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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

Duterte on dynasty and dark skin, shrinking fish in the market, Mark Zuckerberg | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte talks about being 'forced' into a political dynasty and his aversion towards sunscreen.  Philippine fish now more expensive, smaller – survey. Several Facebook investors back proposal to oust Zuckerberg as chairman. {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Robin Padilla still batting for revolutionary gov’t with AFP: ‘Do not be misled by my endorsement of candidates’

Robin Padilla was in a reminiscing mood when he shared on social media recently a throwback to his interview back in 2016 after he was granted absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. Padilla wrote on Instagram last Oct. 18 that one of the biggest problems in the country ispolitical dynasty, but he shared that he's seen "the other sea" recently and that there was hope for the Filipinos in the coming elections. It's known that Padilla accompanied his older brother Rommel in his filing of his certificate of candidacy for congressman in Nueva Ecija last Oct. 16. As per Padilla, "There is HOPE for us in this coming midterm elections though not in the government system but with...Keep on reading: Robin Padilla still batting for revolutionary gov’t with AFP: ‘Do not be misled by my endorsement of candidates’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Duterte mulls release of narco-politicians’ names ahead of 2019 polls

President Rodrigo Duterte is "evaluating" the pros and cons of the proposal of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) to release the names of the so-called "narco-politicians" ahead of the 2019 midterm elections, Malacaang said Tuesday. "Given that the DDB is strongly pushing for the release, [Duterte] is making an evaluation of the pros and cons," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a text message to INQUIRER.net. "Right now, consistent with his arrival statement, he is not inclined to order its release," he added. During his speech in Davao City on Friday morning after his arrival from Bali, Indonesia, Duterte said the government "will not" release the names of the poli...Keep on reading: Duterte mulls release of narco-politicians’ names ahead of 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Roxas back in political arena, files candidacy for senator

FORMER senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd was the first individual to file his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for senator on Tuesday, more than two years after he lost in the presidential elections to then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Running under the opposition Liberal Party (LP), Roxas said that he decided to try to regain [...] The post Roxas back in political arena, files candidacy for senator appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

President Duterte Returns from Successful ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrived here early morning Friday reporting his fruitful participation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Gathering in Bali, Indonesia. In his arrival statement at the Davao International Airport, President Duterte reported that among the matters that he raised during the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering was the Philippines’ shared commitment […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Duterte pessimistic about rice sufficiency target due to massive land conversion

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Oct) — President Rodrigo Duterte expressed pessimism about the country’s rice sufficiency target as a result of massive conversion of rice fields into areas intended for growing of export crops. In a press conference upon arrival here Friday from Bali, Indonesia, Duterte said the current rice production of the country […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Duterte offers Teodoro Locsin Jr foreign secretary post

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday morning, October 12, he offered Philippine Permanent Representive to the United Nations Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr to be the country's new top diplomat. During the press briefing upon his arrival from the Asean Leaders' gathering in Bali, Indonesia, Duterte asked his aide ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Duterte: Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. is next  DFA chief

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday  said Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr., the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), will be the next secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), a post Locsin has accepted. In a media interview in Davao City upon his arrival from Southeast Asian leaders’ gathering in Bali, Indonesia, Duterte [...] The post Duterte: Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. is next  DFA chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Quake rouses Duterte, other Asean summit delegates from sleep

  BALI, INDONESIA --- Delegates to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit on this resort island were jolted out of sleep by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake early on Thursday.   Even the Philippines' President Duterte was roused by the rocking of his bed at Patra Bali Resort & Villas when the earthquake struck at 2:44 a.m.   The earthquake collapsed homes on Indonesia's Java Island, killing at least three people, and shook the tourist hot spot of Bali, according to early reports.   Centered at sea   Indonesia's disaster agency said the quake was centered at sea, 55 kilometers northeast of Situbondo City, and also fe...Keep on reading: Quake rouses Duterte, other Asean summit delegates from sleep.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Panelo named presidential spokesperson

