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President Duterte’s canceled debate with Carpio not cowardice

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Backing out of debate with retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio is not tantamount to President Rodrigo Duterte being a coward, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Saturday. This, after the hashtag #DuterteDuwag (Duterte is a coward) trended on Twitter on Friday after … Continue reading

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President Duterte sends condolences to Britain’s royal family

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   Prince Philip: 1921-2021 (Photo courtesy of The Royal Family Facebook) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday extended his condolences to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II following the passing of her husband, Prince Philip. “On behalf of the Filipino people, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his deep condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Easter brings ‘profound message of hope’ amid pandemic: Duterte

By Azer Parrocha  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday reminded Filipinos that amid the prevailing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ gives “a message of hope” that there is an end to pain and suffering. In his Easter Sunday message, Duterte extended … Continue reading

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Duterte’s presidential duties continue on his birthday

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte will keep himself busy performing his presidential duties on his 76th birthday on Sunday (March 28), Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Saturday. Panelo issued the statement, as he confirmed that Duterte will be on self-quarantine on Sunday following the recommendation of … Continue reading

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Duterte praises Bong Go, calls him ‘president’

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   (Photo courtesy of PCOO) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday heaped praise on Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and even called the lawmaker “president.” Duterte made the oblique hint about Go’s possible presidential bid in 2022 during the joint meeting of national and regional task forces to end local … Continue reading

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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