Philippines

Duterte, Putin share Covid notes in 30-minute telesummit

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   ALLIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a 30-minute conversation on Tuesday (April 13, 2021). They agreed on the importance of cooperation among nations to defeat the pandemic, according to Sen. Bong Go (left). (Photo courtesy Sen. Bong Go) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading

Philippines

Duterte hopes Ramadan will bring peace, prosperity

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte expressed hope on Tuesday that the holy month of Ramadan would bring peace and prosperity despite the pressing challenges the country is currently facing. Duterte issued the message, as he joined the Muslim community in observing Ramadan amid the coronavirus disease 2019 … Continue reading

Philippines

Easter brings ‘profound message of hope’ amid pandemic: Duterte

By Azer Parrocha  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday reminded Filipinos that amid the prevailing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ gives “a message of hope” that there is an end to pain and suffering. In his Easter Sunday message, Duterte extended … Continue reading

Philippines

On Holy Week, PRRD hopes Pinoys seek ‘peace, generosity’

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – As the Catholic faithful observes Lent, President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday urged his fellowmen to aspire to become “channels of peace and generosity,” especially to the needy. Duterte issued the statement as he joined the Catholic community in remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

PH not only country under lockdown: Duterte

By Azer Parrocha   File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Amid criticisms over his decision to place Metro Manila and four nearby provinces under the strictest quarantine status anew, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the Philippines is not the only country under a lockdown. Speaking in a pre-recorded public address, Duterte said many countries including … Continue reading

Philippines

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

Philippines

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

Philippines

Sara, Bong destined to run in 2022 polls: Panelo

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   WILL THEY? Davao Mayor Sara Duterte and Senator Bong Go consistently place among the topnotchers in surveys for the 2022 presidential polls. They are shown with the President prior to the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito in October 2019. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Bong Go) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Davao City Mayor … Continue reading