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Southeast Asia talking trash (literally) with West: The Philippines is latest in line

Faced with a massive trash problem of their own making, Southeast Asia too is pushing back and increasingly rejecting foreign trash imports fearing they could become the next dumping ground.

Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

Duterte threatened last month to forcibly ship the containers of garbage back to Canada and dump some at its embassy in Manila if Canadian officials don't take back the waste.


Duterte expected to strengthen clout after Philippine mid-term 'referendum'

Duterte won the 2016 presidential election by a big margin as an alternative candidate and a no-nonsense newcomer on a national stage traditionally held by Manila elites, powerful dynasties or famous politicians tainted by scandals.

Maria Ressa, Philippine journalist critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, is arrested

Rodrigo Duterte has not tried to hide his disdain for journalists, calling reporters “sons of bitches” and “spies” and even warning that they are “not exempted from assassination.”

Philippine lawyer who resisted Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war gunned down

Benjamin Ramos is the 34th lawyer killed since Duterte became president two years ago.

Rodrigo Duterte calls Hitler 'insane' at Holocaust memorial

The comments marked a dramatic turnaround for Duterte, who just two years ago had compared his anti-drug campaign to the Holocaust and said he would be ``happy to slaughter'' 3 million addicts. He later apologized.


Rodrigo Duterte in Israel for first visit by a Philippines president

International human rights watchdogs have cited far higher death tolls. Duterte, a 73-year-old former government prosecutor, denies condoning extrajudicial killings but has openly and repeatedly threatened drug dealers with death.

In Israel visit, Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte dogged by past rhetoric

Duterte's visit to Israel will include sight-seeing in Jerusalem's walled Old City, which houses major Christian, Jewish and Muslim shrines.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says buying US F-16 jets `utterly useless'

After he took office in mid-2016, Duterte immediately took steps to revive once-frosty relations with China while often taking an antagonistic stance toward US security policies.

As Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte starts to flag, his daughter reaches out to a Marcos

Nine months away from mid-term elections, Duterte's daughter, Sara Duterte, is fast emerging as a power-broker who is aiming to shore up support for his ambitious policy agenda, and, say some experts and insiders, his eventual succession.