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Bato confirms law enforcement agencies fighting over Duterte drug list

MANILA, Oct 3 (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald del Rosa confirmed Monday that law enforcement agencies are fighting over the drug list now in the possession of President Rodrigo Duterte. “Yes there are some issues like […]
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Miriam Defensor Santiago passes away

MANILA, Sept 29 (Mabuhay) — Former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has passed away after a long bout with lung cancer, according to her husband Atty. Jun Santiago said. She was 71. “She died peacefully in her sleep this morning,” Santiago […]
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No love lost?: Duterte, Obama shake hands, chat after cancelled meet

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Sept. 8 (PNA) – In what seemed like an effort to patch things up, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Barack Obama shook hands and shared a good conversation before the gala dinner at […]
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Philippines: A rights agenda for President Duterte

Extrajudicial killings, accountability, and health care are key issues (New York ) – The Philippines’ new president, Rodrigo Duterte, should focus efforts on tackling the country’s persistent human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the president. Human...
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Duterte eyes more access roads to tourist sites

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, July 25 (PNA) – To make travel to tourism sites easier, President Rodrigo Duterte during his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday said that he wants more access roads to tourism sites […]
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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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Hopes are high for a corrupt-free PHL under Digong

Former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has been recently sworn in as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines. A Duterte presidency could very well bring hope to millions of marginalized Filipinos for a better life. Hopefully we […]
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Lacson expects criminality, drugs to be minimized in first 100 days of Duterte admin

MANILA  (PNA) – Criminality, particularly drug-related offenses, may be on the way to being greatly minimized in the first 100 days of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, Senator-elect Panfilo M. Lacson said. Lacson cited significant strides made by law enforcers...
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No chance Duterte will be impeached, Belmonte says

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Tuesday shot down talk that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte could be ousted via impeachment under the 17th Congress. Belmonte, a leader of Liberal Party, said he did not see any reason for such […]
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Duterte to have 500 guests during oathtaking

By Lilybeth G. Ison MANILA  (PNA) – As promised during his election campaign to have a “simple” inauguration if ever he wins, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will be sworn in by a Supreme Court Justice as the country’s 16th President with […]