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Duterte promises Marawi troops vacations in Hong Kong, visit by celebrities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 September) &'8212; President Rodrigo Duterte visited Marawi City for the fourth time on Monday, Day 112 of the Marawi Crisis, gave away cigarettes and other goodies to troops, promised them vacations in Hongkong after the war but will bring in, soon, celebrities who helped him during the Presidential campaign, eliciting [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsSep 13th, 2017

Rody to Marawi troops: Stay alive and visit Hong Kong

DAVAO CITY , Philippines  – In egging them to stay alive, President Duterte promised the soldiers who fought in Marawi City an all-expense-paid trip to Hong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2017

Japan, HK trips for Marawi heroes

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has rewarded several soldiers and officers who liberated Marawi City from Maute terrorists with vacations in Japan and Hong Kong. The President said he brought at least 17 battalion commanders in Tokyo while the female soldiers were having a vacation in Hong Kong. “The one I went….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Rody to Marawi troops: Stay alive and visit HK

DAVAO CITY , Philippines  – In egging them to stay alive, President Duterte promised the soldiers who fought in Marawi City an all-expense-paid trip to Hong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2017

Duterte’s war-time visits: five times in Marawi for troops; only once for ‘bakwits’

MindaNews (22 Sept) &'8212; Two days after he said he will be &'8220;going to Marawi any day soon,&'8221; President Rodrigo Duterte did on Thursday, September 21, Day 122 of the Marawi Crisis, his fifth visit to his troops which came 10 days after his fourth. Duterte, whose Presidential campaign slogans included &'8220;TAMA si Duterte&'8221; (Duterte [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 24th, 2017

Duterte’s war-time visits: five times in Marawi for troops; only once for ‘bakwits’

MindaNews (22 Sept) &'8212; Two days after he said he will be &'8220;going to Marawi any day soon,&'8221; President Rodrigo Duterte did on Thursday, September 21, Day 122 of the Marawi Crisis, his fifth visit to his troops which came 10 days after his fourth. Duterte, whose Presidential campaign slogans included &'8220;TAMA si Duterte&'8221; (Duterte [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 24th, 2017

‘Trip to HK for female soldiers in Marawi’

MANILA, Philippines — For getting the job done, President Duterte promised women soldiers deployed in Marawi City an all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

ISIS militants, hostages escape Marawi mosque

MARAWI CITY – Dozens of local ISIS militants and their hostages managed to escape undetected from a mosque they used to attack security forces in the besieged city of Marawi.  The daring escape was only discovered after troops managed to advance and eventually recaptured the mosque from militants on Thursday hours before President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Marawi. The military trumpeted the “liberation” of the mosque, but it did not say how ISIS fighters and their captives managed to escape from thousands of troops who surrounded Marawi, and spy planes and drones monitoring the siege since May 23.  The fate of the hostages, including a Catholic priest and church workers, remains unknown.  Duterte, wearing a Kevlar helmet and a bullet-proof vest, inspected troops in the battlefront and spoke to them. “The President also congratulated the troops for defending Marawi from terror elements and for successfully retaking the Islamic Center yesterday, a structure that was maintained as the Daesh-inspired terrorist group's command and control for the longest time before it was retaken,” said Army Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, a spokeswoman for the Western Mindanao Command.  It was his 3rd visit to Marawi since the fighting began when militants occupied the city in an effort to put up an Islamic province in the restive region. Security officials also briefed Duterte on the progress of the military operations against the militants.  In his talk with the soldiers, Duterte assured his full support to the military and police forces fighting ISIS. “I would like to reiterate this, I will never abandon you as long as you are doing the right thing. This would include fighting against the terrorists groups, the drug lords or the common criminals as long as you are doing your sworn duty to enforce the law and protect the republic. Let me emphasize however that you must do your job in accordance with the law,” he said.  Duterte was accompanied by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Defense Undersecretary Cesar Yano, Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Eduardo Ano and Army Chief Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda.  Oust Duterte  His visit to the battlefield came days after disgruntled soldiers and policemen who are members of a shadowy group called Patriotic and Democratic Movement or PADEM called for the ouster of Duterte. They accused Duterte of treating the military and police as his private armies and for betraying and violating public trust and cited 10 reasons to call for his ouster. The group also urged Filipinos to join PADEM in condemning and fighting Duterte and his administration and to stage mass actions and demand the President’s ouster. In a manifesto, Antonio Bonifacio, who claimed to be PADEM’s spokesman, called on members of the military and police to also join the people in demanding Duterte’s resignation and also his administration. It said the group is working for the withdrawal military and police support for Duterte.  “We urge all Filipinos as individuals and as groups in whatever social sector, field, institution or organization to exercise their right of assembly and expression to undertake mass actions demanding the ouster of Duterte and his administration. We call on our fellow officers and members of the AFP and the PNP to join the people in demanding the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration.” “We pledge to work for the withdrawal of military and police support for Duterte and his administration in conjunction with mass mobilization of the Filipino people in millions to manifest their demand for the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration. Upon the change of administration, we pledge to follow the principle of civilian supremacy and support a new civilian administration, in accordance with the 1987 Constitution and the rule of law,” the manifesto, released by Bonifacio – believed to be a nom de guerre – said. PADEM also condemned and holds accountable for gross crimes in betrayal of public trust and in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people. It cited the following reasons as alleged crimes of Duterte:   Treating the AFP and the PNP as these were his private armies and practising favoritism and violating professional and service standards in the promotion and assignment of officers; Corrupting the PNP and the AFP with a system of monetary awards for the extrajudicial killing of alleged illegal drug users and of NPA suspects; Condoning and protecting top-level illegal drug lords; Emboldening/inciting police officers to engage in extrajudicial killings of poor suspected illegal drug users and pushers by publicly telling officers to plant evidence and by guaranteeing their pardon and promotion in case of conviction; Aggravating corruption in government and criminality through the collusion of Duterte trustees and crime syndicates; Allowing China to occupy maritime features in the West Philippine Sea and to violate Philippine sovereign rights upheld by decision of the Arbitral Tribunal in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; Bungling the operations in Marawi City and indiscriminately destroying lives and property through aerial bombings, artillery and mortar; Favoring certain Chinese businessmen and Duterte relatives and cronies in the award of projected infrastructure projects using loans from China; Betraying the sovereign rights of the Filipino people by making the Philippines a debt vassal of China and offering to China the oil and gas resources under the West Philippine Sea as collateral for Chinese loans; and Seeking to replace the partnership with the United States in matters [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2017

