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ASEAN SEPT 8: RODY A ROCK STAR, RISING 'INFLUENTIAL LEADER' IN ASEAN 2016 - PALACE
[RELATED: Duterte reveals he cried over loss of daughter Sara’s twins]


SEPTEMBER 8 -President Duterte accepts a toast from Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith during the Asean Summit welcome dinner at the Don Chan Palace Hotel in Vientiane, Laos the other night. Also in photo are Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Despite the negative publicity generated by his brutal war on drugs and his gutter language, President Duterte has emerged as a “rock star” and a “rising influential leader” in the region, his spokespersons said yesterday. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said Duterte drew warm reception from delegates of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit here, as they were able to identify with him. “In spite of the accompanying noise, he seems to be able to strike a resonant chord. What usually comes across is his authenticity,” Abella said in a press conference here. “In spite of the colorful language he uses, the Asians in the region seem to be able to get him and there seems to be empathy towards him,” he added. “They defer to him. If you lead in this matter, we will cooperate.”  READ MORE...RELATED, Duterte reveals he cried over loss of Sara’s twins...WATCH VIDEO...

ALSO: Duterte, Obama briefly talk before ASEAN dinner
[RELATED: I have no quarrel with Obama, but… – Duterte]


SEPTEMBER 8 -Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Barack Obama, right, during the gala dinner of ASEAN leaders and its Dialogue Partners in the ongoing 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related summits at the National Convention Center Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 in Vientiane, Laos.
VIENTIANE — President Duterte briefly spoke with US President Barack Obama ahead of the gala dinner for state leaders attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit on Wednesday night. Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said the two leaders met at the holding room of the National Convention Center. “I think they were able to iron out the issue,” Jose told reporters without elaborating. An Associated Press report said that Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay has told reporters, “I am confirming that they met.” Yasay said: “I am happy. This shows that the relationship between the two allies is strong.” Before flying here on Monday, Mr. Duterte lashed out at Obama with profanities over the American president’s plan to bring up the issue over the rising drug-related killings in the Philippines since he took office on June 30.
Mr. Duterte’s outburst prompted Washington to cancel the bilateral meeting between the two leaders on Tuesday. SFM THE FULL REPORT RELATED, I have no quarrel with Obama, but… – Duterte...

ALSO: Duterte also met the UN chief in Laos
[RELATED SEPT 10: UN chief a fool, says Duterte]


SEPTEMBER 8 -BAN KI MOON-DUTERTE HANDSHAKE AT ASEAN GALA
President Rodrigo Duterte met United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at the ASEAN Summit Gala dinner held in Vientianne, Laos. A photo of the two leaders at the venue was distributed by the Palace to members of the media. There are no details on what they talked about and how long was the meeting as of posting. The meeting transpired despite Duterte's earlier decision to decline a meeting with Ban in Laos. Ban had criticized Duterte's anti-illegal drugs war for the latter's stand on extra-judicial killings. President Duterte also met briefly met with US President Barack Obama and were able to iron out issues, according to Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay. Obama canceled a scheduled meeting with Duterte after the latter expressed that he refuses to discuss human rights issues related to the ongoing anti-illegal drugs campaign. — BAP, GMA News THE FULL REPORT RELATED,
UN chief a fool, says Duterte...

ALSO: ACCORDING TO DIPLOMATS IN ATTENDANCE, Duterte veers off speech, launches tirade on US killings of his ancestors in front of Obama
[RELATED: Duterte: Obama, Ban mum when I raised killings during PH-US war]

[RELATED(2): Paglabag sa karapatang pantao ng Amerika, inilantad ni Rody Ni Rudy]

(Duterte Revealed Human Rights Abuse by Americans to Moros of Mindanao in WW2)


