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Duterte stance remains ‘friend to all, enemy to none’

Duterte stance remains ‘friend to all, enemy to none’ By Azer Parrocha President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (Presidential photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte’s independent foreign policy of being “friend to all, enemy to none” still stands, Malacañang said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the remarks in a virtual Palace briefing in response to … Continue reading

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Soldier on, Duterte tells ‘bone-weary’ medical front-liners

Soldier on, Duterte tells ‘bone-weary’ medical front-liners By Azer Parrocha   BATTLE-WEARY MEDICAL FRONT-LINERS. Front-liners on duty at a hospital wear complete protective personal equipment. Heeding medical front-liners’ call for a timeout to prevent the collapse of the country’s healthcare system, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte reverted Metro Manila and the provinces of Laguna, Rizal, Cavite and Bulacan to modified … Continue reading

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Diplomatic means pursued to counter Chinese claims in SCS: PRRD

Diplomatic means pursued to counter Chinese claims in SCS: PRRD By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   DIPLOMATIC MEANS. President Rodrigo Duterte tackles disputed South China Sea in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (July 27, 2020). Duterte said his government works without fail to protect the Philippines’ rights in the West Philippine Sea … Continue reading

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We will not dodge obligation to fight for human rights: President Duterte

We will not dodge obligation to fight for human rights: PRRD By Azer Parrocha  FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fifth State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday (July 27, 2020). Duterte said his administration won’t dodge its obligation to fight for human rights. (Presidential photo) MANILA (Philippines News … Continue reading

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Duterte calls Drilon ‘hypocrite’ for defending Lopezes

Duterte calls Drilon ‘hypocrite’ for defending Lopezes By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   SONA. Heavily-guarded President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City for his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (July 27, 2020). In his penultimate SONA, Duterte called Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon hypocrite for defending the Lopezes after … Continue reading

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Improve your services by December, President Duterte to telcos

Improve your services by December, PRRD to telcos By Azer Parrocha   MANILA – The country’s two major telecommunication companies (telcos)  on Monday got President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning to improve their services by December or risk getting shut down. In his fifth state of the nation address (SONA) Monday, Duterte said he would take “drastic steps” against … Continue reading

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President Duterte’s fifth SONA will offer compassion, comfort to the nation

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte will offer “compassion” and “comfort” to the nation when he delivers his fifth and penultimate state of the nation address (SONA), Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said Monday. Andanar made this assurance, stressing that Duterte’s fifth SONA will be more than just summarizing his administration’s … Continue reading

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US military donates P11-M in medical supplies to Philippines

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The United States Army and Marine Corps service members delivered on Monday an additional PHP11.4 million (US$230,600) in medical equipment to hospitals in 11 cities across the Philippines. This new donation brings the total US government pandemic assistance to the Philippines to PHP989 million or more than US$20 million. “This latest … Continue reading