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Big business group to join Duterte in China - Inquirer.net;

Big business group to join Duterte in China - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netBig business group to join Duterte in ChinaInquirer.netInitially only about two dozen Filipino entrepreneurs were to accompany Mr. Duterte but the number had ballooned, according to Trade Undersecretary Nora Terrado. At least 400 businessmen have signed up to join Mr. Duterte's trip, according to Francis ...and more »

Philippines President Duterte seeks to cut US military ties while wooing China - CBS News;

Philippines President Duterte seeks to cut US military ties while wooing China - CBS News

CBS NewsPhilippines President Duterte seeks to cut US military ties while wooing ChinaCBS NewsMANILA, Philippines - The Philippine president is taking his anti-U.S. rhetoric up a notch, saying Wednesday he wants to end joint military drills with the Americans just as a diplomatic tie-strengthening trip to China was announced. President Rodrigo ...and more »

Duterte May Be Handing China The South China Sea On A Silver Platter - Daily Caller

Duterte May Be Handing China The South China Sea On A Silver PlatterDaily CallerPresident of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte admitted his country is powerless to defend its territories in the South China Sea. “Let's not dwell on the Scarborough Shoal. We don't have the capabilities. Even if we express anger, it will just amount to ...and more »

Philippine leader Duterte says he ordered preparations for US drills scrapped - Military Times;

Philippine leader Duterte says he ordered preparations for US drills scrapped - Military Times

Military TimesPhilippine leader Duterte says he ordered preparations for US drills scrappedMilitary TimesMANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he has ordered his defense chief not to prepare for joint exercises with the U.S. military next year as he moved to realize his threat to scrap a high-profile symbol of his ...and more »

Philippines: Duterte set to ban smoking in public - euronews;

Philippines: Duterte set to ban smoking in public - euronews

euronewsPhilippines: Duterte set to ban smoking in publiceuronewsA nationwide ban on smoking in public places is set to be signed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this month. Among the toughest anti-tobacco laws in southeast Asia, the new policy would prohibit people from lighting up everywhere from parks to ...and more »

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte mental health assessment reveals tendency to 'violate rights and feelings' - The Independent;

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte mental health assessment reveals tendency to 'violate rights and feelings' - The Independent

The IndependentPhilippines president Rodrigo Duterte mental health assessment reveals tendency to 'violate rights and feelings'The IndependentThe president of the Philippines is a “highly impulsive individual who has difficulty controlling his urges and emotions” and suffers from a long-term psychological condition, according to a rediscovered assessment of his mental health. A psychological ...and more »

Killings, curse words can't keep Duterte's popularity down in the Philippines - Humanosphere;

Killings, curse words can't keep Duterte's popularity down in the Philippines - Humanosphere

HumanosphereKillings, curse words can't keep Duterte's popularity down in the PhilippinesHumanosphereThe rest of the world may be horrified by the deadly drug war and colorful words of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, but his constituents think he's doing an “excellent” job, according to the latest surveys. Social Weather Stations (SWS) reported ...and more »

Where Is Smoking Banned? Philippines The Newest Country To Ban Smoking Countrywide - International Business Times;

Where Is Smoking Banned? Philippines The Newest Country To Ban Smoking Countrywide - International Business Times

International Business TimesWhere Is Smoking Banned? Philippines The Newest Country To Ban Smoking CountrywideInternational Business TimesPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his harsh stance against drugs, is seeking to ban smoking in public areas. The country's health minister, Paulyn Ubial, told reporters that the draft executive order is awaiting Duterte's signature. Ubial ...and more »

Agri growth banks on improving Manila-Beijing partnership - Business Mirror;

Agri growth banks on improving Manila-Beijing partnership - Business Mirror

Business MirrorAgri growth banks on improving Manila-Beijing partnershipBusiness MirrorTension between Manila and Beijing was heating up due to the South China Sea dispute. But with the entry of the new administration, the two countries' relations are apparently turning for the better, with the Philippines's agriculture secretary now ...and more »

Duterte: 'Don't prepare for war games next year' - Rappler;

Duterte: 'Don't prepare for war games next year' - Rappler

RapplerDuterte: 'Don't prepare for war games next year'Rappler'I insist that we realign. There will be no more exercises next year,' says President Rodrigo Duterte. Carmela Fonbuena · @carmelafonbuena. Published 12:31 AM, October 13, 2016. Updated 2:38 PM, October 13, 2016. INDEPENDENT FOREIGN POLICY.and more »

