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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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

DU30 TIME’s ‘most influential’ person

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte topped TIME magazine’s list of “most influential” people of 2017. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The publication said on its website that Duterte got 5 percent of the total “yes” votes, ahead of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Pope Francis, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Facebook founder…

Duterte: Leni in a hurry to become prexy

DUTERTE: LENI IN A HURRY TO BECOME PREXYPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte told the Filipino community in Myanmar Sunday night that Vice President Leni Robredo is in a hurry to claim the presidency. In his hour-long speech, Duterte took a swipe at his political opponents criticizing his war on illegal drugs. Duterte…

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…
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