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Duterte hopes Ramadan will bring peace, prosperity

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte expressed hope on Tuesday that the holy month of Ramadan would bring peace and prosperity despite the pressing challenges the country is currently facing. Duterte issued the message, as he joined the Muslim community in observing Ramadan amid the coronavirus disease 2019 … Continue reading

PSC on lockdown due to COVID-19
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PSC on lockdown due to COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE   PSC on lockdown due to COVID-19  Malacanang approved the Philippine Sports Commission’s request for a 10-workday lockdown starting April 13, Tuesday, after 63 persons tested positive in its latest round of testing. Both the administrative offices at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and the Philsports Complex in Pasig City will be under … Continue reading

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LETTERS FROM DAVAO: Journalistic fraud

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma, Columnist, Philippines News Agency Journalistic fraud IN my recent article “Nitpicking” I pointed out the dubious if not diabolic agenda of opposition quarters at discrediting and demonizing Pres. Rodrigo Duterte in every turn, creating mountains out of molehills and deliberately ignoring the achievements that this administration had achieved.  Little … Continue reading

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President Duterte sends condolences to Britain’s royal family

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   Prince Philip: 1921-2021 (Photo courtesy of The Royal Family Facebook) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday extended his condolences to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II following the passing of her husband, Prince Philip. “On behalf of the Filipino people, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his deep condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Magnitude 5.1 quake hits DavOcc, nearby provinces

By Ma. Cristina Arayata   Epicenter of the quake (Image from Phivolcs) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted Davao Occidental and nearby provinces early Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The tectonic quake struck 118 km. southeast of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos at 4:08 a.m. and had a … Continue reading

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Easter brings ‘profound message of hope’ amid pandemic: Duterte

By Azer Parrocha  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday reminded Filipinos that amid the prevailing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ gives “a message of hope” that there is an end to pain and suffering. In his Easter Sunday message, Duterte extended … Continue reading

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On Holy Week, PRRD hopes Pinoys seek ‘peace, generosity’

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – As the Catholic faithful observes Lent, President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday urged his fellowmen to aspire to become “channels of peace and generosity,” especially to the needy. Duterte issued the statement as he joined the Catholic community in remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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UK bans Pinoys, travelers from PH as precaution vs. new variants

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Visitors from the Philippines cannot enter the United Kingdom starting April 9 after the country was included on the “red list” travel ban, British Ambassador to Manila Daniel Pruce announced online Friday. New restrictions will come into effect by 4 a.m. (UK time) next Friday and … Continue reading