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Duterte personally welcomes arriving OFWs from Qatar

CLARK, Pampanga — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night welcomed 34 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who arrived home from Qatar for the holiday season. Source link link: Duterte personally welcomes arriving OFWs from Qatar.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerDec 7th, 2017

Duterte makes OFWs wait for hours, but makes up for it with cash, gifts

CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines – Some 60 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have worked for years in Qatar arrived Thursday, December 7, excited because no less than President Rodrigo Duterte was welcoming them back home. They, however, had to wait an extra two more hours. Their plane arrived on time as scheduled, but ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OF…

LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OFWs from Qatar to Clark, Pampanga. – 4 OFWs received I-DOLE cards – 8 OFWs received P50,000 each – 8 OFWs received P10,000 worth of appliances each – 5 OFWs received P3,000 worth of appliances each – 11 OFWs received special gift items (📷… link: LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OF….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

TURNING POINT: Rodrigo Roa Duterte vs. the People of the World

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 27 April) – Tactlessness is the thoughtless way of hurting others without the slightest pre-knowledge and intention of harming oneself. Recently, after his speech upon arrival at NAIA from Qatar, President Duterte was reported telling OFWs who were around: “If you lose your job, I’ll give you one. Kill all [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

DSWD Welcomes Over 130 OFWs Brought Home by President Duterte

DSWD Welcomes Over 130 OFWs Brought Home by President Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 18th, 2017

‘Runaway’ OFWs returning with Rody from Saudi, Qatar

DOHA – President Duterte will bring home with him more than 150 Filipino migrant workers who availed themselves of the Saudi Arabian government’s amnesty for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2017

Duterte might seek pardon for 3 OFWs in Qatar jail

DOHA – President Rodrigo Duterte might seek pardon for three Filipinos who were sentenced to life imprisonment here for espionage, the Philippines’ ambassado.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2017

Palace welcomes cartoon version of Duterte in ‘The Simpsons’

MANILA, Philippines — A cartoon version of President Duterte appeared in an episode of “The Simpsons,” a popular American television series known for poking.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 36 min. ago

Marawi mayor welcomes extended martial law, says 500 ‘transitional shelters’ almost ready

Marawi Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra on Friday welcomed Congress’ approval of President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend the martial law imposition in Mindanao for another year. Source link link: Marawi mayor welcomes extended martial law, says 500 ‘transitional shelters’ almost ready.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Duterte to newly arrived OFWs: Your sacrifice is helping PH economy

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga -- President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed on Thursday, Dec. 7,  dozens of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who arrived from the Middle East at the Clark International Airport here. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

DOLE open to redesigning OFW ID after getting flak for Duterte photo

MANILA, Philippines – Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Tuesday, December 12, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) would consider changing the design of the identification cards for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) after it drew criticism online. A photo of the ID bearing President Rodrigo Duterte’s image circulated online ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Rody assures OFWs of protection, better lives

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte assured overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) anew on Friday that his administration will work hard to ensure that every o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Globe, PAL, MIAA spread cheer to arriving OFWs, tourists

MANILA, Philippines — Globe Telecom’s International Business Group, together with Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA).....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Letters From Davao by Jun Ledesma

