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Panelo blasts Lacson; says Duterte ‘wise tactician’ on Reed Bank

MANILA – Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Senator Panfilo Lacson has “a fertile imagination” after the lawmaker criticized the government’s handling of the Recto (Reed) Bank incident.  Lacson, on Sunday, said the government may weaken the Philippines’ claim to Recto ...

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Duterte dares political rivals to run in Davao

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has dared his family’s political rivals to build a strong opposition in Davao City to challenge the leadership of his children, who currently control the city’s politics. The President pointed out that a beefed-up ...

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Duterte ‘disappointed’ over delay in crafting of COC

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed his disappointment over the delay in the crating of a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea at the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit, according to ...

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Duterte, Southeast Asian leaders open 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok

ASEAN leaders shake hands on stage during the opening ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit at the Athenee Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Seen here are Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, chairman of 34th ASEAN Summit, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien ...

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Will Duterte Stand with the Chinese, or with His Countrymen?

Damaged Filipino fishing boat F/B Gem-Ver ashore in Occidental Mindoro. Photo: AP/ABS-CBN/DA o matter how you try to slice it. No matter how you try to spin it. It remains extremely difficult to understand, much less justify Philippine President Rodrigo ...

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‘Take the high road’: Duterte urges US, China to end trade war

BANGKOK — President Rodrigo Duterte said the United States and China must “take the high road” and end their trade war that he said was affecting global growth and possibly delaying economic integration. At the same time, Mr. Duterte pushed ...

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Duterte: PH, China, ‘neutral’ party to probe hit-and-run

-RICHARD A. REYES BANGKOK, Thailand — President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted China’s proposal for a joint investigation of the June 9 incident near Recto Bank in the South China Sea where a Chinese trawler rammed and sank a Philippine fishing ...

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Workers’ skills must be developed, Duterte tells ASEAN business sector

Duterte called on the ASEAN Business Advisory Council to help develop the skills of workers in Southeast Asia, as emerging technologies reshape labor demand. File/George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News BANGKOK—President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday called on the ASEAN Business Advisory Council ...

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Duterte pitch to Thai investors? Pinoys learn fast, business climate ‘corruption-free’

MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday encouraged Thai business leaders to either invest or expand their operations in the Philippines, which Duterte said boasts of a “fast-learning workforce” and a “corruption-free business climate.” Duterte made the invitation to 24 Thai bankers, ...

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Duterte orders faster ecozone development in rural areas, halt in Metro Manila

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to “hasten” the development of special economic zones in rural areas and halt ecozone approvals in Metro Manila.  The move seemed in line with the administration’s push for the decentralization of ...

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