SEPTEMBER 8 -In what attendees described as a "fiery address," President Rodrigo Duterte veered off his prepared speech on Thursday at a meeting of the 18-nation East Asia group including United States President Barack Obama to launch a tirade on US military killings in the Philippines.
This was according to three diplomats who were in the room who spoke to Agence France-Presse at the event in Vientiane, Laos. "The Philippine president showed a picture of the killings of American soldiers in the past and the president said: 'This is my ancestor they killed. Why now we are talking about human rights,'" an Indonesian delegate said. The Philippines was an American colony from 1898 to 1946. The delegate described the atmosphere in the room as "quiet and shocked." Another diplomat described the speech as "normal Duterte."  Describing Duterte's impromptu remarks as a "passionate intervention," the Department of Foreign Affairs said he "underscored the need to take a long historical view of human rights mindful of the atrocities against the ethnic people of Mindanao."  The DFA noted that the summit "is a forum for leaders to exchange views in an open, candid and frank manner."  "Now more than ever, Southeast Asia is faced with non traditional security issues including terrorism, drugs and human trafficking. The challenge for each country is to address these transnational threats in the context of their own socio-political situations and national history," read the DFA statement. READ MORE...RELATED, Duterte: Obama, Ban mum when I raised killings during PH-US war...RELATED(2) Paglabag sa karapatang pantao ng Amerika, inilantad ni Rody Ni Rudy (Duterte Revealed Human Rights Abuse by Americans to Moros of Mindanao in WW2)...

ALSO: Drug war a success; drug supply in the country cut by almost 90% in just two months.  – Palace
[RELATED: Asian execs back Duterte leadership]


SEPTEMBER 12 -President Duterte has promised to wage a bloody war against drug traffickers and to suppress the narcotics trade within six months. He also promised to pardon policemen and soldiers who would face cases for carrying out his brutal campaign against illegal drugs. AP/Bullit Marquez, file photo
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang considers the police operations against illegal drugs a “success” with the drug supply in the country cut by as much as 90 percent in just two months. While acknowledging that the rising number of killings attributed to vigilantes was a “cause for concern,” Malacañang also assured the public that these were being investigated. Based on a Philippine National Police report last Saturday, 1,466 suspected drug personalities have been killed in PNP operations while 1,490 others were slain by suspected vigilantes since President Duterte assumed power. Officials claim that most of the drug offenders killed in law enforcement operations fought with the police. More than 16,000 drug suspects have also been arrested while the number of those who surrendered has reached 700,000. “The police operations have been a success,” Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar told government radio station dzRB yesterday. “But the killings that have something to do with gang wars or internecine since they eliminate each other, of course that is a cause for concern. These do not fall under the ambit of the law,” he added. READ MORE...RELATED,
Asian execs back Duterte leadership...


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Palace: Rody a rock star, rising 'influential leader' in Asean


SEPTEMBER 8 -President Duterte accepts a toast from Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith during the Asean Summit welcome dinner at the Don Chan Palace Hotel in Vientiane, Laos the other night. Also in photo are Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

VIENTIANE, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 (PHILSTAR) By Alexis Romero September 8, 2016 - 12:00am - Despite the negative publicity generated by his brutal war on drugs and his gutter language, President Duterte has emerged as a “rock star” and a “rising influential leader” in the region, his spokespersons said yesterday.

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said Duterte drew warm reception from delegates of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit here, as they were able to identify with him.

“In spite of the accompanying noise, he seems to be able to strike a resonant chord. What usually comes across is his authenticity,” Abella said in a press conference here.

“In spite of the colorful language he uses, the Asians in the region seem to be able to get him and there seems to be empathy towards him,” he added.

“They defer to him. If you lead in this matter, we will cooperate.”

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When reminded that warmth and empathy are common among Asians, Abella replied: “The tone of conversation between the nations seems to indicate that they recognize his influence, they recognize his political will, they recognize his firmness, his resolve to, for example, address the flow of illegal drugs.”

Abella cited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s comment that Duterte is “quite famous” in Japan. He said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had also recognized the challenges confronting the Philippines with regard to illegal drugs.

Presidential communications secretary Martin Andanar claimed that Duterte has gained popularity not only in the Philippines but also in the region.

“We learned that President Duterte is a rock star not only in our country but also in countries like Laos and Japan and how other foreign ministers and delegates have scrambled to get a selfie with our President,” Andanar said. “We have a President of a republic who can stand and deliver.”

Duterte’s participation in this year’s ASEAN meet – his first international engagement as president – was eclipsed by his tiff with US President Barack Obama, whom he accused of meddling with his war on drugs.

The US earned Duterte’s ire when White House officials announced that Obama would raise human rights issues during his meeting with the Philippine president, which was supposed to be held last Tuesday.

