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No threat to claim Benham Rise -- Esperon

At least for now, no threat from any nation to claim Benham Rise. National security adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. said yesterday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We don’t see [any threat]. There could be; but we don’t see any right now. We are also aware of the pronouncements of the…

President pays tribute to self-sacrificing mother at end of Women’s Month

THE tough-talking President Rodrigo Duterte showed his soft spot as he praised and paid tribute to his mother, Soledad or Nanay Soling, on the last day of Women’s Month celebrated in Malacañang Friday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Duterte lamented that his mother did not see him become the President…

PH, China to hold direct talks on sea row in May

China and the Philippines will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said yesterday, as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks stronger economic ties with Beijing. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Last year a United Nations-backed international tribunal rejected Beijing’s claims to most of the South China Sea,…

P3B from Mighty ok -- DU30

Duterte wants to use Mighty Corporation’s P3-B tax settlement offer to build hospitals PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is still willing to accept Mighty Corporation’s P3 billion settlement for its tax liabilities so the funds could immediately be used to refurbish run-down public hospitals in some parts of the country. (adsbygoogle =…

Solon to block bgy polls postponement

AN opposition solon vowed to stop administration allies from passing a measure allowing President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint barangay officials. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ifugao Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat, leader of the House Minority Magnificent 7, expressed strong objection to the plan of President Duterte to postpone the barangay…

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…

Solon asks colleagues to support DU30 martial law

WITH so many criticisms against President Rodrigo Duterte’s imposition of martial law in the whole of Mindanao, a loyal friend and political ally came out not only to defend the decision but also to rally his colleagues in the House of Representatives. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Davao del Norte…
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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.…

Payback time for war vets

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday lifted the spirits of aging and ailing veterans as he ordered the early release of the P6 billion retirement pensions for veterans at the commemoration of the 75th Day of Valor at the Mt Samat National Shrine in Pilar, Bataan. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The…
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