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President visits SKorea in June

Amid renewed tensions in the Korean Peninsula, President Rodrigo Duterte will make his first visit to South Korea next month, Malacañang confirmed on Saturday. In a radio interview, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said trade relations between the Philippines and South Korea would be high on the agenda of Duterte’s trip. “Kung hindi po ako [...] The post President visits SKorea in June appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netMay 26th, 2018

Egyptian Envoy Visits EAC

The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency Ahmed Abdelazziz Ezzat Hassan, paid a call to Emilio Aguinaldo College on June 5, 2018. He was met by the president of EAC, Dr. Jose Paulo E. Campos, and Dr. Ellen Salac, Vice President for Academic Affairs as well as Dr. Lorenzo C. Lorenzo, Vice [...] The post Egyptian Envoy Visits EAC appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits E-Mart

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday visited the headquarters of E-Mart Inc., South Korea's largest discount hypermarket chain, the retailer said. The chie.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Posthumous award

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (June 2) visits the wake of Corporal Nilo Donato, one of 11 soldiers killed in a government airstrike in Marawi City on May 31, following his visit to the 102nd Infantry Brigade in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.  The President gave Donato posthumous award and condoled with his bereaved family. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO &'160;.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2017

Peace talks with CPP should be in PH, Palace says

ANY peace negotiation that would be entered into by the Philippine government and communist rebels should be held in the country, Malacañang stated on Monday, June 18. “The President emphasized that this is a talk between Filipinos, it should be held in the Philippines,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said in a Palace press briefing. […].....»»

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Robredo opposes Duterte proposal to arm barangay chiefs

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo disapproves of President Rodrigo Duterte's proposal to give barangay captains the power to carry firearms amid the police's ongoing anti-drug campaign. The Vice President was asked to react to Duterte's proposal in a chance interview in Naga City on Monday, June 18. "Ako, hindi ........»»

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Duterte vows justice for Fr Nilo in call to Cabanatuan bishop

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte promised justice for slain Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo during a phone call to Cabanatuan Bishop Sofronio Bancud, said his top aide on Monday, June 18. "Tinawagan namin si Bishop Sofronio Bancud at pinarating ni Pangulo ang kanyang pakikiramay sa yumaong pari," said ........»»

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Sotto says Inquirer will remove articles on Pepsi Paloma

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senate President Vicente Sotto III said online news site Inquirer.net will take down articles insinuating that he whitewashed the rape case of the late actress Pepsi Paloma in 1982. Sotto said this in a chance interview with reporters on Monday, June 18. "They will [take it down]... ........»»

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Duterte s cursing is affecting the youth, experts say

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's constant cursing during speeches is affecting the youth, experts said on Monday, June 18, as an activist nun said the chief executive should be more mindful of how he conducts himself.  At the weekly Tapatan sa Aristocrat forum in Manila, former St Scholastica's College ........»»

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Military drive vs NPA behind cancellation of talks – CPP

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 18 June) – President Duterte cancelled the scheduled resumption of peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines to allow the military to continue with its all-out offensive against the New People’s Army until the end of 2018, the Communist Party of the Philippines said on Sunday. “By calling […].....»»

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Pres. Duterte inaugurates PHL s 1st resort airport

President Rodrigo Duterte giving his message during the program marking the inauguration of the multi-billion Terminal 2 of the Mactan cebu International Airport on June 7. (PIA - Cebu) LAPULAPU CITY,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News8 hr. 7 min. ago

Duterte: oil and natural gas in Ligawasan Marsh belong to Moro people

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17  June) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night assured the Moro people that they would remain in control and possession of the huge untapped fossil fuel reserves in the 288,000-hectare Ligawasan Marsh, the country’s largest wetland. Duterte said during the 2018 Eid’l Fitr Celebration at the SMX Convention Center Davao that the Moro […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News14 hr. 7 min. ago

Duterte to MILF: what cannot be included in the BBL, add them via federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) — Reiterating his camapign for federalism, President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night urged leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to wait for the passage of the final version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and whatever is not included there can be “added in the federal scheme […].....»»

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NDF bares documents to show progress before Duterte halted talks

MANILA, Philippines – The National Democratic Front (NDF) representing communist rebels in talks with the Philippine government released documents that showed the progress of negotiations before President Rodrigo Duterte suddenly announced a postponement .  The NDF released these documents on Saturday evening, June 16. Both sides signed a stand-down agreement on June ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

On Father s Day, Kris Aquino pays tribute to Cory, Ninoy

MANILA, Philippines – The Aquinos – and especially this Aquino – is not backing down.  Kris Aquino, daughter of the late former president Cory Aquino and former senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr, paid tribute to her parents on Father's Day, June 17, in a live broadcast over social media. "Taas noo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

US President Donald Trump gives North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a thumbs up during their meeting at a resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Photo by EVAN VUCCI / AP) WAS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Drilon backs Duterte stand to hold talks in PH

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Saturday said he supported President Rodrigo Duterte's stand to hold peace talks with communist rebels in the Philippines.   Jose Maria Sison, founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines, said moving the talks brokered by the Norwegian government to the country would violate a 1995 agreement on security and immunity guarantees forged during the administration of former President Fidel Ramos to negotiate in a neutral country.   The President on Thursday canceled the scheduled June 28 resumption of formal talks in Oslo, Norway, which negotiators from the government and the National Democratic Front of the ...Keep on reading: Drilon backs Duterte stand to hold talks in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

PDP-Laban offers to help improve PH-North Korea ties

MANILA, Philippines – Following the recent summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) offered its help to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to improve ties between the Philippines and North Korea. In a statement on Saturday, June 16, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, who is PDP-Laban national ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

FACT CHECK: Trump didn t invite Kim Jong Un to visit Philippines and meet Duterte

Claim: During their summit on June 12 in Singapore , US President Donald Trump invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit the Philippines and meet with President Rodrigo Duterte. On June 12, blog philippineinsidernews.blogspot.com ran the headline, “Trump Invites North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un to Visit Philippines and Meet With Duterte.” The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Robredo to youth: Don’t lose hope, good will triumph over evil

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday, June 16, urged the youth to remain hopeful about the future of the country as she assured them that in the end, “good will triumph over evil.” Robredo made the statement at the Millennials PH (MPH) National Summit held at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Duterte hopes for Nur Misuari s input in BBL

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, June 16, expressed hope that Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari can join discussions on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). "I hope Chairman Misuari can be convinced to join the talks so that if there are corrections or maybe ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018