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.
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.
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Duterte said that he told his military that when it comes to purchasing weaponry, there is only one country to buy from – Israel.
Philippines president thanks Israel for assistance critical to preserving his country "when we needed it most."
Despite their Jewish ancestry, their connection to the Jewish people is not necessarily one to be proud of.
Duterte, who did not go into detail, said this “very substantial and critical” assistance was “an important help to preserve the republic.”
Israel counts almost 28,000 legal and illegal Filipinos who work mainly as caregivers, according to the Foreign Ministry.
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.