Duterte offers to hold human rights world summit

15 November, 2017, 00:48 | Author: Ora Austin
  • From ‘sons of bitches’ to 'best friends': Duterte on US as Trump summit looms

After Obama said he would challenge Duterte about his war on drugs and crime, Duterte ordered Obama not to question him and called him a "son of a whore" in a press conference.

Duterte is in Vietnam for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, before returning to the Philippines to host world leaders in the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related meetings with its dialogue partners.

"One fight there, one fight here, and at the age of 16, I killed someone". A real person, a rumble, a stabbing. During last year's presidential campaign, Trump famously boasted that his supporters were so loyal that, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose not lose any voters". How much more now that I am president?'

Mr Duterte, whose record in office earned him the nickname "Duterte Harry", remains popular with a majority of Filipinos. But if Trump expresses support for Duterte's campaign of mass murder - either directly or by omission - he will also be condoning police corruption. Bishop had previously criticised the drug war.

President Duterte has previously admitted to throwing a man out of a helicopter, and shooting people while mayor of Davao.

His then spokesman later sought to clarify the remarks, saying those killings were during a "legitimate police action".

Asean and China also highlighted the role of witnesses in identifying and prosecuting corruptors and said they would develop "an effective protection system for witnesses in corruption cases, where appropriate". The victim reportedly survived. The Pres uses colourful language when w Pinoys (Filipinos) overseas, ' Roque said in a text message.

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Geological Survey, and struck 14.4 miles below the surface, a somewhat shallow depth that can cause broader damage. The temblor hit about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the U.S.

The Chinese leader, however, would not back down on Beijing's territorial claim, Duterte said and justified his decision not to immediately demand Chinese compliance with a ruling by a United Nations-linked tribunal that invalidated China's sweeping claims in the South China Sea on historical grounds.

'This rapporteur, ' he said, after referring to Callamard by name. Because you are insulting me'. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Da Nang.

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang (left) with US President Donald Trump (right) in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on Friday.

Trump was in the Philippines, the final stop of his trip, on Monday, poised to hold formal talks with President Rodrigo Duterte, who has overseen a bloody drug war that has featured extrajudicial killings and fears of vigilante justice.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the European Union have all criticized the controversial leader for previous statements that appear to suggest the opposite. Duterte, however, made it clear that he won't welcome any discussion on human rights lest he will tell the U.S. leader to "lay off".

"We explained that the United States is open for trade but we want reciprocal trade".

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