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President Duterte Appoints New Cabinet Members

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, October 17, spearheaded the oath-taking of the new Presidential appointees. The Chief Executive chose Ambassador to the United Nations, Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. as the new Foreign Affairs Secretary, replacing Alan Peter Cayetano, who filed his candidacy for the 2019 mid-term elections. Locsin was formerly appointed by President […].....»»

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PRRD on Bong Go’s Senate Bid: ‘He Will Win’

Two days after Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go filed his certificate of candidacy for senator, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday predicted that his former top aide will win in the 2019 mid-term elections. “O ‘di nakita mo ngayon si Bong Go senador na. O totoo (You see, Bong Go is now a […].....»»

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Pope gets invite to North Korea, indicates will consider it

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Thursday received an invitation to visit North Korea and the pontiff indicated he would consider making what would be a landmark trip to a nation known for severe restrictions on religious practice, according to South Korean officials. South Korean President Moon Jae-in relayed the invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong […] The post Pope gets invite to North Korea, indicates will consider it appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Robin Padilla still batting for revolutionary gov’t with AFP: ‘Do not be misled by my endorsement of candidates’

Robin Padilla was in a reminiscing mood when he shared on social media recently a throwback to his interview back in 2016 after he was granted absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. Padilla wrote on Instagram last Oct. 18 that one of the biggest problems in the country ispolitical dynasty, but he shared that he's seen "the other sea" recently and that there was hope for the Filipinos in the coming elections. It's known that Padilla accompanied his older brother Rommel in his filing of his certificate of candidacy for congressman in Nueva Ecija last Oct. 16. As per Padilla, "There is HOPE for us in this coming midterm elections though not in the government system but with...Keep on reading: Robin Padilla still batting for revolutionary gov’t with AFP: ‘Do not be misled by my endorsement of candidates’.....»»

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Duterte and Sara ‘share the same strongman streak’ — Villarin

      Now it can be said: President Rodrigo Duterte and her daughter, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio "share the same strongman streak." Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin had this to say on Friday after the President admitted that Sara had a role in the ouster of the Chief Executive's closest ally at the House of Representatives, former Speaker and Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez.     READ:Duterte: Be careful with Sara, she can even oust the Speaker     "Now that the cat is out of the bag, there is no pretension that both father-daughter share the same strongman streak," Villarin said in a statement.  ...Keep on reading: Duterte and Sara ‘share the same strongman streak’ — Villarin.....»»

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De Lima: Probe Michael Yang role in Duterte administration

  Senator Leila De Lima has questioned the appointment of a Chinese national in the Duterte administration and sought an investigation on the selection of foreign nationals to government posts.   The detained lawmaker filed Senate Resolution No. 922, urging inquiry on the appointment of Michael Yang or Yang Hong Ming, who identifies himself as President Rodrigo Duterte's economic adviser.   De Lima also wants to know through the investigation the extent of Yang's engagement in government, citing the likelihood of him having access to sensitive State information.   "The independence of the State from foreign control necessitates that the questi...Keep on reading: De Lima: Probe Michael Yang role in Duterte administration.....»»

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Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead, warns of severe response

President Donald Trump said Thursday he now believes journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned of “very severe” consequences should Saudi Arabia be proven responsible. Source link link: Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead, warns of 'severe' response.....»»

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2019 polls an uphill climb for the opposition –VP Leni

It will be an “uphill climb” for opposition candidates in the 2019 elections due to President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity, according to Vice President Leni Robredo. Source link link: 2019 polls an 'uphill climb' for the opposition –VP Leni.....»»

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BJMP-2 gets 16 new transport vehicles from President Duterte

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Oct. 18 (PIA) - The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Cagayan Valley received 16 new transport vehicles out of the 250 units distributed to different jail f.....»»

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BJMP-2 gets 16 new transport vehicles from President Duterte

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Oct. 18 (PIA) - The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Cagayan Valley received 16 new transport vehicles out of the 250 units distributed to different jail f.....»»

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Duterte says Sara maneuvered Alvarez ouster

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte himself said his eldest daughter Sara was behind the spectacular ouster  of former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez last July. Sara's role was widely talked about by lawmakers but she herself never confirmed it.  "Be careful with that woman. She can oust even the ........»»

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Duterte says dermatologist checked his dark complexion

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said a dermatologist visited him recently and had suggestions on how to fix his dark complexion. "A dermatologist visited me. She's a lady, but she's very good," said Duterte on Thursday, October 18, at the 44th Philippine Business Conference and Expo in ........»»

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LOOK: Ninong Duterte in Koko Pimentel, Kathryna Yu wedding

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, 54, married partner Kathryna Yu, 36, in a civil wedding ceremony on Thursday, October 18, at the Coconut Palace. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio officiated the wedding, which was attended by big names in politics and showbiz. President Rodrigo Duterte and ........»»

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Trump threatens to send U.S. military against immigrant onslaught

WASHINGTON, USA – US President Donald Trump threatened Thursday, October 8, to send the military to the Mexican border and to imperil a trade deal in an intensification of his anti-immigrant rhetoric ahead of congressional elections. Trump has made security on the southern border one of the signature issues of his ........»»

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Leni Robredo: I’m the most vilified gov’t official

After repeated attacks against her from President Duterte himself, Vice President Leni Robredo believes she is the “most vilified” government official in the country......»»

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Duterte: Sara behind Pantaleon Alvarez ouster

Three months after Davao Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez was ousted as House speaker, President Duterte admitted last night that his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, single-handedly worked to remove the congressman from his post......»»

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Duterte guarantees freedom of assembly for 2019 elections

President Duterte will “hold accountable” any official found restricting the issuance of permits to assemble or hold motorcades during the campaign season, which begins in February next year......»»

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Duterte Yet to Decide on Release of Narco List

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has yet to decide whether or not he will allow the release of the “narco-list” before next year’s mid-term elections, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, in a statement, stressed the importance of considering all rights of candidates since simply being on the list does not disqualify unless convicted […].....»»

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Roque Files Senate Bid; Hopes to Get PRRD Endorsement

Former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is hoping to get the endorsement of President Rodrigo Duterte in his bid for a Senate seat in the 2019 mid-term elections. This, after the former government official on Wednesday filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Manila. “Sana po (I hope […].....»»

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Maldives opposition seeks to bar president from leaving country – Al Jazeera

The Maldives‘ opposition asked police to bar President Abdulla Yameen from leaving the country hours after he announced plans to step […].....»»

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