Duterte blasts ‘paid’ media

April 14, 2019
“Kada taon dati may eleksyon, noong mga nakaraang taon. Naniniwala kasi ako na baka matalo ako. Kung matatalo ako, mayroon akong sanctuary. Mayroon akong puwedeng hanapbuhay, ang aking law office,” said the president, who is a former Davao City mayor.

Duterte signs law dividing Palawan into 3 provinces

April 13, 2019
Each of the three new provinces will have a provincial governor, vice governor, Sangguniang Panlalawigan secretary and members, provincial treasurer, assessor, accountant, budget officer, planning and development coordinator, engineer, health officer, administrator, legal officer, agriculturist, social welfare and development officer, veterinarian, and general services officer.

Philippine tells China: 'You're wrong'

April 13, 2019
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said they “concur with the Chinese official’s statement that the dispute can be best threshed out through peaceful negotiation and consultation between the two countries just as it will strengthen the Philippines-China relationship towards a solid partnership beneficial to Filipino and Chinese communities, the arbitral ruling however has already been rendered and we remain steadfast in maintaining our claims with respect to our territory and exclusive economic zones pursuant not only to the said arbitral judgment based on accepted principles of public international law but consistent with the directives of our Constitution and the aspirations of the Filipino people.”