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Rodrigo Duterte (Presidential Communications Operations Office | Wikimedia Commons)

Filipinos deeply conflicted on Duterte’s drug war

Jailed drug user Bitoy Paras perks up when describing his support for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on narcotics, an unlikely fan of a campaign that has left Filipinos deeply conflicted.

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Monster typhoon barrels closer to north PH, China

Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength, gained speed and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation was underway.

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Van blast in southern Philippines kills 10

Ten people, including troops and civilians, were killed when an explosion tore through a van at an army checkpoint in the southern Philippines Tuesday, as authorities warned the blast could be linked to a wider plot by Islamic militants.

Rodrigo Duterte (Presidential Communications Operations Office | Wikimedia Commons)

Duterte OKs bill creating Muslim autonomous region in south

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed legislation creating a new Muslim autonomous region aimed at settling nearly half a century of Muslim unrest in the south, where troops crushed an attempt last year by Islamic State group-linked militants to turn a city into a stronghold.

Aerial view of Boracay Island prior to closure and rehabilitation (File Photo)

LGUs urged to act vs. environmental decay

President Rodrigo Duterte called on local government units (LGUs) nationwide to prevent environmental degradation in their areas like what happened to top tourist destination Boracay Island in Aklan province.

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Pangasinenses praise Duterte’s ‘visionary’ SONA

Pangasinenses on Monday commended President Rodrigo Duterte for focusing his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on his plans and mandate for the country for the remaining years of his administration, and not on previous accomplishments.

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Duterte could extend rule under draft constitution

The draft of a new Philippine constitution submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday would grant him new powers and a chance to extend his stay in office by up to eight years.

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Filipino vice mayor killed

Van-riding assailants gunned down the vice mayor of a small Philippine city south of Manila on Saturday, police said, the third such brazen killing of a local official in the past week.

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Outrage after Duterte calls God ‘stupid’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced growing outrage on Tuesday in his largely Catholic nation after calling God “stupid”, the latest furore he has sparked with an unfiltered broadside.

Rodrigo Duterte (photo by Presidential Communications Operations Office/ Wikimedia Commons)

Sanlakas Rallies Thousands Against Duterte’s Attack On Judiciary, Creeping Fascism

Sanlakas, a national and multi-sectoral people’s movement, staged a protest action today to condemn what the movement has called a blatant ploy by President Rodrigo Duterte to wrangle power from and undermine the independence of a separate branch of the government, this time the judiciary.