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Who Are You to Warn us?’ Duterte Rebukes US Advice Not to Buy Russian Subs

By Sputnik News DURING a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in early August, Philippine Foreign Minister Alan Peter Cayetano pledged that Manila would not turn down the opportunity to purchase Russian military equipment even in the face of possible US sanctions. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has blamed the United States for trying to hamper the modernization of his country’s army and […]

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‘You can’t create island & say air above it is yours’: Duterte implores China to ‘temper behavior’

By RT Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called on China to “temper its behavior” after a military aircraft was chased out of airspace above artificial islands created by the socialist republic in the South China Sea. The Spratly Islands have been at the center of a territorial dispute between China and five other near neighbours for many years. China started […]

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Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PH President Rodrigo Duterte. Image by philippineslifestyle.com

Duterte to visit Israel in September

By Rodolfo Andal PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the invitation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Israel next month, Malacañang announced on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. confirmed during a Palace press briefing that the President is set to make an official visit to the State of Israel on September 2-5, 2018. According to Roque, this will be […]

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House Speaker Arroyo: No committee hearings on draft federal charter

By Rose Anne Dela Cruz THE Draft federal charter of the President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Consultative Committee will be fast tracked in the House of Representatives. This is after House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ordered Constitutional Amendments Committee chairman Representative Vicente Veloso to leave the deliberations on the substance of the draft federal constitution to the proposed Constituent Assembly that […]

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Duterte signed into law the National ID Act

By Rodolfo Andal PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Philippine Identification System Act, which aims to make public service delivery more efficient. “Today, I also signed the Philippine Identification System Act, a measure that will establish a single national identification system that will promote good governance, enhance governmental transactions, and create a more conducive environment for trade and commerce […]

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Fire victims of Cebu City received relief goods and assistance from Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go. Photo © Rodolfo Andal

President Duterte and Special Assistant Go provided assistance to fire victims in Zamboanga Sibugay, Jolo and Cebu

By Rodolfo Andal PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and his Special Assistant Christopher “Bong” Go on Friday met with families who were left homeless by a recent fire that razed a community from a small barangay in Zamboanga Sibugay province and pledged to distribute free money sourced from government funds. This developed shortly after Duterte and Go attended the 69th Araw ng […]

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Philippine leader approves autonomy law for Muslim region

By PressTV PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a law permitting the autonomy-seeking Muslim community in the south of the country to start a legal procedure to gain autonomy. Duterte signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law on Thursday after a visit to a southern city, according to his spokesman Harry Roque. The long-awaited law was approved by the government after decades of […]

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President Rodrigo Duterte won’t budge on TRAIN Law implementation

By Rodolfo Andal THE administration will continue implementing the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law despite calls to suspend it as the law has already benefited the country, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. “I applaud Congress for the timely passage of the TRAIN law. You have made […]

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Philippines’ Duterte vows to continue drug war

By PressTV PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to sustain the momentum of his war on drugs, telling the nation in an annual address that the fight would be as “relentless and chilling” as during his first two years in power. Duterte told a joint session of Congress the anti-narcotics campaign was “far from over,” taking a swipe at activists […]

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President Duterte, the self-confessed ‘worker of government’ promotes anti-worker policies

President Duterte, the self-confessed ‘worker of government’ promotes anti-worker policies

THE progressive labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino on Monday accuses President Rodrigo Duterte of lying anew, this time during his State of the Nation Address when he claimed that he cannot do anything about the “endo practice” of capital and big business owners. By saying that ending contractualization is “not part of my territory”, the BMP said, this self-proclaimed […]

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Duterte’s SONA speech must disclose the PH’ two ‘State of the Nations’ – labor group

Duterte’s SONA speech must disclose the PH’ two ‘State of the Nations’ – labor group

A DAY before the annual State of the Nation Address on Monday, the progressive labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino demanded that President Rodrigo Duterte disclose in his speech the contrasting conditions of the Philippines’ ‘two nations’ instead of using the occasion to report select accomplishments and conceal his sins of omission. The socialist labor organization explained that the Philippine […]

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President Duterte should emphasize ecological solutions to the waste and pollution problem — EcoWaste Coalition

President Duterte should emphasize ecological solutions to the waste and pollution problem — EcoWaste Coalition

LEADING environmentalist from the EcoWaste Coalition asked President Rodrigo Duterte to emphasize ecological solutions to the waste and pollution problems afflicting the country during his third State of the Nation Address tomorrow. “We hope the President will use the SONA to rally the whole nation in embracing proven waste prevention and reduction strategies, including waste segregation at source, reusing, recycling […]

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Duterte, Mahatir reaffirm PH-Malaysia ties

By Rodolfo Andal PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad over the weekend reaffirmed the long-standing brotherhood and friendship between the Philippines and Malaysia following the meeting of the two leaders in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aside from reaffirming the solidarity of the two Southeast Asian nations, Duterte expressed gratitude to Mahatir for inviting him to visit Malaysia’s capital city where […]

