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President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, is interrupted by a cockroach during a rally and jokes about the fact that it is a ‘liberal.’
The Philippines announced Friday that it is forbidden for two U.S. senators before traveling to the country while threatening stricter visa rules for Americans, in response to new sanctions.
Reuters reports that the move comes after Congress approved, by 2020, the budget includes a provision introduced by Sens. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., that would bar entry into the United States to any member of staff, in the captivity of the Philippine Senator Leila de Lima.
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“Senator Leila de Lima has bravely defended human rights in the course of their career. We should defend her,” Leahy tweeted in October.
Both Democratic senators were not immediately excluded from the country, although it is not clear whether you are attending plans to.
“In the Philippines, the order of the Bureau of Immigration is immediately to deny U.S. senators Dick Durbin and Patrick Leahy – the Lord introduced and uninformed and gullible American legislator, which is the subject of provisions in the 2020 budget – entry to the Philippines,” said Salvador Panelo, a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte, according to CNN Philippines.
Duterte wants to supposedly, that US citizens can get visas if officials are denied, in fact, entry to the USA, The country currently provides Americans up to 30 days visa-free entry.
De Lima was in prison on drug charges, according to studies in Duterte called the alleged role in the extrajudicial killings during the anti-drug RAID by the presidential administration. De Lima denies these charges.
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“We will not sit idly by if you continue to disrupt our processes as a sovereign state,” Panelo told reporters, according to Reuters.
Panelo also dismissed the US-criticism of De Lima in custody, not to say that De Lima is unjustly in prison, but prison charges for alleged crimes.