Duterte deals a blow to fight for marriage equality in the PhilippinesPor Orquidea Banes Mar 21, 2017
Duterte received a warm welcome at the Presidential Palace, where he sat down with President U Htin Kyaw Duterte and expressed support for Myanmar's efforts to seek regional peace.
Philippines-Myanmar diplomatic relations are over 60 years old with ties formally established in 1956, while the Philippine embassy in Yangon was opened in 1958.
Duterte gave his speech mostly in Filipino including some parts in English to make himself clear to Europeans. But as an Overseas Filipino Worker based here, he said he thinks it is very important that Duterte gets to "live with the expectations of everyone, not alone the Filipinos from the Philippines but also the Filipinos based in other countries".
As it has become known, the Philippines have scheduled main coordinates of development of relations with Russian Federation and are actively discussing cooperation issues with Moscow within agriculture and energy.
Thai officials are unlikely to raise the issue with the Philippine guest, but the Duterte drug wars have often been compared with a similar, but shorter campaign by ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Duterte previously claimed Trump had praised his controversial methods of dealing with drug users and dealers, saying it was the "right way".
'More people will die.
Soldiers came to their area and burned nearly all houses of Rohingyas, he said, adding: "I somehow managed to flee". I will continue until the last drug lord in the Philippines is killed and the pushers (are) out of the streets, ' he said.
Duterte insisted he would not be cowed by warnings from foreigners that he may face prosecution over his drug war.
Duterte highlighted that there are a number of culture differences between the two nations, hence it is absolutely impossible to impose similar laws in every case.
In a speech transcript released today, the leader also refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of trans people, saying: "Wherever God has placed you, stay there". "That's for them. That can't apply to us, because we are Catholics". And there is the Civil Code, which is you can only marry a woman for me, and for woman to marry a man.
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