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Duterte urges Muslim Filipinos to embody courage, conviction

President Rodrigo Duterte urged Muslim Filipinos to embody “courage and conviction” as the Philippines faces challenges in pursuit of meaningful transformation. “This sacred feast serves as a reminder of the fulfillment that is found in sacrifice. Ibrahim’s faithfulness taught us ...

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Liza Maza resigns from Duterte Cabinet

National Anti-Poverty Commission Sec. Liza Maza announces her resignation during a news conference. INQUIRER / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA Anti-poverty chief Liza Maza has resigned from office. Maza announced on Monday that she has already submitted her resignation letter to President ...

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Duterte to China: ‘You can’t create artificial islands there and claim the sea’

CHINA SUPPORT President Rodrigo Duterte greets Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines ZhaoJianhua during a Chinese-Filipino business convention at the Manila Hotel on Feb. 19, 2018. MALACAÑANG PHOTO China cannot just create artificial islands in the disputed waters and claim the ...

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Duterte vows clean 2019 polls

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday vowed that the upcoming 2019 mid-term elections will be clean. “In this election, I commit to the Filipino people that this will be a clean election,” Duterte said in a speech in Davao ...

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Duterte orders Cayetano to raise radio warning incident with China

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Department of Foreign Affairs to raise with China a recent incident wherein a Philippine military aircraft flying over the disputed South China Sea was shooed away by the Chinese. Foreign Affairs Secretary ...

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Duterte fires former PMA comptroller tried in P15-M malversation case

President Rodrigo Duterte leads the launching of the Go Negosyo’s “Pilipinas Angat Lahat” program at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo from an RTVM video) President Rodrigo Duterte approved on Tuesday night the dismissal ...

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'Most hypocritical institution': Duterte blasts Church anew

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday lashed out against the Catholic Church again, breaking his promise of not making anti-Church statements. In a speech in Malacañang, Duterte explained his own concept of what God is, as opposed to the ...

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Duterte says PDEA report on shabu in magnetic lifters 'speculation'

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday branded as “speculation” the report of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) that a ton of shabu worth P6.8 billion stuffed inside magnetic lifters slipped past the country’s port. Authorities on Tuesday intercepted ...

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Duterte to visit Israel, meet Netanyahu

President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted an invitation to visit Israel next month in a sign of improving ties, which had hit a sore spot early in his presidency when he compared his bloody anti-drug crackdown to Hitler and the Holocaust. ...

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Duterte ‘still trusts’ Lapeña; DOJ starts own probe

Malacañang on Monday said Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña still enjoyed the trust and confidence of President Duterte despite the smuggling of P6.8-billion worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) that slipped past the Bureau of Customs (BOC) last Friday. “He [President] knows ...

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