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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

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

‘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.....»»

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Duterte set to visit Cambodia, Hong Kong, Beijing

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

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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.....»»

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Duterte to visit Cambodia, Hong Kong, China

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

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

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

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: 4th visit to Marawi. 11 Sept 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office. Translation also by the PND). Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS VISIT TO MARAWI CITY [Delivered at Battleground Command Post, Marawi City &'124; [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Rody defends visit to Marawi Grand Mosque

MANILA, Philippines — There was no intent to dishonor Islam when President Duterte, along with top defense and military officials, stepped inside the Grand M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

TURNING POINT: A Blinkin’ Goner

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 13 Sept) &'8212; During  his speech  at  the Mindanao Business Conference in Cagayan de Oro last Saturday, President Rodrigo Duterte dropped the  bomb on Senator Antonio Trillanes alleging that the latter has several offshore banks accounts in Hong Kong,  Australia and America, some of which are joined accounts with a [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

“Be a model of decorum,” Duterte, et al urged after major gaffes in Marawi mosque visit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 September) &'8212; President Rodrigo Duterte and senior government and military officials are being urged to &'8220;be a model of decorum&'8221; following  major gaffes that offended many during their visit to the Islamic Center in Marawi City on Monday, Day 112 of the war between government forces and the Maute Group. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Duterte makes 4th visit to Marawi

Duterte makes 4th visit to Marawi.....»»

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Duterte visits Marawi for the fourth time

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte made his fourth visit to the besieged southern city of Marawi on Monday as military offensives against ISIS-i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2017