Washington has expressed concern over the recent spate of killings of suspected drug offenders. The killings were widely seen as offshoot of Duterte’s campaign promise of eliminating the drug problem at all cost.

The President considered the US voicing its concern as an intrusion into the Philippines’ internal affairs.

“I do not have any master except the Filipino people. Nobody but nobody. You (Obama) must be respectful. Do not throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore. I will swear at you in that forum,” Duterte said before leaving for Laos last Monday.

The scheduled bilateral meeting was cancelled by the White House hours after Duterte issued the inflammatory statements.

Duterte would later express regret that his comments were seen as a personal attack against Obama. Philippine officials said the bilateral meeting has been moved to a later date but could not say when.

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Duterte reveals he cried over loss of Sara’s twins By: Nestor Corrales @NCorralesINQ INQUIRER.net
12:48 PM September 10th, 2016


HEADLINE NEWS: Davao mayor lost 2 of the triplets in her 9th month prgnancy

President Rodrigo Duterte revealed on Saturday that he was emotional when he learned that her daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio lost her identical twins.

“Well, somebody called me, I went to the bathroom and nasa labas kami, nasa lobby kami (we were at the lobby). I cried, I cried,” Duterte told reporters at the Davao International Airport after his arrival from Indonesia.

On Thursday, Sara said she had lost two of the triplets she was carrying.

READ: Expecting triplets, Sara Duterte loses two

“When I went for a checkup last Monday, the doctor said the identical twins didn’t have heartbeats anymore,” the mayor has said.

The mayor had the checkup shortly after her visit to the wake of Kristia Bisnon on Monday, her private nurse when she was hospitalized in July.

Bisnon was among the 14 who died in the deadly blast at the crowded Roxas night market on September 2.

Sara was advised by her doctors to be more cautious and take some rest.

In July, the younger Duterte took a three-week leave of absence. Shortly after she returned to work, the City Information Office announced that she was pregnant with triplets. CDG

VIDEO : Duterte: Watch me, Abu Sayyaf will pay

 
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Duterte: Watch me, Abu Sayyaf will pay INQUIRER.net INQUIRER.net Subscribe63,702 Add to Share More 21,107 views 137 1 Published on Sep 6, 2016 President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday minced no words as he reiterated his warning to destroy the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf, which has denied involvement in the deadly explosion that took 14 lives in his hometown of Davao City last week.


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Duterte, Obama briefly talk before ASEAN dinner SHARES: 2414 VIEW COMMENTS By: Marlon Ramos
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Barack Obama, right, during the gala dinner of ASEAN leaders and its Dialogue Partners in the ongoing 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related summits at the National Convention Center Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 in Vientiane, Laos.

VIENTIANE — President Duterte briefly spoke with US President Barack Obama ahead of the gala dinner for state leaders attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit on Wednesday night.

Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said the two leaders met at the holding room of the National Convention Center.

“I think they were able to iron out the issue,” Jose told reporters without elaborating.

An Associated Press report said that Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay has told reporters, “I am confirming that they met.”

Yasay said: “I am happy. This shows that the relationship between the two allies is strong.”

Before flying here on Monday, Mr. Duterte lashed out at Obama with profanities over the American president’s plan to bring up the issue over the rising drug-related killings in the Philippines since he took office on June 30.

Mr. Duterte’s outburst prompted Washington to cancel the bilateral meeting between the two leaders on Tuesday. SFM

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I have no quarrel with Obama, but… – Duterte By Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 10, 2016 - 12:00am 1 0 googleplus0 0


President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday he told US President Barack Obama that he had never called him “son of a whore” or had intended to insult him when he uttered an “ordinary” Filipino expression. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

JAKARTA – The expletives were not directed at the US leader.

President Duterte said yesterday he told US President Barack Obama that he had never called him “son of a whore” or had intended to insult him when he uttered an “ordinary” Filipino expression.

“I told him I never made that statement. Check it out,” the President told more than 500 Filipinos at the Shangri-La Jakarta Grand Ballroom yesterday noon.

But Duterte also said he was irked by comments made by the “ulol” or crazy people in the US State Department.

The President said even if the meeting between him and Obama had been deferred to a later date, they had a brief interaction in a holding room before the gala dinner at the ASEAN summit in Laos.

