Philippine scraps law mandating police officers to lose weight before promotion

Philippine police have a won a battle for the bulge after the force dropped a requirement for officers seeking promotion to meet body fat targets, an official document showed Tuesday. Expanding waistlines have been a hefty problem among police in the Southeast Asian country for years. A 2019 study showed almost 35 percent of personnel … Continue reading Philippine scraps law mandating police officers to lose weight before promotion

Philippine’s president Rodrigo Duterte asks, ‘What If There’s No God?’

Image: President Rodrigo Duterte Philippine's president Rodrigo Duterte has taken crime and violence to the doorsteps of drug dealers since he kick-started a campaign to clean up the country, leaving over 3,500 corpses behind his trail.  The controversial president recently made it clear that he wants the death penalty to be restored in the Philippines. … Continue reading Philippine’s president Rodrigo Duterte asks, ‘What If There’s No God?’

Indonesia’s Drug Lord Is Buying Weapons For A Duterte-Style Drug War.

In the footsteps of Philippine and president Rodrigo Duterte's war against drug dealers and drug users, Indonesian drug czar has declared the country is getting ready for its own war against narcotics. Over 2,000 alleged suspects have been killed in Philippine since the war against drugs kicked off earlier this year. Image: National Narcotics Agency (BNN) … Continue reading Indonesia’s Drug Lord Is Buying Weapons For A Duterte-Style Drug War.

Why Obama Delayed Meeting With Philippine President Duterte, At The G20 Summit In China.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte made headlines around the world with his recent vulgar comments against the pope, president Obama and the United Nations. Why is he so vexed? Image: Rodrigo Duterte In his widely publicized warning to Obama as both were scheduled to meet at the G20 Summit in China, Duterte told reported that the U.S. … Continue reading Why Obama Delayed Meeting With Philippine President Duterte, At The G20 Summit In China.

Philippines To Send Peace Envoy To China, On South China Sea Disputes.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday said he was asking former President Fidel Ramos to help start talks with China over disputes in the South China Sea. Former Philippine president Fidel Ramos. The president, during a testimonial dinner hosted by the San Beda College, reiterated that war was not an option and he wanted … Continue reading Philippines To Send Peace Envoy To China, On South China Sea Disputes.