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Marcos hero’s burial sparks outrage

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Presumptive president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Plans by the Philippines’ controversial incoming president to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, May 24, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the strongman’s crimes.

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Duterte to use death penalty, militias in war vs drugs, major crimes

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DAVAO CITY -- Presumptive president-elect Rodrigo Duterte stressed on Monday, May 16, that the death penalty must be re-imposed during his administration if he was to deliver the promised crackdown on criminality plaguing the country.

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Duterte: If it’s preposterous, then don’t believe it!

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WOMEN’S RIGHTS VIOLATOR? Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, cited by the Commission on Human Rights for violating women’s rights, poses with a woman after his press conference at a hotel in Davao City on Thursday. JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

DAVAO CITY - He has stage 4 cancer and is dying. (Joke!) He will deliver a five-minute inaugural speech. (Joke!) He will solve the country’s crime problem in three to six months (may be a joke).

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Duterte will be ‘hands-on’ president – spokesman

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Presumptive president-elect  Rodrigo Duterte would be a “hands-on” president once he assumes his office this June, his spokesman said on Monday, May 16.

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Duterte to PNP, NBI, PDEA, BuCor: Big revamp is coming

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Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte calls for a press conference on Wednesday evening until Thursday dawn and vows to hit hard against police officials involved in the illegal drug trade following an incident in a concert in Pasay City that left 5 people dead. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

DAVAO CITY - Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte warned at least four major law enforcement agencies that they face a “massive revamp” once he’s in power, as he expressed anger over the deaths of five concertgoers in Pasay City last week and called the tragedy a “failure of intelligence” in the war on illegal drugs.

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Duterte favors friendlier ties, 2-way talks with China

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DAVAO CITY -- Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, May 15, said he wanted to cultivate friendly relations with China even as he confirmed he was open to direct talks over a territorial row that had badly damaged bilateral ties.

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Duterte can’t just scrap BBL, says MILF

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The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Thursday, May 19, said the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) cannot be unilaterally set aside by the government as the incoming Duterte administration pushes for a federal system of government.

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Cabinet choices Duterte’s own ‘KKK’

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DUTERTE’S VISITORS Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte with former Senate President Manny Villar, wife Sen. Cynthia Villar, son Rep. Mark Villar and brother Jojo Villar in Davao City as the Villars’ Nacionalista Party joins PDP-Laban in the so-called Coalition of Change. Also in photo are PDP-Laban president Sen. Koko Pimentel, Duterte’s running mate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, former Transportation Secretary Pantaleon Alvarez, former Manila International Airport Authority chief Alfonso Cusi and chief aide Bong Go. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

DAVAO CITY -- At first blush, Rodrigo Duterte’s choices for prime positions in his First Family aren’t any different from the mold of that of his predecessor.

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Duterte Cabinet to follow Trudeau’s - well represented, gender-sensitive Cabinet

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The Cabinet members of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte would be similar to the Cabinet of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his transition team said.

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Obama tells Duterte: Protect human rights

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US President Barack Obama (left) has called up presumptive president-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, May 17, to congratulate him for his landslide win in the May 9 polling. AP FILE / INQUIRER FILE

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama offered his congratulations Tuesday, May 17, to the new presumptive president of the Philippines who has attracted controversy over his iron-fisted approach to law and order.

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