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Sobejana can lead AFP amid fight vs. insurgency, terrorism: PRRD

Sobejana can lead AFP amid fight vs. insurgency, terrorism: PRRD By Azer Parrocha and Priam Nepomuceno   Newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday expressed confidence that newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana would lead the … Continue reading

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Not red-tagging, we are identifying you, President Duterte to Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army fronts

Not red-tagging, we are identifying you, PRRD to CPP-NPA fronts By Azer Parrocha  GRAND CONSPIRACY. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on Nov. 30, 2020. Duterte said … Continue reading

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Duterte to conduct aerial inspection in typhoon-hit areas

Duterte to conduct aerial inspection in typhoon-hit areas By Azer Parrocha   ‘ROLLY’ AFTERMATH. Floodwater due to heavy rains brought by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) Sunday inundates several villages in Oas, Albay. The Bicol region is among the hardest-hit by this year’s strongest storm. (Photo courtesy of Albay Third District Rep. Fernando Cabredo) MANILA (Philippines … Continue reading

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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