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Rappler News Site Linked to US Spies – Philippines’ Duterte Suggests

Rappler News Site Linked to US Spies – Philippines’ Duterte Suggests

🕔12:34, 22.Feb 2018

Rappler called Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to ban it from his events “another instance of power attempting to intimidate independent journalists”.

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Duterte Hands-Off on ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Dispute

Duterte Hands-Off on ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Dispute

🕔13:50, 11.Jan 2018

About 1,000 Philippine women were forced into prostitution by Japanese troops during the war – they are known by the Japanese euphemism “comfort women” – a sensitive issue that had prompted some survivors to demand an apology as well as compensation from Tokyo. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said: “It’s up to the people who erected the statue to do anything they want with it,” he said. “I don’t think it is really a diplomatic issue, no.”

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