Pres. Duterte meets Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday met American actor Stephen Baldwin, who is in Manila to promote his new drug-themed film, in a courtesy call in a hotel in Taguig City. Baldwin’s film “Kaibigan” (Friend) is about the consequences of drugs and other vices on the lives of teenagers. Duterte’s top aide, Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go, in a statement, said the film meant to “send an important message to the youth on the consequences of making the wrong choices in life.” The film will also mark the comeback of Presidential…

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Duterte to Church: You can’t use God to criticize me

There is a separation of Church and state, President Rodrigo R. Duterte reminded the Catholic Church on Saturday hitting its leaders anew for criticizing him on his various policies including his war on drugs. “When you are a religious, you have to be something of a neutral dito sa (here) faith mo pati (and) government because it is really the concept of a republican system that there is a separation of Church and state,” Duterte said during the inauguration of the Malayan Colleges Mindanao in Davao City. Duterte said it is not right for…

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Infra projects, free tuition mark PRRD’s 2nd year in office

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday welcomed the significant progress made in efforts to provide Filipinos with a more comfortable life, as his boss, President Rodrigo Duterte, marks his second year in office. “We have seen numerous infra and economic development projects, laws signed and implemented and social welfare, health and education programs put into place in the last two years,” Go said in a statement sent to media. “This is a testament of what President Duterte clearly wants for the country and for the…

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Palace to answer quo warranto vs. Duterte

Malacañang will respond to the Supreme Court (SC)’s order to President Rodrigo R. Duterte to answer a quo warranto pleading seeking to nullify Duterte’s victory in 2016. “We will respond as ordered,” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque told the Palace media on Friday. The SC on Friday reportedly gave Duterte 10 days to comment on the petition filed by suspended lawyer Elly Pamatong. Pamatong, a former nuisance presidential candidate, claimed Duterte’s certificate of candidacy (COC) was illegal since it was not approved by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Duterte was a…

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President Duterte visits wounded soldiers in Cagayan de Oro City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte personally checked the condition of several wounded soldiers currently confined at Camp Evangelista Station Hospital inside the Infantry Division headquarters here on Monday, June 25. During the hospital visit, President Duterte conferred medals of the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the Rank of Kampilan to the injured soldiers in honor of their courage, bravery, and sacrifice in the service of the country. The Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kampilan is awarded by the President to officials and personnel of the government and private individuals who were seriously…

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Palace: Calling God ‘stupid’ is Duterte’s ‘personal belief’

Palace: Calling God ‘stupid’ is Duterte’s ‘personal belief’ Calling God “stupid” was President Rodrigo Duterte’s “personal belief,” Malacañang said on Monday, following criticisms of the chief executive’s controversial remark. Subscribe : INQUIRER.net  

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Pres. Duterte in Taiwanese campaign poster ‘something to be proud of’: SAP Go

Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday said President Rodrigo Duterte’s photo in a campaign poster of a Taiwanese politician is something to be proud of. “Napag-usapan nga po namin ni Pangulong Duterte ‘yan kagabi, so kami naman nag-smile kami parehas na kahit sa ibang bansa ay talagang ginagamit ‘yong mukha niya at pangalan niya against drugs so talagang nire-respeto si Pangulong Duterte (President Duterte and I talked about it last night (Friday), we just took light of it that even abroad his name is being used against drugs so that means President…

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Pres. Duterte wants peace talks with Reds held in the Country

Instead of spending money to hold peace talks with communist rebels in Norway, the Philippine government can save by holding them inside the country, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said it was President Rodrigo R. Duterte himself who emphasized that peace talks should be done in the country since it is “a talk between Filipinos.” “The President has emphasized that this is a talk between Filipinos, (so this) should be held in the Philippines. Hindi naman po kinakailangan pa na mangibang bayan para makipag-usap ng kapayapaan lamang (We don’t need…

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Duterte on federalism: We’re just trying to perfect everything

As President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s expert panel comes closer to finishing its draft Federal Constitution, the chief executive on Saturday night reiterated his commitment to step down once federalism is in place. “We’re just trying to perfect everything and if you want a new leader during the transition you can provide it in the law itself…and I would be happy to step down,” Duterte said in his speech in Davao City speaking before Muslim leaders from various sectors. “The time for federalism has come to our country. We have to…

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Father’s Day | Mayor Sara thanks PRRD’s ‘rigid discipline’

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio expressed gratitude for President Rodrigo Duterte’s “rigid discipline,” attributing her father’s stern guidance to her own achievements today. The Presidential daughter, in a Father’s Day message to Pres. Duterte on Saturday, said her father was hard on her about education and work. “You impressed upon me that I am not a person if I am not a lawyer or a doctor and if I do not work for our country,” she said in her message, which began with the salutation “Dear Digong”. “I would not be where…

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