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Duterte’s Timeframe Just Went From Six Months to More Than Six Years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: philstar.com residential candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promise during the 2016 election was that he would need just six months to eradicate the drug problem in the country. Then as president ...

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Free Education? Not So Fast Mr. President

UP Diliman students jump for joy after the free tuition bill was signed into law. Photo: INQ—Ni�o Jesus Orbeta hilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that grants free tuition to students in state-run ...

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Why Is There No July 12 Philippine National Sovereignty Day Celebration?

Jubilant Filipinos march along Roxas Boulevard in Manila after the UN tribunal’s verdict was announced on July 12, 2016. (author-supplied photo) resident Rodrigo Duterte won the most votes among US overseas Filipino voters in the May 2016 ...

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Ex-President Aquino’s Dilemma Could Be President Duterte’s As Well

President Rodrigo Duterte (left) and former President Benigno Aquino III. (PNL file photos) hilippine Ombudswoman Conchita Carpio-Morales just filed criminal charges against former president Benigno Aquino III for the blotched military operation commonly known as the ...

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Chinese Missiles and Fighter Jets Soon Based at Panganiban Reef Just West of Palawan

Construction is shown on Panganiban Reef (Mischief Reef) in this June 19, 2017 satellite image released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies to Reuters. (CSIS/AMTI DigitalGlobe/Handout/Reuters) ccording to ...

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President Rodrigo Duterte Can Still Do the Right Thing

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the ASEAN summit held in Manila last April. REUTERS/Erik De Castro n a recent article in Asia Times, William Pesek a Tokyo-based journalist and former columnist for Barron’s and Bloomberg noted that President ...

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Why Xi Jinping Threatened War If the Philippines Drills for Oil

Graphic illustrating methane hydrate deposits (left). Methane hydrate “flammable ice” (right) subjected to heat. Photos: Geology.com and Canadian National Research Council hough nothing Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said or will say carries any shock value anymore, ...

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Philippine Congressman warns of Duterte dictatorship, pleads for Congress to convene

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a eulogy flanked by military personnel. Photo: globalbalita.com fugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat has expressed serious concern that President Rodrigo Duterte is dangerously close to becoming a dictator and it may ...

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Martial Law in the Philippine South

Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Photo: businessinsider.com hile on a state visit to Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao in response to a string of attacks by a band of terrorists known as ...

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ATM Statement on Social Justice and Environmental Protection

A worker looks at an open pit mine in the Philippines. Source: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco & Asian Correspondent Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” Garcia Dominguez III should realize that enforcing the spirit of the law is necessary for the ...

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