Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AFP

Is Duterte’s ‘drug tsar’ job offer to opposition leader Leni Robredo for real?

  • The Philippine president was angered by the vice-president’s criticism of his war on drugs, saying: ‘You’re brighter? You try it’
  • Duterte and Robredo have been at odds over his controversial drugs war since both were elected separately in 2016
Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AFP
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during his visit to Moscow. Photo: AP

Courting Russia with South China Sea oil is a ‘dangerous gamble’ for Duterte

  • The Philippine president has invited the Russian oil giant Rosneft to explore for oil in the disputed waterway
  • Experts warn that could put the Philippines in the middle of a three-way tug of war between the US, China and Russia
Topic |   The Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during his visit to Moscow. Photo: AP
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