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Conduct of Duterte’s 5th SONA needs to be altered if pandemic persists – Zubiri

May 4th, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Should the COVID-19 pandemic persist to threaten the country until July, it would be “impossible” for President Rodrigo Duterte’ to deliver his fifth State of the National Address (SONA) as though it were “business as usual,” according to Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri. “I don’t see the GCQ [general community quarantine] […]

Palace to Congress: It takes political will to pass FOI bill

July 25th, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte continues to support the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, Malacañang said Thursday, citing that it only takes political will to pass it.

Morales, Del Rosario: Duterte ‘broke’ promise to protect PH territory

July 24th, 2019

President Duterte “broke” his promise that he won't bargain the country's territory in his visit to China in 2016, ex-senior government officials said.

‘No public official has authority to grant foreigners fishing rights in our EEZ’

July 24th, 2019

No public official, not even the President, has “the authority to grant foreigners fishing rights” in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.

De Lima says Duterte Sona ‘insufferable,’ tells President to ‘just rest’

July 24th, 2019

Senator Leila De Lima, who was not able to attend the Sona as she is detained at Camp Crame over drug charges, said she was able to read the transcript of Duterte’s speech and slammed the President’s remarks on various issues in his speech.

Makabayan solons decry confiscation of Sona statement attires, props

July 24th, 2019

Members of the House Makabayan bloc denounced Wednesday the confiscation by members of the PSG of their statement-laden attires and props

No mention of peace talks in SONA means Duterte’s all-out war – Joma

July 24th, 2019

LUCENA CITY –– For top rebel leader Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, President Duterte’s silence on the peace talks with communist rebels in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) means the end of the quest for elusive peace to pave the way for an all-out war. “The prospect of peace negotiations while Duterte is in […]

Duterte’s West Philippine Sea policy praised in state-run Chinese newspaper

July 24th, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) earned praises in the opinion section

Death penalty restoration draws mixed views from Mindanao leaders

July 23rd, 2019

President Duterte’s proposal to reintroduce capital punishment has drawn mixed reactions from a host of leaders in Mindanao. 

Bacolod bishop unhappy over Duterte’s death penalty plan

July 23rd, 2019

BACOLOD CITY –– Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon on Monday expressed dismay over President Duterte’s call to bring back the death penalty.

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