Partido Barug backs Bong Go for President, Sara for VP

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City’s ruling party, Partido Barug, will be backing the presidential bid of Senator Bong Go and the candidacy of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for vice president. During a press conference on…

Duterte on keeping Sinas: ‘It’s on me’

Leila B. Salaverria - Inquirer.net 05/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila’s police chief could not have found a more powerful backer than President Rodrigo Duterte. The President said he would be keeping Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas at his post and was accepting responsibility…

COVID-19 crisis could last up to two years, says Duterte

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 04/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines— President Rodrigo Duterte called on the public to not rush in solving the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, saying it could last for two years. “Kapag hindi naayos itong COVID-19, mapurnada talaga tayong lahat. Huwag ninyong…

Duterte warns landlords: Don’t pressure tenants, defer collection of rent

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 04/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte warns lessors against pressuring tenants into paying their rent during the extended Luzon lockdown, saying that he will even “go against the law” to protect these tenants. “Huwag mo muna hingiin…

Christmas tradition: Duterte plays Santa to cancer patients in Davao City

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 12/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — As part of his yearly tradition, President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday visited pediatric cancer patients at the Southern Philippines Medical Center’s Cancer Institute Children’s Unit in Davao City. Duterte was seen giving gifts, blessing…

Duterte: No rice imports during harvest time

Ben O. de Vera, Delfin T. Mallari Jr, Julie M. Aurelio 11/21/2019

President Duterte has ordered Agriculture Secretary William Dar to suspend the importation of rice until the end of the Filipino farmers’ harvest season and to buy palay from them. He did not say, however, when the suspension…

Palace: Missteps in drug war cost Robredo Cabinet rank

the Inquirer staff 11/20/2019

President Duterte has “reservations” about trusting Vice President Leni Robredo with sensitive information because she has made “missteps,” including consulting “enemies of the state” who have prejudged his war on drugs, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Explaining Duterte’s…

Duterte move hit: Robredo ‘being set up to fail’

the Inquirer staff 11/06/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chair of an interagency committee against narcotics, but a spokesperson for the country’s No. 2 says the vice presidency does not see the offer…

Duterte’s pain caused by muscle spasms, says Go

Marlon Ramos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Don’t worry, he’s all right. The “unbearable pain” in President Rodrigo Duterte’s lower back that forced him to cut short his visit to Japan and use a cane to walk was just caused by…

De Lima hits ‘heartless’ Duterte for refusing foreign aid

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 09/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila De Lima on Saturday called President Rodrigo Duterte “heartless” as she condemned the alleged order to refuse grants and aid from other countries for the families of victims of his administration’s war…

‘Loot’ in translation? Duterte didn’t order ambush, says Panelo

Leila B. Salaverria 09/19/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte did not order a hit on former Mayor Vicente Loot of Daanbantayan, Cebu, he was just not that proficient in Filipino, according to Malacañang. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the…

Duterte invited again to visit China

Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 09/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has been invited to visit China again following his meeting with an influential official of the Communist Party of China (CPC). CPC Chongqing party chief Chen Min’er and other CPC members…

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