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Duterte slams Diokno, opposition’s ‘black propaganda’

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday took a jab at human rights lawyer Check Diokno and other members of the opposition for allegedly launching a “black propaganda” against his administration amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in the country. Duterte, in a public address aired late Friday night on state-run PTV-4, … Continue reading

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President Duterte focused on Covid-19 crisis, not his birthday: Senator Bong Go

PRRD focused on Covid-19 crisis, not his birthday: GoBy Jose Cielito Reganit MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte is focused on the welfare of the country and all Filipinos rather than his birthday, more so now that the country is grappling with the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said … Continue reading

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President Duterte joins military, cops on frontline vs. Covid-19

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Just hours after delivering his public address, President Rodrigo Duterte visited early Tuesday morning the stranded commuters at the Valenzuela-Meycauayan boundary in MacArthur Highway to help them reach their respective destinations. The MacArthur Highway is just one of the many roads which were blocked with checkpoints after Duterte imposed an enhanced community … Continue reading

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PRRD to businessmen: Be assertive vs. corrupt officials

PRRD to businessmen: Be assertive vs. corrupt officials By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Chinese Filipino businessmen to be assertive when they encounter corrupt government officials. “All that I ask of you is be assertive and do not surrender to the threats and the intimidations that you … Continue reading

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PRRD tasks Piñol to lead rehab of Jolo fire victims

PRRD tasks Piñol to lead rehab of Jolo fire victims By Teofilo Garcia, Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY  (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte has tasked Secretary Emmanuel Piñol of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) to supervise the rehabilitation of the thousands of families displaced by the recent conflagration in Jolo, Sulu. Duterte directed Piñol to … Continue reading

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Robredo’s report on drug ‘mere political attack’: PDEA chief

Robredo’s report on drug ‘mere political attack’: PDEA chiefBy Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino on Monday dismissed Vice President Leni Robredo’s report on the drug campaign as “a mere political attack” against President Rodrigo Duterte. “I see her recommendations as a mere political … Continue reading