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#Duterte

# duterte - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on 26 April.

# duterte - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war

“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.

# duterte - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered

The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.

# duterte - Friday 19 May, 2017

Duterte imposes public smoking ban in Philippines

The controversial president struggles with smoking-related health issues.

# duterte - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Philippines president backtracks on claim he threw someone out of a helicopter

And that he would do it again if he came across a public official misusing funds.

# duterte - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'If I can do it, why can't you?' Filipino President now says he's personally killed people

The 71-year-old Philippines president said he used to personally kill people when mayor of Davao.

# duterte - Monday 21 November, 2016

Alarm over proposed Philippine law to jail 9-year-olds

Proposals include restoring the death penalty and lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9.

# duterte - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'

Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.

# duterte - Monday 5 September, 2016

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'

Rodrigo Duterte is not impressed with the US president’s criticism of his war on drugs.

# duterte - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Six Filipinos shot dead as part of president Duterte's war on drugs

Duterte won the presidential election in May after he promised to wage a bloody war on drugs.