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'Ano pa ang gusto?' Duterte says he has fulfilled most promises

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he has fulfilled most of his promises, except for solving the country's traffic problem. Duterte touted the bills he had signed like the Universal Healthcare Law and a law granting free tuition ...

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Duterte mistakenly calls JV Ejercito as 'Jinggoy'

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday mistakenly called reelectionist Sen. JV Ejercito as his half-brother Jinggoy Estrada, who is also seeking a Senate seat. Duterte made the mistake as he introduced Ejercito among the candidates he is endorsing in ...

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Duterte signs revised Corporation Code

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that seeks to update the 38-year-old Corporation Code in a bid to make the Philippines an attractive investment destination. Signed by the President on Feb. 20, Republic Act 11232, introduces the ...

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Duterte signs expanded maternity law

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that will grant additional leave benefits for working mothers. Under the measure, all working mothers are guaranteed with 105 days of paid maternity leave credits, with 7 days transferable ...

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Colmenares: Elections under Duterte admin transcend political parties

MANILA, Philippines — Will the ancient proverb “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” hold true in the 2019 midterm elections? Bayan Muna chair and Makabayan senatorial bet Neri Colmenares said on Wednesday he is open to forming alliances ...

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Duterte renews peace overture to Misuari: ‘We should talk soon’

DAVAO CITY — On the eve of the launch of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), President Rodrigo Duterte tried to reach out again to Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari, who continued to keep his silence and his ...

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Sara Duterte takes ‘spiritual journey’ between campaign stops

[embedded content] SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio took a “spiritual journey” on Tuesday on her Yamaha XSR900 big bike from Laoag City in Ilocos Norte on her way here to Santiago City in Isabela, where her ...

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Mobile numbers now 'portable' under new law signed by Duterte

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that will enable consumers to keep their mobile numbers in case they switch service providers or change their subscription plans, according to a copy of the measure released on Tuesday. The ...

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Duterte OKs franchise extension of Iglesia Ni Cristo’s telecom


MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law allowing Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) to install and operate private telecommunications services for another 25 years. Duterte signed on Feb. 14 Republic Act 11219, a copy of which was released by ...

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Bam Aquino says small businesses 'better' under Duterte

MANILA — Small and medium enterprises or SME's are in a "better" state under President Rodrigo Duterte, a reelectionist senator said Sunday. "Sa mga SME po, sa mga small and medium enterprises, mas maganda 'yung pagpapatakbo ngayon," Sen. Bam Aquino ...

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