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‘I can work with anyone’: Go

 Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said he can work with anyone if elected as Vice President in the 2022 polls. He said his priority is to pursue the continuity of programs of the current administration and expand it further to sustain the positive change that President Rodrigo Duterte … Continue reading

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Duterte opens PH’s ‘most scenic’ airport in Bicol

By Azer Parrocha   Bicol International Airport (Photo courtesy of Secretary Art Tugade’s Facebook page) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday afternoon inaugurated commercial domestic operations at the Bicol International Airport (BIA) after 11 years of delay. The PHP5 billion international airport facility in Daraga, Albay, will start receiving commercial domestic flights on Thursday and will be … Continue reading

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No evidence to link Duterte to Pharmally: Lacson

By Benjamin Pulta   Senator Panfilo Lacson (Photo courtesy of Senate PRIB) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Senate hearing into the purchase of alleged overpriced medical supplies for the coronavirus response has failed to prove links between President Rodrigo Duterte and Pharmally Pharmaceuticals Corp., the supplier of the personal protective equipment sets at the height of the … Continue reading

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Duterte formally accepts nomination as PDP-Laban’s VP bet

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   OFFICIAL VP BET. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath-taking ceremony to reaffirm the membership of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) members during the party’s National Convention and Proclamation of Candidates for 2022 polls in Pampanga on Sept. 8, 2021. Duterte on Sept. 17 formally accepted his … Continue reading

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PH arbitral win vs. China a ‘win-win solution for all’: Duterte

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Duterte at the 76th UN General Assembly (Screengrab from RTVM) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stressed the importance of the Philippines’ historic arbitral victory against China’s sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea (SCS). During the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Duterte … Continue reading

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Ex-Senate president wants ICC declared persona non grata

  Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said the International Criminal Court (ICC) probers should not be allowed to enter the Philippines to conduct a formal investigation into the government’s campaign against illegal drugs. “Pag punta dito, dapat wag papasukin sa bansa (If ICC will … Continue reading

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Letters from Davao: Brazen and shameless politicking

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma, Columnist, Philippines News Agency   THE Senate Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC) has become a veritable stage of political zarzuela where the grand inquisitors made the nation believe they have discovered a mountain of corruption in government overpriced purchases of personal protective equipment.  Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Dick Gordon, Minority … Continue reading

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Duterte formally accepts VP bid for ‘continuity’

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   NAT’L CONVENTION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graces the national convention of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and proclamation of candidates for the 2022 national and local elections in San Fernando City, Pampanga on Wednesday (Sept. 8, 2021). Duterte formally accepted his nomination as the official vice presidential candidate of … Continue reading

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I will run for VP to continue fight vs. drugs, insurgency: PRRD

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   I WILL RUN. President Rodrigo R. Duterte confirms that he will run as vice president in 2022 during his Talk to the People on Tuesday night (Aug. 24, 2021). Duterte said he made the decision to continue his crusade against insurgency, criminality, and illegal drugs. (Screengrab from RTVM) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – … Continue reading