Rodrigo Duterte






Duterte to open door for European and North Asian states to join ASEAN

Share on LinkedIn4Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook0

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has openly supported the idea of Mongolia and Turkey – neither of which are Southeast Asian countries – joining ASEAN. The idea is a non-starter but it has led to some calls for ASEAN’s policy of rotating its chairmanship to be reconsidered.


Secret cells: a new low for the PNP and the war on drugs

Share on LinkedIn3Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook0

Even for a police force that President Duterte says is “corrupt to the core”, illegally detaining suspects in a secret cell is a shocking abuse of their powers. The Filipino president is fighting his war on drugs while simultaneously battling with a police force that he does not trust.