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Duterte’s human rights record defended at UN human rights council

A Filipino senator has issued a spirited defence of the Duterte administration’s human rights record before a UN panel in Geneva, Switzerland. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano appeared before the UN’s Human Rights Council with a slide show, and repeated claims that critics were smearing the government with “fake news”. He said:…



“Thank you, Australia”: Duterte’s New Zealand stop-over

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – President Rodrigo Duterte stopped briefly in New Zealand this week on his return from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Peru. In an exclusive interview with the New Zealand Herald, he twice referred to the country as Australia and asked the female reporter if she was…


Duterte blames foreigners (Mexican? Chinese?) for ‘destroying the Philippines’

President Duterte has made the astonishing claim that “foreigners are destroying the Philippines”. The President did not name which nationalities are to blame for the alleged destruction, merely saying that he has “warned their ambassadors several times”. “A lot of citizens are destroying my country and I won’t allow that. If I…


Duterte Names 158 Judges, Mayors and Police Involved in Drugs

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has named 158 people involved in drugs at a recent speech at Camp Panacan in Davao City. Duterte named 7 judges, 52 incumbent and former mayors and vice mayors, 3 congressmen, 1 former board member, and at least 95 police and military officers….


‘The Punisher’ Makes It Onto the Cover of TIME Magazine

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The mayor of Davao City, and the Philippines next president sat for TIME Magazine and will be featured on the cover of the May Issue. In a recent article written by Charlie Campbell of Davao City gives the reason why so many Filipinos worked hard at…