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Trillanes files plunder complaint vs Duterte - Rappler

COMPLAINT FILED. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of plunder, filing a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman on May 5, 2016. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler. MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senator Antonio ...and more »

5 Trends That Define the 2016 Philippine Elections - The Diplomat

As the country prepares to go to the polls, a look at some notable developments during the campaign up to this point. By Mong Palatino for The Diplomat. May 07, 2016. After three months, election campaigning will end this week in the Philippines as ...and more »

Woman files raps vs. Duterte supporters over 'threats' - GMA News

A human rights defender and climate justice advocate on Monday filed a complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) against supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Renee Julienne Karunungan said she was filing the complaints against Duterte's ...and more »

The Donald Trump of Asia? Brash, unrepentant mayor leads Philippine presidential race - Los Angeles Times

Gina Lopez is hardly the kind of person you'd expect to support a presidential candidate who has endorsed vigilante death squads, made disturbing comments about rape, and vowed to kill his own kids if they ever took drugs. As head of a prominent ...and more »

Rodrigo Duterte pledges to jet ski to a disputed South China Sea island - Sydney Morning Herald

Rodrigo Duterte, the tough-talking Davao City mayor who is leading Philippine presidential polls, said he will hold bilateral talks with China to resolve a territorial dispute in the South China Sea if the current multilateral discussions don't bear ...and more »

SWS: Duterte still top choice for president - Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte keeps his lead over his rivals for the presidency, the latest SWS pre-election survey results revealed Friday, May 6. Duterte maintained a 33% preference rating among 4,500 registered voters ...and more »

Duterte tops final The Standard poll - Rappler

DUTERTE KEEPS LEAD. Duterte takes his motorcade around Malabon and Navotas in April 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler. MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Though the bank controversy hurt support for Rodrigo Duterte in some areas, he still managed to ...and more »

#PHVote: Banking on Duterte's bank accounts - Rappler

MASSIVE CROWD. Lipa residents mob Duterte as he makes a courtesy call to the city mayor. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler. MANILA, Philippines – He survived the rape joke crisis and, in its aftermath, continued to maintain a comfortable lead over his ...and more »

Filipinos Look to Strongmen to Bring Change - Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte during a labor day campaign rally on May 1, 2016 in Manila. (Photo: Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images). Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte during a labor day campaign rally on May 1, 2016 in ...and more »

Duterte: I have P128K in BPI account, $5K in dollar account -

Presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gestures during an impromptu speech at a grand rally at the FTI in Taguig, Monday night, April 12, 2016. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE. MANILA — In an attempt to disprove the accusations Senator ...and more »