Philippines risks being lumped with North Korea, Syria

(Via Rappler) ‘The Philippine government needs to understand that their problems with the international community will not go away unless these killings stop,’ says New York-based Human Rights Watch of the Duterte administration’s drug war DRUG WAR. Police conduct ‘Oplan Tokhang’ – a house-to-house campaign to make drug suspects ‘surrender’ – at an informal settlers […]
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Boracay businesses inspected for clean water compliance

(Via ABS-CBN) Several businesses operating on Boracay island will be asked to respond to findings of environmental violations in their water systems, an environment department official said Thursday. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources inspected several “big hotels” in Boracay and will be sending show cause orders to companies that were found non-compliant with […]
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Duterte on nuclear energy: Not during my presidency

(Via ABS-CBN) President Rodrigo Duterte is not keen on using nuclear energy to bring down power costs in the Philippines, saying the country has yet to come up with “tight” safeguards against possible nuclear disasters. Interviewed by the media while visiting his parents’ mausoleum in Davao City on Tuesday, Duterte expressed his concerns in harnessing […]
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White House looks to ride out Duterte storm

(Via Rappler) President Rodrigo Duterte during an interview with Japanese media in Malacanang, October 24, 2016. Malacanang Photo/King Rodriguez WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Barack Obama has only a handful of months left in office, but facing the shock loss of a pivotal Asian ally in the Philippines, his White House is playing a […]
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Tokyo wary over Duterte’s policy, manners

(Via Inquirer) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, arrives at Haneda international airport in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Duterte is on a three-day official visit to Japan. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) TOKYO—Mind your manners is the unsolicited advice of officials here to President Duterte. Japanese officials are wary ahead of the arrival of the outspoken Mr. […]
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