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An effigy depicting President Rodrigo Duterte holding a gun is seen during a protest outside the Philippine congress where President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2019 in Manila, Philippines.

A US human rights worker was shot outside his home in the Philippines. He was branded an ‘enemy of the state’ in 2015

US citizen Brandon Lee was shot outside his home in the Philippines. Activists continue to be targeted in the Philippines' crackdown on dissent.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Facebook was once a hot startup looking to conquer the world. Today, my journalist friends in the Philippines grapple with threats and lies on the soc...

Many Philippine journalists have become targets under Duterte, whose supporters used Facebook to spread lies and hate.
Children are seen next to a banner outside the funeral wake of three-year-old Kateleen Myca Ulpina on July 5, 2019 in Rodriguez, Rizal province, Philippines. Ulpina was shot dead last Saturday by police officers conducting a drug raid targeting her father, who police say was armed and used her daughter as a human shield.

Philippines senator who led the country’s brutal war on drugs apologized for saying ‘s— happens’ after a toddler was shot dead...

Rights groups have criticized Duterte's bloody drug crackdown that has left thousands dead and said police are carrying out extrajudicial killings.

China is using debt traps to control the South China Sea

Chinese loans are causing its neighbours to fall into a "debt trap" causing opposition from its regional opposition, notably The Philippines and Malaysia.
Rodrigo Duterte answers questions from journalists during a press conference on May 10, 2016 in Davao City, Philippines. Duterte is set to become the Philippines' next president after Monday's election.

Philippine President Duterte gave remarks that are raising questions about his health

Rodrigo Duterte received what his aides have called a routine colonoscopy this week. It's his second one in three weeks. Duterte said his doctors wanted to get additional tissue samples. Without explicitly saying he may have cancer, Duterte said he would not stay in office if that's the diagnosis.

Philippine President Duterte lined up 100 cops accused of corruption in front of the media and threatened to kill them

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte summoned about 100 cops accused of corruption to his palace driveway and unloaded on them in front of the media, the news site Rappler reported. He added that he would deploy a "special unit" to hunt and kill cops involved with drug or crime syndicates.

Philippines ordered a 71-year-old nun be deported and blacklisted after her political activism upset Duterte

The Philippine immigration authority has ordered the deportation and blacklisting of an Australian nun who was investigated, under instruction from President Rodrigo Duterte, for her political activism. 71-year-old Sister Patricia Fox has been accused of "posing a risk to public interest."

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte personally ordered the investigation of a 71-year-old nun for being an ‘undesirable foreigner’

Duterte said he ordered the investigation into "disorderly conduct" by Sister Patricia Fox for taking part in a human rights fact-finding mission.
A Filipino LGBT couple exchange 'Rite of Holy Union' vows.

The Philippines’ Duterte wants to legalize same-sex marriage but not divorce

The president doesn't support divorce in the highly Catholic country, but has said he supports legalizing same-sex marriage.

Philippine’s Rodrigo Duterte slammed the International Criminal Court as backed by a bunch of ‘white idiots’

Duterte also urged other nations to "get out" of their membership with the ICC because it is a "rude" organization.