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Filipinos learned lessons of martial law: Palace

Filipinos learned lessons of martial law: Palace By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Monday rejected the claim by human rights group Karapatan that the country is currently experiencing a “de facto martial law” under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the situation under … Continue reading

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Manila Bay rehab criticisms ‘political’: Cimatu

Manila Bay rehab criticisms ‘political’: Cimatu By Marita Moaje   The Manila Bay beach along Roxas Boulevard. (Photo courtesy of DENR) MANILA – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu stood firm on his position to push through with the Manila Bay beach nourishment project as he took a swipe at critics of the initiative. “Sadly, … Continue reading

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EU should check own glasshouses before throwing stones at PH

EU should check own glasshouses before throwing stones at PH By Gigie Arcilla   University of the Philippines Professor Clarita R. Carlos (Photo from Prof. Carlos FB page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A political analyst took to social media her stand on the recent recommendation of European Union (EU) lawmakers to impose economic sanctions on Philippine … Continue reading

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Task Force PhilHealth submits 177-page report to Duterte

Task Force PhilHealth submits 177-page report to Duterte By Benjamin Pulta   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The inter-agency task force investigating irregularities in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Monday submitted its 177-page initial report to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. “As the task force awaits any further directives from the President, its composite team will pursue … Continue reading

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Duterte signs P165.5-B Bayanihan 2 law

Duterte signs P165.5-B Bayanihan 2 law By Filane Mikee Cervantes   BAYANIHAN 2. President Rodrigo Duterte signs into law the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act,  which provides for a PHP165.5-billion fund to finance the country’s Covid-19 response efforts. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Senator Christopher “Bong” Go were present when Duterte signed the measure into law.  … Continue reading

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Duterte grateful for Abe’s push to boost PH-Japan ties

PRRD grateful for Abe’s push to boost PH-Japan ties By Azer Parrocha   BEST WISHES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe pose for posterity prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center in Nonthaburi, Thailand on November 4, 2019. Duterte conveyed his best wishes for … Continue reading

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President Duterte, Secretary Locsin agree to push projects backed by China firms

PRRD, Locsin agree to push projects backed by China firms By Azer Parrocha President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (File photo) MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. has agreed with the decision of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to push ahead with infrastructure projects backed by Chinese firms that have been … Continue reading

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PNP orders CIDG to probe ‘RevGov’ proponents

PNP orders CIDG to probe ‘RevGov’ proponents By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa, has ordered the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to conduct a probe and closely monitor the proponents of the so-called “revolutionary government” (RevGov) movement.  Gamboa reiterated that the PNP leadership … Continue reading