Duterte in Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte visits his troops in Marawi City on Thursday, 24 August 2017, Day 94 of the Marawi Crisis, in an area previously controlled by the Maute Group. This is his third visit, after July 20 and August 4. Simeon Celi Jr /PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 24th, 2017

Duterte visits troops in Marawi battleground

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — The military revealed President Rodrigo Duterte did not just visit Marawi City but went straight to the main battleground of th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2017

Return to Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte returned to Marawi City on Friday, 04 August 2017, exactly 15 days since his first visit. Friday's visit was at the Tactical Command Post of the Joint Special Operations Task Force Trident in Barangay Kilala, Marawi City. The President brought along groceries and watches for the troops and urged them to remain [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 4th, 2017

Duterte tells Marawi troops he had to declare martial law or face impeachment

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) &'8212; President Rodrigo Duterte finally made it to Marawi on Thursday, Day 59 of the Marawi Crisis and on the 59th day also of  martial law, revealed for the first time, a personal reason why he declared martial law:  to avoid impeachment. It was his third attempt to visit [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2017

Duterte hits all the right notes on Hong Kong visit - South China Morning Post

Duterte hits all the right notes on Hong Kong visit - South China Morning Post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 14th, 2017

Duterte set to visit Cambodia, Hong Kong, Beijing

Duterte set to visit Cambodia, Hong Kong, Beijing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2017

Rody to promote Philippines in HK, Cambodia, China

MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte will visit Cambodia, Hong Kong and China this week to promote the Philippines’ economic interests and to discuss his.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2017

Duterte to visit Cambodia, Hong Kong, China

Duterte to visit Cambodia, Hong Kong, China.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMay 8th, 2017

Duterte set to visit Cambodia, Hong Kong, Beijing - Rappler

Duterte set to visit Cambodia, Hong Kong, Beijing - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 8th, 2017

Palace on Trump mispronouncing Duterte’s name: ‘No slight taken’

Malacaangon Thursdayshrugged off the mispronunciation of United States President Donald Trump of President Rodrigo Duterte's name during a White House press briefing.   During the briefing, Trump pronounced Duterte as "Duarte" in a video tweeted by the Department of State.   "During our visit, President Duarte of the Philippines thanked the American people and our armed forces for supporting the recent liberation of Marawi from ISIS," he told reporters.   Sought for comment, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said it did not take offense with Trump's mispronunciation.   "No slight taken, you know. I think that's another commonality betwe...Keep on reading: Palace on Trump mispronouncing Duterte’s name: ‘No slight taken’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

China to donate P1.1 billion for Marawi rehabilitation

MANILA, Philippines – China is donating 150 million renminbi yuan or P1.15 billion for the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City,  Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced during his official visit to the Philippines on Wednesday, November 15. Li made the announcement in his joint statement with President Rodrigo Duterte after their bilateral meeting in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

On summit sidelines, PH wins support for Marawi rehab

President Rodirgo Duterte secured commitments to help rebuild Marawi and counterterrorism, as well as loans and cooperation agreements from several countries during talks with their leaders on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit this week. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Mr. Duterte his country was willing to help the Philippines fight terrorism and provide weapons to Filipino troops. "We'll keep standing by your side. We'll keep assisting you," Medvedev promised during their meeting on Monday. Russia has already donated 5,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, one million rounds of ammunition and 20 army trucks to the Philippines and Mr. Dute...Keep on reading: On summit sidelines, PH wins support for Marawi rehab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Asean marks 50 years, inks trade deals with Hong Kong

Leaders of Asean's 10 nations and their key partners celebrated the grouping's golden jubilee at a gala dinner last night ahead of two full days of meetings. Regional and global leaders, including Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, the host, United States President Donald Trump and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, were clad in cream embroidered shirts known as barong for the occasion. With glasses raised, they toasted "Mabuhay" on the eve of the 31st Asean Summit in Manila, before tucking into a four-course meal that included snapper in miso broth, Filipino steak sushi with grilled slices of US Black Angus beef tenderloin, and caramel flan. Many of the leaders a...Keep on reading: Asean marks 50 years, inks trade deals with Hong Kong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017