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President Duterte calls for accountability on effects of climate change

PRRD calls for accountability on effects of climate change By EJ Roque  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday called for accountability on the global effects of climate change. “The Philippines joined the global consensus to fight climate change. We hope that this consensus would hold and real action be undertaken, … Continue reading

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DILG, AFP order recall of Tulfo siblings’ bodyguards

DILG, AFP order recall of Tulfo siblings’ bodyguards By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año on Sunday ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to recall eight police security details of media personality Erwin Tulfo and his three siblings as “standard protocol”. “I … Continue reading

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Duterte bans gov’t trips to Canada

Duterte bans gov’t trips to Canada By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang on Sunday confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte has prohibited government officials from traveling to Canada following the delay in the North American country’s commitment to retrieve the 69 containers of trash it dumped in the Philippines in 2013. Presidential Spokesperson … Continue reading

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President Duterte to Philippine Military Academy grads: If Philippines is not run properly, you know what to do

PRRD to PMA grads: If PH is not run properly, you know what to do By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he expects the 261 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Mabalasik” Class of 2019 to “know what to do” if they believed the country is … Continue reading

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Bong Go thanks fellow Mindanaoans, supporters

Bong Go thanks fellow Mindanaoans, supporters   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Back in his hometown, Davao City, newly-elected Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go attended the thanksgiving party organized by his supporters and friends at the Arcadia Lifestyle Center in the city on Thursday, May 23. The senator-elect extended his utmost gratitude to the people … Continue reading

Mayor Sara defers action on IPMR selection pending court decision
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Mayor Sara defers action on IPMR selection pending court decision

Mayor Sara defers action on IPMR selection pending court decision By Lilian Mellejor DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Mayor Sara Z. Duterte said she will be abstaining from participating in the selection of the Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representative (IPMR) to the City Council pending the decision of the lower court on the legal action … Continue reading