Duterte Stresses Importance of Philippine-US Relations

President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated the importance of the country’s alliance with the United States. The move comes just as US embassy officials released a statement for some of the president’s recent pronouncements. These include calling the ambassador gay and stating that insulting Americans is a good way of receiving aid. The embassy also expressed concern for the spate of extra judicial killings in the war on drugs…

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