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President Duterte supports recognition of same-sex civil union: Palace

PRRD supports recognition of same-sex civil union: Palace By Filane Mikee Cervantes   President Rodrigo R. Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Thursday reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte’s support for the recognition of civil union of same-sex couples in the country. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement after Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions … Continue reading

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President Duterte assures gov’t will ‘look for money’ to settle Red Cross debt

PRRD assures gov’t will ‘look for money’ to settle Red Cross debt By Azer Parrocha   TALK TO THE NATION. President Rodrigo Duterte discusses several issues during his weekly Talk to the Nation at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on Monday night (Oct. 19, 2020). Duterte assured that the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will pay … Continue reading

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Palace thanks public for Duterte’s 91% performance, trust ratings

Palace thanks public for Duterte’s 91% performance, trust ratings By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Monday thanked the public for supporting President Rodrigo Duterte after a survey showed that he received high performance and trust ratings amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The recent Pulse Asia survey, conducted from Sept. … Continue reading

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Palace thanks Carpio for praising President Duterte arbitral win assertion

Palace thanks Carpio for praising PRRD arbitral win assertion By Azer Parrocha   Retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Wednesday thanked retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio for praising President Rodrigo Duterte’s assertion of the Hague-based arbitral ruling that invalidates China’s vast claims over the South China Sea before … 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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BRP Ang Pangulo now ready to accommodate Covid-19 patients

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Presidential yacht BRP Ang Pangulo (ACS-25) is now ready for use of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients, the Philippine Navy (PN) said on Sunday night. This after the ship has successfully undergone necessary works needed for its conversion as a floating quarantine facility, PN public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina … Continue reading

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President Duterte focused on Covid-19 crisis, not his birthday: Senator Bong Go

PRRD focused on Covid-19 crisis, not his birthday: GoBy Jose Cielito Reganit MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte is focused on the welfare of the country and all Filipinos rather than his birthday, more so now that the country is grappling with the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said … Continue reading

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PRRD tasks Piñol to lead rehab of Jolo fire victims

PRRD tasks Piñol to lead rehab of Jolo fire victims By Teofilo Garcia, Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY  (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte has tasked Secretary Emmanuel Piñol of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) to supervise the rehabilitation of the thousands of families displaced by the recent conflagration in Jolo, Sulu. Duterte directed Piñol to … Continue reading

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President Duterte inaugurates DSWD’s Malasakit Building

PRRD inaugurates DSWD’s Malasakit Building   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — President Rodrigo R. Duterte inaugurated the new office building of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) named the “Malasakit Building” at the central office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City during the agency’s 69th founding anniversary culminating activity on Wednesday. “Today is the … Continue reading