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Duterte formally accepts VP bid for ‘continuity’

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   NAT’L CONVENTION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graces the national convention of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and proclamation of candidates for the 2022 national and local elections in San Fernando City, Pampanga on Wednesday (Sept. 8, 2021). Duterte formally accepted his nomination as the official vice presidential candidate of … Continue reading

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I will run for VP to continue fight vs. drugs, insurgency: PRRD

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   I WILL RUN. President Rodrigo R. Duterte confirms that he will run as vice president in 2022 during his Talk to the People on Tuesday night (Aug. 24, 2021). Duterte said he made the decision to continue his crusade against insurgency, criminality, and illegal drugs. (Screengrab from RTVM) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – … Continue reading

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2ID Army exec Cabangbang is next PSG commander

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has named Philippine Army’s (PA) 2nd Infantry Division (ID) chief Col. Randolph Cabangbang as the next commander of the Presidential Security Group (PSG). Cabangbang will be replacing PSG chief, Brig. Gen. Jesus Durante III, PSG spokesperson Maj. Zeerah Blanche Lucrecia announced Thursday. “[I] would like to inform … Continue reading

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Duterte eyeing VP post to get immunity from lawsuit

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   EYEING VP. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, chairman of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), delivers his speech during the national assembly of the PDP-Laban at Royce Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga on Saturday (July 17, 2021). Duterte expressed willingness anew to seek the vice presidency to get … Continue reading

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Speaker to ‘unconditionally’ support friend Sara in 2022

By Filane Mikee Cervantes  FRIENDS. House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte take a selfie before hitting the road in a 300-kilometer motorcycle ride in November 2019. The event from San Pedro, Laguna to Marinduque was for the benefit of earthquake victims in Mindanao. (Photo courtesy of Rep. Velasco) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Speaker … Continue reading

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Other possible prexy bets ‘no chance’ vs. Sara, Go: Panelo

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte (L) and Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go.  (File photos)  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Other potential presidential candidates in the 2022 national elections do not stand a chance against Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador … Continue reading

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‘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

Lakas-CMD renews alliance with Sara Duterte’s HNP
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Lakas-CMD renews alliance with Sara Duterte’s HNP

By Filane Mikee Cervantes   House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) has renewed its alliance agreement with the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte ahead of next year’s elections, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said on Wednesday. In a national executive … Continue reading

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Japanese Prime Minister lauds President Duterte for articulating arbitral ruling in 75th UNGA

By Azer Parrocha  May 19, 2021, 11:02 pm Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide (Anadolu photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has lauded the Philippines’ “principled position” on the 2016 arbitral ruling that President Rodrigo Duterte uttered at the High-Level General Debate of the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September last year. Suga … Continue reading