The President explained that it was the media that put a spin on his statement, made in reply to a question at a press conference last Monday shortly before he left for Vientiane, Laos to attend the ASEAN Leaders summit.

Duterte sparked a storm on the eve of the ASEAN summit this week by uttering expletives, apparently at the US president. This prompted Washington’s cancellation of a bilateral meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

Duterte later expressed “regret.”

The acid-tongued Duterte yesterday insisted the Philippine expression “putang ina” should not be taken at face value, since it was “an ordinary expression (used) by everyone.”

“It’s son of a bitch or son of a gun. It’s not son of a whore,” he explained.

He said he would not say “son of a whore” to anyone as it connotes a totally different meaning.

He claimed his remarks were not directed at Obama but at the US State Department, which has raised concerns over potential human rights violations in Duterte’s anti-crime campaign. Over 2,400 have reportedly been killed in just over two months.

“I got really angry about these threats over this human rights issue. This is the fault of the crazy people in the State Department,” he said.

Duterte said he had clarified his comments to Obama when they met.

The Philippine leader has become famous for his profane outbursts, and has hurled expletives at Pope Francis and the US ambassador Philip Goldberg.

The United Nations has also spoken out against his crackdown on drugs and crime and yesterday, Duterte added UN chief Ban Ki Moon, who spoke at the ASEAN summit, to the list of those he has insulted.

“I told myself, you’re just one more fool,” Duterte said of Ban.

“I will continue the campaign against the criminals. I do not have any pity for them,” he added.

“I don’t give a sh*t. I am the president of the Philippines, not the republic of the international community,” he said.

Duterte’s main campaign promise was to eliminate illegal drugs – a task that he said would be bloody. But his brutal crackdown has sparked a wave of international condemnation.

VIDEO: Duterte-Obama rift a 'comedy of errors,' says Shahani ABS-CBN News

 
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Duterte also met the UN chief in Laos Published September 8, 2016 5:33am


BAN KI MOON-DUTERTE HANDSHAKE AT ASEAN GALA

President Rodrigo Duterte met United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at the ASEAN Summit Gala dinner held in Vientianne, Laos.

A photo of the two leaders at the venue was distributed by the Palace to members of the media.

There are no details on what they talked about and how long was the meeting as of posting.

The meeting transpired despite Duterte's earlier decision to decline a meeting with Ban in Laos.

Ban had criticized Duterte's anti-illegal drugs war for the latter's stand on extra-judicial killings.

President Duterte also met briefly met with US President Barack Obama and were able to iron out issues, according to Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay.

Obama canceled a scheduled meeting with Duterte after the latter expressed that he refuses to discuss human rights issues related to the ongoing anti-illegal drugs campaign. — BAP, GMA News

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UN chief a fool, says Duterte By Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 10, 2016 - 12:00am 0 13 googleplus0 0


Reminding President Rodrigo Duterte of human rights has earned another tag for United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon from the Philippine leader – tarantado (fool). STAR/File photo

MANILA, Philippines - Reminding President Duterte of human rights has earned another tag for United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon from the Philippine leader – tarantado (fool).

After insisting yesterday that he had never intended to insult US President Barack Obama, Duterte took aim at Ban, whom he called tarantado for reportedly daring to lecture him on human rights.

Duterte revealed his latest tirade before an audience of some 500 Filipinos at the Shangri-La Jakarta Grand Ballroom yesterday.

He resented the UN chief’s joining other personalities in denouncing violations of human rights in the conduct of his administration’s war on drugs.

“Pati ito si Ban Ki-moon, nakihalo. He also gave his statement before, several weeks ago, about the human rights violation. Sabi ko, isa ka pang tarantado (I said, you’re one more fool),” Duterte said before members of the Filipino community.

He declared he does not care about world opinion as long as he is helping Filipinos fight the scourge of illegal drugs.

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“I will continue the campaign against the criminals. I do not have any pity for them,” he added.

“I don’t give a sh*t. I am the president of the Philippines, not the republic of the international community.”

Duterte was elected to office in a landslide this year after pledging to kill 100,000 people in an unprecedented war on crime. But his brutal crackdown has sparked a wave of international condemnation.

