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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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LETTERS FROM DAVAO: Journalistic fraud

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma, Columnist, Philippines News Agency Journalistic fraud IN my recent article “Nitpicking” I pointed out the dubious if not diabolic agenda of opposition quarters at discrediting and demonizing Pres. Rodrigo Duterte in every turn, creating mountains out of molehills and deliberately ignoring the achievements that this administration had achieved.  Little … Continue reading

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Duterte wishes for end to pandemic on his birthday

By Azer Parrocha   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – As he turns 76 on March 28, President Rodrigo R. Duterte wishes nothing more than “the end to the pandemic”, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte is hoping that life will “go back to normal” so his administration could … Continue reading

Duterte wealth is ‘properly declared’: Palace
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Duterte wealth is ‘properly declared’: Palace

Duterte wealth is ‘properly declared’: Palace By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has “properly declared” his wealth, Malacañang asserted on Monday saying it saw no reason for the Chief Executive to further explain its origins. This, after the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) called on the President to … Continue reading

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Duterte, Pompeo discuss reg’l security, counter terrorism

Duterte, Pompeo discuss reg’l security, counter terrorism By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte and United States Department of State chief Michael Pompeo met on Thursday night and discussed various topics of mutual interest, particularly on security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. “They reaffirmed the long-standing US-Philippines alliance, discussing ways to improve … Continue reading

Palace, Bong Go extend aid to Cotabato blast victims
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Palace, Bong Go extend aid to Cotabato blast victims

Palace, Bong Go extend aid to Cotabato blast victims By Edwin Fernandez COTABATO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The relatives of two persons who died in the pre-New Year bombing here have received financial aid from Malacañang on Wednesday. Dr. Danda Juanday, the city administrator, said the relatives of Jonathan Torribiano and Mariam Kali, received cash assistance from the … Continue reading

President Duterte’s fruitful ‘tour of duty’ in his first year
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President Duterte’s fruitful ‘tour of duty’ in his first year

President Duterte’s fruitful ‘tour of duty’ in his first year MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte made 21 foreign trips to 18 countries during his first year in office. The President’s foreign trips form part of his obligation as Head of State to maintain and strengthen the country’s diplomatic and economic ties … Continue reading

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Dispatches: The Philippines Death Squad Denial Complex

News Release Dispatches: The Philippines Death Squad Denial Complex February 6, 2014 By Carlos Conde Rodrigo Duterte, the mayor of Mindanao’s Davao City, has a novel strategy to address the problem of rice smuggling: murder the suspected smugglers. At a public hearing of the Philippine senate this week, Duterte boasted that if a notorious suspected … Continue reading