  President Duterte's spokesperson, Harry Roque, was again the last to know.   This time, he was not informed that he would be losing his job---news that flew to Manila on Thursday all the way from Bali, Indonesia, where President Duterte was meeting other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.   Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go told reporters in Bali that Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo was replacing Roque as presidential spokesperson effective "today, Thursday."   "For now, the President said that Secretary Panelo will be concurrent presidential legal counsel, at the same time, spokesp...Keep on reading: Panelo named presidential spokesperson.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Hit ‘em hard

Drug syndicates are apparently mocking President Rodrigo Duterte and his war against drugs — the centerpiece program of his administration that struck a resonant chord in the sentiment of the Filipino people and catapulted him into the presidency. The tell-tale sign of such challenge is that shabu is back in the streets with a vengeance. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Salvador Panelo back as Duterte spokesman; Go awaits replacement

Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo has been named presidential spokesman while Harry Roque Jr. is on leave......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Quake rocks Bali as Duterte, world leaders gather

It was barely five hours after President Duterte arrived in this resort island in Indonesia when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck at around 2:45 a.m. yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Philippines sees decade of 7 percent growth from $180-billion infrastructure drive

MANILA — The Philippines expects economic growth to recover to 7-8 percent target next year despite global uncertainties, as it pushes ahead with massive infrastructure spending plans, the country’s budget secretary said on Wednesday. Benjamin Diokno said the gross domestic product (GDP) growth would be back to targeted level next year, mainly bolstered by President Rodrigo Duterte’s $180-billion […] The post Philippines sees decade of 7 percent growth from $180-billion infrastructure drive appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Duterte flies to Bali for Asean show of unity

BALI, Indonesia --- President Rodrigo Duterte is joining other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in a show of unity as they hold their annual summit on this Indonesian resort island on Thursday.   The President was expected to arrive here on Wednesday night, after the Philippines sent over $300,000 in aid to survivors of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated the island of Sulawesi on Sept. 28.   More than 2,000 people died and more than 5,000 others remained missing in the aftermath of the disaster.   A military C-130 plane carrying the aid left Manila on Wednesday morning for Jakarta.   The aid incl...Keep on reading: Duterte flies to Bali for Asean show of unity.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

House throws Arroyo’s draft federal Charter back to committee level

  The House of Representatives has returned its controversial draft federal Charter back to the committee level to make Vice President Leni Robredo the successor of President Rodrigo Duterte during the transition period into a federal form of government. Cebu City 1st District Rep. Raul del Mar's motion to return the proposal back to the panel met no objection during the session on Wednesday, the last day before Congress goes on a break.   In his motion, Del Mar said the draft federal Charter should be returned to the committee level "in order to introduce perfecting amendments to the failure to include the vice president in the first line of succession which le...Keep on reading: House throws Arroyo’s draft federal Charter back to committee level.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Duterte leaves for Asean leaders’ meet in Bali

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night left the country to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Leaders' Gathering in Bali, Indonesia. Duterte left Awanag Airport in Maguindanao at 6:17 p.m. The President is set to meet with the leaders of the nine-member states of Asean on October 11. READ: Duterte to meet with Asean leaders in Bali "The President will address the meeting and highlight the need to sustain inclusive and sustainable growth and development for all through stronger regional and global cooperation and greater security and stability," Malacaang said in a statement. The Palace said the President would meet with Asean leaders to discuss...Keep on reading: Duterte leaves for Asean leaders’ meet in Bali.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Duterte says he has no cancer, admits eroded esophagus due to drinking

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared that he didn’t have cancer but admitted having a “badly eroded” esophagus because he went back to drinking alcohol after being told to stop years ago.  Source link link: Duterte says he has no cancer, admits eroded esophagus due to drinking.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

President Duterte to Attend ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering in Indonesia

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is set to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Gathering in Bali, Indonesia on October 11. President Duterte will meet with the other ASEAN leaders to discuss issues related to the theme: “Achieving SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and Overcoming Development Gap Through Regional and Global Collaborative Actions.” “The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018