Bette Midler. Photo: MCT

Duterte’s spokesman calls US actress Bette Midler ‘gullible talking head’

  • Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo returns fire by saying movie star is ‘incompetent’ and has no right to comment
  • Midler had included Duterte on a list of infamous strongmen in a warning to fellow Americans
Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte

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Bette Midler. Photo: MCT
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US Senator Bernie Sanders is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Photo: Reuters

Why is Bernie Sanders tweeting about Philippine trade unions in his 2020 US election campaign?

  • The senator has accused the Philippine government of carrying out an ‘abhorrent’ crackdown on activists and labour groups
  • Is it a genuine sign of support for Philippine unionists or an attempt to court 3.4 million Filipino-Americans?
Topic |   The Philippines

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US Senator Bernie Sanders is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Photo: Reuters
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