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FOR TELLING TRUMP TO RAISE DRUG WAR IN MEETING WITH DUTERTE

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte wants to ban two American lawmakers from entering the Philippines for interfering in his drug war. Duterte was referring to Representatives Randy Hultgren of Illinois and James McGovern of Massachusetts, co-chairmen of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, who had urged US President Donald Trump to “impress…

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The Philippine government will not file charges against 10 Vietnamese who were caught poaching for sharks, among other fishes, in Palawan province, President Rodrigo Duterte said late Thursday. “I have ordered the other companions of that group [of Vietnamese] who intruded into our economic zone… that they should… I told…

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MALACAÑANG on Thursday threw its support to the proposal to convert the mega drug rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija into a Drug Enforcement Academy. Former Dangerous Drugs Board chief Dionisio Santiago had described the huge facility “a mistake,” earning the ire of President Rodrigo Duterte who asked him to step…

ROQUE DEFENDS president ON CNN

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte won’t let US President Donald Trump lecture him on human rights when they meet in Vietnam at the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Econ omic Cooperation (APEC) forum, or in Manila during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit. Duterte, in a news conference before leaving…

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday admitted firing Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Chairman Dionisio Santiago for “blabbering” to the media. The President was irked by Santiago’s statement that the Mega Drug Rehabilitation facility built in Nueva Ecija was a mistake. “He could have asked me for an audience, tell me all…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte does not have “authoritarian tendencies” and “adheres to fundamental human rights”, his spokesman said in an interview with CNN’s Christian Amanpour on Wednesday, local time. “I am not ready to concede that the Philippine President has a tendency towards authoritarianism,” said Secretary Harry Roque when asked if…

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At least 6,400 evacuees from nine barangay (villages) have returned to their homes in war-torn Marawi City, Assistant Secretary Kristoffer Purisima of the Office of the Civil Defense said Friday. Purisima said the 6,462 evacuees would all be home by November 4, Saturday, with their basic needs provided by the…

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