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Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte accuses rebels of killing soldiers, threatens to declare martial law
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte accuses rebels of killing soldiers, threatens to declare martial law

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Friday said Rodrigo Duterte also approved during a meeting with cabinet officials the extension of a lockdown in metropolitan Manila and several provinces and cities up to 15 May.

Xi Jinping visits Philippines as China, US wrangle for supremacy; protests held in Manila against closer ties with Beijing
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Xi Jinping visits Philippines as China, US wrangle for supremacy; protests held in Manila against closer ties with Beijing

Manila has said it hopes the two-day stopover of Xi Jinping, the first from a Chinese president in 13 years, will finally net signed deals for investment in major infrastructure projects promised by Beijing when Duterte visited two years ago.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words over treatment of domestic workers
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words over treatment of domestic workers

The spat began when a murdered maid was found in her employer's freezer, prompting Duterte to lash out at the "inhuman" treatment of migrant workers

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says Kuwait work ban is 'permanent' as diplomatic standoff intensifies
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says Kuwait work ban is 'permanent' as diplomatic standoff intensifies

Duterte said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte sets 60-day timeframe for peace talks with communist rebels
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte sets 60-day timeframe for peace talks with communist rebels

Duterte said he had set a window for peace talks he is seeking to revive with communist guerrillas, urging the rebels’ exiled leader to hammer out a deal

Philippines mall blaze kills 37: President Rodrigo Duterte vows to get 'truth' of deadly fire
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Philippines mall blaze kills 37: President Rodrigo Duterte vows to get 'truth' of deadly fire

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Tuesday to get to the truth about a blaze in his home city that killed 37 call centre workers.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte declares Christmas truce with communist guerrillas
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte declares Christmas truce with communist guerrillas

The Philippine president has declared a Christmas truce with communist guerrillas and urges them to reciprocate the goodwill gesture after recently scrapping peace talks with the insurgents and declaring them as terrorists.

Justin Trudeau says he brought up human rights violations in Philippines during talks with Rodrigo Duterte
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Justin Trudeau says he brought up human rights violations in Philippines during talks with Rodrigo Duterte

Trudeau said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, who was "receptive" to his comments

ASEAN to not take relative calm over South China Sea dispute for granted, says draft statement
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ASEAN to not take relative calm over South China Sea dispute for granted, says draft statement

Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a statement to be issued during a summit meeting in Manila

Donald Trump to skip key East Asia Summit one day after he is scheduled to attend ASEAN meet in Philippines
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Donald Trump to skip key East Asia Summit one day after he is scheduled to attend ASEAN meet in Philippines

President Donald Trump will skip a key Asia summit at the end of his trip to the region in November.

Rex Tillerson to press China, ASEAN states to take tougher action on North Korea
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Rex Tillerson to press China, ASEAN states to take tougher action on North Korea

Rex Tillerson will press China and other Asian countries to take tougher action against North Korea when he attends regional meetings in Manila starting this week

South China Sea dispute, North Korea's missile top ASEAN meeting agenda
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South China Sea dispute, North Korea's missile top ASEAN meeting agenda

Chinese and ASEAN foreign ministers will endorse a two-page framework of a long-sought code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea when they meet on Saturday.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's bodyguards wounded in ambush by suspected Communist rebels
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's bodyguards wounded in ambush by suspected Communist rebels

Four of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's bodyguards were shot and wounded by suspected communist rebels a day after the insurgents warned of attacks

US special forces helping Philippine troops end siege by Islamic State militants in Marawi
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US special forces helping Philippine troops end siege by Islamic State militants in Marawi

US special forces are helping the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to end a siege of the southern town of Marawi by militants allied to Islamic State, a US embassy spokesperson in Manila told Reuters on Saturday.

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte says martial law could last a year
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Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte says martial law could last a year

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said that the martial law imposed in Mindanao could last for a year. The martial law was imposed on Tuesday night.

Phillipines President Rodrigo Duterte's to travel to southern city despite ambush attack on bodyguards
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Phillipines President Rodrigo Duterte's to travel to southern city despite ambush attack on bodyguards

Duterte's visit was planned days after the military began operations against armed members of the Maute group holed up in the mainly Muslim town of Butig.

Philippine prez Rodrigo Duterte takes thinly veiled dig at US
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Philippine prez Rodrigo Duterte takes thinly veiled dig at US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took a thinly veiled dig at the United States, complaining that colonizers who killed many Filipinos are now raising human rights concerns with him.

Why isn't President Duterte scrambling to soothe tension after insulting Barack Obama?
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Why isn't President Duterte scrambling to soothe tension after insulting Barack Obama?

Diplomacy is the art of saying nice doggie till you find a rock, Will Rogers had once said. The Philippines’ President not only threw the parameters of the art into the river but dropped a boulder.