Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines bans two US senators, mulls new visa rules for Americans

The Philippines grants visa-free entry for up to 30 days to Americans, 792,000 of whom visited in the first nine months of 2019, nearly 13% of foreign arrivals, government data showed.

By REUTERS
28/12/2019
Why does Netanyahu embrace oppressive Philippines president Duterte?

Even among strongmen, Duterte is uniquely repugnant. He has launched a brutal crackdown on political opponents and drug users, and has publicly pledged to kill millions in his country.

By ZACHARY SHAPIRO/JTA
14/11/2019
Jerusalem Post News
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By JPOST.COM STAFF
06/09/2018
Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Reuven Rivlin (R), September 4, 2018
Duterte: Israel helping the Philippines in its own war against terrorists

Duterte said that he told his military that when it comes to purchasing weaponry, there is only one country to buy from – Israel.

04/09/2018
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends a ceremony commemorating the six million Jews
Duterte: ‘Despots and insane leaders’ should be deposed

Philippines president thanks Israel for assistance critical to preserving his country "when we needed it most."

03/09/2018
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, eldest daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, speaks befor
Controversial leader of the Philippines and his Jewish-ish family

Despite their Jewish ancestry, their connection to the Jewish people is not necessarily one to be proud of.

Duterte thanks Israel for unspecified ‘critical’ help

Duterte, who did not go into detail, said this “very substantial and critical” assistance was “an important help to preserve the republic.”

03/09/2018
Filipino care workers head to Jerusalem to welcome President Duterte

Israel counts almost 28,000 legal and illegal Filipinos who work mainly as caregivers, according to the Foreign Ministry.

Duterte arrives, though not all are thrilled he’s here

Duterte is known primarily for a ruthless war on drugs in his country - with critics saying the government has executed thousands of people - and for a series of undiplomatic quotes.

02/09/2018
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