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    Philippines 'concerned' as U.S. intelligence tags Duterte a threat to democracy

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is taking seriously the U.S. Intelligence Community's report tagging the firebrand leader a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday.The report, produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, places Duterte alongside Cambodian's Hun Sen, the Rohingya crisis and Thailand's military-backed constitution as threats to democracy.
    "We view this declaration from no less than the intelligence department of the United States with some concern...," presidential spokesman Harry Roque told DZMM radio.
    Roque rejected the U.S. Intelligence assessment of Duterte as a threat to democracy.
    "I do not think that's true. He is a lawyer, he knows the law, he wants to uphold the rule of law, he knows about the bill of rights," he said.

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    In related news, US Intelligentia has tagged Trump's bow before Saudi dictator and US tax payers funded Israeli occuppation/oppression as threats to democracies in Saudi Arabia and Palestine respectively.
    Very intelligent tagging on Phillipines though.

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