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Terrorists’ threat hampers drug war

RETREATING Maute rebels threatened to decapitate President Rodrigo Duterte and military officials who drove them out of Butig town in Lanao del Sur, even as Philippine National Police chief Dir. Gen. Ronald dela Rosa said the terrorists’ real aim wa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2016

Obstacles seen in cutting US arms reliance; President can scrap EDCA

The Philippines would face major obstacles should President Duterte make good his threat to reduce purchases of United States weapons in favor of Russian and Chinese arms, including re-training a military deeply accustomed to working with the US, experts .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 5th, 2016

Foreign investors worried about PH

By Andreo Calonzo The list of problems facing President Rodrigo Duterte, from a sinking currency to a stock-market exodus, just got longer. The threat to shutter about three-quarters of the nation’s mines risks savaging the country’s reputa.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 30th, 2016

Russia arms deal eyed

MOSCOW is planning to donate or loan military equipment and technology to Manila, only days after President Rodrigo Duterte said he would go to Russia or China if the United States did not like his “dirty mouth.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016

President Duterte pledges new arms, equipment to the military to counter terrorism, ensure people's safety

President Duterte pledges new arms, equipment to the military to counter terrorism, ensure people's safety.....»»

Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

Philippines eyes arms surveillance equipment from Israel

MANILA, Philippines – In a bid to improve the country’s fight against terrorism, President Duterte is eyeing one or two countries – including Israel – for th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2016

China arms deal eyed

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he wanted to buy arms from Russia and China that would help combat terrorism, but vowed not to cut ties with the country’s strategic allies, the United States, Australia, Japan and Vietnam......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 13th, 2016

Jittery market

Foreign investors in the stock market are not amused at President Rodrigo Duterte’s outbursts and his threat to swear at US President Barack Obama. With the uncertainty over the timing of the US interest rate hikes and the slow global economic recov.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 8th, 2016

Duterte outbursts hurt market

By Ian Sayson Losses in Philippine stocks are accelerating as foreigners keep pulling money from Asia’s most expensive market amid speculation the outbursts of President Rodrigo Duterte are hurting investor sentiment......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 7th, 2016

‘Stay calm & uncowed’

DAVAO CITY—Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio refused to bow down to the terror attack by suspected Abu Sayyaf jihadists and ordered the Roxas night market to reopen Sunday despite the Friday bombing that killed 14 people and hurt 67 others......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2016

‘Read Duterte’s true intentions’

‘Read Duterte’s true intentions’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Up close with businessmen

Meeting up close with the country’s businessmen will always be productive for any leader of a nation. Such an assembly also clears up the business community’s seemingly negative perceptions about President Rodrigo Duterte, whose foul mouth has overshadowed his sincerity to govern the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

PSA to honor Diaz as 2016 Athlete of the Year

Behind her powerful arms and legs, a young petite lady gave Philippine sports a lift it badly needed in the year just passed. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz gave this country of 100 million people something to cheer about at the break of dawn one rainy day in August after copping an Olympic medal that was long overdue during the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Games. A combination of hard work, effort, heart, and sheer luck paved the way for the 25-year-old pride of Zamboanga City to run away with the silver in the women’s 53-kg weight division behind eventual winner Hsu Shu-Ching of Chinese Taipei. Diaz totaled a combined 200 kgs. in both the snatch and clean and jerk to the 212 of the Taiwanese bet. An Airwoman First Class at the Philippine Air Force, Diaz was only hoping for a bronze medal finish, but ended up a surprise runner up when fancied Li Yaiun of China – who earlier set an Olympic record in the snatch - failed to complete her final two attempts in the clean and jerk. “Sabi ko thank you Lord. Bronze lang ang hinihingi ko, pero silver ang ibinigay mo,” said Diaz moments after her triumph as the first-ever Filipina to win an Olympic medal. The Cinderella finish by Diaz was the first for the country in the last 20 years since boxer Mansueto ‘Onyok’ Velasco punched his way to a similar silver medal feat during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Hidilyn also became the first Filipino weightlifter to win an Olympic medal for the country and the only one to bag a silver outside of boxers Velasco and the late Anthony Villanueva (1964 Tokyo Games). In the light of her outstanding feats, the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) was one and unanimous in naming Diaz its 2016 Athlete of the Year during its traditional Awards Night presented by MILO and San Miguel on Feb. 13 at the LE PAVILION in Pasay City. Diaz is the first lady to be feted by the country’s oldest media organization with its highest individual honor after boxer Josie Gabuco and the Team Manila women’s softball team in 2012. “This one is a no-brainer. Hidilyn Diaz is truly the hands-down choice as the 2016 PSA Athlete of the Year,” said PSA president Riera Mallari, sports editor of The Standard. Last year, pro boxers Nonito Donaire Jr. and Donnie Nietes, along with young golfer Miguel Tabuena were the recipient of the coveted award annually handed out by the PSA, comprised by editors and sportswriters from the different broadsheets, tabloids, and online portals in the country. Diaz, who came home empty handed during both the 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London) Olympics, respectively, leads a long list of personalities and entities to be recognized during the formal rite co-presented by CIGNAL/HYPHER TV. In the coming days and weeks, recipients of the President’s Award, Lifetime Achievement honor, Executive of the Year, National Sports Association of the Year, Mr. Basketball, Mr. Golf, Mr. Football, and Ms. Volleyball will also be named as part of the two-hour program backed by Smart, Foton, Mighty Sports, Philippine Basketball Association, ACCEL, Gold Toe, SM Prime Holdings Inc., Globalport, Rain or Shine, ICTSI, and MVPSF. There will also be major awardees in different sports and citations to various personalities and entities in the annual rite backed by the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and Federal Land. Not to be missed out is the PSA’s recognition to young promising achievers such as the Tony Siddayao Awards and the Milo Male and Female Junior Athletes of the Year, as well as posthumous awards to those dearly departed friends of the local sportswriting community.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

