Philippines has excluded US from the list of countries who will have to seek help

© AP Photo / Bullit Marquez, FileПрезидент of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte. Archival photoPhilippines has excluded US from the list of countries who will have to seek help© AP Photo / Bullit Marquez, File

Philippines has excluded US from the list of countries who will have to seek help and assistance, said the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte in an interview with Russian media.

«I do everything for my state. When I ran for President, I staked my honor, my life. And I will not allow my country to slip into the abyss. Four million Filipinos suffer from drug addiction. It’s not just a figure, not a problem. This is a problem for other countries, including the European Union. So I decided to keep my distance from them. I see the potential for a new friendship, new ways of cooperation between the Philippines and China and other ASEAN countries and Europe. But I specifically excluded the US from the list of countries from whom I will seek new sources of assistance», — he said.

Elected in may last year, the President of the Philippines in favour of a full-scale fight against drug-dependent people, and those who spread drugs. According to the latest UN data, since coming to power Duterte in the country has killed more than 6 thousand people related to drug trafficking, including the investigation of crimes in this area. The world community has repeatedly condemned the methods of combating drug trafficking in the country.

To criticism from international human rights organizations, the UN, the US and the European Union Duterte consistently responds in a harsh manner, considering such criticism interference in the internal Affairs of his country.

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Philippines has excluded US from the list of countries who will have to seek help

© AP Photo / Bullit Marquez, FileПрезидент of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte. Archival photoPhilippines has excluded US from the list of countries who will have to seek help© AP Photo / Bullit Marquez, File

Philippines has excluded US from the list of countries who will have to seek help and assistance, said the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte in an interview with Russian media.

«I do everything for my state. When I ran for President, I staked my honor, my life. And I will not allow my country to slip into the abyss. Four million Filipinos suffer from drug addiction. It’s not just a figure, not a problem. This is a problem for other countries, including the European Union. So I decided to keep my distance from them. I see the potential for a new friendship, new ways of cooperation between the Philippines and China and other ASEAN countries and Europe. But I specifically excluded the US from the list of countries from whom I will seek new sources of assistance», — he said (more…)