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Duterte mananahimik?*

Duterte mananahimik?*

PUMAYAG umano si President Duterte na tumigil sa paglalabas ng mga pahayag tungkol sa simbahan matapos makipagpulong nang one-on-one sa pangulo ng Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines na si Archbishop Romulo Valles. Maaalalang naging kontrobersyal ang sunud-sunod na pagbatikos ni Duterte laban sa simbahan na humantong pa sa pagtawag niya na estupido raw ang Diyos at pagkuwestyon sa lohika […]

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Mga salamisim*

Mga salamisim*

SINABI ng Bangko Sentral kamakailan na mas marami pa rin daw na Pilipino na walang savings account sa bangko. Papaano naman mag iimpok ang tao…eh, walang i-iimpok sa hirap ng buhay? Dapat kumilos ang pamahalaan, katulong ang taong bayan at mga organisadong sektor para mabago ang ganitong siste, kung saan ang mayayaman lamang ang yumayaman at ang mahihirap ay lalong […]

Breaking point*

Breaking point*

THERE comes a time in a person’s life when continued anger and agitation being held back becomes harder and harder to control until it reaches a breaking point and he lets go of his rage. Just recently, a news footage came out showing an official of the US discussing what China had done in the past months over the Spratlys, […]

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Ipit sa sitwasyon*

Ipit sa sitwasyon*

BATID ng lahat na halos nakabaon pa rin ang puwersa ng buong Philippine National Police (PNP) sa kontrobersya at kahihiyan bunga ng kapalpakan na nagawa ng ilang bugok nilang kabaro. Halos araw-araw ay may nauulat na pulis o kanilang opisyal na sangkot sa krimen tulad ng pagkakadawit sa ilegal na droga, pangongotong, panggagahasa o paggawa ng kalaswaan at iba pa. […]

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Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte. © Erik De Castro / Reuters

Duterte proposed to cut short his term before the start of new charter

By Rodolfo Andal DAVAO City – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday proposed to terminate his presidency before the start of a new charter to prove his critics wrong that he only wants to extend his term. “Sabi nila gusto kong mag-Presidente. Itong mga opposition, they are so engrossed na every time they look at the proposal sa Constitution, ‘Ah, Duterte […]

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Global peace network seeks continuation of GRP-NDF talks amidst escalating Duterte-Joma word war

“We urge both the GRP and NDF to continue finding constructive ways to work together in order to renew official negotiations and find joint understanding of settling their differences at the table. To achieve this, creating a more positive enabling environment to further the process is essential. Negotiating parties must get over their differences through efficient and programmatic confidence building […]

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Malacanang to investigate murder of Tanauan City Mayor

By Rodolfo Andal MALACAÑANG on Tuesday assured the public that it will conduct a thorough investigation of the assassination of Tanauan city Mayor Antonio Halili while attending the regular morning flag raising ceremony Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr., in a press briefing, said the palace will leave “no stone unturned” in the investigation stressing that they “are discharging the […]

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Kawalan ng respeto*

Kawalan ng respeto*

MARAMI ang nadismaya at hindi mabilang na mga tao ang nagalit nang tawagin ni President Duterte na “estupido” ang Diyos Ayon sa Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches ay nasaktan ito nang husto sa birada ni Duterte laban sa Simbahan. Nagpahayag naman ang isang grupo ng mga Kristiyano na nakagawa umano si Duterte ng pinakamabigat na kasalanan na tanging si Satanas […]

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Antonio Halili, the mayor of Tanauan City in the Philippines, in 2016. He was the fourth Philippine mayor killed during President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugsCreditBullit Marquez/Associated Press

Mayor on Duterte’s narc list assassinated during flag raising ceremony

By Rose Anne Dela Cruz IT was not a usual flag raising ceremony in Tanauan City Hall on Monday morning. Mayor Antonio Halili was standing in attention singing the Lupang Hinirang when a single gunshot suddenly rang out from nowhere causing him to slump bloodied on the ground. He was rushed with a wound in the chest by his aides […]

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President Duterte to consult law experts before choosing new Chief Justice

By Rodolfo Andal PANGLAO, Bohol — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday said his choice for the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will depend on the recommendation of the country’s legal bodies. “I have to consult not only the Justices themselves but also the law profession — so it’s by IBP and Philippine Constitutional Association and others. And […]

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Mapanira*

Mapanira*

TAYONG mga Pilipino ay likas na may takot sa Diyos, magalang sa kapwa, lalo na sa kababaihan dahil natural sa atin ang pagiging maka-nanay; masayahin, mapagtimpi’t matatag sa harap ng mga suliranin. Gayun man ay malinaw na dahan-dahang nagkakaroon ng kontradiksyon sa ating katauhan, katwira’t damdamin dahil ginigiba ang mga magagandang katangian ng ating lahi. Opo, ginigiba ng iilan na […]

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Palace welcomes Bishop Tagle’s statement, calls for better cooperation

By Rodolfo Andal MALACAÑANG on Thursday welcomed the recent statement of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urging Filipino Catholics to respect the views of other religions or those who do not share the beliefs of the Catholic Church. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. in a press briefing reiterated the Palace’s stand that even President Rodrigo Roa Duterte should be […]

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