Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his State of the Nation Address in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Photo: EPA
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his State of the Nation Address in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Photo: EPA

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte reiterates threat to kill drug dealers, denies taking money from China

  • In his final State of the Nation Address, the president has admitted there is a ‘long way’ to go in his war on drugs, which has killed thousands
  • He also says he was not paid by Beijing during his 2016 presidential campaign to be soft on the South China Sea, and vows never to visit the US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his State of the Nation Address in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Photo: EPA
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his State of the Nation Address in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Photo: EPA
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