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Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo Roa Duterte, KGCR, also known as Digong and Rody, is a Filipino politician who is the 16th and current President of the Philippines, and the first from Mindanao to hold the office. He is the chair of the ruling PDP–Laban party.

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Duterte vows to fight corruption before term ends in 2022

Manila, Oct 27 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday vowed to "concentrate" on fighting corruption before his term ...

Philippine President Duterte volunteers to be test subject for Russia-made vaccine
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Philippine President Duterte volunteers to be test subject for Russia-made vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he would volunteer to take the Russia-made coronavirus vaccine to test it, and the country's government on Tuesday voiced a readiness to cooperate with Moscow on the vaccine's clinical trials and production.

Philippine President Duterte volunteers to be test subject for Russia-made vaccine
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Philippine President Duterte volunteers to be test subject for Russia-made vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he would volunteer to take the Russia-made coronavirus vaccine to test it, and the country's government on Tuesday voiced a readiness to cooperate with Moscow on the vaccine's clinical trials and production.

Millions return to lockdown in Philippines
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Millions return to lockdown in Philippines

Manila, Aug 4 Millions of people in the Philippines returned to a COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday, after doctors ...

Philippines tightens lockdown due to surge of COVID-19 cases
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Philippines tightens lockdown due to surge of COVID-19 cases

Manila, Aug 3 A stricter lockdown will come into force from Tuesday in the Philippines requiring residents of ...

Duterte approves proposed $91bn budget for 2021
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Duterte approves proposed $91bn budget for 2021

Manila, Aug 2 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the proposed 4.506-trillion-peso ($91 billion) national budget for 2021, ...

Philippines calls on China to comply with 2016 arbitral ruling over South China Sea
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Philippines calls on China to comply with 2016 arbitral ruling over South China Sea

Even as Beijing with its aggressive actions continues to bully its smaller neighbours, the Philippines has publicly called on China to comply with 2016 arbitral ruling which had ruled that China has no 'historic rights over the waters of South China Sea'.

As China asserts its dominance over post-pandemic world, countries unite against Beijing's 'bully tactics'
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As China asserts its dominance over post-pandemic world, countries unite against Beijing's 'bully tactics'

Chinese President Xi Jinping has apparently decided that this is the right time to assert dominance and territorial expansionism when the global economies are reeling with the side-effects of a deadly pandemic outbreak, but instead of just rolling over, a growing number of nations are fighting back, the New York Post reported.

14 Filipino fishermen disappear after boat collided with Chinese vessel
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14 Filipino fishermen disappear after boat collided with Chinese vessel

Manila, June 29 The Philippine Coast Guard was on Monday looking for 14 Filipino fishermen who disappeared the day ...

Philippines journalist Maria Ressa found guilty of cyber libel
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Philippines journalist Maria Ressa found guilty of cyber libel

Celebrated Philippines journalist Maria Ressa was found guilty of cyber libel on Monday.

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