envoy said. The President recalled that seven months after this visit to China ...and more »

Duterte rides high after a 'rough' first year - The Asian Age;

Duterte rides high after a 'rough' first year - The Asian Age

The Asian AgeDuterte rides high after a 'rough' first yearThe Asian AgeManila: Rodrigo Duterte ends his first year as Philippine President on Friday as a hugely popular leader, after taking Filipinos on a promised “rough ride” of drug war killings and foreign policy U-turns. Mr Duterte has been heavily criticised for his ...and more »

Duterte had warned of 'Isis disease' - Inquirer.net;

Duterte had warned of 'Isis disease' - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netDuterte had warned of 'Isis disease'Inquirer.netPresident Duterte had warned of the threat posed by the presence of the Islamic State (IS) in the Philippines as early as August, less than two months into his term, Malacañang said on Friday. Responding to analysts who said the war on terrorism had ...and more »

Duterte's first year is one of recalibration - The Straits Times

Duterte's first year is one of recalibrationThe Straits TimesPresident Rodrigo Duterte sailed into the presidency on grand promises to end the drug menace in six months and bring the same kind of peace and prosperity he brought to his home city of Davao to the rest of the Philippines. A year since he took office ...and more »

Duterte: It's my duty to destroy those who destroy country - Inquirer.net;

Duterte: It's my duty to destroy those who destroy country - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netDuterte: It's my duty to destroy those who destroy countryInquirer.netDAVAO CITY—President Duterte vowed to continue the war on drugs despite local and international criticism over the way he has been pursuing it. “It's my duty to destroy people who will destroy my country,” he told policemen at their Camp Quintin ...and more »

Duterte stays popular at home but threats grow for Philippines - USA TODAY;

Duterte stays popular at home but threats grow for Philippines - USA TODAY

USA TODAYDuterte stays popular at home but threats grow for PhilippinesUSA TODAYOne year after taking office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte remains very popular at home but a pariah to international critics for his profane style and a brutal war on suspected drug dealers that has led to thousands of deaths. Duterte — who ...and more »

Chinese premier seeks 'healthy development' of ties with Philippines - ABS-CBN News;

Chinese premier seeks 'healthy development' of ties with Philippines - ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN NewsChinese premier seeks 'healthy development' of ties with PhilippinesABS-CBN NewsBEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday called for healthy and stable development of bilateral ties with the Philippines. Li made the remarks when meeting Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in Beijing. Li said that China ...and more »

Duterte keeps off China probe of tycoon Huang Rulun - The Manila Times

Duterte keeps off China probe of tycoon Huang RulunThe Manila TimesPresident Rodrigo Duterte prefers not to interfere with China's investigation of involvement in alleged corruption of a Chinese billionaire who funded the Philippines' mega drug rehabilitation center. Speaking to reporters, Duterte said he still ...and more »

Marcos lauds Duterte's 'quality of leadership' - The Manila Times

Marcos lauds Duterte's 'quality of leadership'The Manila TimesFORMER senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday hailed President Rodrigo Duterte for showing leadership in his first year in office. “President Rodrigo Duterte has shown one singular quality that is very clear and the reason why he is very ...and more »

PH funds record biggest quarterly inflow in 2 years - ABS-CBN News;

PH funds record biggest quarterly inflow in 2 years - ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN NewsPH funds record biggest quarterly inflow in 2 yearsABS-CBN NewsLast-minute window dressing propelled Philippine shares back above the 7,800 level on Friday, the day President Rodrigo Duterte marked his first full year in office. The sudden u-turn also helped Philippine shares outperform the rest of Asia as net ...and more »

Duterte year 1: What it means, what it portends - The Manila Times;

Duterte year 1: What it means, what it portends - The Manila Times

The Manila TimesDuterte year 1: What it means, what it portendsThe Manila TimesTHERE is a tradition in presidential administration, wherein the presidency is viewed by the officeholder as an instrument to bring out the best in civic life. It's called “the bully pulpit”, which means the active use of the presidency's prestige and ...and more »

Army: 17274 Marawi evacuees in eastern Mindanao cleared from ties with terror group - Sun.Star

Army: 17274 Marawi evacuees in eastern Mindanao cleared from ties with terror groupSun.StarTHE 17,274 evacuees from Marawi City that sought refuge in eastern Mindanao have been cleared from any involvement with terrorist groups, the military said on Friday, June 30. Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) deputy commander and martial ...and more »

Marawi battle soon over, says Duterte - Philippine Star;

Marawi battle soon over, says Duterte - Philippine Star

Philippine StarMarawi battle soon over, says DutertePhilippine StarOne indication that the Marawi City crisis would soon be over is that there are now fewer enemies that government forces have to contend with after the drawn out fighting claimed more than 400 lives and displaced over 200,000 people. AP/Aaron Favila,File.and more »

Amid China's build, build, build, Rody non-combative - Philippine Star;

Amid China's build, build, build, Rody non-combative - Philippine Star

Philippine StarAmid China's build, build, build, Rody non-combativePhilippine StarFaced with China's version of “build, build, build” in the South China Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte is keeping his “non-combative” stance in dealing with Beijing, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said yesterday. PPD/Robinson Niñal, File. MANILA ...and more »

Palace: Foreign aid for Marawi welcome - Tempo

Palace: Foreign aid for Marawi welcomeTempoPresidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said that the government's acceptance of foreign aid does not mean that it is facing a humanitarian crisis in Marawi. Abella said it is just normal for friends to help each other especially in times of crisis ...and more »

Duterte's 1st year: A popular president in a bloody Philippine drug war - CBC.ca;

Duterte's 1st year: A popular president in a bloody Philippine drug war - CBC.ca

CBC.caDuterte's 1st year: A popular president in a bloody Philippine drug warCBC.caIt has been a remarkably turbulent first year for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has left thousands of suspects dead and prompted critics to call his rule a "human rights calamity." One accused him of crimes against humanity ...and more »

No 'humanitarian crisis' in Marawi - The Manila Times

No 'humanitarian crisis' in MarawiThe Manila TimesMalacañang on Friday denied there is a “humanitarian crisis” in Marawi City after President Rodrigo Duterte sought allies' help in rebuilding the conflict-torn city. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said Duterte welcoming aid from ...and more »

Philippines: Protest marks Duterte anniversary - euronews;

Philippines: Protest marks Duterte anniversary - euronews

euronewsPhilippines: Protest marks Duterte anniversaryeuronewsHundreds of people staged a protest in Manila on Friday to mark the first anniversary of Rodrigo Duterte becoming President of the Philippines. They headed to his presidential palace, denouncing policies including his notorious war on drugs that has ...and more »

Not ideal conditions for peace talks - Manila Bulletin;

Not ideal conditions for peace talks - Manila Bulletin

Manila BulletinNot ideal conditions for peace talksManila BulletinIn the ongoing conflict with the Maute rebels in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, followed by an attack by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, the national government may have gotten so involved in the fighting ...and more »

Islamic State's fading fortunes are bad news for south-east Asia, says Singapore - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Islamic State's fading fortunes are bad news for south-east Asia, says Singapore - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldIslamic State's fading fortunes are bad news for south-east Asia, says SingaporeThe Sydney Morning HeraldSingapore: Terrorism is entrenched in south-sast Asia and will only worsen as Islamic State's fortunes fade and foreign fighters skilled in bomb making and hijacking return from the Middle East, Singapore's defence minister said. "When we talk about ...and more »