Philippines

Gov’t officials cite Duterte’s hands-on leadership

By Wilnard Bacelonia  GRATEFUL. Supporters of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte gather at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila early Sunday afternoon (June 26, 2022). They attended the thanksgiving event “Salamat, PRRD”. (PNA photo by Robert Oswald Alfiler) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte personally attended to the concerns of the nation and listened to the needs of state agencies. Undersecretary … Continue reading

Advertisement

Philippines

Crowd cheers as Sara, PRRD hug at inauguration ceremony

By Christine Cudis  FAVORITE CHILD. Vice President-elect Sara Duterte gives her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, a tight hug after she took her oath at San Pedro Square, Davao City on Sunday (June 19, 2022). Despite alleged misunderstandings, former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the younger Duterte is the President’s favorite child. (Screengrab) DAVAO CITY – The massive crowd … Continue reading

Philippines

Duterte says next admin must sustain fight vs. illegal drugs

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  President Rodrigo Duterte at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Philippine Sports Training Center in Bagac, Bataan on Friday (June 17, 2022). (Photo courtesy of PSC) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged anew the incoming administration to support all initiatives that would put an end to the narcotics trade in the country. … Continue reading

Philippines

Duterte leads 124th Independence Day rites at Rizal Park

By Azer Parrocha  INDEPENDENCE DAY. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the wreath-laying ceremony as part of the country’s 124th Independence Day commemoration at the Rizal Park, Manila on Sunday (June 12, 2022). It was his last time to celebrate the occasion as his six-year term as the country’s chief executive ends on June 30. (Screengrab from RTVM/PCOO) … Continue reading

Philippines

President Duterte wants to resume hunt for criminals after his term

By Azer Parrocha  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte is eager to resume his motorcycle-riding activities when he was still mayor in Davao City after he steps down from office in June, saying he would track down criminals like he used to. “Now that I won’t be President anymore, nobody can … Continue reading

Philippines

2-million strong Iglesia Ni Cristo officially endorses Marcos-Duterte

By Ferdinand Patinio Presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (left) and running mate, Sara Duterte (Photo courtesy of Bongbong Marcos Facebook) MANILA – Religious group Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has officially endorsed presidential frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and running mate, Sara Duterte, for the May 9 polls. The influential organization that counts some 2.5 million members worldwide made … Continue reading

Philippines

President Duterte exhorts Muslims to remain models of goodwill, compassion

By Azer Parrocha  HOLY DAY. Filipino-Muslims perform in unison a Salat al-Eid or Eid prayer near the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila on Monday (May 2, 2022). The month-long Ramadan of fasting and praying has ended. (PNA photo by Avito Dalan) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called on the Filipino-Muslim community to not only be models … Continue reading

Philippines

OFW hospital government’s way of thanking ‘new heroes’

By Azer Parrocha  MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday lauded the construction of a new hospital built specifically for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents and expressed confidence that the facility would meet its timeline. Duterte led the inspection of the OFW Hospital in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, coinciding with Labor Day … Continue reading

Philippines

President Duterte conducts aerial inspection of ‘Agaton’-hit Baybay City

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  AERIAL INSPECTION. President Rodrigo Duterte conducts an aerial inspection of areas hit by Tropical Depression Agaton in Leyte province on Friday (April 15, 2022). The number of reported fatalities has reached 137. (Screengrab from Radio Television Malacañang) MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday conducted an aerial inspection of Baybay City, Leyte province, … Continue reading

Philippines

BBM, Sara maintain wide lead in latest Pulse Asia survey

By Wilnard Bacelonia  UniTeam presidential candidate former senator Bongbong Marcos and running mate Sara Duterte (PNA file photo) MANILA – Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte remained as the most preferred presidential and vice presidential candidates in the upcoming May 9 elections based on the latest Pulse Asia Survey According to … Continue reading