The Philippine leader has become famous for his profane outbursts, and has rained expletives at Pope Francis and US Ambassador Philip Goldberg.

In the same forum, Duterte denied insulting Obama. He claimed his remarks were not directed at Obama but at the US State Department, which has raised concerns over potential human rights violations in Duterte’s anti-crime campaign, which has left over 2,400 dead in just over two months.

“I got really angry about these threats over this human rights issue. This is the fault of the crazy people in the State Department,” he said. Duterte said he had clarified his comments to Obama when they met in Laos at the ASEAN summit.


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ACCORDING TO DIPLOMATS IN ATTENDANCE Duterte veers off speech, launches tirade on US killings in front of Obama Published September 8, 2016 9:09pm Updated September 8, 2016 10:19pm

In what attendees described as a "fiery address," President Rodrigo Duterte veered off his prepared speech on Thursday at a meeting of the 18-nation East Asia group including United States President Barack Obama to launch a tirade on US military killings in the Philippines.

This was according to three diplomats who were in the room who spoke to Agence France-Presse at the event in Vientiane, Laos.

"The Philippine president showed a picture of the killings of American soldiers in the past and the president said: 'This is my ancestor they killed. Why now we are talking about human rights,'" an Indonesian delegate said. The Philippines was an American colony from 1898 to 1946.

The delegate described the atmosphere in the room as "quiet and shocked."

Another diplomat described the speech as "normal Duterte."

Describing Duterte's impromptu remarks as a "passionate intervention," the Department of Foreign Affairs said he "underscored the need to take a long historical view of human rights mindful of the atrocities against the ethnic people of Mindanao."

The DFA noted that the summit "is a forum for leaders to exchange views in an open, candid and frank manner."

"Now more than ever, Southeast Asia is faced with non traditional security issues including terrorism, drugs and human trafficking. The challenge for each country is to address these transnational threats in the context of their own socio-political situations and national history," read the DFA statement.

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"Even as we continue to comply with our constitutional requirements in the observance of due process and respect for human rights, he is committed to combatting the spread of illegal drugs to ensure the security and well being of the next generation."

Innocents could be hurt

In response, Obama urged Duterte to conduct his crime war "the right way."

"We want to partner with the Philippines on the particular issue of narco-traffickers, which is a serious problem in the Philippines. It's a serious problem in the United States and around the world. On that narrow issue, we do want to make sure that the partnership we have is consistent with international norms and rule of law," he said.

"It is important from our perspective to make sure that we do it the right way, because the consequences of when you do it the wrong way is innocent people get hurt and you have a whole bunch of unintended consequences that don’t solve the problem."

Obama was quick to add that the rift with Duterte "has no impact on our broader relationship with the Philippine people, on the wide range of programs and security cooperation that we have with this treaty ally."

"My hope and expectation is, is that as President Duterte and his team get acclimated to his new position, that they're able to define and clarify what exactly they want to get done, how that fits in with the work that we're already doing with the Philippine government, and hopefully it will be on a strong footing by the time the next administration comes in," he added.

'You must be respectful'

Duterte set the tone for the week when, just before flying to Laos on Monday, he launched a barrage of insults at Obama in response to the US president's plans to question him over his war on drugs.

"You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum," Duterte told reporters shortly before flying to Laos.

At the press conference marking the end of his trip to Laos, Obama said he was unfazed by Duterte's slur.

"I don't take these comments personally because it seems as if this is a phrase he's used repeatedly including directed at the pope and others," Obama said.

He added that such choice words were "a habit, a way of speaking for him".

Duterte has branded Pope Francis, the US ambassador to Manila and the United Nations as "sons of whores".

However, Obama cancelled a meeting with Duterte scheduled for Tuesday because of the outburst.

They met on Wednesday night before a leaders' dinner in what Obama described as "not a long interaction".

Duterte has said the Philippines is in danger of becoming a "narco state", and eliminating drugs in society is the top priority of his administration. Duterte has also repeatedly promised to protect police from prosecution if they are charged over the deaths and insisted human rights cannot get in the way of his war.

On the day he was sworn into office, June 30, Duterte urged people living in a Manila slum to kill drug addicts in their community.

The United Nations special rapporteur on summary executions has warned incitement to kill is a crime under international law.

