Tag: Duterte, Rodrigo

Donald Trump’s Incompetent Foreign Policy

Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times For all the sound and fury, Trump’s foreign policy has few accomplishments. Oct. 16, 2020 Kathleen Kingsbury, acting editorial page editor, wrote about the editorial board’s verdict on Donald Trump’s presidency in a special edition of our Opinion Today newsletter. You can read it here. This month, with […]

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Duterte Lashes Out at Facebook After It Takes Down Fake Accounts

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is one of a number of populists around the world who rose to power in part by harnessing Facebook’s ability to reach millions, without meddlesome fact checkers or journalists to get in the way. During Mr. Duterte’s 2016 campaign, his allies flooded the social media platform with […]

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A Manila Barbershop’s Mirrors Reflect the Pain of the Pandemic

MANILA — For 20 years, amid military coups, typhoons, terrorist attacks and a People Power revolution, Rollie Magalona’s clients have streamed into his barbershop in Metro Manila for more than just a cut and a shave. Through it all, rich and poor alike have crammed into the shop in the Philippine capital’s Mandaluyong district and […]

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U.N. Live Updates: Trump Blasts China at General Assembly

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA message pre-recorded by President Trump was played during the General Assembly on Tuesday.Credit…UNTV, via Associated Press Trump again calls it ‘the China virus,’ on a global stage. Defending his record on the coronavirus response and range of other issues, President Trump assailed China on Tuesday in his prerecorded […]

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U.S. Marine Pardoned for Killing Transgender Woman Is Deported From Philippines

MANILA — A U.S. Marine who received a pardon from President Rodrigo Duterte for the killing of a transgender woman was deported from the Philippines on Sunday. Immigration agents escorted Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton to a waiting U.S. military cargo plane from the Philippine military’s headquarters in Manila on Sunday, just days after Mr. […]

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Duterte Pardons U.S. Marine Who Killed Transgender Woman

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has pardoned an American Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman, just days after his office blocked a court order to free the service member, the Philippine foreign secretary said on Monday. The decision to release the Marine, Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, angered both Philippine nationalist […]

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Philippine Network That Clashed With Duterte Ends Local Coverage

MANILA — A major Philippine news network that recently lost its broadcast license closed a dozen regional news operations on Friday, in what advocates called the latest blow to the country’s independent press. The network, ABS-CBN, which President Rodrigo Duterte has frequently accused of bias, said it could not afford to keep the local newsrooms […]

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