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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…

I’m coming –– Trump

US president confirms PH visit, invites Duterte to Washington US President Donald Trump reaffirmed America’s longtime alliance with the Philippines and confirmed his upcoming visit to the country in November, Malacañang said yesterday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The US leader also extended his invitation to Duterte to come visit…

Martial law fears allayed

MALACAÑANG has allayed public fears of the possible declaration of martial law in Metro Manila in the aftermath of the fatal incident at the Resorts World Manila where 38 people, including the gunman, died. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the incident does not fall under…

Palace condoles with kin of beheaded boat skipper

MALACAÑANG yesterday conveyed its sympathies to the family of a fishing boat captain beheaded by the bandit group Abu Sayyaf. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We express our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family of FB Ramon 2 captain, Noel Besconde, who met untimely death in the hands of the…

Russia ‘JUNKET’ charge nixed

MALACAÑANG yesterday defended the huge delegation that accompanied President Rodrigo Duterte on his recent trip to Russia. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the remark in reaction to Sen. Grace Poe’s reported plan to conduct a probe into the so-called “junket Russian visit.” Abella said while…

Palace: Pinoys still satisfied with gov’t war on drugs

Malacañang yesterday downplayed the 11-point drop in public satisfaction with the government’s drug war. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said “a great majority of Filipinos” were still satisfied with the government’s performance in curbing illegal drugs. “Seventy-eight percent (78%), a great majority of Filipinos, expressed satisfaction…
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Terrorists can't kill Duterte

GOVERNMENT and military officials yesterday assured that President Rodrigo Duterte is safe from terrorists following a local group’s supposed threat to kill the country’s chief executive. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) is not capable of carrying an attack against Duterte, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella…

Settling in

If an island or any other territory is already occupied and settled in by local inhabitants, the arrival of more settlers should be no big deal. It is simply an exercise of the sovereign rights of citizens with legitimate ownership claim over the place. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It…

Palace defends Duterte against rape joke critics

MALACAÑANG yesterday defended President Rodrigo Duterte against critics who lambasted him over his latest rape joke made before troops in Iligan City. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “PRRD is decisively acting, speaking with heightened bravado, that law and order would be brought back in these areas of rebellion in the…

Rally vs martial law shows healthy democracy — Palace

THE inter-faith rally versus martial law to be held in Manila, coinciding with today’s Independence Day celebration, is a sign of the vibrancy of Philippine democracy, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in his statement to Palace reporters yesterday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Abella said the rally, dubbed “National Day…
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