Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his state of the nation address at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on July 23, 2018. Photo: Reuters

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his state of the nation address at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on July 23, 2018. Photo: Reuters
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