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Medium term in the Philippines: Duterte consolidates power

Image Rights AFP Caption Mr Duterte was not in the vote, but many see the vote as a verdict on him Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has received sweeping support in the midterm elections this week. Wednesday's official results show that his allies are now controlling the Senate, which has been used as a control for some of its most controversial …

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In the Senate elections in the Philippines, Duterte sees the opportunity to consolidate power

MANILA – Millions of Filipinos elected on Monday half of the Senate in a widespread proxy struggle between President Rodrigo Duterte and politicians who spoke out against his deadly war on drugs. Just hours after opening the elections at 6 am, police reported isolated cases of voter violence and intimidation. On Sunday night, the eve of the vote, two explosions …

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What will Philippine President Duterte do after the midterm elections?

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech on March 20, 2018, on the 121st anniversary of the founding of the Philippine Army. Ted Aljibe | AFP | Getty Images Millions of Filipino voters will cast their votes on Monday to select new legislators – a political exercise that analysts believe should bolster President Rodrigo Duterte's reign. The president does not …

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Interim Polls in the Philippines to Put Rodrigo Duterte to the Test | news

Manila, Philippines – A national election of lawmakers and local leaders could help Rodrigo Duterte remain in power halfway through his controversial presidency About 43,000 candidates compete for approximately 18,000 government posts. Decisive is the election of 12 senators for the 24-member higher congress chamber. So far, the Chamber has mitigated some of Duterte's more polarizing goals, such as his …

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Philippines Duterte threatens to deposit garbage on Canada's beaches after promising to declare war

One week after warning Canada about destroying the Philippines years ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to dispose of tons of garbage on the beaches of the North American country. Duterte threatened last Tuesday with the "declaration of war" against Canada within a week if it failed to remove the garbage dumped in Manila, and in a speech delivered at …

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Canada-Philippines Garbage: Who would win if Duterte actually enforced his threat?

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to "declare war on Canada" within a week if the country is not cleared and tons of garbage are being removed to Manila, most likely just garbage. The two nations, though true, have made relationships, grouched unpredictable songs, and brand-new expressions have become his calling card. He often presents his remarks with "Mother Ferker" and …

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Filipino President Duterte threatens to sail with garbage to Canada

Recent emails Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that mattered provided the day of the week in the morning. SUBSCRIPTION 24. April 2019, 13:08 UTC To By Reuters MANILA – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte reported Tuesday Canada In a long-standing dispute over waste that was exported to the Southeast Asian nation, she threatened to send her …

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