Duterte seen signing motorcycle taxi law

Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign into law a bill that will legitimize motorcycle taxis before he steps down this year, a lawmaker said. “I’m hoping [House Bill No. 10572] will become a…

Government was ‘not late‘ in its Typhoon Odette response, says Duterte

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The national government was not “late” in its response to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, President Rodrigo Duterte said in his taped “Talk to the People” that aired late Monday night, blaming delays in…

Muslim leaders ask Duterte to defer law criminalizing child marriage

Jeoffrey Maitem 01/10/2022

DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines — Muslim leaders in Mindanao appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to defer the recently signed law criminalizing child marriage across the country as the practice is an integral part of their…

Rama to ask Duterte for P5B for Cebu City’s recovery

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/23/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will be asking President Rodrigo Duterte for P5 billion assistance to help the city recover from the devastation of Typhoon Odette.  The President is expected to arrive…

Pols welcome withdrawal of Duterte, Go from 2022 polls

Donna Pazzibugan, Leila B. Salaverria 12/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — In yet another rearrangement of the election landscape, President Rodrigo Duterte and his longtime aide Sen. Bong Go have officially withdrawn their candidacy for senator and president, respectively, in the May 2022 polls. The…

Duterte orders agencies and LGUs to brace for incoming storm

Zacarian Sarao 12/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte issued an order on Monday to all government agencies and local government units to prepare for a storm expected to make landfall in Eastern Visayas on Dec. 16. “I direct our…

Duterte: Cocaine-using presidential bet eludes cops by doing drugs on yacht, plane

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 11/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the unnamed presidential aspirant, whom he accused of doing cocaine, was able to escape apprehension because he does the illegal act in places like on a yacht or…

Duterte takes jab at Bongbong Marcos anew, calls him ‘weak leader’

Neil Arwin Mercado 11/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — While rejecting a possible alliance with Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio’s party Lakas-CMD, President Rodrigo Duterte took another jab at presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. who he called a “weak leader.” During…

Kontra Daya: Did Duterte, Go quit ruling party?

Donna Pazzibugan, Leila B. Salaverria 11/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The poll watchdog Kontra Daya wants to know if President Rodrigo Duterte and his former aide, Sen. Bong Go, were properly sworn in as members of an unknown political party where they substituted as…

A tale of two dares

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 11/17/2021

Ever since we restricted presidents to a single, six-year term, the dilemma of an incumbent nearing their expiration date has been twofold. First, continuity is the toughest pitch to make to the voter in a national election…

Duterte urges LGUs to pass ordinances barring kids 12 and below from public areas

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 11/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte urged local government units on Monday to pass ordinances that would ban children aged 12 below from malls and other public spaces to protect them from possible COVID-19 infection. “Certainly, we…

Duterte baffled by Sara’s decision to run for VP

Jerome Aning 11/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, separately took to social media on Sunday to explain the political decisions they had made in the last 24 hours — his urging…

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