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‘Dirty’ Rodrigo Duterte on the ropes as ISIS, US Special Forces crash the Philippines

‘Dirty’ Rodrigo Duterte on the ropes as ISIS, US Special Forces crash the Philippines

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has found himself in a perilous situation, as Islamic State-linked militants continue a siege in the country’s south, while US Special Forces have arrived to lend ‘technical support.’ What could possibly go wrong? Just last month, Rodrigo ‘Dirty’ Duterte appeared to be riding high on the tiger of geopolitics with surprising […]

Rodrigo Duterte jokes to soldiers that they can rape women with impunity

Rodrigo Duterte jokes to soldiers that they can rape women with impunity

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it. Duterte is notorious for comments often deemed offensive and made the remark as a joke, reiterating […]

Philippines ‘Dirty’ Duterte facing ‘same ISIS dynamic’ as Assad in Syria

Philippines ‘Dirty’ Duterte facing ‘same ISIS dynamic’ as Assad in Syria

Someone has unleashed ISIS, which forces the Filipino government to come down hard, to declare martial law, and then the international organizations will demonize Duterte, Patrick Henningsen, Executive Editor of 21st Century Wire.com, told RT. Fighters linked to ISIS went on a rampage in the Philippines’ city of Marawi. The country’s President Rodrigo Duterte has […]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares martial law after Mindanao attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares martial law after Mindanao attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after about 100 Muslim fighters laid siege to a major city following a deadly gun battle with government forces. The emergency declaration took immediate effect and will last for 60 days, according to presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, who made the announcement […]

‘West is just double talk, I want more ties with Russia & China’ – President Rodrigo Duterte

‘West is just double talk, I want more ties with Russia & China’ – President Rodrigo Duterte

The Philippines should have stronger ties with Russia and China, as Western nations are only interested in double talk and disregard Philippines interests, President Rodrigo Duterte told RT and other Russian media ahead of his visit to Moscow. The Philippines leader is due to arrive for a five-day visit on May 22. Duterte said that […]

President Rodrigo Duterte says China’s Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil

President Rodrigo Duterte says China’s Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday Chinese counterpart China Xi Jinping had warned him there would be war if Manila tried to enforce an arbitration ruling and drill for oil in a disputed part of the South China Sea. In remarks that could infuriate China, Duterte hit back at domestic critics who said he […]

Duterte says N. Korean leader Kim ‘wants to end world,’ warns Trump ‘not to play into his hands’

Duterte says N. Korean leader Kim ‘wants to end world,’ warns Trump ‘not to play into his hands’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has urged the White House to be “prudent and patient” in dealing with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, warning that “the guy simply wants to end the world.” “There seems to be two countries playing with their toys and those toys are not really to entertain,” Duterte said during a media […]

President Rodrigo Duterte’s tops Time poll as EU critics told ‘stick to child porn’

President Rodrigo Duterte’s tops Time poll as EU critics told ‘stick to child porn’

The Filipino people’s “love affair” with their leader “is like a jet plane that’s just taken off” and EU critics of President Rodrigo Duterte should ‘stick to child porn’. That’s according to Philippines Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy who defended Duterte’s standing in Time magazine’s Top 100 Men and Women for 2017 survey, where […]

Philippine president vows anti-drug war campaign will continue, International Criminal Court ‘cannot stop me’ death toll passes 8,000 mark

Philippine president vows anti-drug war campaign will continue, International Criminal Court ‘cannot stop me’ death toll passes 8,000 mark

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would not be intimidated by the prospect of the International Criminal Court (ICC) putting him on trial over his bloody war on drugs, promising that his campaign would continue and would be “brutal”. “I will not be intimidated and I shall not be stopped just by what? International […]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders govt agencies to offer free birth control to 6 million women

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders govt agencies to offer free birth control to 6 million women

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church. Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the intensified drive to make contraceptives available and ensure “zero unmet […]

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