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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Rodrigo Duterte: One year on, as popular as ever -

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 »

Philippine President Duterte Marks One Year In Office As Human Rights Suffer - HuffPost

President Rodrigo Duterte marked the one-year anniversary of his inauguration on Friday, a milestone in the continued deterioration of human rights in the Philippines. Packed prisons are overflowing, a rising extremist insurgency has triggered martial ...and more »

Philippine President Duterte's First Year In Office Is Marked By Bloody War On Drugs - NPR

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech during Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of Ramadan at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on June 27. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption. toggle caption. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images.and more »