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
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

Topic |   The Philippines
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
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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