Follow RT for recent news and articles on Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines. His domestic policy is based on tackling drug trafficking. Duterte is a controversial political figure and has been condemned for violating human rights, as he’s been trying to reduce crime by killing perpetrators. Get news and updates on the Philippines’ drug war initiated by Rodrigo Duterte in 2016. The UN has condemned Rodrigo Duterte’s policies, and Duterte responded by promising to withdraw the Philippines from the UN, building closer ties with China and Russia. Rodrigo Duterte has been making contradictory statements and public speeches. Don’t miss the most recent news and updates on his public appearances and online statements.