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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…
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Martial law abusers warned

MALACAÑANG yesterday warned it will throw the book at abusers of the martial rule in Marawi. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said this in reaction to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)-Lanao del Sur chapter’s “severe outrage” over supposed illegal searches and seizures. “The President…

Justice for Kian

“THE violent death of any Filipino like 17-year-old Kian Lloyd delos Santos is one death too many,” Malacanang said yesterday. The death of Kian during an anti-illegal drug operation in Caloocan City is “one deeply regrettable incident that challenges the authorities against reckless exercise of power,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella…

‘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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Duterte’s promises

PRESIDENT Duterte has shown that he is out to fulfill his election promises, notably those against illegal drugs, corruption and crime, before his six-year presidency ends in June 2022. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said the impact of Duterte’s focus on these issues is now being…
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