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Tagged in Journal Online: ernesto abella

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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Holy Week time for spiritual renewal — Palace

ON Palm Sunday, Malacañang Palace urged Filipino Catholics to lead a “quiet and renewing week” as they observe the Lenten season. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a statement issued to reporters yesterday, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said this week, along with the rest of the Lenten season, is centered…
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President in Davao for quiet birthday

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be celebrating his birthday “quietly without fanfare” with his family and close friends in Davao City, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Duterte, who will turn 72 years old today, opted to “veer away from public attention.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “Traditionally, the…

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.…

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…

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…

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 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…
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