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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao 0

“Duterte has already declared martial law for the entire island of Mindanao,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters in Moscow.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippine Ties With EU Set for ‘Rollercoaster Ride’: Minister

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippine Ties With EU Set for ‘Rollercoaster Ride’: Minister 0

“We have good relations with the EU, but it’s going to be a rocky period, or a rollercoaster ride,” Cayetano said, adding that he would meet the EU ambassador next week when he returns from an overseas trip.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Regina Lopez Forced to Resign By Lawmakers

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Regina Lopez Forced to Resign By Lawmakers 0

“It is the constitutional right of every Filipino to a clean and healthy environment,” an emotional, at times angry, Regina Lopez told reporters.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Joint Statement of Philippines, Brunei Darussalam (Full Text)

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Joint Statement of Philippines, Brunei Darussalam (Full Text) 0

His Majesty expressed his deep gratitude to President Duterte for the warm welcome accorded to him and the Brunei Darussalam delegation.

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USA POLITICS: US Navy F-18 From Carrier Carl Vinson Crashes Off Philippines

USA POLITICS: US Navy F-18 From Carrier Carl Vinson Crashes Off Philippines 0

F/A-18E fighter jet, which was part of Carrier Air Wing 2, was on final landing approach after conducting “routine flight operations,” US 7th Fleet Command said.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Communist Rebels Vow to Revive Ceasefire No Later Than March 31

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Communist Rebels Vow to Revive Ceasefire No Later Than March 31 0

Duterte said he would consult with the country’s political and security leaders “whether or not it would be good at this time” to resume the government’s unilateral ceasefire.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippines Demands Proof for Human Rights Watch’s Assertion of Police ‘Executions’

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippines Demands Proof for Human Rights Watch’s Assertion of Police ‘Executions’ 0

Philippines dismissed as “thoughtless and irresponsible” a report by Human Rights Watch that President Rodrigo Duterte had turned a blind eye to murders by police in what the group called a “campaign of extrajudicial execution”.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Signs Paris Climate Change Pact

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Signs Paris Climate Change Pact 0

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change restricting greenhouse gas emissions, putting the deal one step closer to ratification in the country.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Peace Talks With Rebels Possible: Delfin Lorenzana Says

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Peace Talks With Rebels Possible: Delfin Lorenzana Says 0

Duterte, who won an election last year on a vow to wipe out illegal drugs, had raised hopes of bringing an end to the communist insurgency that has stunted development for years, especially in central parts of the Philippines.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Police Behave Like ‘Criminal Underworld’ in Drugs War – Amnesty

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Police Behave Like ‘Criminal Underworld’ in Drugs War – Amnesty 0

Amnesty International’s said the wave of drugs-related killings since Duterte came to power appeared to be “systematic, planned, organised” by authorities.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Slams US of Building ‘Permanent’ Arsenal in Philippines

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Slams US of Building ‘Permanent’ Arsenal in Philippines 0

“They’re unloading arms in the Philippines now … I’m serving notice to the armed forces of the United States. Do not do it, I will not allow it,” Duterte.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Protect South China Sea Sovereignty

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Protect South China Sea Sovereignty 0

China claims most of the South China Sea, while Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei claims parts of the sea that commands strategic sealanes and has rich fishing grounds along with oil and gas deposits.

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CHINA POLITICS: Vietnam, China Pledge Peace in South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Vietnam, China Pledge Peace in South China Sea 0

China claims almost all of the South China Sea, where about $5 trillion worth of sea-borne trade passes every year.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Russia Offers Philippines Arms And Friendship

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Russia Offers Philippines Arms And Friendship 0

Russia is ready to supply the Philippines with sophisticated weapons including aircraft and submarines and aims to become a close friend.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Blood And Benefits – Duterte Imposes His Formula on Philippines

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Blood And Benefits – Duterte Imposes His Formula on Philippines 0

More than seven months after winning the presidency, Duterte is rolling out on a national scale the model of government he honed over 22 years and seven terms as mayor.

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CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warship Seizes US Oceanographic Vessel In South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warship Seizes US Oceanographic Vessel In South China Sea 0

“The UUV was lawfully conducting a military survey in the waters of the South China Sea,” one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Death Toll Rises, Duterte Deploys Dubious Data In ‘War On Drugs’

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Death Toll Rises, Duterte Deploys Dubious Data In ‘War On Drugs’ 0

2,300 people have been killed in police operations or by suspected vigilantes since Duterte took office on June 30, according to the Philippines police.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Invites Philippines President Duterte To White House

USA POLITICS: Trump Invites Philippines President Duterte To White House 0

The call lasted just over seven minutes, Duterte’s special advisor, Christopher Go, said in a text message to media.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Mulls Dumping ‘Useless’ ICC

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Mulls Dumping ‘Useless’ ICC 0

“They are useless, those in international criminal court (ICC). Russia withdrew. I might follow. Only the small ones like us are battered,” Duterte said.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: ‘Long Live Mr Trump! – Duterte Says

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: ‘Long Live Mr Trump! – Duterte Says 0

The Filipino President Duterte has also criticised US officials for expressing concern about his brutal crackdown on illegal drug sellers and users.

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