Philippines

‘Set aside differences to pay respect to Aquino’: Duterte

By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged to set aside differences as the country mourned the death of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. “I join the entire nation in mourning the passing of former President Benigno S. Aquino III,” Duterte said in a press statement. Citing the need to … Continue reading

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President Duterte declares 10-day national mourning for former President Aquino

By Azer Parrocha   MOURNING. One of the flags inside the Malacañan Palace grounds is lowered to half-mast to mourn the death of former President Benigno Aquino III on June 24, 2021. President Rodrigo Duterte has declared June 24 to July 3 as a Period of National Mourning in honor of his predecessor. (Presidential photo by Toto … Continue reading

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Palace mourns death of ex-president Noynoy Aquino

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   Former president Benigno Simeon ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III (Screengrab from RTVM) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Thursday paid tribute to former president Benigno Simeon ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III who passed away at the age of 61. In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque observed a moment of silence for Aquino’s passing. ”We … Continue reading

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Duterte eyes meeting with predecessors to discuss West Philippine Sea dispute

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File presidential photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed intent to meet with former presidents to discuss issues concerning the highly-contested West Philippine Sea (WPS), Malacañang said on Thursday. “Iniisip niya (Duterte) imbitahin ang mga dating mga Presidente, ilang mga personalidad para magkaroon ng isang pagpupulong ‘no to discuss the issue … Continue reading