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Philippines’ Duterte says presidency no job for a woman

Philippines’ Duterte says presidency no job for a woman

KAREN LEMA PHILIPPINE leader Rodrigo Duterte has declared that the presidency was no job for a woman because of their emotional differences to men, and dismissed speculation that his daughter would succeed him next year. "My daughter is not running. I have told Inday not to run because I pity (her) knowing she will have to go through what I am going through," Duterte said at the launch of a highway project, referring to his daughter Sara by her nickname. "This is not for women. You know, the emotional set-up of a woman and a man is totally different. You…
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Developing nations’ plea to world’s wealthy at U.N.: stop vaccine hoarding

Developing nations’ plea to world’s wealthy at U.N.: stop vaccine hoarding

DAPHNE PSALEDAKIS LEADERS from developing nations warned the U.N. General Assembly this week that COVID-19 vaccine hoarding by wealthy countries left the door open for the emergence of new coronavirus variants even as infections already increase in many places. The Philippines warned of a "man-made drought" of vaccines in poor countries, Peru said international solidarity had failed and Ghana lamented vaccine nationalism. The United Nations chief described the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as an "obscenity." "Rich countries hoard life-saving vaccines, while poor nations wait for trickles," Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told the high-level gathering on Tuesday. "They now talk…
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Kin of Philippines ‘drug war victims’ hope for justice as ICC approves probe

Kin of Philippines ‘drug war victims’ hope for justice as ICC approves probe

ADRIAN PORTUGAL  FAMILIES of people killed in the Philippines' war on drugs are hopeful that a formal investigation into possible crimes against humanity approved by judges from the International Criminal Court earlier this week will result in justice for the victims. Rights groups say Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte incited deadly violence and accuse police of murdering unarmed suspects on a massive scale as part of the anti-narcotics campaign launched in 2016. "I am grateful that our situation and the killing of my brother are being paid attention to," Mary Jane Gerangco, 40, told Reuters in Manila. "Our hope is that…
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