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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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »