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Allow gov’t operate ‘if you can’t help’, Reds told

By Lade Jean Kabagani  Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to allow the government to operate amid the pandemic and calamities. “I am directing this [message] to the Communist Party of the Philippines. This time … Continue reading

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President Duterte will step down with at least 95% of Marawi rehab done

By Lade Jean Kabagani  MANILA –Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) will see to it that at least 95 percent of Marawi City’s recovery projects from the 2017 siege will be completed by June. TFBM chief and housing czar Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said former displaced families residing within the most affected (MAA) or the so-called “ground-zero” … Continue reading

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Spend public funds properly, Go urges gov’t execs

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (Contributed photo) MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go urged the government officials to ensure that public funds are spent properly after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed the 2022 General Appropriations Act last week. In a recent radio interview, Go said not even one peso should be wasted as the country continues to battle … 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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Repeal law on state of calamity declaration, Duterte to Congress

By Azer Parrocha  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Congress or the next President to repeal a law requiring the assessment of reports on disaster areas before a state of calamity is declared. Duterte was possibly referring to Republic Act No. (RA) 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction … Continue reading

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Find hope in Christmas amid pandemic, calamity: PRRD

By Filane Mikee Cervantes  WORK AS USUAL. President Rodrigo Duterte (center) presides over a meeting with local officials of Negros Occidental, uniformed personnel, and officials from national and local based government agencies to assess the extent of Typhoon Odette’s damage at the Kabankalan City Hall on Tuesday (Dec. 20, 2021). The President said Christmas Day on … Continue reading

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President Duterte to spend holidays visiting ‘Odette’-hit communities

By Azer Parrocha  WORKING HOLIDAY. President Rodrigo Duterte bows as a gesture of respect as he visits families affected by Typhoon Odette at an evacuation center on Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on Dec. 22, 2021. Duterte said Thursday (Dec. 23, 2021) he would spend the holidays working to ensure that communities battered by “Odette” … Continue reading

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Duterte thanks Qatar for aid to ‘Odette’-hit areas

By Azer Parrocha  THANK YOU, QATAR. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his visit to typhoon victims in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on Wednesday (Dec. 22, 2021). The President thanked Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for his country’s offer of assistance to typhoon victims. (Screengrab from RTVM) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has extended gratitude … Continue reading

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Duterte to raise P10-B more for Odette-affected areas

By Azer Parrocha  RELIEF EFFORTS. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with local officials of Negros Occidental, uniformed personnel, and officials from the national and local based government agencies to assess the extent of Typhoon Odette’s damage as well as discuss the response and relief efforts of concerned government agencies at the Kabankalan … Continue reading

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President Duterte yet to choose who to endorse for President: Senator Bong Go

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)–Senator Christopher “Bong” Go told members of the media on Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to officially support another presidential contender. “Sa ngayon po base po sa pag-uusap namin, sa ngayon wala pa po. At ako nag-aantay na lang po ako kung sino po ‘yung ieendorso … Continue reading