Sara Duterte, second from left, the daughter of outgoing populist president of the Philippines, takes her oath as vice president during rites in her hometown in Davao city, southern Philippines on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Duterte clinched a landslide electoral victory despite her father’s human rights record that saw thousands of drug suspects gunned down. Also in photo are, from left, Supreme Court Justice Ramon Paul Hernando, her mother Elizabeth Zimmerman and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. (AP Photo/Manman Dejeto)

Duterte’s daughter takes oath as Philippine vice president

MANILA (AP) — Sara Duterte, the daughter of the outgoing populist president of the Philippines, took her oath Sunday as vice president following a landslide electoral victory she clinched despite…

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Philippines kicks off chaotic election campaign season

The race to lead the Philippines kicked off Tuesday, with the son and namesake of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos the favourite to succeed authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte and return his clan to…

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This file photo taken on July 26, 2021 shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaking during the annual state of the nation address at the House of Representatives in Manila. (Photo by JAM STA ROSA / POOL / AFP)

Philippines’ Duterte withdraws from 2022 Senate race

Manila (AFP) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday withdrew his candidacy for the 2022 Senate race, the government elections monitor said, a month after he made a last-minute entry into…

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte arrives with daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2019. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Duterte’s daughter joins Marcos as running mate in Philippines presidential election

MANILA, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter agreed on Tuesday to be running mate of Ferdinand Marcos Jr in next year’s presidential election, her spokesperson said, confirming…

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Sara Duterte, Davao City Mayor and daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, delivers a speech during a senatorial campaign caravan for Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP) in Davao City, southern Philippines on May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr Photo

Duterte daughter quits mayor race as Philippine election deadline looms

MANILA, Nov 9 (Reuters) – The daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday removed herself from the running for mayor of Davao City, just days away from a deadline…

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Philippines’ Duterte says will retire from politics

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday he will not run for vice president in 2022 and will retire from politics, potentially paving the way for his daughter to contest the country’s highest office. “The overwhelming……

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Rodrigo Roa Duterte, president of the Philippines, remotely addresses the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Tuesday Sept. 21, 2021. (UN Web TV via AP)

Philippine leader asks officials to ignore corruption probe

The Philippine president says he will prohibit Cabinet officials from attending an ongoing Senate inquiry on suspected irregularities in massive government purchases of medical supplies in a brewing constitutional crisis….

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Philippines’ Duterte threatens those who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine with jail

MANILA (Reuters) – President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Philippines battles one of Asia’s worst outbreaks, with over 1.3 million cases and more than 23,000 deaths….

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Duterte orders customs chief to shoot, kill drug smugglers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly ordered the country’s top customs official to shoot and kill drug smugglers in one of his most overt threats during a deadly four-year campaign that…

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