FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte points to photographers during an awarding ceremony for outstanding government workers, at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan/File Photo
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Philippine media organisations have hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte for an expletive-laden speech that lashed out at a domestic newspaper and a television network, saying threats would not stop journalists from reporting the truth.In two separate televised speeches Thursday, Duterte unleashed a stream of profanity and threatened to use the government's television station to hit back at dissenting media.The president's office has a rocky relationship with the media and frequently accuses the press of bias or of distorting remarks Duterte has made live on television.Duterte enjoys huge support on social media and is fiercely defended by well-known bloggers with large followings on Facebook and have frequently targeted journalists.
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