Diaz’s cash prizes near P50-M mark; Duterte promises house & lot

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 05:17:02 +0000

By REY C. LACHICA Olympic gold medal winner Hidilyn Diaz is getting richer each day. Since her historic win in the Tokyo Games on Monday when she became the first Filipino athlete to win an Olympic gold medal, weightlifting superstar’s cash prizes has ballooned to almost P50 million. That’s because she is entitled for another […]

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Duterte to Diaz: Let bygones be bygones; ‘Ako naman ang mag-saludo sayo’

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:20:27 +0000

By Waylon Galvez After 18 months, weightlifting superstar Hidilyn Diaz is finally home. And she returned in a blaze of glory as she quenched the nation’s thirst by winning the first Olympic gold medal in record-breaking fashion – a feat many thought it was impossible to achieve. But Diaz delivered what she promised when she […]

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Duterte extols 10 new Pinoy Sports Hall of Famers

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 03:42:46 +0000

The Philippine Sports Hall of Fame (PSHOF) formally immortalized 10 more Filipino sporting greats on Sunday in a glittering digital enshrinement ceremony that paid homage to their praiseworthy achievements. No less than President Rodrigo Duterte honored the 4th batch of PSHOF enshrinees starring football hero Paulino Alcantara, basketball idol Robert Jaworski, famed swimmer Eric Buhain, […]

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Duterte takes jab at Pacquiao’s legendary boxing career

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:30:31 +0000

By CARLO ANOLIN President Duterte could not help but take a jab at Manny Pacquiao’s legendary boxing career amid their ongoing dispute as government officials.“You know he has a scheduled fight but suddenly nag-back out. Probably he knows that he’s too old for that,” said Duterte during a speech in Antipolo City on Thursday. “And […]

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Duterte considers discussing WPS issues with former presidents

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 11:17:40 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte is considering meeting with former Philippine presidents to discuss issues concerning the West Philippine Sea, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said on Thursday. Roque made the statement after former senator Rodolfo Biazon called on the National Security Council (NSC) to convene as he criticized the government’s confusing stand on the West Philippine […]

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Duterte warns of ‘stricter lockdown’ if virus surges

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 16:46:41 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte said he would be forced to impose a stricter lockdown if infections again surge because of more Covid-19 variants and violations of health protocols. In his prerecorded public address aired on Tuesday, Duterte said he personally does not want to impose lockdowns, but he would be forced to do so to protect […]

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Duterte renews DITO’s 25-year franchise

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 09:34:21 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has renewed the franchise of the country’s third major telecommunication company (telco) for another 25 years. Duterte signed on Tuesday Republic Act (RA) 11537, which extended the franchise granted to Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Inc., currently known as Dito Telecommunity Corporation. The franchise law allows DITO “to construct, establish, install, maintain and […]

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Another ‘stricter lockdown’ if Covid-19 surges–Duterte

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 08:20:04 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be forced to impose a “stricter” lockdown if there would be another resurgence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country. due to more contagious coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) variants and violations of health protocols. In his pre-recorded public address aired on Tuesday, Duterte said he personally does not want […]

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Enrile to Duterte: Ignore West Philippine Sea critics

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 02:31:19 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte, from now on, will ignore critics of his foreign policy on the West Philippine Sea. Duterte’s decision was based on the advice of former senator Juan Ponce Enrile. “Mr. President, critics you will always have. If I were you, I will not mind them; just mind history, the Filipino people,” Enrile said […]

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Duterte vows to fight corruption till term ends

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 15 May 2021 14:16:53 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte, with a year left in his term, said he will fight corruption until his last day in office. “We are not proclaiming that we have gotten rid of corruption. There is still corruption in this government and any other government that will come after me; and in the past — it is […]

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