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Manilla (teleSUR) – The government of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has fired off a stern warning to China regarding the natural resources in the South China Sea region. The Philippines foreign ministry vows that the country will not shy away from going to war over the disputed region. The official, on Monday, stated that there areContinue Reading

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Manilla (TeleSUR) – Filippino President Rodrigo Duterte, during a visit, declared that Marawi City was “liberated.” The head of state was making his seventh trip to the city when he stated that the region was now free from ISIS-affiliated groups. “Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby declare Marawi City liberated from the terrorist influenceContinue Reading

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Manila  (TeleSUR) – The vote came hours before a 60-day martial law proclamation was slated to end on Saturday night. Philippine lawmakers on Saturday voted to extend a martial law imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte in the entire Mindanao region to the end of the year. Duterte’s administration claims the extension will give the governmentContinue Reading

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Manila (HRW) – Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus The Philippine government’s declaration of martial law in the southern island of Mindanao threatens to widen the scope of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 23, 2017, the Duterte administration declared martial lawContinue Reading

(GPA) Beijing – Just a few weeks after Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China, the country has offered a substantial aid package. Following Duterte’s October meeting with Chinese premier Xi Jinping, the two countries seem to be confirming their new closeness with a massive aid deal. The aid packageContinue Reading

(teleSUR) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte decried western hypocrisy saying his country would welcome refugees until it was “filled to the brim.” In a wide-ranging interview broadcast on Al Jazeera Thursday, the Philippine president criticized western governments who have closed their doors to refugees fleeing U.S.-backed wars, saying his country wouldContinue Reading

(SCF) – The recent diplomatic row between the Philippines and the United States has come as a shock to U.S. State Department and Pentagon policy wonks but for astute observers of Southeast Asian politics, the decision of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to «pivot» to China and Russia was long in the making.Continue Reading

(SCF) – Since the end of WWII, the power structure in Asia-Pacific has been primarily dominated by the United States. With the turn of the twenty-first century, the center of gravity of global balance of power has shifted from Europe to the Asia-Pacific, mainly caused by the rise of China. TheContinue Reading