On threat to impose martial law, Duterte just frustrated—Aguirre - Inquirer.net

On threat to impose martial law, Duterte just frustrated—Aguirre - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Duterte won’t declare martial law – DOJ chief

MANILA, Philippines - Martial law is out of the question for President Duterte and his threat to declare it was only due to exasperation, Justice Secretary V.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Martial law ‘baseless’

THERE is no basis for declaring martial law, senators said Monday, with one comparing President Rodrigo Duterte’s threats to impose military rule to “a dog that always barks but seldom bites.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

PSA to fete country's top sports achievers next month

Top achievers of the year 2016 share center stage once as the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) honors them during its traditional Awards Night presented by MILO and San Miguel on Feb. 13 at the LE PAVILION in Pasay City. Hidilyn Diaz, who ended the country’s 20-year medal drought in the Olympics by winning a silver in weightlifting of the Rio De Janeiro Games, looms as the leading choice for the coveted Athlete of the Year award during the formal affair. Last year pro boxers Nonito Donaire Jr., and Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes along with golfer Miguel Tabuena were the joint recipients of the highest honor bestowed by the Philippines’ oldest media organization composed of editors and sportswriters from both the print and online portals. President Duterte has been invited to be the guest speaker of the night. President’s Award, Lifetime Achievement honor, Executive of the Year, National Sports Association of the Year, Mr. Basketball, Mr. Golf, Mr. Football, and Ms. Volleyball will also be handed out as part of the two-hour program backed by Smart, Foton, Mighty Sports, Philippine Basketball Association, ACCEL, Gold Toe, SM Prime Holdings Inc., Globalport, Rain or Shine, ICTSI, and MVPSF. Athletes who earned Olympic berths through qualifying tournaments are likewise to be cited, among them tracksters Eric Cray, Marestella Torres, and Mary Joy Tabal, weightlifter Nestor Colonia, Ian Lariba, boxers Roger Ladon and Charly Suarez, taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora, and golfer Miguel Tabuena. The PSA will also recognized major awardees in different sports and citations to various personalities and entities in the annual rite backed by the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and Federal Land. Not to be missed out are the organizations recognition to young promising achievers such as the Tony Siddayao Awards and the Milo Male and Female Junior Athletes of the Year, as well as posthumous awards to those dearly departed friends of the local sportswriting community.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Misguided comparison

IN a misguided attempt to deflect criticism over the rising death toll in the war on drugs, a Palace spokesman compared President Rodrigo Duterte to Singapore’s founding father, the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who oversaw his country’s transition from a Third World economy into a First World powerhouse through his authoritarian leadership......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Duterte’s war backed

MOST Filipinos approve of the way the administration is handling the fight against criminality, but they find the government lacking in addressing an issue that 34 percent of them find urgent—controlling inflation, the latest Pulse Asia survey showed. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Abe visits Duterte’s home

Japanese Prime Minister Abe visits Duterte’s home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017