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Charter flights, stricter Boracay air travel rules hailed

MANILA — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Wednesday welcomed the move of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to lift its moratorium on flights to Boracay and its issuance of new and stricter guidelines on the conduct of commercial air transportation serving the resort island. DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said this development could further spur the...

DUTERTE’S 4TH STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA) WILL BE ‘SHORT’
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DUTERTE’S 4TH STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA) WILL BE ‘SHORT’

MANILA – The fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte to be delivered on July 22 will be “short”, Malacañang said on Tuesday. “I asked him (Duterte) about the SONA this morning, he said ‘Oh, it will be short’. Yun na nga exact words niya(Those were his exact words),” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in...

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ICELAND MAY HAVE BEEN FED WITH WRONG INFO: PALACE

MANILA — Iceland may have been fed with wrong information, which convinced its government to sponsor a resolution before the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and seek a probe into the Philippines’ human rights situation, in relation to the government’s campaign against illegal drugs. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said he and President Rodrigo Duterte...

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Duterte may have been warned about possible coup: Panelo

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday said that top military officials may have warned President Rodrigo Duterte about a possible coup. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark a day after Duterte bared that the military was getting restive over problems, particularly, corruption within government. “Could be, dahil otherwise hindi sila nagsasalita ng ganoon eh. Meron siguro siyang info, very reliable...

PRRD ‘happy’ that more Filipinos appreciate his work
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PRRD ‘happy’ that more Filipinos appreciate his work

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he was “happy” that four of five Filipinos appreciate his performance as the country’s leader. Duterte made this reaction after Social Weather Station (SWS) released a survey which showed that 80 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied, nine percent undecided, and 12 percent dissatisfied with his performance. “As...