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Philippines’ mayor survives ambush after Duterte threat

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sent a message with special envoy Mama-o to Kuwait. (AP) MANILA — A Philippine mayor accused of involvement in narcotics trafficking survived an ambush on Sunday, police said, four months after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly threatened to kill him. Retired police chief superintendent Vicente Loot, a mayor in the central province of Cebu, had been repeatedly ... Read More »

Duterte claims Philippine presidency, vows crime crackdown

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DAVAO, Philippines: Incendiary Philippine politician Rodrigo Duterte vowed Tuesday a relentless crackdown on crime after securing a landslide presidential victory built on foul-mouthed populist tirades that exposed deep voter anger at the establishment. The 71-year-old firebrand’s main rivals conceded defeat after an unofficial tally showed Duterte had an insurmountable lead in Monday’s election of 6.1 million votes, a result that ... Read More »

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