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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

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

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 7th, 2018

Rappler chief Maria Ressa returns to Manila to fight ridiculous tax charges - CNN

A leading journalist and vocal critic of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has surrendered to a Manila court after arriving back in the country to fight tax charges that were filed in her absence......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

AFP, PNP back another year of martial law

To make a “significant dent on terrorism,” the military will recommend to President Duterte another year-long extension of the implementation of martial law in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Bishop strikes back at Duterte

Bishop strikes back at Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

DBCC back-pedals, now OKs higher fuel excise taxes in 20l9 |

The Duterte economic team has decided to recommend to the President to allow the second tranche of oil excise tax increase in 2019. The post DBCC back-pedals, now OKs higher fuel excise taxes in 20l9.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Bam Aquino to Duterte: Listen to the people, not your economic managers

"Huwag naman sana silang paasa."   Senato Bam Aquino aired this sentiment following the decision of the country's economic managers to recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte the continuation of the second round of fuel excise tax increases.   READ: DBCC back-pedals, now OKs higher fuel excise taxes in 20l9   "Doble ang sakit pag atras-abante ang administrasyon sa kanilang mga pangako," Aquino said in a statement on Thursday.   "Sana huwag na bawiin ng Pangulo ang suspensyon at hindi na rin gatungan ang buwis sa petrolyo," he added.   Earlier, the President approved the proposed suspension of the second r...Keep on reading: Bam Aquino to Duterte: Listen to the people, not your economic managers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Duterte Wants Espenido Back in Ozamiz City

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday said he wants Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido back in Ozamiz City, Misamis Oriental. During the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ozamiz Airport Modernization Project in Ozamiz City, Duterte asked the crowd if they wanted Espenido back. “Gusto niyong balik si Espenido (Do you want Espenido reinstated here)?” Duterte asked the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Duterte orders return of drug war cop Espenido to Ozamiz

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered controversial police official Jovie Espenido back to Ozamiz City in Misamis Oriental. In the middle of his speech in the city on Wednesday, November 28, Duterte called up Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde to reassign Espenido to the city. (PROFILE:  Jovie Espenido sans the uniform ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Duterte wants Espenido back in Ozamiz

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday ordered the return of controversial Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido to Ozamiz City in Misamis Oriental. While speaking at the groundbreaking of the Ozamiz Airport Modernization Project, Duterte called Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde to ask him about his plan to reinstate Espenido in the province. "Sir nandito ako sa Ozamiz. Sabi ko sa kanila gusto ba ninyo babalik si Espenido?" Duterte told Albayalde. (Sir, I'm here in Ozamis. I asked them if they want Espenido back.) Duterte then asked the crowd: "Gusto nyo bumalik si Espenido (Do you want Espenido back)?" They answered "yes." "Gusto talaga nila, Sir (They really wa...Keep on reading: Duterte wants Espenido back in Ozamiz.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

I don t even take maintenance drugs : Bishop hits back at Duterte

Following President Rodrigo Duterte's unsubstantiated accusations against him, Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David clarified that he is not into illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Lawmakers back Duterte on ROTC revival

Lawmakers back Duterte on ROTC revival.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Duterte deploys more cops, soldiers to Negros, Samar, Bicol

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the deployment of more soldiers and policemen to Samar, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, and the Bicol region to "suppress lawless violence and acts of terror" in these areas, according to a memorandum which was released by Malacaang on Friday.   Memorandum Order No. 32 also authorized intensified intelligence operations, and the investigation and prosecution of persons or groups behind "acts of lawless violence."   "There is a need to reinforce the directive of the President to prevent further loss of innocent lives and destruction of property, and bring the country back to a state of complete normalcy as quick as possible," it ...Keep on reading: Duterte deploys more cops, soldiers to Negros, Samar, Bicol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Duterte urges lawmakers anew to bring back ROTC

President Duterte has renewed his call for the revival of mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), urging Congress to enact a law or he will just issue an executive order to require it for students......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Duterte’s meeting with NDFP leaders canceled

DAVAO CITY --- The meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and the leaders National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has been canceled. Fidel Agcaoili, chief negotiator of the NDFP peace panel, told the Inquirer that they were advised by their government counterparts to postpone the scheduled homecoming because the appointment with Duterte was canceled. "Hindi na muna. Pinayuhan ako ng GRP panel. kinansela daw ang set appointment with the Presidentv (Not now. I was advised by the GRP panel that the appointment with the President had been canceled)," Agcaoili said. Agcaoili was set to fly back home with NDFP's senior adviser Luis Jalandoni and panel member Coni Ledesm...Keep on reading: Duterte’s meeting with NDFP leaders canceled.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018