Juan dela Cruz is the national personification of the Philippines, often used to represent the "Filipino everyman." He is usually depicted wearing the native salakot hat, Barong Tagalog, long pants, and tsinelas (local term for the popular flipflops).
[Part 2] Talk to AlJazeera - In response to why the Philippines is 'pursuing a different paradigm' in its relationship with the U.S, Duterte explains that his disaffection with the American leadership is related to US criticism of his war on drugs.
When asked about the contested South China Sea, Duterte says: 'We will not give up anything there; it's an entitlement ... You can only negotiate to prevent a war ... They invited me for talks, and I will go.'
It's been about 100 days into the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte.
Since he took power, the Philippine president has overseen the killing of more than 3,500 people in his war on drugs, offended world leaders and strained relations with the US.