However Duterte has remained unfazed.

"More people will be killed, plenty will be killed until the last pusher is out of the streets," Duterte said on Monday. —report from Agence France-Presse and GMA News

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Duterte: Obama, Ban mum when I raised killings during PH-US war By: Nestor Corrales
@NCorralesINQ INQUIRER.net 05:45 PM September 9th, 2016


U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pose for photographers as they shake hands during a joint ratification of the Paris climate change agreement at the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)

US President Barack Obama (right) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pose for photographers as they shake hands during a joint ratification of the Paris climate change agreement at the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province on Sept. 3. AP

President Rodigo Duterte on Friday said United States President Barack Obama was silent when he discussed human rights violations at the East Asia Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Thursday.

In a speech before hundreds of Filipino community members at the Shangri-La Jakarta on Friday, Duterte said he presented “a few pages” of photos of slain Muslims during the pacification campaign at the height of the Philippine-American War in the 1900s.

The President said he was in a roundtable meeting with Obama and Asean leaders.

“Ako, because of the pressure para huminto na sila, sabi ko, since human rights was mentioned, I produced a few pages of pictures in the pacification campaign by the Americans at the turn of the century,” he said.

He said Obama, who has raised concerns about the drug-related killings in the Philippines, was silent.

“Tumahimik sila. Kasi ako handa na ko. I was waiting for Obama to respond. Eh ito, abugado to abugado tayo. Sige daw. Wala. That was the only encounter. That was the only exchange at the holding room and when I said, ‘I never made that statement, check it out,’” he said.

“Kung tayo, violation. Sa kanila, hindi,” he added.

The President said United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, who was also present in the discussion, was speechless.

“Of the 600,000 Muslims, 6,000 were murdered. They were just buried in a common pit.’ Naghukay lang tapos iyong mga sundalo, pinapatungan lang ang mga dibdib ng mga babaeng nakahubad,” Duterte said he told the leaders.

“This is human rights. What do you intend to do? Do not tell me this is water under the bridge. Human rights violation either committed by Moses or Abraham is still a violation of human rights. When was this philosophy about human dignity in the world evolved? Now? Or during this time?” he added.

Prior to the Asean summit in Vientiane, Laos, the White House said Obama might raise the issue on human rights violations in the Philippines as the Duterte administration intensifies its crackdown on illegal drugs.

Ban has also strongly condemned Duterte’s apparent support for extrajudicial killings./rga

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Paglabag sa karapatang pantao ng Amerika, inilantad ni Rody Ni Rudy (Pilipino Star Ngayon) | Updated September 10, 2016 - 12:00am 0 0 googleplus0 0


Sinabi ni Pangulong Duterte sa Filipino community kahapon, hindi niya binasa ang inihandang speech niya para sa East Asia conference bagkus ay ikinuwento niya ang dinanas ng mga Moros mula sa kamay ng mga Amerikanong sundalo. AP/Gemunu Amarasinghe

MANILA, Philippines - Inamin ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa Filipino community sa Jakarta, Indonesia na inilantad nito sa ginanap na East Asia dialogue sa ASEAN Summit ang ginawang paglabag sa karapatang pantao ng sundalong Amerikano sa mga Moro sa Mindanao.

Sinabi ni Pangulong Duterte sa Filipino community kahapon, hindi niya binasa ang inihandang speech niya para sa East Asia conference bagkus ay ikinuwento niya ang dinanas ng mga Moros mula sa kamay ng mga Amerikanong sundalo.

Naroon sa East Asia meeting sina US President Barrack Obama gayundin si UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.

Ipinakita ni Duterte sa nasabing kumperensya ang ilang larawan na nagpapakita ng pagmasaker sa mga Moros na kanyang mga ninuno mula sa kamay ng mga sundalong Amerikano.

Ipinakita din niya ang litrato na ang isang patay na Moro ay tinapakan pa sa dibdib ng isang sundalong Kano na kanilang minasaker sa Mindanao.

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Ginawa ni Duterte ang pagbabalik-kasaysayan dahil sa mga pagbatikos sa kanya ng United States at United Nations ukol sa human rights at pilit na pag-uugnay sa kanya sa extrajudicial killings dahil sa pinaigting na kampanya ng gobyerno laban sa illegal drugs.

