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PRESIDENT Duterte said when he makes another trip to China, he may be bringing along dozens of female former communist guerrillas who have surrendered to his government. He said he wanted to take female former Red fighters on a tour to China and Hong Kong, similar to the trip he had arranged as a reward for female soldiers who fought Islamic State-inspired terrorists in Marawi City. President Duterte will visit Kuwait "any day" soon to see for himself the situation of Filipinos working in the oil-rich kingdom, Malacañang said on Thursday.The President made his statement as the body of a Filipino woman was reportedly found inside a freezer in Kuwait City on Wednesday. The body, believed to have been kept in the freezer for over a year, bore torture marks, according to a report in the Arab Times. Malacañang said the "preliminary examination" by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of a complaint that accused President Duterte of crimes against humanity in connection with extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in his war on drugs was just a waste of time. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque told Palace reporters the Philippine mission in The Hague was informed that the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC would start looking into "alleged acts associated with the campaign against illegal drugs covering the period of July 2016." PRESIDENT Dute has asked for more time to study a proposed executive order (EO) on contractualization on the ground that the order might turn off foreign investors. He has asked that he be given until March 15 to study the proposed EO, said Luis Manuel Corral, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) vice president.

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