Philippines

Duterte’s new target: the Catholic Church

DAILY SABAH ISTANBUL Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing families of the 44 Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) members who were killed in a 2015 police operation. Jan. 24, 2017. (Reuters Photo) The Philippines’ controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his extrajudicial killings of drug dealers, insulted on […]

Shock and Awe

Source: Asia Times So when Duterte embarked on his global diplomatic debut, attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, many were expecting a more subdued and statesmanlike Duterte. Instead, the world witnessed a Hyde and Jekyll diplomatic behavior. Duterte, who accepted the Philippines’ (rotational) chairmanship of the regional […]