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Palace hails ‘Gallant 13’

“THE Gallant 13.” This is how Malacañang hailed the slain 13 Marines who were killed in action in Marawi City as government troops are battled ISIS-inspired Maute terrorists to retake the city. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In his press statement yesterday, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella lamented the killing of…

DU30 to keep promises

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is resolved to keep his focus on fulfilling his promises, notably those against illegal drugs, corruption, and crime. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “The campaign vow of the President to rid society of drugs, criminality, and corruption as part of his overarching goal to build a progressive…

No to ex-deal with Maute

Gov’t has flatly rejected offer by one of Maute brothers to exchange priest hostage for their detained parents NO way, Malacañang said yesterday as it thumbed down the reported offer of terror leader Abdullah Maute to free their priest hostage in exchange for the freedom of his parents. (adsbygoogle =…

Palace hits Duterte’s ML critics

Malacañang yesterday lashed at critics of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “The President’s focus is on addressing the terrorist threat in Mindanao, not on the misguided commentaries of critics,” Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement to Palace reporters yesterday.…

Palace doubts Reds’ peace sincerity

MALACAÑANG aired doubts about the “sincerity” of the communists in attaining peace following the government negotiating panel’s decision to put on hold the 5th round of talks. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We question the sincerity of the CPP/NPA/NDFP, (Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front of the…

‘Very good’

President Duterte keeps high satisfaction rating in latest Social Weather Stations survey THE latest survey results which showed President Rodrigo Duterte maintaining his “very good” satisfaction rating in the first quarter of 2017 has inspired him to do even better, Malacanang said yesterday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We value…

Palace hails UK envoy’s ML view

Malacañang has welcomed the statement made by British Ambassador Asif Ahmad that he saw nothing wrong with the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We appreciate ‘yung statement po ng Ambassador to support the Constitutional implementation of martial law and military action to suppress violence…
  • Published in Nation

Don’t ever threaten President Rody

THE President’s unorthodox diplomatic moves has once again drawn mixed reactions. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Veterans at the DFA are once more scratching their heads at the President’s “undiplomatic” pronouncements. Detractors’ descriptions of presidential policy range from “rash”, “short-sighted”, “whimsical”, “contradictory”. “knee-jerk” to “confusing”. His defenders, on the other…
  • Published in Opinion

Not out of touch

True, the Presidency is a 24/7 job. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But where is it written that he must be seen and heard by the people on real time ‘round the clock? The President, after all, is still a human being who needs privacy for personal and national security…

Gordon has change of heart

THE Senate Blue Ribbon committee has invited presidential son Paolo Duterte and son-in-law Atty. Manases Carpio to attend the next hearing on the P6.4B shabu scandal scheduled September 7. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Blue ribbon panel chairman Sen. Richard Gordon denied the allegations of opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV…
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