PH on right path of neutrality - Inquirer.net;

PH on right path of neutrality - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netPH on right path of neutralityInquirer.net100 days of the Duterte presidency. For us, so far so good. Of course, we know a lot of people disagree with us on this point. But in Mr. Duterte's governance policies we see more light than shadows. A lot of people feel safer now going out of their ...and more »

South China Sea Disputes Are On Duterte's China Agenda Ahead of Visit, But to What Ends? - The Diplomat;

South China Sea Disputes Are On Duterte's China Agenda Ahead of Visit, But to What Ends? - The Diplomat

The DiplomatSouth China Sea Disputes Are On Duterte's China Agenda Ahead of Visit, But to What Ends?The DiplomatSpeaking on Monday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told an audience of local government officials that the country should not “dwell on Scarborough Shoal.” According to a translation of his Tagalog remarks posted by Rappler, Duterte said the ...and more »

Duterte's Hundred Days: Digging in vs drugs, allies - Business Mirror;

Duterte's Hundred Days: Digging in vs drugs, allies - Business Mirror

Business MirrorDuterte's Hundred Days: Digging in vs drugs, alliesBusiness MirrorIn Photo: Filipino men place their hands over their heads as they are rounded up during a police operation as part of the continuing “war on drugs” campaign of President Duterte in Manila on October 7. An independent poll recently released showed that ...and more »

Duterte: No more US-PH Balikatan exercises in 2017 | SunStar - Sun.Star

Duterte: No more US-PH Balikatan exercises in 2017 | SunStarSun.StarPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday that he had already told Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to cancel any preparations for next year's military exercises with the United States (US) troops. At the 115th anniversary of the Philippine Coast ...and more »

Philippines to open giant rehab center soon, funded by China tycoon - Reuters;

Philippines to open giant rehab center soon, funded by China tycoon - Reuters

ReutersPhilippines to open giant rehab center soon, funded by China tycoonReutersA policeman, holding a handcuffs, gestures toward a resident during a drug raid in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj. 1/15. left. right. Men hold babies among policemen during a drug raid in Quezon City ...and more »

Duterte to visit China from October 18 to 21 - Rappler;

Duterte to visit China from October 18 to 21 - Rappler

RapplerDuterte to visit China from October 18 to 21RapplerDUTERTE'S CHINA PIVOT. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua during the National Heroes' Day celebration. File photo by PPD. MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte intends to make good on his ...and more »

China and the Philippines must find common ground on the South China Sea - South China Morning Post;

China and the Philippines must find common ground on the South China Sea - South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostChina and the Philippines must find common ground on the South China SeaSouth China Morning PostThree months ago, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to the resources in the West Philippine Sea (also known as the South China Sea), and thus that the Philippines has ...and more »

Fidel Ramos turns critic to salvage Philippines-US ties - Inquirer.net;

Fidel Ramos turns critic to salvage Philippines-US ties - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netFidel Ramos turns critic to salvage Philippines-US tiesInquirer.netThree in five Filipinos may have given their new President's performance the thumbs up, but the one person whose approval Rodrigo Duterte craves has rated his government a “huge disappointment and letdown.” Former president Fidel Ramos, whom ...and more »

Smoking In the Philippines Could Land You In Prison For 4 Months - Huffington Post;

Smoking In the Philippines Could Land You In Prison For 4 Months - Huffington Post

Huffington PostSmoking In the Philippines Could Land You In Prison For 4 MonthsHuffington PostThe law would be based on one in Davao City on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Penalties there for breaking the anti-smoking law can include a 5,000 Philippine peso ($103) fine or four months in prison.and more »

Philippines: Duterte to visit China amid worsening ties with Washington - Asian Correspondent;

Philippines: Duterte to visit China amid worsening ties with Washington - Asian Correspondent

Asian CorrespondentPhilippines: Duterte to visit China amid worsening ties with WashingtonAsian CorrespondentIn this Sept 7, 2016 file photo, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte link arms during the ASEAN Plus Three summit in Laos. Pic: AP. 577. Social Buzz. PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte and about 250 ...and more »