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Duterte’s first night at Bahay Pangarap ‘lonely,’ says Palace spokesperson

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte felt “lonely” on his first night on Monday at his official residence, the Bahay Pangarap, his spokesperson said Tuesday. “Sabi nga niya, malungkot daw doon dahil malaki ‘yung bahay, aalog-alog, siya lang daw mag-isa. […]
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Fil-Am women’s rights group welcomes Duterte

Gabriela USA welcomes Rodrigo Duterte as the newly inaugurated 16th President of the Philippines, and joins millions of women in calling for change.  “Women in the Philippines suffered unemployment, landlessness, violence and state sponsored repression for six long years under...
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Local officials, ordinary folks see better PHL with Duterte in power

By Noel Y. Punzalan and Edwin O. Fernandez COTABATO CITY  (PNA) – Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu said incoming President Duterte’s assumption as the country’s 16th President will usher genuine reforms both in governance and anti-corruption. “We, the provincial officials...
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Duterte’s trips could affect airport protocols

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine aviation officials will implement new airport protocols to ensure the safety of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte during his trips to Manila and Davao City, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said Thursday. Gen. Rodante Joya, […]
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Belmonte flies to Davao to meet with Duterte, confirms coalition talks with PDP-Laban

MANILA (Mabuhay) — House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte will meet with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City Tuesday as talks continue regarding the Liberal Party’s inclusion in the “super majority” coalition led by the Partido Demokratiko...
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Duterte warns De Lima: ‘Don’t fight me; you’ll lose’

DAVAO CITY, May 26 (Mabuhay) – The word war between presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Senator-elect Leila de Lima is far from over. In an early morning press conference here on Thursday, the incoming President said he would launch an […]
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Duterte: Call me ‘Mayor of the Philippines’

DAVAO CITY  (Mabuhay) – Do not call him Mr. President. Call him Mayor of the Philippines. Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte told reporters late Sunday that he is not comfortable with being addressed as “President”. Rather, he wants to retain the […]
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Pia Cayetano joins Duterte transition team

DAVAO CITY  (Mabuhay) – Outgoing Senator Pia Cayetano has joined the transition team of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte to ensure a “gender-balanced” government. Cayetano is in the city to meet with the six-man transition team. The members of the transition […]
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US envoy congratulates PHL over elections

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg has congratulated Filipinos over the conduct of the recently concluded national and local elections. In a tweet posted Tuesday, Goldberg said: “I congratulate the Filipinos on their exercise of...
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Duterte calls out for nat’l healing

Presumptive president-elect offers hand to presidential rivals DAVAO CITY, May 9 (PNA) – Presidential aspirant Mayor Rodrigo Duterte offered a hand of reconciliation to his presidential opponents and other candidates and “let us begin the national healing now.” In his […]