Rodrigo Duterte

The Phillipines

Duterte Said “You Must Be Stupid” If You Think He’ll Stand Trial at The Hague for His Drug War

“I am a Filipino. We have our courts here... Shit,” he continued.
Alex Lubben
7.17.19
Rodrigo Duterte

Enforcer of Philippines War on Drugs Defends Killing a Toddler: "Shit Happens"

Myka Ulpina was shot dead in a province near Manila last week, during a police sting operation in which her father was also killed.
David Gilbert
7.5.19
Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine Voters Just Handed Duterte a Lot More Power

His party won big, and so did his daughter, who critics say is being groomed as his successor.
David Gilbert
5.14.19
Philippines

What you need to know about the Philippine Midterm Elections

This election is widely seen as a referendum on Duterte's presidency.
Natashya Gutierrez
David Gilbert
5.11.19
South China Sea

Duterte just threatened to go on a "suicide mission" against China

The Philippine president is confronting China over its presence in the South China Sea
David Gilbert
4.5.19
Philippines

Duterte just snitched on himself by admitting to extrajudicial killings

“My only sin is the extrajudicial killings.”
Tim Hume
9.28.18
Philippines

Duterte just threatened to arrest an International Criminal Court prosecutor

“You cannot exercise any proceedings here without basis. That is illegal and I will arrest you.”
Tim Hume
4.13.18
Philippines

Duterte’s war on drugs now includes fake over-the-counter headache pills

“They do not only undermine or weaken the national economy by hitting a large-scale industry, they also threaten national security by endangering the health of a vast majority of the people.”
Tim Hume
3.28.18
the Philippines

Duterte just bounced the Philippines out of the International Criminal Court

"The Philippines is withdrawing its ratification of the Rome Statute effective immediately.”
Tim Hume
3.14.18
Rodrigo Duterte

The U.N. just told Duterte to get his head checked

The Philippine president placed a U.N. investigator on a list of communist terrorists.
David Gilbert
3.9.18
strongmen

Duterte is "old" and needs “to rest” after killing all those drug suspects

Duterte plans to step down early, two years before his six-year term ends.
David Gilbert
3.1.18
HUMAN RIGHTS

Trump inspired 2017’s global politics of hate, says Amnesty International

His travel ban "set the scene for a year in which leaders took the politics of hate to its most dangerous conclusion.”
Tim Hume
2.22.18
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