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Higher pay, job creation top government priorities

Malacañang yesterday reassured Filipinos that addressing economic issues such as higher pay, inflation and job creation are the top priorities of the Duterte administration. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella issued the statement yesterday after a recent Pulse Asia Survey showed that the most urgent national concerns…
  • Published in Nation

President in Davao for quiet birthday

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be celebrating his birthday “quietly without fanfare” with his family and close friends in Davao City, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Duterte, who will turn 72 years old today, opted to “veer away from public attention.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “Traditionally, the…

‘Old face’ heads DILG

THE man who will run the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as temporary replacement of sacked Ismael Sueno is an “old face” — Undersecretary for Public Order Catalino Cuy. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Malacañang appointed Cuy as officer-in-charge a day after President Duterte fired Sueno, a…

Drug war not against poor, Palace tells HRW

MALACAÑANG yesterday insisted that the administration’s war against illegal drugs is not targeting the poor. The Palace reacted to remarks of an official of an international rights watchdog that President Rodrigo Duterte has “finally acknowledged” the drive has victimized mostly the poor. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “The war on…

US paper’s ‘demolition job’ on Duterte scored

MALACAÑANG said yesterday that several individuals, including politicians, had funded a US publication, The New York Times (NYT), to carry out a “demolition job” on President Rodrigo Duterte. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella alleged that the 165-year-old publication appears to be part of a “well funded campaign” for the oust-Duterte plot.…

Holy Week time for spiritual renewal — Palace

ON Palm Sunday, Malacañang Palace urged Filipino Catholics to lead a “quiet and renewing week” as they observe the Lenten season. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a statement issued to reporters yesterday, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said this week, along with the rest of the Lenten season, is centered…
  • Published in Nation

Duterte brings home the bacon

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte brought home yesterday from his trip to the Middle East business deals worth over $925 million. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that the deals were signed between Filipino and Middle East businessmen (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Abella added that the new investments would generate about 62,000…

Palace condoles with kin of beheaded boat skipper

MALACAÑANG yesterday conveyed its sympathies to the family of a fishing boat captain beheaded by the bandit group Abu Sayyaf. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We express our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family of FB Ramon 2 captain, Noel Besconde, who met untimely death in the hands of the…

Palace: Pinoys still satisfied with gov’t war on drugs

Malacañang yesterday downplayed the 11-point drop in public satisfaction with the government’s drug war. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said “a great majority of Filipinos” were still satisfied with the government’s performance in curbing illegal drugs. “Seventy-eight percent (78%), a great majority of Filipinos, expressed satisfaction…
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‘Very good’

President Duterte keeps high satisfaction rating in latest Social Weather Stations survey THE latest survey results which showed President Rodrigo Duterte maintaining his “very good” satisfaction rating in the first quarter of 2017 has inspired him to do even better, Malacanang said yesterday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We value…
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