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

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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