A look at the first 100 days of Duterte’s turbulent rule
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A look at the first 100 days of Duterte’s turbulent rule

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In just 100 days in office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has stirred a hornet’s nest by picking a fight with Barack Obama, the United Nations, the European Union and others who have criticized his brutal crackdown against drugs, which has left more than 3,600 people dead. In another defining aspect of … Continue reading

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Witness says Philippine president ordered killings
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Witness says Philippine president ordered killings

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A former Filipino militiaman testified before the country’s Senate on Thursday, September 15, 2016, that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was still a city mayor, ordered him and other members of a liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents in gangland-style assaults that left about 1,000 dead. Edgar Matobato, 57, told … Continue reading