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Duterte on skipping ASEAN-Australian breakfast summit: What will they feed us? Kangaroo?

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday sought to defend his decision to skip a special summit between Southeast Asian nations and Australia, amid criticisms that he is lazy and speculations he is seriously ill to perform his duties......»»

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Duterte likens Magdalo to ISIS, asks son Paolo to engage Trillanes in shooting match

President Rodrigo Duterte has compared the Magdalo group to Islamic State terrorists, saying the public should be wary of the rebel soldiers, some of whom are critical of him......»»

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Sison: Duterte should guarantee safety of NDFP execs returning to PH

    LUCENA CITY -- The scheduled return to the country of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) leaders to seek audience with President Duterte for the possible resumption of the peace talks is in danger of being cancelled, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison said Saturday.     Sison said the homecoming of NDFP chair Fidel Agcaoili, NDFP senior adviser Luis Jalandoni and NDFP panel member Coni Ledesma is scheduled on Sunday (Nov. 18).   "The homecoming of Fidel, Louie and Coni might not push through due to threats from Ao (Interior Sec. Eduado Ao) that some of them might be arrested or slappe...Keep on reading: Sison: Duterte should guarantee safety of NDFP execs returning to PH.....»»

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Duterte on skipping ‘informal’ breakfast meet: ‘Anong ipapakain nila, kangaroo?’

      President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at his critics who criticized him for skipping a breakfast meeting with his counterparts from Southeast Asian countries and Australia, saying that the gathering was an "informal" event. Duterte was referring to the Asean-Australia Informal Breakfast Summit, the first event for the Southeast Asian leaders during the second day of the 33rd summit in Singapore. READ: Duterte skips Asean-Aus breakfast summit According to Duterte, the breakfast was too early and he arrived in Singapore from Davao at a wee hour. "Dumating kami doon from Davao 1:30 [a.m.], so we had to fix our things at itong mga Australyano hind...Keep on reading: Duterte on skipping ‘informal’ breakfast meet: ‘Anong ipapakain nila, kangaroo?’.....»»

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Duterte: I know nothing of Mayor Halili’s murder

      President Rodrigo Duterte claimed innocence over the assassination of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, saying it is "unfair" for his part to be linked to the killing of the local chief executive. Halili was shot dead by what appeared to be a sniper while singing the national anthem during the city hall's flag ceremony back in July. READ: Tanauan mayor gunned down while singing national anthem-- witnesses "Kagaya nung si Mayor Halili ng Tanauan, nag-ano siya 'Bayang magiliw...' Bog! Patay siya, tapos ako ang pagbintangan. Unfair sila sa akin," Duterte said in a speech on Friday in Papua New Guinea. (Like the case of Mayor Halili of Tanauan, ...Keep on reading: Duterte: I know nothing of Mayor Halili’s murder.....»»

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Paolo Duterte to Trillanes: ‘I don’t seek revenge, I seek justice’

      "I do not seek revenge. What I seek is justice." Presidential son and former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte said on Friday after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed he was seeking a seat in Congress in the 2019 elections to "get back at Senator Antonio Trillanes IV." In a speech at the Filipino community in Papua New Guinea last Friday, the President said: "Gaganti talaga 'yan (Paolo). He will be running for congressman, tabla sila dyan." READ: President: Paolo Duterte running for House seat to get back at Trillanes Paolo then said he will serve the "Dabawenyos" instead of getting revenge against the senator. "Apart from that, consideri...Keep on reading: Paolo Duterte to Trillanes: ‘I don’t seek revenge, I seek justice’.....»»

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OWWA Launches OFW e-CARD

Enhancing the delivery of government services to overseas Filipino workers, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), an attached agency of the labor department, launched the OFW e-CARD. “The OWWA OFW e-CARD is a response to the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to further serve our modern heroes–the OFWs,” said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III during […].....»»

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Duterte cuts short Papua New Guinea trip

President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to cut short his visit here and is departing for the Philippines tonight......»»

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Jejomar Binay: Vice president should have regular Cabinet post

Former vice president Jejomar Binay will push for an amendment in the 1987 Constitution particularly on a provision giving a permanent job to the vice president......»»

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Duterte to cut short APEC trip due to urgent domestic developments — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte had to cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit here because of "urgent domestic developments," Malacañang said on Saturday......»»

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Duterte to fire another government official upon return

President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Friday that he would fire another official when he returns to the Philippines as part of his effort to cleanse the government of corruption......»»

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Meralco signs one more POP client

Princess Jolliant Corp. (PJC), manufacturer of 7-Eleven’s ready-to-eat meals such as HottaRice! and Busog Meals, generated savings of some P40,000 a month under Meralco’s cost-saving peak/off-peak (POP) program. The executives of Meralco Biz Partners recently met with Noemi Dominguez, PJC founder and president, to enroll the company under the POP and shiff their operations to […].....»»

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Go lauds PNP for fighting for children’s better future

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go has lauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) for braving all kinds of dangers in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crusade against corruption, crime and illegal drugs. “Importante kayo sa laban natin para protektahan ang ating mga anak at mabigyan sila ng mas magandang kinabukasan […].....»»

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FACT CHECK: Duterte wrongly claims ICC judges are all white

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out against the International Criminal Court (ICC), this time claiming its judges are all Caucasians and thus are likely pedophiles. "Sabi ko, sino yung mga judges ninyo diyan? Bakit, kasama ba kami pagpili itong mga gago, putanginang puti na 'yan? ........»»

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U.S. judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter s access

WASHINGTON, USA – A federal judge Friday, November 17, ordered the White House to reinstate the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, whose pass was revoked after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump. Judge Timothy Kelly issued a temporary restraining order that requires the White House to restore Acosta's ........»»

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Año scolds DILG exec advocating for revolutionary government

MANILA, Philippines – Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año  scolded DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing, after the latter publicly expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of a revolutionary government. Año disclosed this during a Rappler talk interview on Thursday, November 14, after explaining that he continues ........»»

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PROFILE: Shades of Duterte in China s Xi Jinping

MANILA, Philippines – Both sons of public officials, they rose through the ranks, vowed to stop corruption, and became the most powerful leaders their countries have seen in decades.  While they have different contexts, Chinese President Xi Jinping shares many things in common with Philippine President ........»»

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Nuggets bolster staff with WNBA star Sue Bird

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Sue Bird, a four-time Olympic champion with the United States and an 11-time WNBA All-Star, has joined the front-office staff of the Denver Nuggets, the NBA team said Friday, November 16. "We are very excited to have Sue join our organization," the Nuggets' president of basketball operations ........»»

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Protectionism doomed to failure : China s Xi says in swipe at U.S.

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – Protectionist actions are short-sighted and doomed to fail, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday, November 17, ahead of an APEC summit at which US-China trade tensions are likely to take center stage. In a major speech, Xi also stressed that there would be no ........»»

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Duterte to leave APEC Summit early due to urgent domestic developments

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Saturday, November 17 said President Rodrigo Duterte will leave the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit early due to "urgent domestic developments." In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo did not specify what these urgent matters were. (READ:  Duterte to skip last day of APEC summit ) He said Department ........»»

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