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Duterte may visit Kuwait after Ramadan

Duterte may visit Kuwait after Ramadan.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMay 16th, 2018

Duterte pays respects to Golez

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte paid his respects to the late national security adviser Roilo Golez early Thursday, a video of the visit aired on GMA Network showed. Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go accompanied the President to the National Heritage Park in Paranaque City where Golez’s remains lie in state. Duterte arrived [...] The post Duterte pays respects to Golez appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Thankful over labor deal, Duterte eyes Kuwait trip

“I GOT all that I wanted.” President Rodrigo Duterte is visiting Kuwait to thank the government there for granting measures ensuring the well-being of Filipino workers in the Gulf state. Speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of newly-elected barangay captains in Pampanga Tuesday, the President said, "I am going to travel….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

PRRD plans Kuwait visit to say & apos;thank you& apos; - Manila Bulletin

PRRD plans Kuwait visit to say 'thank you' - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

In good shape

THERE is nothing to worry about the health of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said on Thursday, two days after the Chief Executive revealed that he vomited on the plane on his way back to Manila from his official visit in Seoul. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte suffered migraine during….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Duterte impressed with Korean-made Surion helicopters

President Duterte is impressed with the Korean-made Surion helicopters after riding the utility aircraft for several minutes during his recent visit to South Korea. Duterte impressed with Korean-made Surion helicopters SEOUL – President Duterte is impressed with the Korean-made Surion helicopters after riding the utility aircraft for several minutes during his recent visit to South… link: Duterte impressed with Korean-made Surion helicopters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Lorenzana: RP can buy choppers elsewhere

The government is ready to look for other sources of utility helicopters if Canada chooses not to proceed with the P11.7 billion sale of 16 brand new Bell 412s to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. Canadian papers have reported that the Canadian government has ordered a review of the deal amid concerns that the helicopters would be used in fighting rebels.Lorenzana, in a statement, stressed that the 16 brand new Bell412 combat utility helicopters would be used by the AFP to save lives.“Should the Canadian government choose to discontinue their sale of the aircraft to us, then we will procure them from another source,” said Lorenzana.The $233 million agreement was only signed last Wednesday.Immediately after, the Canadian government, through Trade Minister Francois Philippe Champagne reportedly ordered a review of the deal after learning that the helicopters would be used for internal security operations of the AFP.“When we saw that declaration ... we immediately launched a review with the relevant authorities. And we will obviously review the facts and take the right decision,” Champagne was quoted in the reports.But Lorenzana maintained that the helicopters would be used by the AFP “primarily for the transportation of personnel and supplies, ferrying wounded and injured soldiers, and the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations.” “They are not attack or close support aircraft. While they may be used in support of Internal Security Operations or ISO, their role is limited to those that I mentioned,” he said.“As its designation ‘combat utility helicopter or CUH’ connotes, the Bell CUH 412 is a utility helicopter and, contrary to what some parties mistakenly believe, its mission is to save lives,” Lorenzana added.The Bell 412EPI helicopters were supposed to be delivered early next year.Canada cites HR strings on dealChampagne also mentioned human rights as key element in Canada’s foreign and trade policy.It will be recalled that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during last November’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in Manila, raised questions on President Duterte’s war against illegal drugs which is being blamed for thousands of alleged extra judicial killings in the country.The Department of National Defense (DND), however, stressed that while it is the prerogative of the Canadian government to review the deal, human rights issue should not equate to the ISO of the AFP in general.“I think it is unfair to equate internal security operations in general with human rights violations first of all the alleged human rights violations are unverified there are still being investigated and have to be documented,” DND’s Public Affairs Service chief Arsenio Andolong said.“I think it’s premature to cast judgment on the armed forces in this regard so I think it would be to the best interests of both our countries to step back and reconsider what the Canadian government is thinking,” Andolong added.“If they don’t want to sell, well, we may consider the prospect of procuring them from other sources,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said. Politicization raised“They must not politicize the acquisition,” said Major-General Restituto Padilla, the deputy chief of staff for plans and programmes of the Philippine armed forces.According to the Philippine defense department, the deal was signed with trade promotion outfit Canadian Commercial Corp last December, shortly after Trudeau clashed with Duterte during a Manila visit over alleged Philippine police murders of thousands of drug suspects.The Philippines employs attack helicopters and planes to support ground troops battling militants in the Muslim south, as well as against communist guerrillas in other parts of the mainly Catholic Asian nation.As well as in the drug war, the Philippine military has for years been saddled with allegations of human rights abuses in its counter-insurgency campaigns.“They are purely for utility purposes — ergo, transport purposes especially during HADR operations,” Padilla said, using a military term for disaster response.“We have separate and dedicated attack helicopters,” he added.Apart from armed insurgencies, the Philippines is also regularly battered by typhoons.“These will be used to transport personnel, supplies, humanitarian missions, ferrying of wounded and injured soldiers, and other forms of humanitarian assistance and disaster response,” Roque added.Bell Helicopter said the Philippine military would use the aircraft “for a variety of missions such as disaster relief, search and rescue, passenger transport and utility transport”. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Duterte: Martial law not among radical changes coming

