Rodrigo Duterte

Is Duterte Close to Death?

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jun 16, 2017 02:16 AM EDT

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

Duterte to Blame for Escalating Marawi Crisis

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jun 12, 2017 04:06 AM EDT

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

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

Girish Shetti   | Mar 24, 2017 10:21 AM EDT

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. read more

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

Girish Shetti   | Mar 20, 2017 05:40 AM EDT

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. read more

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

Girish Shetti   | Mar 18, 2017 08:09 AM EDT

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, read more

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

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Mar 16, 2017 07:45 PM EDT

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

Philippines Cautiously Stakes Claim Over Benham Rise

Girish Shetti   | Mar 14, 2017 05:25 AM EDT

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. read more

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

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Mar 05, 2017 08:51 PM EST

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

China Backs Emergency Powers for Philippines' Duterte

Prei Dy   | Feb 13, 2017 03:30 AM EST

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. read more

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

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 09, 2017 09:49 AM EST

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

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

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 08, 2017 06:38 PM EST

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

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

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jan 30, 2017 03:46 AM EST

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

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

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jan 29, 2017 06:55 AM EST

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

Philippines President Duterte to Visit China Again in May: Report

Girish Shetti   | Jan 19, 2017 05:59 AM EST

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. read more

Philippine President Duterte Criticized over His Martial Law Threat

mwaniki wanjiku   | Jan 16, 2017 08:24 PM EST

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. read more

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