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‘Good rating’ recognition of Duterte admin’s decisiveness

‘Good rating’ recognition of Duterte admin’s decisiveness By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — The Duterte administration’s “very good” net satisfaction rating reflects how Filipinos can see past the opposition’s “endless politicking”, Malacañang said on Thursday. In a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, results showed that 78 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied … Continue reading

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Duterte back in PH, visits Nene Pimentel’s wake

Duterte back in PH, visits Nene Pimentel’s wake  By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA —  President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday paid his last respects to his friend and political ally, former Senate president Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., who succumbed to lymphoma on October 20. Duterte headed straight to Pimentel’s wake at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig … Continue reading

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Duterte hurt after motorcycle accident

Duterte hurt after motorcycle accident By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — President Rodrigo Duterte has complained of hip pain after falling off his motorcycle while riding around the Presidential Security Ground (PSG) Compound in Manila. The motorcycle accident happened on Wednesday night, former Special Assistant to the President and now Senator Christopher … Continue reading

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Filipinos approve of President Duterte admin, projects: analysts

Filipinos approve of PRRD admin, projects: analysts By Christine Cudis MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Amid oppositions to his strong pronouncements as Chief Executive, political analysts from two of the top universities in Metro Manila think that President Rodrigo Duterte’s performance is both supported and enjoyed by the general public. Edmund Tayao, executive director of … Continue reading

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PRRD to speak about PH view on world order during Russia trip

PRRD to speak about PH view on world order during Russia trip By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Aside from a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s visit to Sochi will feature a speaking engagement at the prominent Valdai Forum where he will share Manila’s view … Continue reading

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Duterte leaves for 5th China visit

Duterte leaves for 5th China visit By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night left for his fifth visit to Beijing upon the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, Duterte’s former aide, said the President departed Manila at around 6:45 p.m. According to a Palace statement, … Continue reading

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Duterte lifts suspension on small town lottery

Duterte lifts suspension on small town lottery By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the suspension of small town lottery (STL) after investigation, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said on Thursday. “We are happy to announce that pursuant to the recommendation of the PCSO, the President lifted the … Continue reading