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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte needs psychiatric exam, says UN human rights chief

Philippines President Rodrigo Dutertes slurs against United Nations human rights activists suggest he needs to see a psychiatrist, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said in a news conference on Friday (9 March). Zeids comments came after Dutertes government sought to get a U.N. investigator, a former Philippine lawmaker and four former Catholic priests declared as terrorists. Mar 9, 2018
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Rodrigo Duterte suggests Beijing should make the Philippines a province of China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly suggested to an audience of Chinese-Filipino businessmen on Monday (19 February) that he was offering the Philippines to become a province of China. His comments came as he sought to allay fears about Beijings construction of military bases on man-made islands in the South China Sea. Feb 20, 2018
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Duterte feels insulted by Justin Trudeaus question on drug-related killings in Philippines

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has made it clear that he will not be answering any foreign leader over their concerns on the alleged human rights violations taking place in the Southeast Asian nation as part of its bloody drug war. The outspoken leader, notorious for his expletive-laden speeches and foul language, attacked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and asked him and other foreign leaders to lay off from the drug-war topic. Nov 15, 2017
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Philippines Duterte lashes out at EU on UN expulsion threat

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at the European Union on 12 October after some of its lawmakers warned Manila it could lose its UN membership over his war on drugs. The firebrand leader has also ordered all the EU diplomats to leave his country within 24 hours over their criticism of his bloody campaign. Oct 13, 2017
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Philippines Duterte lashes out at EU on UN expulsion threat

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at the European Union on 12 October after some of its lawmakers warned Manila it could lose its UN membership over his war on drugs. The firebrand leader has also ordered all the EU diplomats to leave his country within 24 hours over their criticism of his bloody campaign. Oct 13, 2017
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Duterte attacks Human Rights Chief in scathing remarks

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attacked the chairman of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Chito Gascon, asking if he was a paedophile for investigating cases of young teenagers and amp;#39; murders in the government and amp;#39;s bloody war on drugs. Why is this guy so pre...suffocated with the issue of young people, especially boys? Are you a paedophile? Duterte asked, referring to Gascon. Why are you smitten with teenagers? Are you? I and amp;#39;m having my doubts. Are you gay or a pedophile? he added, according to Reuters.Duterte and amp;#39;s comments came days after the Philippines congress allied with Duterte voted to slash the annual budget of the CHR to just $20. Sep 17, 2017
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Philippines Congress cuts budget of Human Rights Watchdog To $20

The Philippines House of Representatives has voted to slash the budget of a government agency investigating President Rodrigo Dutertes war on drugs. The budget of the Commission on Human Rights was cut from $38m to $20, but the new proposal still requires approval by the Philippines Senate. Sep 13, 2017
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Duterte orders Philippines Police to kill idiots who resist arrest

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police forces to kill idiots if they resist arrest, amid a string of troubling cases of extrajudicial killings. The firebrand leader on August 28 said he would back them as long as there is justification for killings, yet again throwing his weight firmly behind the security forces. Aug 28, 2017
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Kim Jong Un is a son of a b**** with a chubby face, says Philippine President Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Dutertes latest controversial remarks target the North Korean regime, and they come just a few days ahead of his hosting a meeting of foreign diplomats at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum. In his typical colorful rhetoric, Duterte professed his hatred for war and described North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un as a fool and a son of a b**** who is playing with dangerous toys. Aug 2, 2017
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Philippine President Duterte: Martial law will be harsh

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised army rule would be harsh after imposing martial law on 23 May in the southern island of Mindano, following clashes between Islamic militants and the security forces in Marawi City. Duterte imposed martial law after announcing his official visit to Russia would be cut short and he would return to the Philippines.  May 24, 2017