Duterte to visit Thailand, Myanmar next week

The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur is seen operating in the South China Sea

The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur is seen operating in the South China Sea

"President Rodrigo Duterte will undertake a state visit to Myanmar on March 19 and March 20, to be followed by an official visit to the Kingdom of Thailand on March 20 to 22", Foreign Affairs spokesperson Charles C. Jose said in a press briefing at Malacañang on Thursday.

"It looks like they're scraping the bottom of the barrel".

Representative Alejano accused Mr. Duterte of a number of impeachable offenses, including "engaging in bribery, betrayal of public trust, graft and corruption and other high crimes".

He noted that the complaint came on the heels of Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo's video message that was scheduled to be played before the 60th annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria.

Police are also investigating almost 3,000 additional deaths in the first six months of Duterte's presidency, including possible vigilante killings in connection with the war on drugs.

Aguirre claimed the move was part of a destabilization plot against the Duterte government.

Alejano said in his impeachment complaint that Duterte is not fit for the presidency for his alleged involvement in multiple murder as the alleged mastermind of the Davao Death Squad. Alejano said in a Rappler Talk interview.

Impeachment complaints have been filed against presidents in the Philippines before, with mixed results.

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The Chinese official also took note that based on the UNCLOS, a country's rights over the continental shelf "do not affect the legal status of the superjacent waters or of the airspace above those waters, nor do they affect foreign ships' navigation freedom in the coastal state's EEZ and on the high seas, or their innocent passage through the coastal state's territorial sea as supported by global law". Mere allegations without proof are not evidence.

"Representative Alejano is a toady of his braggart patron, Sen".

He added that both Alejano and Trillanes have not learned their lessons in the Oakwood and Manila Peninsula "foolish misadventures", which were parts of attempts to topple then president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Senator Panfilo Lacson said: "All I can say is, without necessarily associating myself with them in the matter of impeaching [Duterte], my simple message is good luck to them". "Impeachment won't fly. It will crash like a rudderless plane flown by witless pilots", Calida said in a text message.

"Such filing will not deter his resolve to continue vigorously his war against the illegal drug trade, criminality and corruption as well as to bring economic prosperity to the country by demolishing the obstacles that shackle it", Panelo said.

"There's the church, schools, civil society and the many Filipinos who did not vote and do not support and not in favour of the policies under president Duterte", he added.

"The President always allows his allies to act independently of him".