Philippines

YEAR ENDER: Checking in on Duterte’s last full year in office

By Azer Parrocha  TALK TO THE PEOPLE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds weekly talk to the people in this undated photo to give the public updates on the government’s Covid-19 response. Though his administration spent a lot of time and resources battling the pandemic, Duterte was no let-up in his campaign against corruption and illegal drugs. (Presidential … Continue reading

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Normal for Duterte, Sara to support different bets

By Azer Parrocha   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Mayor Sara Duterte (presidential file photo) MANILA – It’s normal for President Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter Davao City Mayor and vice presidential aspirant Sara Duterte to support different candidates in the May 2022 elections, Malacañang said Tuesday. Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles made this remark … Continue reading

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Duterte, Pacquiao meet to ‘renew friendship’: Palace

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Senator Manny Pacquiao (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte has met with Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao to revive their strained “friendship,” Malacañang said Friday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed that Duterte had a “short and cordial” meeting with Pacquiao on Tuesday night. The meeting was … Continue reading

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Ex-Senate president wants ICC declared persona non grata

  Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said the International Criminal Court (ICC) probers should not be allowed to enter the Philippines to conduct a formal investigation into the government’s campaign against illegal drugs. “Pag punta dito, dapat wag papasukin sa bansa (If ICC will … Continue reading

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I will run for VP to continue fight vs. drugs, insurgency: PRRD

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   I WILL RUN. President Rodrigo R. Duterte confirms that he will run as vice president in 2022 during his Talk to the People on Tuesday night (Aug. 24, 2021). Duterte said he made the decision to continue his crusade against insurgency, criminality, and illegal drugs. (Screengrab from RTVM) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – … Continue reading

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134th Malasakit Center opens in Talavera, Nueva Ecija

  Together with concerned agencies, Senator Bong Go joins the virtual launch of the country’s 134th Malasakit Center at the Talavera General Hospital in Talavera, Nueva Ecija on August 6. (Contributed photo) MANILA (PNA) – As Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go vowed to continue his pursuit for better access … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

Think about people you infect, Duterte tells anti-vaxxers

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   TALK TO THE PEOPLE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malacañang Golf (Malago) Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on Thursday (April 15, 2021). Duterte took a swipe at people who … Continue reading

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Duterte’s presidential duties continue on his birthday

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte will keep himself busy performing his presidential duties on his 76th birthday on Sunday (March 28), Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Saturday. Panelo issued the statement, as he confirmed that Duterte will be on self-quarantine on Sunday following the recommendation of … Continue reading

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Duterte wishes for end to pandemic on his birthday

By Azer Parrocha   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – As he turns 76 on March 28, President Rodrigo R. Duterte wishes nothing more than “the end to the pandemic”, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte is hoping that life will “go back to normal” so his administration could … Continue reading