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Manila's war on drugs is helping to build bridges between China and Philippines - South China Morning Post

Since his ascent to power last year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has had two policy priorities. First and foremost is a brutal crackdown on suspected drug dealers, a bloody campaign that has claimed the lives of thousands of individuals. The ...and more »

Donald Trump to attend ASEAN in November - Deutsche Welle

US President Donald Trump has decided he will attend a meeting of South East Asian leaders in the Philippines in November after previously hinting that he would skip the summit. Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte had invited Trump to the meeting of the ...and more »

Warm Philippines welcome for Trump amid improving, irreversible ties - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — With relations between the Philippines and the United States showing a marked improvement in recent weeks, President Duterte is looking forward to entertaining President Donald Trump during his visit to Manila next month for the ...and more »

DFA chief: Phl ready to welcome HR probe - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is ready to welcome independent experts from the United Nations who would conduct an objective assessment of the country's human rights situation, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said. But during his ...and more »

PH open to UN rights probers 'without bias' – Cayetano - Rappler

'All we want is an impartial assessment and not outright condemnation,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tells UN Secretary General António Guterres. Bea Cupin · @beacupin. Published 7:54 PM, September 30, 2017. Updated 8:17 PM, ...and more »

Philippines Rejects Concerns Aired by 39 Countries in Drug-War - benarnews

An alleged drug dealer is captured by policemen after a drug buy-bust operation on a slum area in Manila, Sept. 28, 2017. AFP. The Philippines on Friday rejected expressions of concern raised by 39 nations led by the United States about the country's ...and more »

Trump accepts Duterte's invitation -

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has backed away from a threat to skip a summit with Southeast Asian leaders in the Philippines later this year, with the White House saying it had accepted an invitation from host President Duterte. In a statement ...and more »

Trump visit to show 'improving PH-US ties'—Palace -

The Malacañang on Saturday confirmed United States President Donald Trump's visit to Manila in November to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and East Asian Summit conferences. “We confirm U.S. President Donald Trump's visit ...and more »

Can Duterte push back rising dissent? - Philippine Star

CAN President Rodrigo Duterte and his loyalists turn back the political tsunami whipped up by the storm of protest against the on-the-spot execution of thousands of Filipinos suspected of being drug pushers/users? Last week, 39 members of the United ...and more »

Duterte, Trump to meet for first time in PH in November - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet United States President Donald Trump for the first time in November, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Saturday as he vowed a "warm welcome" for the US leader in Manila. Cayetano made the ...and more »