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Duterte won’t throw a party as he turns 73 in Manila


In MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will not be throwing a lavish party when he turns 73 on Wednesday, his top aide said. Duterte will just be in his Davao City home with his family on his birthday, said Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go. “He has never been …

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Preparing storm sets out toward PH as Holy Week begins


A low weight territory is surging towards the Philippines, state climate authority PAGASA said Sunday as a great many Filipino Catholics denoted the beginning of Holy Week. The LPA may enter the Philippine territory of duty on Monday or Tuesday. It is probably going to increase into a tornado, the …

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Duterte backs six-month Boracay shutdown

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MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he is amenable to a six-month closure of Boracay to allow government to rehabilitate the famous island. Duterte said Department of Interior and Local Government officer-in-charge Eduardo Año told him that the island would need to be closed for six months to …

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Duterte is against proposed divorce law


Duterte led the destruction of 14 used luxury vehicles from Japan and South Korea worth an estimated P27 million. The vehicles had remained unclaimed since 2014 due to an executive order that prohibits the importation of used vehicles to the Philippines.“This condemnation of these smuggled vehicles demonstrates our firm stand …

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ICC urges PH not to continue with ‘regrettable’ withdrawal

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IN THE MANILA- The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday urged the Philippines not to push through with its plan to withdraw its ratification of the treaty that created the tribunal. In a statement, the international court noted Manila’s intention to withdraw based on news reports but emphasized that it …

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PH, Kuwait agree on draft deal for OFW protection

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Kuwaiti officials finally agreed to ensure that the Filipino workers keep their passports instead of surrendering them to their employers and acknowledge employment contracts based on Philippine law. Representatives from both countries have finalized the draft for a memorandum of understanding for the protection of migrant workers amid a string …

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DOJ and OSG accused of ‘giving undue favor’ to Napoles


Lawyer Levi Baligod on Friday accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of the Solicitor General of “giving undue favor” to the so-called pork-barrel queen Janet Lim Napoles. Napoles, the alleged brains behind the multibillion-peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam, was placed by DOJ under the provisional …

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No need for Senate nod for PH withdrawal from ICC

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MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday said there is no need for a Senate concurrence in the Philippines’’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), even as it maintained President Rodrigo Duterte is not avoiding accountability with the government’s latest move. “There is no obligation to do so… Is there anything …

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Inday Sara says children can’t replace parents


IN MANILA PH – President Rodrigo Duterte’s consultative council has consented to boycott particular relatives to succeed occupant elective authorities, in a potential barrier to the likelihood of his own little girl supplanting him. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has been specified before by a few gatherings as a potential …

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