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Filipino politician and the 16th President of the Philippines

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Rodrigo Duterte: Filipino politician and the 16th President of the Philippines
Rodrigo Roa Duterte, also known as Digong and Rody, is a Filipino politician who is the 16th and incumbent President of the Philippines and the first from Mindanao to hold the office. He is the chairperson of PDP–Laban, the ruling political party in the Philippines. Duterte took office at age 71 on June 30, 2016, making him the oldest person to assume the Philippine presidency; the record was previously held by Sergio Osmeña at the age of 65.

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Philippines largest TV network ABS-CBN ordered shut [Video]

Philippines largest TV network ABS-CBN ordered shut

Allies of President Duterte refused to renew station's 25-year licence following his tirades against the company.

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UN office denounces human rights violations in Philippines

un office denounces human rights violations in philippines
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office called on the Philippine government in a new report Thursday to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband private and state-backed..
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Philippines' Duterte U-turns on scrapping of U.S. troop deal

philippines' duterte u-turns on scrapping of u.s. troop deal
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his decision to scrap a two-decade-old troop deployment agreement with the United States due to political and other developments in the region, his..
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Duterte's 'draconian' anti-terror bill alarms activists in Philippines

Lawyers and human rights activists in the Philippines have raised the alarm over a new anti-terrorism bill pushed by the President Rodrigo Duterte, warning of draconian and arbitrary provisions that..
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Philippines eases one of world's toughest curbs amid spike in coronavirus cases

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte eased one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world for residents in the capital Manila from June 1, even as the country saw its biggest spike in..
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Philippines' Duterte eases lockdown in capital from June 1

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday approved a recommendation to ease the lockdown in the capital Manila from June 1, resuming much-needed activity in an economy on the brink of..
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Philippines' primary, secondary schools to resume in August

philippines' primary, secondary schools to resume in august
Shares Primary and secondary schools in the Philippines will resume in August but without in-person classes in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Education Department said Thursday. The department..
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Philippines task force backs easing one of world's toughest lockdowns

The Philippines' coronavirus task force has recommended President Rodrigo Duterte ease one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world for residents in the capital who have endured nearly 11..
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Philippines' task force recommends easing of lockdown in capital

The Philippines' coronavirus task force has recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte easing lockdown measures in Manila from June 1, despite the country still reporting some of its highest daily..
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Duterte orders local govt units to accept returning overseas workers

duterte orders local govt units to accept returning overseas workers
MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday warned Local Government Units (LGUs) that they would face sanctions if they failed to accept Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) returning to their..
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Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine

philippines' duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some countries resume in-person classes. Children were due to..
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Philippine leader answers call of workers begging to go home

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given his government a week to process some 24,000 repatriated Filipino workers stuck for weeks on cruise ships or in coronavirus quarantine, so they can..
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Palace slams reports blaming Duterte for ABS-CBN shutdown

palace slams reports blaming duterte for abs-cbn shutdown
MALACAÑANG on Thursday, May 7, branded as “unfair and objectionable” the international news reports associating President Rodrigo Duterte with the closure order against television network ABS-CBN..
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World Coronavirus Tracker

The scientist had pushed for the country’s lockdown. In the Philippines, a major broadcaster critical of Duterte has been forced off the air even as the need for pandemic news is peaking.
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Duterte mulls banning health workers going abroad

duterte mulls banning health workers going abroad
MANILA: To safeguard Filipinos, especially those seeking to travel to countries with a high number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, President Rodrigo Duterte said late on Monday that he..
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Don’t trust NPA rebels, Du30 tells soldiers

don’t trust npa rebels, du30 tells soldiers
President Rodrigo Duterte cautioned government forces not to trust the New People’s Army as it continues to attack soldiers escorting government personnel distributing relief goods, as he rejected..
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Philippine telecoms body orders TV broadcaster that irked Duterte to shut

The Philippines' telecoms body ordered the country's leading broadcaster ABS-CBN Corp to cease operations on Tuesday, as a parliament dominated by President Rodrigo Duterte's loyalists dragged its feet..
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Philippine's Duterte extends coronavirus lockdown in capital Manila to mid May

philippine's duterte extends coronavirus lockdown in capital manila to mid may
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine...
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Philippines extends capital's coronavirus lockdown to May 15

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended until May 15 a lockdown in the capital Manila, his spokesman said on Friday, stretching to eight weeks one of the world's strictest community..
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Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law if communist rebels disrupt aid

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to declare martial law if communist rebels disrupted the flow of relief goods for Filipinos impacted by the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, and asked..
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Philippines nears 7,000 coronavirus cases, reports 16 new deaths

