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Rodrigo Duterte

Very sick?

Is Duterte Close to Death?

Reports said Duterte suffered a stroke and that part his body was paralyzed.

Duterte the cause

Duterte to Blame for Escalating Marawi Crisis

"And I said, 'Go ahead, do it.'"

South China Sea Dispute.

U.S. Inactions Responsible for Current Mess in South China Sea: Philippine President

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday squarely blamed the inactions of the past U.S. administration for the current crisis in the disputed South China Sea region. The firebrand president claimed that if U.S. had acted diligently, China would not have dared to build so many artificial islands in the contagious maritime territory.

Chinese Activities on Scarborough Shoal.

Philippines not Powerful Enough to Stop Chinese Activities on Scarborough Shoal: Duterte

Philippine is too weak to stop China from constructing structures on the Scarborough Shoal, the Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday. Duterte's blunt message comes amid increasing pressure on his government to stop China's fresh construction activities on Scarborough Shoal.

Wang Yang meets Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.

China’s Vice Premier Meets Duterte Amid Tensions Over South China Sea

China's Vice Premier Wang Yang met Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday to reaffirm their peace vows amid latest tension over South China Sea,

Escort duty

Duterte Nixes Invitation to Visit JS Izumo, Japan’s Helicopter Carrier

On the other hand, China threatened a firm response if Japan causes trouble in the South China Sea.

Philippines Stakes Claim over Benham Rise.

Philippines Cautiously Stakes Claim Over Benham Rise

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given a cautious warning to China over his country's undisputed ownership on Benham Rise amid reports that several Chinese survey ships were spotted in the undersea region last year.

On patrol

Duterte Declines Invitation to Visit US Aircraft Carrier; Sends Cabinet Members Instead

"We have a strong relationship with the U.S. on account of our Mutual Defense Treaty," said Lorenzana.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Visits China

China Backs Emergency Powers for Philippines' Duterte

China is hoping that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be granted emergency powers to speed up construction of Beijing's planned infrastructure projects in the country, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said on Friday.

Wanted by Duterte

China Reveals Made-in-China Weapons Duterte Wants to Buy

"We asked for many things -- boats, drones," said Lorenzana.

Being stolen by China

China Begins Building an Island on the Philippines’ Scarborough Shoal; Exploits Duterte’s Incompetence and Servility

Building a man-made island inside a country's exclusive economic zone is considered an act of war.

The Bromance Continues: Duterte OK with Trump Deporting Filipinos Claimed to be Illegals

"May you live, Mr. Trump! We both curse at the slightest of reason. We are alike."

Same feather

Is the Philippines Turning Pro-America Again because of Duterte-Trump Bromance?

Tillerson also saw China's activity in the South China Sea as "extremely worrisome."

Philippine President Duterte to visit China again.

Philippines President Duterte to Visit China Again in May: Report

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will once again visit China after his historic visit to the country in October last year. This time, the Filipino leader would be coming to China to attend a multilateral summit that will be held in May.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Duterte Criticized over His Martial Law Threat

Philippine rights advocates and survivors of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the country's former leader, criticized President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday for his comments that he is considering of declaring martial law to curb what he called the country's run-away drugs problem.

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