Rodrigo Duterte

Filipino politician and the 16th President of the Philippines

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Rodrigo Roa Duterte,, also known as Digong and Rody, is a Filipino politician who is the 16th and current President of the Philippines, and the first from Mindanao to hold the office. He is the chair of the ruling PDP–Laban party. Taking office at 71 years old in June 2016, Duterte is 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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Opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed shock and outrage on Friday at police moves to charge dozens of them with sedition, calling it..
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has defiantly refused to cooperate with a United Nations human rights tribunal, saying if he is ever to be put on trial..
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday lashed out at his detractors, accusing them of pushing him to war with Beijing over disputes in the South China..
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared he will never be tried by an international court for mass killings in his war on drugs, and vowed no let up in..
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is “seriously considering” cutting his nation’s diplomatic ties with Iceland after it spearheaded a UN resolution to..
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The Philippine president has signed a bill into law penalizing a range of acts of sexual harassment including catcalling, wolf-whistling and persistent telling..
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at Iceland, which was the nation behind a United Nations resolution to investigate his deadly war on drugs,..
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Dozens of protesters on Friday staged a rally in front of the Chinese consulate in Manila as the Philippines marked the third anniversary of its arbitral victory..
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at Iceland on Friday for spearheading a U.N. resolution to investigate his bloody war on drugs, saying it was a..
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When Jocelyn Marquez found her missing son, he was in a Manila morgue, his body riddled with bullet wounds.
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The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called 'war on..
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