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Philippines’ Duterte orders arrest of unvaccinated people who violate stay-at-home orders

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The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has ordered the arrest of unvaccinated people who violate stay-at-home orders aimed at curbing “galloping” coronavirus infections driven by the Omicron variant. The governmen...

‘We have to show courage’: the Philippines mothers taking Duterte and his ‘war on drugs’ to court

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On 11 May 2017, Crisanto Lozano set off early in the morning from his home in Manila. He was going to renew his security guard licence, a requirement for his profession. By afternoon, he still hadn’t returned, nor was...

‘I’m quitting politics’, says Rodrigo Duterte – for a second time

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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has announced that he will retire from politics and abandon his bid to become vice-president in next year’s election, fuelling speculation that his daughter Sara Duterte will inste...

Philippines’ Duterte agrees to run as vice-president in 2022

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The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has agreed to be the ruling political party’s vice-presidential candidate in next year’s elections, laying the groundwork for the leader to stay in power beyond his term. The...