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President offers to stand as ‘ninong’ of OFW’s child

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte before daybreak yesterday offered to be the “ninong” of an overseas Filipino worker’s child. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Duterte, who had just arrived from state visits to the Middle East, noticed the infant while he was delivering a speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. “Ilang…

Rody to meet with Putin, build closer ties

He just came home from China, and tomorrow he’s off to Russia. Clearly, President Rodrigo Duterte is moving forward in his vow to build closer ties with non-traditional partners. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The highlight of his next trip, his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin who personally invited…

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…

Pimentel backs Duterte’s call for return of Balangiga Bells

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III supported the call of President Rodrigo Duterte for the United States to return the centuries’ old artifacts and other war booties that were taken by the US soldiers 116 years ago in Samar. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The President called for the return…
  • Published in Nation

Duterte sad because of 11 soldiers’ death

President Rodrigo Duterte regretted the military air strikes that accidentally killed 11 soldiers even as he indicated that he will be the first one to call for an end to martial law in Mindanao. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But only once Mindanao is “stable,” the President insisted. The President…
  • Published in Nation

Subic revenues, imports go up under Diño

Now, the truth unfolds. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chairman Martin Diño yesterday said SBMA bagged its single biggest foreign direct investment (FDI) in recent years, scored a record six new revenue increases this year, and doubled its fuel-storage capacity in 24 years after the Americans…
  • Published in Nation

M’danao narco-politicos on the run –– PNP chief

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to declare martial law in Mindanao in the aftermath of the Maute attacks in Marawi City last May 23 sent running so-called narco-politicians in the region, Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa yesterday said. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Speaking…

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…

PNP endorses ML extension

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” M. de la Rosa yesterday confirmed they have recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte the extension of martial law in Mindanao to help them not only fight ISIS-inspired Maute and Abu Sayyaf terrorists but also to boost their campaign against narco-politicians and loose…

DU30 eager to get on Chinese battleship

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte bared that he will soon board a Chinese battleship which will visit Philippine shores. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “China is sending one of its biggest ships. I told the ambassador of China that I will board it,” Duterte said, without elaborating on the supposed port visit.…
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