Samantala, kinumpirma ng Pangulo sa maiksing pagtatagpo nila ni Obama sa holding room bago ang ASEAN gala dinner na nilinaw niya sa US president na ‘he never made the statement’ patungkol sa pagmumura dito. Giit ng Pangulo, iniba ng mga foreign media ang ibig sabihin ng ‘put…ina’ na kanyang expression upang palabasin na masama ang kahulugan nito na imbes na ‘son of a bitch o son of a gun’ ay pinalabas na ‘son of a whore’.

“Media will spin everything. Me? I don’t give a shit because I am not pres of international community. I am president of PH. You can all go to hell. I will not give a shit, why? because i am not the president of the international community. ‘Son of a whore’ is never the translation. When they are after you, they will make it appear the worst of you,” paliwanag ng Pangulo.

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US Soldiers pose with Filipino Moro dead after the First Battle of Bud Dajo, March 7, 1906, Jolo, Philippines.
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Drug war a success, drug supply in the country cut by as much as 90 percent in just two months.  – Palace By Alexis Romero and Roel Pareño (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 12, 2016 - 12:00am 0 33 googleplus0 0


President Duterte has promised to wage a bloody war against drug traffickers and to suppress the narcotics trade within six months. He also promised to pardon policemen and soldiers who would face cases for carrying out his brutal campaign against illegal drugs. AP/Bullit Marquez, file photo

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang considers the police operations against illegal drugs a “success” with the drug supply in the country cut by as much as 90 percent in just two months.

While acknowledging that the rising number of killings attributed to vigilantes was a “cause for concern,” Malacañang also assured the public that these were being investigated.

Based on a Philippine National Police report last Saturday, 1,466 suspected drug personalities have been killed in PNP operations while 1,490 others were slain by suspected vigilantes since President Duterte assumed power.

Officials claim that most of the drug offenders killed in law enforcement operations fought with the police. More than 16,000 drug suspects have also been arrested while the number of those who surrendered has reached 700,000.

“The police operations have been a success,” Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar told government radio station dzRB yesterday.

“But the killings that have something to do with gang wars or internecine since they eliminate each other, of course that is a cause for concern. These do not fall under the ambit of the law,” he added.

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Andanar said authorities were investigating the killings, which have drawn condemnation from human rights advocates both here and abroad.

In Zamboanga City, PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said the relentless drug war has cut down the supply of illegal drugs in the country by up to 90 percent.

“We have severely cut the head of the supply (chain) with the operation in (New) Bilibid (Prison or NBP),” Dela Rosa said in his recent visit in the city.

He said the drug lords detained inside the prison facility used to think NBP was their fortress as nobody from outside could hamper their operations.

Duterte has promised to wage a bloody war against drug traffickers and to suppress the narcotics trade within six months. He also promised to pardon policemen and soldiers who would face cases for carrying out his brutal campaign against illegal drugs.

Duterte’s pronouncements have been criticized by human rights advocates who are worried that his policy could result in summary executions and abusive practices. The United States government has also expressed concern over the killings and has asked Duterte to uphold human rights and the rule of law in his anti-drug operations.

The tough-talking Duterte, however, was unfazed by the comments and even accused his critics of interfering with his drug crackdown. He stressed though that as a lawyer, he knew the limits of his powers and that he would never condone extrajudicial killings.

Duterte is pushing for the revival of death penalty to address the Philippines’ drug problem, which he claimed has reached “epidemic proportions.” According to the President, there are 3.7 million addicts in the country.

“We do not have a death penalty. So who would impose the death penalty? It would be Duterte,” the President told members of the Filipino community in Indonesia last Sept. 9.

The Philippines’ drug problem was one of the topics discussed by Duterte during the recently concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet in Laos, his first international engagement as president.

“On the illicit drugs trade, I underscored the Philippines’ grave concern over social illness that breeds corruption at the highest levels, tears apart the fabric of our society and the basis of human dignity,” Duterte said in a speech in Davao City upon his arrival from Indonesia where he had a working visit last Friday after the ASEAN and other summits in Laos.

“I said our campaign against illegal drugs will be relentless, and it will be comprehensive, encompassing suppression, prosecution and rehabilitation. All these measures are within the bounds of our laws. I called on greater cooperation in the region, particularly in the capacity building and law enforcement efforts,” he added.

