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Duterte signs P165.5-B Bayanihan 2 law

Duterte signs P165.5-B Bayanihan 2 law By Filane Mikee Cervantes   BAYANIHAN 2. President Rodrigo Duterte signs into law the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act,  which provides for a PHP165.5-billion fund to finance the country’s Covid-19 response efforts. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Senator Christopher “Bong” Go were present when Duterte signed the measure into law.  … Continue reading

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Palace hits ‘fake news’ about Duterte’s health

Palace hits ‘fake news’ about Duterte’s health By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Duterte. (Presidential photo)MANILA – Malacañang on Friday slammed members of the opposition who continue to spread “fake news” about the health condition of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque lamented that Duterte’s critics are persistent in propagating false information about … 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

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President Duterte focused on Covid-19 crisis, not his birthday: Senator Bong Go

PRRD focused on Covid-19 crisis, not his birthday: GoBy Jose Cielito Reganit MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte is focused on the welfare of the country and all Filipinos rather than his birthday, more so now that the country is grappling with the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said … Continue reading

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PRRD tasks Piñol to lead rehab of Jolo fire victims

PRRD tasks Piñol to lead rehab of Jolo fire victims By Teofilo Garcia, Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY  (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte has tasked Secretary Emmanuel Piñol of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) to supervise the rehabilitation of the thousands of families displaced by the recent conflagration in Jolo, Sulu. Duterte directed Piñol to … Continue reading

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President Duterte’s net satisfaction rating soars to record-high ‘excellent’

PRRD’s net satisfaction rating soars to record-high ‘excellent’ By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Public satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte’s work performance reached a fresh record-high in the September to December 2019 period, according to the latest survey released by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Monday. The December 13 to 16 … Continue reading

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President Duterte satisfied with Phivolcs response on Taal Volcano’s activity

PRRD satisfied with Phivolcs response on Taal Volcano’s activityBy Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte is satisfied with the warnings issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) about Taal Volcano’s activity, Malacañang said on Thursday. Despite Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr.’s call for a probe into the alleged … Continue reading