Tag: Philippines

More Dead Bodies, Gov’t Takeovers: Duterte’s Authoritarian Threats Continue

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s 5th State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives Complex in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Communications Operations Office In his State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was expected to report on the status of the country as well as his government’s […]

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Duterte Personally Asked Xi Jinping for COVID-19 Vaccines, As He Praised His Own Govt’s Pandemic Approach

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during his fifth State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27. Photo: Courtesy of the Presidential Communications Operations Office  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a number of bold pandemic-related claims during his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 27. Among the most striking is that he had […]

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