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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…

From the heart

Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address will be ‘frank, challenging but hopeful’ PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is expected to be “frank, challenging and realistic, but hopeful” as he speaks his heart out in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the joint session of Congress at the Batasang…

Palace hails Mindanao ML support

Malacañang hailed yesterday the latest Social Weather Stations survey which showed that majority of Filipinos support the martial law declaration in Mindanao. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In his statement yesterday to Palace reporters, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that the public believes on the factual and legal basis of…
  • Published in Nation

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…

Palace: Gov’t looking into environmentalists’ deaths

MALACANANG is not turning a blind eye on the killings of environmentalists. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We do not condone such violence and intimidation,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement yesterday after the Philippines was tagged as the deadliest country for environmentalist defenders in Asia. . Environmental…

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…

Wish granted

And it was a resounding one. The people’s representatives spoke out in a loud, roaring voice. Vox populi, vox dei. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It is plain and clear as daylight. And so what part of “yes” do objectors and critics do not understand? Congress on Saturday voted to…
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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…

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…
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