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Lawmakers throw out impeachment complaint against Duterte

Lawmakers in the Philippines unanimously voted to throw out an impeachment complaint against President Duterte today (Monday, March 15). The complaint accused him of orchestrating mass murder, holding undisclosed wealth and surrendering the country’s sovereignty in the South China Sea. The Justice Committee of the House of Representatives, which is…




Trump and Duterte: A not-so-surprising political friendship

US President Donald Trump’s recent friendly phone conversation with Rodrigo Duterte, during which he invited the Philippine president to the White House, raised questions about his penchant for closeness with strongmen. Even though Duterte was noncommittal, saying he might be too busy to stop by anytime soon, this didn’t stop…




I’m very busy: Duterte says he may refuse invitation to the White House

President Duterte has said he may turn down Donald Trump’s invitation to the White House, as he welcomed three Chinese warships to Davao. Duterte, who has distanced himself from his country’s long-standing alliance with the US while strengthening ties with China and Russia, said he could not commit to the…