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Diplomatic means pursued to counter Chinese claims in SCS: PRRD

Diplomatic means pursued to counter Chinese claims in SCS: PRRD By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   DIPLOMATIC MEANS. President Rodrigo Duterte tackles disputed South China Sea in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (July 27, 2020). Duterte said his government works without fail to protect the Philippines’ rights in the West Philippine Sea … Continue reading

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We will not dodge obligation to fight for human rights: President Duterte

We will not dodge obligation to fight for human rights: PRRD By Azer Parrocha  FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fifth State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday (July 27, 2020). Duterte said his administration won’t dodge its obligation to fight for human rights. (Presidential photo) MANILA (Philippines News … Continue reading

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Duterte calls Drilon ‘hypocrite’ for defending Lopezes

Duterte calls Drilon ‘hypocrite’ for defending Lopezes By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   SONA. Heavily-guarded President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City for his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (July 27, 2020). In his penultimate SONA, Duterte called Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon hypocrite for defending the Lopezes after … Continue reading

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President Duterte’s fifth SONA will offer compassion, comfort to the nation

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte will offer “compassion” and “comfort” to the nation when he delivers his fifth and penultimate state of the nation address (SONA), Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said Monday. Andanar made this assurance, stressing that Duterte’s fifth SONA will be more than just summarizing his administration’s … Continue reading