President Rodrigo Duterte

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations (UN) will work together to combat poverty, tackle injustice and foster sustainable development, said President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Sunday. In his speech at the 10th ASEAN-UN Summit, the President urged both bodies to work together to lift the plight of the poor and vulnerable. He also raised the issue of preventive diplomacy and conflict resolution during the meeting,

Teodoro Locsin Jr.

Human Rights Watch defined the comments made by Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on an Iceland-backed UN resolution to explore the drug war in the Philippines as outrageous and malicious. HRW Philippine Investigator said that it demonstrates the Philippine government’s despair to frustrate accountability for its atrocious drug war. The UN resolution encouraged the Philippine government to avoid extrajudicial executions and officially called on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to