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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expected to declare ceasefire to reciprocate rebel truce

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to quit the United Nations over human rights criticism

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to quit the United Nations over human rights criticism

( Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to quit the United Nations over human rights criticism )

– DAVAO, Philippines – The Philippines’ brash-talkingpresident threatened Sunday to withdraw his country from the United Nations and lashed out at U.S. police killings of black men in his latest outburst against critics of his violent, vigilante anti-drug campaign, which has left hundreds of suspects dead.President Rodrigo Duterte, dubbed the “Filipino Donald Trump,” pointed to the haunting image of a bloodied child being pulled from the rubble of a missile-struck building in the Syrian city of Aleppo to note the inability of the U.S. and the U.N. to stop such deadly conflicts, complaining that he comes under fire for the killings of criminals.The U.S. State Department and two U.N. human rights experts have urged Duterte and Filipino authorities to stop extrajudicial killings in the fight against illegal drugs and ensure law enforcement compliance with international human rights obligations.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expected to declare ceasefire to reciprocate rebel truce

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expected to declare ceasefire to reciprocate rebel truce

( Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expected to declare ceasefire to reciprocate rebel truce )

– Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expected to declare ceasefire to reciprocate rebel truceThe formal talks will start on August 22 and will continue until August 26President is expected to declare a on Saturday to reciprocate a week-long truce that the communist rebels have announced.Presidential communication secretary Martin Andanar said that Duterte has “expressed his willingness to reciprocate” the ceasefire that the rebels announced on Friday night, Xinhua news agency reported.”As to the official announcement, we should be expecting it within the day,” said Andanar, adding that details of the government ceasefire will be announced later.
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South China Sea row: Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte to hold talks with China only ‘face-to-face’

South China Sea row: Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte to hold talks with China only 'face-to-face'

( South China Sea row: Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte to hold talks with China only ‘face-to-face’ )

– Amid rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will raise the issue with China only when he meets its leaders in person.He said he prefers quiet talks with Beijing rather than bringing it up during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit.The maritime dispute has been a topic of discussion in earlier Asean summits as several member-nations have overlapping claims on the sea.
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