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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 »

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: 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 »

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 »

Philippines President Duterte shrugs off battles to remain popular after first year in office - ABC Online

His leadership has been marked by a murderous so-called war against drugs and a rise in violent Islamist militancy, but the Philippine President is still riding high in the popularity stakes, a year to the day since he took office. Rodrigo Duterte ...and more »

Rodrigo Duterte's honeymoon period is coming to an end after one year in office - Quartz

Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine presidency with a promise that “change is coming,” appealing to voters tired of an inefficient government. He pledged to get rid of drugs, crime, and corruption in three to six months—or step aside if he failed. One ...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 »

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 »

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 »

One year on, Philippine President Duterte's popularity soars - TRT World

A vast majority of the Philippines supports the controversial leader whose brutal war on drugs and shocking statements draw criticism from other countries and rights groups. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte checks the scope of a 7.62 mm sniper ...and more »