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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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PDP-Laban KOs Pacman, installs Cusi

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   NEW PREXY. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi (front) is elected new Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan president during the party national assembly in Clark, Pampanga on Saturday (July 17, 2021). He replaced Senator Manny Pacquiao who is currently training in California for his August 22 (August 21, US time) fight against Errol Spence … Continue reading

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Duterte takes the side of Cusi in PDP-Laban row

By Azer Parrocha  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi (Presidential file photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte recognizes the leadership of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi in his ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) even after officers from the camp of party President and Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao voted to expel … Continue reading

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‘Constructive, peaceful’ talks between PH, China vital: Duterte

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   VIRTUAL SUMMIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks during the Communist Party of China (CPC) and World Political Parties Summit via video link on Tuesday (July 6, 2021).  Duterte valued the friendship and ties between CPC and the Philippines’ ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) which he chairs. (Screengrab from Facebook) MANILA … Continue reading

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Duterte back in PH, visits Nene Pimentel’s wake

Duterte back in PH, visits Nene Pimentel’s wake  By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA —  President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday paid his last respects to his friend and political ally, former Senate president Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., who succumbed to lymphoma on October 20. Duterte headed straight to Pimentel’s wake at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig … Continue reading