The problem on drugs was also mentioned during Duterte’s bilateral meetings with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Lee cited the need to implement stringent rules against illegal drugs while observing rule of law and due process. Phuc, meanwhile, said the Philippines and Vietnam should step up cooperation against narcotics.

A Malacañang statement also quoted Indonesia’s anti-narcotics chief Budi Waseso as saying that his country would have to implement an anti-drug crackdown similar to that of the Philippines.

“The life of a dealer is meaningless because (he) carries out mass murder. How can we respect that?” Waseso was quoted as saying.

The President and Widodo likewise agreed to cooperate in combating the illicit drug trade, among other transnational crimes.

For his part, Dela Rosa said the supply of illegal drugs started to drop after they clamped down on the NBP with the deployment of the Special Action Force (SAF) commandos and removing all means by the convicted drug lords operating in the prison facility to deal with the outside world.

“They (drug lords) cannot order because they have no cell phones. So there’s no supply coming in and they could not distribute,” Dela Rosa said.

But he said some drug lords were still able to operate in areas like Binondo and big hotels in Manila.

Policing own ranks The PNP Internal Affairs Service also disclosed yesterday that 141 police personnel who tested positive for illegal drug use would face lifestyle check to further evaluate their integrity.

IAS director general Chief Superintendent Leo Angelo Leuterio said the PNP had filed charges of “grave misconduct due to violation of the anti-drugs law” against the 141 police officers who failed the mandatory drug test conducted in July and August.

“We want to know if their lifestyle falls (within) their income. For instance, how can a rookie policemen drive several cars and send his children to private schools when his income is only coming from his job,” Leuterio said.

Leuterio said the lifestyle check would cover the police officers’ residence, their business and the source of their money.

Leuterio said of the 141, 57 of them were police officer 1, the lowest rank in the PNP, while three were junior officers – one each with a rank of inspector, senior inspector and chief inspector.

The PNP Crime Laboratory has been supervising the series of drug tests being conducted in almost all police regional, provincial, district and station offices across the country.

The PNP said a total of 99,598 personnel of the PNP had completed drug test since July 1, the day Dela Rosa assumed office.

Dela Rosa vowed to cleanse the PNP of scalawags in uniform and regain the respect of the community.

Aside from internal cleansing, Dela Rosa has been implementing a double-barreled strategy by addressing both street pushers and drug lords. - With Cecille Suerte Felipe

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Nanning, China: Business leaders from China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) expressed support for the economic reforms pursued by President Rodrigo Duterte, lauding his strong leadership style, the head of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said on Sunday.

Ambassador Francis Chua, founding chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Philippines and chairman emeritus of the PCCI, said President Duterte received strong backing from the Asian business leaders present at the opening of the 13th China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO) and the 13th China-Asean Business and Investment Summit here.

“You will be surprised; a lot of them was saying that this is the kind of president that every Asean country needs,” Chua told reporters on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the 13th China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO) and the 13th China-Asean Business and Investment Summit here in Nanning, China on Sunday.

Chua said he was only citing what he had heard business leaders during the 13th CAEXPO Supporting Chambers of Commerce Conference and Business Networking held on Saturday.

“They said that the biggest problem in some countries is not having strong enough leaders and that they pray hard for that [kind of]president,” he said.

If President Duterte’s regime succeeds in instituting its socioeconomic reforms, it would be a story that everybody can follow and emulate, Chua said, echoing the sentiment of the business community in the region.

Since Durterte took office and began his administration’s war on drugs, the number of people killed by police and non-police groups has reached nearly 3,000.

Although the war on drugs has garnered broad public support domestically, it has earned the ire and the criticism of the international community and family members of the victims over alleged human rights violations.

On the economic side, his 10-point economic agenda aims to translate reforms into inclusive growth.

“There are people who are proud of the President. Some are against, but I am so surprised … all those Asean and … China business leaders are saying that Filipinos are so lucky to have that kind of President … They are so supportive,” Chua said.

The 13th CAEXPO attracted some 450 delegates from the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the CAEXPO Supporting Chambers of Commerce in the 10 Asean countries, as well as international organizations, institutions, enterprises.


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