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A Bloody Drug War and an ISIS-Linked City Siege Mark Duterte's First Year in Office - TIME

A well-heeled crowd flocked to Manila's Malacañang Palace the day Rodrigo Duterte gave his inaugural presidential speech. There were former premiers in military garb, bishops in cassocks and collars, and diplomats in barong shirts. But the squat man at ...and more »

Duterte's Year of Sound and Fury - The Diplomat

Rodrigo R. Duterte, who completes the first year of his six-year term as president on June 30, is notorious for his unorthodox political style: curse-filled speeches enabling him to present himself as an authentic, straight-talking political figure who ...and more »

Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte completes one year in power - Deutsche Welle

Rodrigo Duterte's rise in Philippine politics began in the spring of 2016. He was considered an outsider in the presidential election but he gradually gained popularity due to a radical election campaign that promised to free the Philippines from drugs ...and more »

Philippines: Duterte's bloody and lawless year in power - Amnesty International

Since assuming the presidency of the Philippines a year ago, Rodrigo Duterte and his administration have presided over a wide range of human rights of violations, intimidated and imprisoned critics, and created a climate of lawlessness, Amnesty ...and more »

The Truth About China's New Military Aid to the Philippines - The Diplomat

On Wednesday, China turned over military assistance to the Philippines in a high-profile ceremony at a former U.S. airbase attended by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The development was just the latest sign of Beijing's growing security role in ...and more »

War on terror took backseat as Duterte focused on drug war, analysts say - Inquirer.net

Editor's Note: Starting June 25, the Inquirer will run on its print, online, and social media platforms a series of stories, reports and commentaries on the socioeconomic impact – positive and negative – that President Duterte has made in his first ...and more »

Philippines President Duterte's Drug War One Year on: At Least 7000 Are Dead, But It's Been 'Successful' - Newsweek

On June 30 2016, the world held its breath as Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines with nearly two fifths of the vote. Here was a man who had joked openly about rape, called Pope Francis a “son of a whore,” and has casually ...and more »

In Duterte's Philippines, resistance is futile - South China Morning Post

Philippines Senator Antonio Trillanes may have expected lighter treatment when he appeared on a recent episode of BBC's HARDtalk with presenter Stephen Sackur. After all, he has been one of the few elected officials in the Philippines to openly ...and more »

Dead in the Water: The South China Sea Arbitral Award, One Year Later - The Diplomat

On July 12, 2016, the Hague-based arbitral tribunal that heard the case of the Philippines against China on their maritime disputes in the South China Sea issued its award. The award comprehensively supported nearly all of the 15 submissions made by ...and more »

Rodrigo Duterte: One year on, as popular as ever - Aljazeera.com

It has been one year since Rodrigo Duterte, also known as The Punisher, was elected as Philippines' president, after riding a platform of suppressing crime, the spread of drugs and corruption. Before coming to power, the former mayor had promised a ...and more »