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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 »

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

A Philippine SWAT team patrol a neighbourhood in Mindanao, where Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law. Photo: AFP. Philippines Senator Antonio Trillanes may have expected lighter treatment when he appeared on a recent episode ...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 »

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 »

Philippines Inc., investors march to beat of Duterte's drum - Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA -- At a station-marking ceremony for the upcoming 106km Manila-Clark railway project, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade announced a part of a grand plan that seeks to define President Rodrigo Duterte's economic legacy. "We hope to finish ...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 »

US and the Philippines: President Rodrigo Duterte's Most Insulting Quotes About America - Newsweek

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte is celebrating his one-year anniversary as leader of the Southeast Asian country, and the strongman's tenure has not lacked controversy. The former mayor of Davao City became known for his outrageous statements in ...and more »

Duterte maintains high approval, trust ratings -

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 »

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

Beijing's latest assistance to Manila is notable but also needs to be kept in perspective. By Prashanth Parameswaran for The Diplomat. June 30, 2017. On Wednesday, China turned over military assistance to the Philippines in a high-profile ceremony at a ...and more »

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

One year ago, Rodrigo Duterte became the Philippine president, vowing to crackdown on organized crime, drug cartels and improve the country's economy. But his presidency has been shrouded in numerous controversies. Philippinen Rodrigo Duterte (Reuters ...and more »