Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, speaks in a pre-recorded message that was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Photo: UNTV via AP Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, speaks in a pre-recorded message that was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Photo: UNTV via AP
Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, speaks in a pre-recorded message that was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Photo: UNTV via AP

In UN speech, Rodrigo Duterte defends drug war and Philippines’ claims in South China Sea

  • In first address to General Assembly, president lashes out at activist groups that have ‘weaponised human rights’ to discredit his government
  • However, Duterte strikes conciliatory tone as he turns to coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged his country

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Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, speaks in a pre-recorded message that was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Photo: UNTV via AP Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, speaks in a pre-recorded message that was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Photo: UNTV via AP
Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, speaks in a pre-recorded message that was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Photo: UNTV via AP
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