Philippines

President Duterte prods Moro people to be ‘loyal to cause of peace’

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday enjoined the Bangsamoro people to “remain loyal to the cause of peace.” Duterte made the call in his keynote speech delivered during the commemoration of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) second anniversary. “I am indeed … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

Duterte hopes UK variant not ‘more dangerous’ than original

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos UK VARIANT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases core members prior to his talk to the people at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on Wednesday night (Jan. 13, 2021). Duterte is hoping that the UK variant would … Continue reading

Philippines

Sara Duterte tops list of presidential bets: survey

By Azer Parrocha   Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has topped the list of possible presidential bets in a survey released by Pulse Asia on Thursday. The Pulse Asia survey, conducted from Nov. 23 to Dec. 2, showed that 26 percent of Filipinos would support Sara succeeding … Continue reading

Philippines

Duterte renews call for communists to surrender

By Azer Parrocha   SURRENDER. President Rodrigo Duterte returns to Manila a day after Christmas to meet with selected members of his Cabinet along with infectious disease experts in Malacañang Palace on Dec. 26, 2020. Duterte renewed his call for communist rebels to surrender, saying their leaders had no more “ideological setup in their minds.” (Presidential photo by … Continue reading

Philippines

PRRD, Go cut short Xmas break over new Covid-19 strain

  President Rodrigo Duterte (right) with Senator Christopher “Bong” Go.  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Friday confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his Christmas break in Davao City to meet with concerned government officials to discuss measures to address the new Covid-19 strain. Go said Duterte will be flying … Continue reading

Philippines

‘Be hopeful of better days ahead,’ Duterte tells Filipinos

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Duterte (Presidential Photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday encouraged his fellow Filipinos to remain optimistic despite the challenges that confronted them this year. “May we all have a meaningful celebration and let us be hopeful of better days ahead. Maligayang Pasko sa ating lahat (Merry Christmas to … Continue reading

Philippines

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

Philippines

Duterte says he’s not afraid of ICC

President Rodrigo Duterte (Presidential Photographers Division) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night said he is not afraid of suffering the consequences of his administration’s anti-illegal drugs campaign, saying his administration is just doing what is right for the greater good. Duterte rejected the remark made by former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that … Continue reading

Philippines

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

Philippines

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