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'Don't Call me Excellency' - Philippines President Bans Honorifics

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order banning the use of honorifics for himself or his Cabinet, in a step his office said aimed to reinforce his populist, "simple" style. Duterte approved the directive on July 15 to halt use of terms such as "Honorable" or "His Excellency", insisting instead on just "president" for himself and "secretary" for the ministers. The order will not surprise the millions of...

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