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said that placing the whole Philippines under martial law is not part of the radical changes he hinted at upon arrival from an official visit to South Korea on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

June 15 a regular holiday in observance of Eid l Fitr

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, June 7 (PIA) - - President Rodrigo Duterte has declared June 15, Friday, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid'l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan, which.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

More than a kiss? Celebrities, bloggers weigh in on Duterte’s smooch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2UPx-fAcfc&t=143s When President Rodrigo Duterte kissed an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Bea Kim during a state visit in South Korea, June 3, the crowd cheered loudly, but the sentiments online were mixed. The kiss between Duterte and the married woman sparked many a debate and many a justification for his behavior from his supporters. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque claimed there was no malice in the act, and that in fact, the woman was "honored" to be kissed by the President. "I believe that an overwhelming majority of Filipinos continue to support the President and found the kiss a light moment that is very accepted in the culture of F...Keep on reading: More than a kiss? Celebrities, bloggers weigh in on Duterte’s smooch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Duterte declares June 15 regular holiday for Eid l Fitr

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte declared June 15, a Friday, a regular holiday nationwide in observance of Eid'l Fitr. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go announced that Duterte signed Proclamation No. 514 on Wednesday, June 6. Eid'l Fitr marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Philippine, Korean businesses sign 20 deals worth P4.8B

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 June) – Filipino business executives and their South Korean counterparts signed at least 20 agreements worth P4.8 billion during the three-day official visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Seoul, South Korea. In his arrival speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Tuesday evening, Duterte said the agreements would translate […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

South Korea lends PH P8.8B for new Cebu port

The soon-to-rise P10.1-billion new international container port in Cebu has secured financing from South Korea on the sidelines of President Duterte's state visit, the Department of Finance (D.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Duterte declares June 15 a holiday to mark end of Ramadan

President Rodrigo Duterte declared on Wednesday June 15 as a regular holiday in observance of the Feast of Ramadan, according to his aide......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

We enjoyed it, Duterte says of kiss with Pinay in South Korea

President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a South Korea-Philippines business forum and luncheon in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The President arrived Sunday for a three-day visit to mee.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Duterte shops for military hardware

Before flying back to the Philippines last night after a three-day official visit, President Duterte went window-shopping for helicopters and military equipment that may boost the country’s air defense system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Duterte shops for military hardware

Before flying back to the Philippines last night after a three-day official visit, President Duterte went window-shopping for helicopters and military equipment that may boost the country’s air defense system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Duterte back in PH after South Korea visit

President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Manla shortly beforemidnighton Tuesdayfrom his three-day official trip to South Korea. The President's commercial flight arrived at11:40 p.m.at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 2. His flight left Sepul at8:50 p.m.(7:50 pmin Manila). President Duterte returned home with a $4.9-billion investment deals and $1-billionofficial development assistance (ODA) for the Philippines' infrastructure projects. During his visit to Seoul, the President met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in where the two leaders agreed to strengthen the diplomatic relations between Manila and Seoul as well as increasing trade and investment wit...Keep on reading: Duterte back in PH after South Korea visit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

The Kiss of Duterte

While the #babae ako hashtag is still making the rounds in social media in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's misogyny, it seems that for the next four years, we women must steel ourselves as the object of his twisted jokes. He cannot control his urges anymore. Predatory urges, I would say. They follow a pattern. First, he demeans women who openly criticize him -- De Lima, Callamard, Sister Fox, and IMF Chief Lagarde whom he wished to corner and kiss. On June 3, while on a state visit to South Korea, Duterte finally did the twisted act he wished to do with Ms. Lagarde. He kissed a married woman on the lips in front of millions of viewers. He did it in front of the Presiden...Keep on reading: The Kiss of Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Duterte did nothing immoral — Roque

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte did not commit an immoral act when he kissed a married woman on the lips in public while on an official visit to South Korea, his spokesperson said yesterday. Duterte branded the kiss as his way of endearing himself to fellow countrymen, sparking outrage from various quarters….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Senators split on Duterte’s ‘kissing scene’ issue

Some senators on Tuesday said they see nothing wrong with President Rodrigo Duterte’s actions as they weighed on the issue whether it was appropriate for President Rodrigo Duterte to kiss on the lips an OFW in South Korea where he is on a three-day official state visit. Senators split on Duterte’s ‘kissing scene’ issue “I… link: Senators split on Duterte’s ‘kissing scene’ issue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018