In the AO, Duterte cited a 2014 Human Rights Watch report which stated that the Philippines is one of the most risky places in the world to be a journalist because of killings and enforced disappearances.
President Duterte has been waging a fierce campaign against drugs, once saying in a speech that that he would be happy to "slaughter" drug addicts as Hitler "massacred" Jews. "Do not fool around.' It is a ideal statement", Duterte said.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will make a state visit to China next week in the latest instance of reaching out to Beijing despite an ongoing territorial dispute, while questioning his country's traditional ties with the United States.
Aside from halting at least 28 joint combat exercises with US forces each year, including the Balikatan or shoulder-to-shoulder drills that involve thousands of American and Filipino troops each year, Duterte has opposed joint patrols with the US Navy in the disputed South China Sea. I will ask five questions that will humiliate you. No one yet. We are just about to start.
Duterte, who took office in June and labels himself as a left-wing politician, however, has taken steps to scale back his country's military engagements with the U.S., which has criticized his bloody fight against illegal drugs, earning his ire.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte launched a war on drugs soon after taking office at the end of June.
As he had been a trial lawyer for eight years, "they can not be brighter than me, believe me", he said, adding that after he had been investigated, he should be allowed to grill his inquisitors.
Invited observers and resource persons are the chairmen of the Commission on Human Rights, the Ombudsman, president of the National Press Club, president of the National Union of Journalist of the Philippines, president of the Publishers of the Associations of the Philippines Inc., and the Philippine Press Institute. "You would always want to make sure that when you do something, decide on something, it is always for the goal of national interest".
"The Philippines is a traditionally friendly neighbor of China. So we expect that all areas of interest will be... expected to be discussed including the South China Sea".
"There is a lot of noise, there's a lot of stray voltage in the media, but ultimately the decisions about the alliance operations are going to be taken, I believe in a deliberate and thoughtful way".
Wu said that in return the Philippines would like to receive funding from the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Chinese support to develop its outdated infrastructure, and be able to promote Philippine tourism and agricultural products.
Bensouda also expressed concerned with the public statements made by the country's elected officials about the killings that, according to him, seem "to condone such killings and further seem to encourage State forces and civilians alike to continue targeting these individuals with lethal force".
And he warned that there was more disrespect to come.