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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

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Duterte OKs P4.1-T 2020 nat’l budget

Duterte OKs P4.1-T 2020 nat’l budget By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the proposed national budget for 2020 worth PHP4.1 trillion, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte approved the proposed 2020 cash-based national budget during the Cabinet meeting that started Monday (Aug. 5) … Continue reading

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Duterte reminds new gov’t appointees to resist temptation

Duterte reminds new gov’t appointees to resist temptation By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday reminded new government appointees that they have his full support as long as they resist the temptation to engage in corrupt practices. During the oath-taking ceremony of newly-appointed officials, Duterte mentioned how Filipinos have … Continue reading

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President Duterte orders P40-M clinic built in quake-struck Batanes town

PRRD orders P40-M clinic built in quake-struck Batanes town By Villamor Visaya, Jr.   TUGUEGARAO CITY (Philippines News Agency)  – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday ordered the construction of a new clinic worth PHP40 million in Itbayat, Batanes to replace the hospital in the said island-town that was damaged by a series of earthquakes on Saturday. … Continue reading

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E. Visayas professionals laud President’s genuine concern

E. Visayas professionals laud President’s genuine concern By Sarwell Meniano TACLOBAN CITY (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) has earned praises from professionals in the government and private sectors in Eastern Visayas. Tacloban-based businessman Rhoel Ladera lauded the President for reminding local chief executives to ensure that … Continue reading

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President Duterte signs law expanding benefits of scientists, engineers

PRRD signs law expanding benefits of scientists, engineers By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Scientists, engineers, researchers, and other science and technology (S&T) personnel in government are expected to get more benefits under a new law signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Duterte signed Republic Act 11312 on April 17, 2019 but a … Continue reading