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Duterte praises Bong Go, calls him ‘president’

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   (Photo courtesy of PCOO) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday heaped praise on Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and even called the lawmaker “president.” Duterte made the oblique hint about Go’s possible presidential bid in 2022 during the joint meeting of national and regional task forces to end local … Continue reading

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Filipinos’ indomitable spirit helped us survive 2020: Duterte

By Azer Parrocha President Rodrigo Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte praised Filipinos for their “indomitable spirit”, which according to him, has helped them survive adversity this year. In his Christmas message, Duterte acknowledged that this year has been a “trying time” for everyone as many lives were lost and changed due … Continue reading

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President Duterte renews appeal to public to report corruption in gov’t

PRRD renews appeal to public to report corruption in gov’t By Azer Parrocha   President Rodrigo Duterte (Presidential Photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night reiterated his call to the public to report corruption activities in the government. “Huwag ka lang magbigay ng pangalan. Ang ibigay mo ang opisina at iyong tingin mo magkano … Continue reading

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Benguet opens 92nd ‘Malasakit Center’

Benguet opens 92nd ‘Malasakit Center’ By Liza Agoot   MALASAKIT CENTER. Officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Department of Health (DOH), and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), with Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, formally open the 92nd “Malasakit Center” at the Benguet General Hospital on Friday (Nov.20, … Continue reading

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Duterte to conduct aerial inspection in typhoon-hit areas

Duterte to conduct aerial inspection in typhoon-hit areas By Azer Parrocha   ‘ROLLY’ AFTERMATH. Floodwater due to heavy rains brought by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) Sunday inundates several villages in Oas, Albay. The Bicol region is among the hardest-hit by this year’s strongest storm. (Photo courtesy of Albay Third District Rep. Fernando Cabredo) MANILA (Philippines … Continue reading

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President Duterte supports recognition of same-sex civil union: Palace

PRRD supports recognition of same-sex civil union: Palace By Filane Mikee Cervantes   President Rodrigo R. Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Thursday reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte’s support for the recognition of civil union of same-sex couples in the country. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement after Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions … Continue reading

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Palace thanks public for Duterte’s 91% performance, trust ratings

Palace thanks public for Duterte’s 91% performance, trust ratings By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Monday thanked the public for supporting President Rodrigo Duterte after a survey showed that he received high performance and trust ratings amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The recent Pulse Asia survey, conducted from Sept. … Continue reading

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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