Duterte on United Nations - updates

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Locsin contradicts Panelo on cutting ties with Iceland

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:19 PM

'I never considered for a second cutting any ties over this small matter,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr

TIES REMAIN. DFA Secretary Teddyboy Locsin says the Philippines will keep its ties with Iceland and remain in the UN rights body. Photo courtesy of UN

Guevarra says Duterte admin 'prepared to face' U.N. probe into drug war

Jul 05, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The justice secretary's comment is contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte's general aversion to international interference in his campaign against drugs

INTERNATIONAL PRONE. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the Philippine government is "prepared to face any inquiry" in response to a United Nations resolution to push for concrete actions in the drug war killings. Photo by Malacañang

Philippine president needs 'psychiatric evaluation' – UN rights chief

Mar 09, 2018 - 5:03 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Listing some of Manila's actions against UN officials, rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says 'it makes one believe that the president of the Philippines needs to submit himself to some sort of psychiatric evaluation'

ZEID RA'AD AL HUSSEIN. United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein addresses the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 26, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Jean-Guy Python/AFP

Kick PH out of UNHRC? 'My God, do it, stupid!' says Duterte

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:35 PM

This comes after a Human Rights Watch director said the Philippines can be kicked out of the UNHRC if the drug war killlings continue

JUST DO IT. President Rodrigo Duterte dares the UNHRC to kick out the Philippine over the killings in his drug war. Malacanang file photo

PH puzzled by presence of drone in Benham Rise

Mar 29, 2017 - 2:06 PM

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr tells a Senate panel that the National Security Council will discuss the incident once the government receives the full report

UNDERWATER TERRITORY. This photo shows Filipinos exploring Benham Rise for the first time in 2014. File photo courtesy of Dr Gil Jacinto/UP-MSI

PH deposits signed Paris climate deal to UN

Mar 24, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Senator Loren Legarda says the Paris climate deal will enter into force for the Philippines on Earth Day April 22

PH rejects 'interference' of UN in 'household affairs'

Aug 20, 2016 - 5:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte finds the pronouncements from certain bodies as unwelcome meddling in national matters such as the war on drugs

OFF-LIMITS. A Filipino cirme scene investigator conducts an investigation where the body of a suspected drug dealer, who was shot dead by an unidentified gunman, lies on a street in Pasay City on August 4, 2016. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Duterte hits UN for 'stupid proposition' vs drugs

Aug 17, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte: Why would the United Nations be so easy to be swayed into interfering in the affairs of this Republic?

SLAMMING UN. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte criticizes the United Nations for backing a 'stupid proposition' against illegal drugs. File photo by Simeon Celi/PPD

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Philippine President-elect Duterte curses UN

Jun 03, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The Philippines incoming leader tells the United Nations: You cannot even lift a finger in Africa They’re butchering the black people there

CURSING UN. Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte curses the United Nations in a press conference on June 2, 2016. Photo of UN General Assembly from www.un.org; photo of Duterte by Rappler

What a Duterte presidency will mean for climate action in the Philippines

May 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM

As president he will chair the Climate Change Commission which mainly negotiates for the country at the United Nations

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