TERRORISTS THEY HAD IT COMING. Five Presidents offered the communist rebels and its armed militia peace but the settlements have not arrived into a fruition. The peace negotiation is done thousands of miles away and extremely is expensive. It is not a walk in the park in that if we consider the number of time the peace panel has to fly to the Netherlands every word can translate to a dollar. The last one is the 5th round  under the Duterte administration alone, and each round a new agenda and new demands are put across the table. It is an endless exercise and personally I am amazed at the patience of  Sec. Jess Dureza and Sec. Bebot Bello in what looks like a bumpy ride in theme park. In the meantime  police and military peace patrols are ambushed, in some cases the victims dead bodies are mutilated and if civilians happen to be along the path they are consigned to mistaken casualty. In an apparent affront to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte even the Presidential Security Guards are not spared. And what about the helpless corporate farms and road contractors’ equipment in remote areas that are being harassed and are set on fire for not paying the so-called “revolutionary tax”. I was told by a government official from Davao Oriental that even the PPP beneficiaries are also being taxed! What classic tomfoolery is this? At the height of the Marawi siege when the President was forced to declare martial law in Mindanao CPP chieftain Jose Maria Sison ordered the escalation of NPA hostilities against the government forces. If you do not call that a declaration of war it must be something’s  else. Still, Duterte hold his forces and another attempt at backdoor negotiation was dispatched. Before Jess and Joma could say hello, an infant was killed in an ambush in Talakag, Bukidnon. Talks were suspended and finally we are back in ground zero. President Duterte had declared the CPP/NPA a terrorist organization.  In hindsight, it is, or was, the peace negotiation that provided the Netherlands to continually extend Joma and his ilk the mantle of protection even as they were extended some degree of security for having been granted political asylum then. This, even as the CPP/NPA had been tagged by both America and the European Union as terrorist.  But time has changed. The reason for their escape to the Netherland, former Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, is now six feet below the ground. It is now President Duterte in the helm of the government and known for his closeness with the NPA rebels. But Duterte cannot allow that intimacy to be abused and his leadership insulted or ridiculed by Joma, his former professor. He is now President and the entire nation depends on him on how to address syndicated crime, corruption and radical insurgency. Duterte has goals to achieve and Joma’s antiquated ideology cannot be a deterrent to his government pursuit in achieving these objectives. Duterte made it clear to Jose Ma. Sison that neither government or any piece of the Philippine territory is subject to negotiations and demands.  But one thing is clear, and President Duterte is not reneging on his  promises and guarantees, members of the New Peoples Army may return to the folds of the law and live a normal life. Lands, housing and opportunities Duterte will give them. An offer which, I surmised, is not for eternity. After the terrorist tag there are only two options left for the members and  those identified and supportive of the CPP/NPA.  Lay down their arms and seek amnesty or continue with the armed struggle.  A refurbished Armed Forces of the Philippines is more prepared  now and ready to deal with those who cannot live in peace. (Jun Ledesma)   247 total views, 247 views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Duterte offers business training to returning OFWs

Duterte offers business training to returning OFWs.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Duterte introduces ‘senatoriable’ Bello in Pampanga event

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga---Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III for senator in 2019? President Rodrigo Duterte floated this idea on Thursday as he welcomed dozens of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the Clark International Airport here.   "Madali namang kausapin si Senator Bello---ay, Secretary Bello---secretary, secretary, Cabinet member siya ngayon. Tatakbo ka ba?" Duterte said in jest as he addressed the returning overseas Filipino workers.   (Senator Bello---I mean secretary, secretary Bello, he is a Cabinet member---is easy to talk to. Are you running?)   When asked by the press in a chance interview after the event, Bello immediately d...Keep on reading: Duterte introduces ‘senatoriable’ Bello in Pampanga event.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

PDEA welcomes return of PNP to drug drive

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yesterday welcomed the return of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the war on drugs on orders of President Rodrigo Duterte. “PDEA welcomes the decision of the President. It has been the desire of PDEA that PNP will return in the fight against illegal….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Miss Universe 2017 Nel-Peters, 12 other candidates to arrive in PH starting Tuesday

MISS Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, her predecessor, Iris Laurence Mittenaere, and several other contestants from this year’s beauty pageant are scheduled to arrive in Manila this Tuesday. Nel-Peters will be arriving at 10:50 p.m. via Eva Air, while Mittenaere will arrive aboard Qatar Airlines at 10:40 p.m. Also arriving today are: 1. Singapore’s Manuela Blanka Bruntraeger, Philippine Airlines 2:45p.m. 2. [...] The post Miss Universe 2017 Nel-Peters, 12 other candidates to arrive in PH starting Tuesday appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Mendiola turns red for Duterte s revolutionary government

MANILA, Philippines – Mendiola turned red on Bonifacio Day, November 30, as demonstrators surrounded the iconic peace arch to "demand"  President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a revolutionary government to address the country's ills. The President's supporters started arriving as early as 9 am for a program that would begin at 4 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

City mayor sets foot on Palace, meets Duterte

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III has done what his predecessor failed to do – meet President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang afternoon of Nov 23, 2017. According to the mayor’s Senior Executive Assistant Rommel “Jojo” Castro, Espinosa personally invited the President to the 50th Dinagyang Festival, which will crescendo on Jan 27-28, 2018. The personal […] The post City mayor sets foot on Palace, meets Duterte appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

BURI seeks audience with Duterte to explain MRT3 problems

Atty. Maricris Pahate, external legal counsel of Busan Universal Rail, Inc. (BURI) said they want a chance to personally discuss with the President how they have performed and how they were "unce.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017