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Duterte credits ‘generous’ US, Pinoys’ ‘fervent prayers’ for return of Balangiga bells

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday lauded the "generosity" of the United States in returning three church bells a century after these were taken as war trophy by American soldiers during the Philippine-American war in the early 1900s. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN ...

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Duterte attends 70s-themed Christmas party of Cabinet execs

MANILA, Philippines–President Rodrigo Duterte and members of his Cabinet took a quick break from work as they partied the night away late Friday night as part of the Christmas celebrations. In a series of Instagram stories posted by Tourism Secretary ...

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Fake news: US diplomat credits Duterte for return of Balangiga bells

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine news websites claiming that an American diplomat said that the historic Balangiga bells were returned to the country because of President Rodrigo Duterte is fake, a French news agency said on Friday. The Agence France Presse ...

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Duterte on Pope Francis: ‘Bilib ako, saludo talaga ako’

Pope Francis incenses the altar as he celebrates Mass on the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) MANILA, Philippines — Despite his repeated ...

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No hand in approving, rejecting government projects: Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday reiterated that he does not meddle in the approval of government projects. Albert Alcain, Malacañang Photo MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday reiterated that he does not meddle in the approval of government projects. "I tell ...

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‘20,000 deaths?’: Duterte questions critics’ death-toll claims from drug war

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday challenged his critics to prove the government's anti-illegal drug campaign has claimed more than 20,000 lives. Lillian Suwanrumpha, AFP MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday challenged his critics to prove the government's anti-illegal drug campaign has ...

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Change of plans: Duterte to attend Balangiga bells handover in E. Samar

The Balangiga bells were unloaded at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Photo by NOY MORCOSO / INQUIRER.net) MANILA, Philippines—After making some changes in his schedule, President Rodrigo Duterte will now be able to lead the ...

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'Fake news': Lorenzana clears Robredo in alleged Duterte ouster plot

MANILA – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday dismissed allegations by former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte that Vice President Leni Robredo and several others were involved in a plot to oust his father, President Rodrigo Duterte. “The first ...

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‘Groups might take Duterte seriously, harm bishops’

Former Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales has warned the public against individuals or groups who might take President Rodrigo Duterte’s verbal assault on Catholic prelates seriously. “Such words from the President may attract stupid people who would do the bidding of ...

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Duterte tells polls bets: Don't 'terrorize' voters

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday warned bets in the 2019 elections not to "terrorize" or intimidate voters. "Sabihin ko sa mga kandidato, and that goes for the entire Philippines, during my watch hindi talaga ako papayag, que kasama ...

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