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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

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…

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

Duterte defended in gun display incident

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s defense chief defended yesterday the Commander-in-Chief’s flashing of his holstered gun. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “Walang dapat ikatakot. Normal lang iyan sa kanya. He’s been carrying guns since he became [Davao City] mayor, first in 1988, hanggang recently noong mayor pa siya. That’s just normal for…

Duterte health okay — Palace

NOTHING to worry about President Rodrigo Duterte’s health. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Malacañang Palace made this assurance a day after Duterte skipped the Independence Day rites at Rizal Park due to fatigue and lack of sleep. “The President is actually in excellent good health except for the fact that…

Palace reaches out to DU30 foes

MALACAÑANG has extended an olive branch to various groups that joined the National Day of Protest against President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We have always kept the doors open for constructive dialogue with the strategic sectors of society, including those who do not share the…

Gov’t watching chicken prices

MALACAÑANG assured the public that there would be “no price increase in chicken meat” as only one area is affected by avian flu. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “Concerned government agencies are now looking at businesses that might take advantage of the situation and are monitoring the price of raw…

2 die in Navy vs Vietnamese fishers clash

THE Philippine Navy fired shots at a Vietnamese fishing vessel engaged in illegal fishing off Cape Bolinao in Pangasinan shortly before midnight last Friday killing two of its crewmen before arresting five others, police said yesterday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A report from the Police Regional Office 1 Regional…

Palace defends Rody’s big Russian delegation

Malacañang defended yesterday the huge delegation that accompanied President Rodrigo Duterte during his recent trip to Russia. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the remarks in the wake of Sen Grace Poe’s reported plan to conduct probe into the so called “junket Russian visit”. Abella said…
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