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Bong Go: 'BabaeAko campaign clearly political

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's most trusted aide spoke out against the #BabaeAko campaign  slamming the Chief Executive's insults to women. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go alleged that efforts to label Duterte as a misogynist are obviously politically-motivated. "To say that President Duterte is not pro-women and looks down ........»»

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Foxconn unit to raise $4.2 billion in China IPO

SHANGHAI, China – A unit of electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn said it will launch an initial public offering in China on Thursday, May 24, aimed at raising $4.2 billion, in the biggest mainland debut for 3 years. Taiwan’s Foxconn Industrial Internet, which makes electronic devices, cloud service equipment and industrial robots, ........»»

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Malacañang: Duterte yet to sign lifting of Kuwait OFW deployment ban

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to sign the order to lift the ban on Filipino migrant workers' deployment to Kuwait.  "That's true. During the state dinner, he gave Secretary Bello (Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III) the authority to lift the ban but until now, I have ........»»

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Duterte on Zeid, Abas as Comelec Commissioner, Go on Duterte | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says 'shutting up' about the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights seems to have paid off.  The Commission on Appointments confirms Sheriff Abas as chairperson of the Commission on Elections.  Special Assistant to the President Bong Go says efforts to label President Rodrigo Duterte as a misogynist are obviously politically-motivated.  The Philippine National Police ........»»

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Duterte won t visit Marawi for siege anniversary – Bong Go

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will not visit Marawi to commemorate the first year of the Marawi siege, said Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. Go said on Wednesday, May 23, that Duterte would rather visit the city later this year to mark the first anniversary of the liberation of ........»»

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We’re winning the war on drugs -- Albayalde

ALL indications show that the government is winning the war on drugs but Philippine National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde has maintained that on orders of President Duterte, they will not stop until the last drug trafficker is accounted for. “All indications show that we are on the….....»»

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DOF: More private sector groups back corporate tax reform

More business groups have thrown their support behind the Duterte administration’s proposed corporate tax reform, the Department of Finance said Wednesday, amid concerns by some industries that the measure could drive away investments......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News5 hr. 7 min. ago Related News

Does the Philippines have limited options on the South China Sea issue?

President Rodrigo Duterte keeps on insisting that taking a stronger stance on against China's militarization in the South China Sea would mean going to war......»»

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Con-com: In draft federal Charter, series of NPA attacks a ground for martial law

Under the proposed federal Charter, a series of attacks perpetrated by the New People's Army (NPA) would be considered aground for the declaration of martial law. This was the explanation of Ret. Lt. Gen. Ferdinand Bocobo, a member of President Rodrigo Duterte's Consultative Committee (Con-com), as they bared the inclusion of "lawless violence" as a ground for declaring martial law. Bocobo told the Inquirer in a phone interview that for NPA attacks to be considered "lawless violence"---which includes terrorism and extremism---the attacks have to cause "widespread and extraordinary fear." "For NPA attacks to fall under "terrorism" as [a] ground to declare martial law, these attac...Keep on reading: Con-com: In draft federal Charter, series of NPA attacks a ground for martial law.....»»

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Palace officials: Duterte’s remarks against women ‘mere play of words’

Malacaang's top officialson Wednesdaymaintained that President Rodrigo Duterte's recent remarks against women were "mere play of words" and that the online campaign criticizing the chief executive's statements is clearly "political" and "unfair." The Palace executives were reacting to the #BabaeAko social media campaign against misogynism and sexism launched in response to the President's controversial statement that the next Chief Justice "should not be a woman." READ: Duterte: Next Ombudsman should have integrity and not be a woman In separate statements, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go said Duterte's track rec...Keep on reading: Palace officials: Duterte’s remarks against women ‘mere play of words’.....»»

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Smart Kai Sotto impresses coach in Gilas win

Kai Sotto makes Gilas debut in the Filoil Preseason cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Kai Sotto made his much-awaited preseason debut and the Gilas cadets escaped University of the East, 63.....»»

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Duterte urged to lift martial law in Mindanao

THE opposition Liberal Party on Tuesday urged the government to lift the martial law decree imposed on Mindanao, claiming it was preventing Marawi City from healing the wounds inflicted by the Maut.....»»

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Kai is gonna be Kai whether it be Batang Gilas or Gilas cadets

There is no doubt that Kai Sotto is a dominant force in the high school level. But a step higher in terms of competition? We have yet to find out. Good thing then that we all got a glimpse of what the 7-foot-1, 15-year-old could do up against a collegiate team when he and the Gilas cadets took on University of the East last Tuesday. And the young Sotto was, for the most part, his UAAP Juniors champion and Finals MVP self. King Red Warrior Alvin Pasaol learned that the hard way. “Si Kai Sotto, talagang sobrang taas. Kala ko, maiiwan ko na siya e, yun pala, supalpal pa rin,” he told reporters after he and his team surrendered a 61-63 decision to the Gilas cadets who were energized by their towering, tantalizing talent. Indeed, just like he always does, Pasaol was aggressive and went at Sotto a couple of times. Safe to say, Pasaol was unsuccessful and Sotto slammed the door on him in both instances. And it wasn’t just Pasaol who got denied by Sotto, but all of UE as well. The prized prospect of Ateneo de Manila High School just had five points, three rebounds, and two blocks to his name, but it was during his time on the floor when the Gilas cadets went on a 13-0 run that erased an 11-point deficit and that eventually ended as a much-needed two-point win. And don’t forget, he did all that during his debut for the national team. As always, the kid of few words said that he was only doing his job. “Ako naman, kahit sino, gagawin ko lahat nang makakaya ko para matulungan team ko,” he said. That statement only bodes well for both the Gilas cadets and Batang Gilas. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Malacañang accuses husband of Paolo Duterte& apos;s ex-wife of fixing cases - Rappler

Malacañang accuses husband of Paolo Duterte's ex-wife of fixing cases - Rappler.....»»

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Project Bangon Marawi, Year 1: A majority of DU30 allies will pick Marawi’s Ground Zero contractor

By Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism A SMALL COMMITTEE of seven persons, including four political appointees and associates of President Rodrigo R. Duterte from Davao City and elsewhere in Mindanao, will decide which business entities will win the multi-billion-peso contract for one of the major components of the rehabilitation efforts […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: News11 hr. 7 min. ago Related News

TRAIN 2 ‘Pro-Business, Pro-Investments, Pro-Incentives’

The Department of Finance on Tuesday branded the proposed second package of the Duterte administration’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion program or TRAIN 2 as “pro-business, pro-investments, and pro-incentives.” During a congressional hearing on TRAIN 2, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the second tax reform package aims to build a “more competitive” and […].....»»

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Searching for a new ombudsman

Now that the term of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales is about to end, it’s time for President Duterte to begin searching for her replacement......»»

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Senate on BBL, Malacanang on Marawi rehab, Carpio and Del Rosario on Chinese bombers | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Senate asks President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law as urgent.  Former Special Action Force chief Benjamin Lusad tries to save himself from the P59.8-million SAF allowances mess by passing the blame to his staff.  Malacañang says it is satisfied with the rehabilitation of Marawi city so ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News15 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

Duterte s joke to Navy: One day, Philippines will invade other nations

A hundred years from now, it will be the Philippines invading other nations and not the other way around. This was President Rodrigo Duterte's joke to the Philippine Navy on its 120th anniversary on Tuesday, May 22. "I therefore ask each of you to do your part so that ........»»

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Bangsamoro law pressed

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to certify as urgent “anytime soon” the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to hasten its enactment, Malacañang said yesterday . Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made the assurance after congressional leaders, including House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, said they may ask the President to issue the certification.….....»»

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