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Duterte back from Bali

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday returned to his hometown, Davao City, after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Gathering in Bali, Indonesia. In his arrival speech at the Davao International Airport, Duterte said he personally conveyed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo the Philippines’ condolences to Indonesian people who suffered successive earthquakes […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneOct 12th, 2018

Duterte back from Bali

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday returned to his hometown, Davao City, after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Gathering in Bali, Indonesia. In his arrival speech at the Davao International Airport, Duterte said he personally conveyed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo the Philippines’ condolences to Indonesian people who suffered successive earthquakes […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

President Duterte wants you back, Filipino expats in UAE told

President Duterte wants you back, Filipino expats in UAE told gulfnews.com Philippine president wants overseas Filipinos to be reunited with their families......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Placing PRA under Presidents office centralizes power under Duterte opposition lawmaker - Money

Placing PRA under President's office centralizes power under Duterte opposition lawmaker GMA News Transferring the prerogative to approve reclamation projects back to the Philippine Reclamation A.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Senatorial bet Samira Gutoc didn’t back down on DFA chief Locsin on Twitter

Senatorial aspirant Samira Gutoc-Tomawis told off Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. when he dropped an unflattering remark against her on Twitter. Locsin retweeted a report where Gutoc said that President Rodrigo Duterte may be at fault in the Jolo bombing due to his relentless tirades against the Catholic Church. He added in the tweet: […] The post Senatorial bet Samira Gutoc didn’t back down on DFA chief Locsin on Twitter appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Palace calls bishop’s challenge to Duterte to walk without security ‘silly, absurd’

Malacañang on Wednesday hit back at a bishop’s challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte to roam the streets without bodyguards, calling it absurd and immature......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Why Filipinos still love Duterte - Asia Times

Philippine leader's approval ratings bounce back after a dip in 2018, just in time to boost his political allies at pivotal mid-term elections The post Why Filipinos still love Duterte appeared fi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Fil-Chi governors back Bong Go

Six provincial governors pledged to make former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go the No. 1 senatorial candidate in their turfs. The pledge was made during President Rodrigo Duterte and former SAP Bong Go’s attendance in the birthday celebration of Masbate Governor Antonio T. Kho at Kalasangan Farm. The six were […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Duterte pushes ‘limits of civility’ to get back at critics

President Rodrigo Duterte said he was pushing the “limits of civility” through harsh rhetoric and jokes but expressed hope that such comments have not offended anyone. Duterte pushes ‘limits of civility’ to get back at critics Source link: Duterte pushes ‘limits of civility’ to get back at critics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Diokno: 2018 infra spending below target

State spending on infrastructure likely fell slightly below target last year but the Duterte administration cannot be said to have held back from implementing a policy aim, a Cabinet official…READ The post Diokno: 2018 infra spending below target appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

OFWs back proposed Bulacan airport project

Overseas Filipino worker groups have urged the Duterte administration to fasttrack negotiations for a new international airport in Bulacan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

[OPINION] Xi Falls and Mahathir Rises: Asia s Winners and Losers 2018

Two years back, when we picked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as Asia's big winner in 2015 in our annual assessment of the year that was, it was not without controversy. Duterte topped our list by winning the presidency in a landslide and subsequently upending, rethink ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Arroyo as budget or finance secretary? | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Arroyo as next finance or budget chief? Diokno says 'all speculation' Human rights activists ‘never had it so good’ under Duterte admin – Panelo Facebook defends data sharing after new report on partner deals Harvey Weinstein back in court seeking dismissal of sex assault case First ‘Hellboy’ reboot trailer is out {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

DOTr: Bulacan aerotropolis project back to negotiating table | Inquirer Business

It will be ultimately up to President Rodrigo Duterte to decide on the fate of the proposed aerotropolis project in Bulacan pitched by diversifying conglomerate San Miguel Corp. as persistent issues o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Duterte hits back at Tagle, says he never bullied people

DAVAO CITY --- President Duterte hit back at Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the gathering of barangay officials here, saying that he never bullied people and that it was the Church people who started it all. "When did I ever scare or bully people?" President Duterte asked in the middle of his speech before barangay officials, mentioning Cardinal Tagle. "Itong si Tagle, kwidaw daw ko, hadlokon, kanus- a bako nanghadlok (Tagle said, be careful, I'm scaring people, but when did I ever scare people)? " the President said. He said it was the priests who started it all when they said during Mass that they were praying to God for Duterte to die from ailment. "S...Keep on reading: Duterte hits back at Tagle, says he never bullied people.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

No credit grabber: Duterte corrects aide on bells’ return

President Rodrigo Duterte has acknowledged that the return of the Balangiga bells "[was] upon the demand of the Filipino people."   "Let me be very clear on this here and now. The credit (for) the return of the Balangiga (bells) does not belong to any worker or officials of government," the President said, contradicting his spokesperson Salvador Panelo who earlier said that the bells' journey back to the country after 117 years was due to Mr. Duterte's "political will."   "Nobody, but nobody, should ever claim success for (their return)," the President said on Thursday, stressing that the bells were the property of the Catholic Church.   War trophies ...Keep on reading: No credit grabber: Duterte corrects aide on bells’ return.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Palace advisers back extended session for budget

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) will recommend to President Rodrigo R. Duterte that Congress hold a special session during its holiday break to pass the 2019 national budget, though the Senate expressed doubts that it can pass the legislation before the new year......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

‘We prosecute people who violate human rights,’ says Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang Palace disputed on Monday the remark of Sen. Risa Hontiveros calling President Rodrigo Duterte the "single biggest threat to human rights" in the Philippines. Contrary to criticisms of alleged rising human rights abuses under the Duterte administration, the President respects human rights, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing on Monday. "Of course. We've been saying so and we have shown it. We prosecute people who violate human rights," he said. Earlier on Monday, Hontiveros issued a statement to commemorate International Human Rights day, saying that the "President has singlehandedly rolled back human rights s...Keep on reading: ‘We prosecute people who violate human rights,’ says Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

President Duterte Vows to Protect OFWs

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, December 5, assured Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFWs) of the government’s protection underscoring their contributions to national development. Noting that OFWs are considered the modern-day heroes who send multi-billion dollar remittances back home. The President referred to our OFW’s as “the lifeblood of the country.” “As appreciation for all your […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Duterte to lead handover of Balangiga bells — Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to lead the scheduled handover of the Balangiga bells on December 11, Malacaang said Sunday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a statement said that the Palace awaits "enthusiastically" for the return of the bells. READ: LOOK: Balangiga bells on their way back to Philippines "We consider the occasion as an affirmation of our strong and enduring relations with our long-standing ally, the United States," Panelo said. "We thank them for this gesture that would formally put a closure to a tragic and contentious episode in both our countries' history," he added. READ: Balangiga Bells to return to PH on...Keep on reading: Duterte to lead handover of Balangiga bells — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

MINDAVIEWS: We ask for the return of the Bells of Balangiga

(Years before the first Mindanawon President, Rodrigo Duterte, demanded from the United States government the return of the three Balangiga bells back to the Philippines, specifically in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, a Mindanawon leader had appealed for their return. Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. delivered this speech in Balangiga, Eastern Samar on September 28, 2002 on the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018