The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday reported 16 new coronavirus deaths and 271 confirmed infections, ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte's decision whether to lift or extend quarantine measures..
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Duterte extends lockdown until April 30

duterte extends lockdown until april 30
CNN Philippines — The enhanced community quarantine over Luzon will be extended until April 30, a Cabinet official said on Tuesday. Karlo Nograles, spokesperson of the COVID-19 task force,...
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Philippines extends coronavirus lockdown, home quarantine to end-April

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday approved the extension of lockdown and home quarantine measures covering more than half of the population, a crisis panel official said, in an effort to..
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Philippines: Man shot dead for flouting coronavirus rules

philippines: man shot dead for flouting coronavirus rules
(DW) – Police in the Philippines have shot dead a man for not wearing a mask and provoking officers. President Duterte has ordered police and military to kill anyone violating quarantine or causing..
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Senators on Duterte ‘shoot’ warning: ‘Let’s address hunger’

senators on duterte ‘shoot’ warning: ‘let’s address hunger’
MANILA, Philippines --- Senators said Thursday that neither violence nor threats would ever solve problems...
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'Shoot them dead' - Philippine leader says won't tolerate lockdown violators

'shoot them dead' - philippine leader says won't tolerate lockdown violators
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not be..
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Duterte warns execs vs using COVID-19 for own gain

duterte warns execs vs using covid-19 for own gain
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte late Monday reminded local government authorities not to use the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis for their own gain. Duterte warned there will be sanctions for..
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Duterte puts Philippines under quarantine, says 'we are in the fight of our lives'

The Philippines announced strict home quarantine measures on Monday for half of its population, shut down transport networks and ordered businesses to close or operate remotely in a bid to quell rising..
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Philippine leader says home quarantine to last to April 12

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the country's main island of Luzon would be under home quarantine until April 12 to fight coronavirus, and told the public to heed the orders of..
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Philippine president to impose new quarantine measures across Luzon

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will impose "enhanced community quarantine" across the country's entire main island of Luzon, his spokesman said on Monday, adding to existing measures aimed at..
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Philippines' Duterte announces 'lockdown' of Manila to fight coronavirus

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday announced a halt on domestic land, sea and air travel to and from Manila, as well as community quarantine measures, in what he called a "lockdown" of..
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Philippine president to be tested for virus, palace cleaned

philippine president to be tested for virus, palace cleaned
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would be tested for the new coronavirus Thursday after he met with Cabinet officials who were exposed to infected people and have now..
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Philippines declares public health emergency, sets ‘no-touch’ rule on Duterte, as coronavirus cases rise to 20

philippines declares public health emergency, sets ‘no-touch’ rule on duterte, as coronavirus cases rise to 20
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday declared a “state of public health...
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Philippines to declare health emergency after first community transmission of coronavirus

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will declare a public health emergency to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, after the country recorded its first case of community transmission,..
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Philippines' Duterte to declare public health emergency to combat coronavirus

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte plans to declare a nationwide public health emergency following confirmation of the country's first community transmission of the disease, the presidential aide..
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Duterte shakes hands with tycoon he warned he would throw in jail

duterte shakes hands with tycoon he warned he would throw in jail
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte told business tycoon Manny Pangilinan that they should meet “soon” after an infrastructure project event last Thursday. Duterte graced on Thursday the inspection and..
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Duterte says Philippines can survive without America

duterte says philippines can survive without america
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said Filipino forces can fight insurgents and Muslim extremists without American military help, in a defense of his recent..
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Duterte accepts ABS-CBN apology, but quo warranto case continues

duterte accepts abs-cbn apology, but quo warranto case continues
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, February 26, said he accepts the apology issued by ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Carlo Katigbak, but he could not do anything to stop the quo..
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Duterte on EDSA anniversary: ‘Let’s rise above petty political differences’

duterte on edsa anniversary: ‘let’s rise above petty political differences’
President Rodrigo Duterte called on the public to rise above “petty political differences” as he joined the country in commemorating the 34th anniversary of the People Power Revolution on Tuesday...
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Philippines' Duterte says Trump deserves to be re-elected

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday that Donald Trump deserved to be re-elected, praising the U.S. president's reaction to his decision to end a decades-old military agreement with..
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Philippine says travel ban stays even as Taiwan plans countermeasures

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected on Thursday Taiwan's appeal to lift a ban on its citizens visiting the country, saying his primary concern was the safety of Filipinos.
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Duterte delivers deathblow to US-Philippine ties

duterte delivers deathblow to us-philippine ties
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has effectively ended his country’s century-old alliance with the United States, a shock move that will have ramifications for the region’s strategic balance of..
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Duterte terminates Philippines troop pact, U.S. calls move 'unfortunate'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced the termination of a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States (VFA), delivering on threats to downgrade an alliance..
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Philippines Duterte terminates troop pact in blow to U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced the termination of a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States (VFA), delivering on threats to downgrade an alliance..
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