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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 […]
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Davao City vies for the Guinness on simultaneous singing of national anthem

DAVAO CITY  (PNA) – Davao City is all set for the simultaneous singing of national anthem, an attempt to break the Guinness world record currently held by Bangladesh. From security arrangement, venue preparation, distribution of IDs to the deployment of […]
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PHL elections see return of former dictator’s son to power

By Ronald O. Reyes TACLOBAN CITY, May 2 (PNA) – “Do I feel emotional about it? I suppose, there is.” Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, namesake and only son of the late Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, waxed emotion when asked […]
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Binay vows to probe Duterte, Davao killings if elected president

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday vowed to form an independent commission that will look into the alleged summary killings and human rights abuses in Davao City and the possible involvement in them of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. […]