It was all bit strongmanish.
Many of the problems that have plagued Manila for the past two decades remain unresolved.
U.S. President Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House during a phone call on Saturday
But there are no guarantees the killings will stop.
We are not mere bystanders.
He also hinted at joining war exercises with Japan.
The Philippines will maintain trade and economic ties with the United States and the West, Trade Minister Ramon Lopez said
'I don’t give a s**t about anybody observing my behavior,' President Rodrigo Duterte said.
Hundreds are being shot dead in the street.
'Cardboard Justice': The Bodies Of Countless Drug Dealers Are Piling Up In The Streets Of The Philippines
"Pusher Ako" (translation: "I'm a drug pusher") is written on the bodies of slain targets, who are dumped in the public's view as a warning.
The new president has vowed to eliminate crime and target drug dealers.
Duterte has been likened to Donald Trump for his loud and fast mouth, crude jokes, sometimes shocking stands on issues and penchant for advocating legal shortcuts.