Duterte bans Rappler reporters from presidential palace

The president of the Philippines has ordered that two journalists be banned from entering the presidential palace, an act one Filipino reporters’ rights group described as “appalling and extremely unbecoming” of a president. Independent news website Rappler reported on Tuesday that Rodrigo Duterte directly ordered his presidential security team to[…]

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Duterte seeks arms from Russia & China

The Philippines will pursue “independent” foreign and military policies separate from US interests in the region, the country’s president said, announcing that in order to avoid any confrontations with China he would halt joint Filipino navy patrols with the US. The Asian country may now also look toward China and[…]

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