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Crowd cheers as Sara, PRRD hug at inauguration ceremony

By Christine Cudis  FAVORITE CHILD. Vice President-elect Sara Duterte gives her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, a tight hug after she took her oath at San Pedro Square, Davao City on Sunday (June 19, 2022). Despite alleged misunderstandings, former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the younger Duterte is the President’s favorite child. (Screengrab) DAVAO CITY – The massive crowd … Continue reading

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President Duterte wants to resume hunt for criminals after his term

By Azer Parrocha  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte is eager to resume his motorcycle-riding activities when he was still mayor in Davao City after he steps down from office in June, saying he would track down criminals like he used to. “Now that I won’t be President anymore, nobody can … Continue reading

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President Duterte conducts aerial inspection of ‘Agaton’-hit Baybay City

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  AERIAL INSPECTION. President Rodrigo Duterte conducts an aerial inspection of areas hit by Tropical Depression Agaton in Leyte province on Friday (April 15, 2022). The number of reported fatalities has reached 137. (Screengrab from Radio Television Malacañang) MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday conducted an aerial inspection of Baybay City, Leyte province, … Continue reading

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President Duterte shuns suspicion of using public funds for 2022 prexy bet

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  (File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday said he is not endorsing any presidential candidate to avoid speculation that he would use public funds to finance his preferred successor’s campaign activities. “Ang akin kasi eh presidente ako tapos magkampi ako ng isa, magdududa ‘yung iba, ginagamit ko ‘yung resources ng gobyerno, … Continue reading

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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