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Philippine President Duterte granted special powers to address Covid-19 crisis

MANILA — The House of Representatives on Monday night approved on third and final reading a bill declaring a national emergency and granting President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to address the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The chamber approved House Bill 6616, otherwise known as “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, with 284 affirmative votes, 9...

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Satisfaction with PHL President Duterte gov’t back to ‘excellent’: SWS

Recent SWS survey revealed that the Duterte administration registered a “very good” score on helping the poor (+64), fighting terrorism (+61), providing information needed by the citizens to assess the government (+58), having clear policies (+56), developing a healthy economy (+53), reconciling with Muslim rebels (+51), and protecting press freedom (+50).

Duterte admits getting tired ‘a bit’
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Duterte admits getting tired ‘a bit’

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that his strenuous job as the country’s highest elected official is making him tired “a bit.” In an exclusive interview with Russia Today aired on Friday, the 74-year-old President said there are times when he gets exhausted due to “tremendous” stress, driven by his heavy workload. “Yes, a bit,”...

Duterte tells ABS-CBN owners to sell network
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Duterte tells ABS-CBN owners to sell network

MANILA — With three months left before the franchise of local broadcast network ABS-CBN expires, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday advised owners of the TV giant to just sell the network. “Itong ABS, mag-expire ang contract ninyo. Mag-renew kayo, ewan ko lang kung may mangyari diyan. Kung ako sa inyo, ipagbili niyo na ‘yan (This ABS-CBN, your contract is about to expire. If...

OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 30TH SEA GAMES AT THE PHIL ARENA BRINGS WAVES OF EXCITEMENT AND PRIDE
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OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 30TH SEA GAMES AT THE PHIL ARENA BRINGS WAVES OF EXCITEMENT AND PRIDE

2019 November 30: Not only did the ceremonial Opening of the 30th Southeast Asian Games show the power of a cultural splendour, but it invited absolutely everyone to come out and help celebrate the unity, sportsmanship, and spirit of oneness. The iconic Philippine Arena, an exceptional venue with a seating capacity of 55,000, hosted 11...

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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...