Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo Roa Duterte, KGCR (born March 28, 1945), also known as Digong and Rody, is a Filipino politician who is the 16th and current President of the Philippines and the first from Mindanao, to hold the office. He is the chair of the ruling PDP–Laban party. Taking office at 71 years old in June 2016, Duterte is the oldest person to assume the Philippine presidency; the record was previously held by Sergio Osmeña at the age of 65.
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  • Senatorial candidate Hilbay denies Duterte’s accusation, says he’s straight but nothing wrong with being gay
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    Senatorial candidate Hilbay denies Duterte’s accusation, says he’s straight but nothing wrong with being gay

    He's straight, but being gay is OK. That's what former solicitor general and senatorial candidate Florin "Pilo" Hilbay said today after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he is gay. In a post on his Twitter account, Hilbay tagged his girlfriend, actress Agot Isidro, and wrote in a mix of English and Filipino: "President Duterte ...This article, Senatorial candidate Hilbay denies Duterte's accusation, says he's straight but nothing wrong with being gay, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Want more Coconuts? Sign up for our newsletters!

  • Duterte slams Catholic Church anew during Holy Week, says forgiveness not enough
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    Duterte slams Catholic Church anew during Holy Week, says forgiveness not enough

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is not willing to forgive and forget, at least when it comes to drug personalities. That's what he said in a speech in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan yesterday where he once again slammed the Catholic Church for criticizing his war on drugs. This, as a majority of Filipinos celebrate Holy Week. "You ...This article, Duterte slams Catholic Church anew during Holy Week, says forgiveness not enough , originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Want more Coconuts? Sign up for our newsletters!

  • Philippines to take legal action against China for clams harvest
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    Philippines to take legal action against China for clams harvest

    The Philippines is considering legal action against China for allegedly harvesting giant clams in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea. Philippines' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Junior said on Tuesday the government had filed a diplomatic protest after Filipino fishermen reported that Chinese vessels were "mass harvesting giant clams" from the disputed Scarborough Shoal. "We just caught them doing that recently, filed a diplomatic note, and will be taking legal action," said Locsin in a tweet. "With our legal department now."  Locsin told CNN Philippines in an interview that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) "took the substance" of a related report by the national task force on the