Duterte: Gamboa now ‘regular’ PNP chief

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:15:25 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has picked Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa as the new head of the Philippine National Police (PNP). In his speech at the thanksgiving gathering with The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Davao City on Friday, Duterte announced Gamboa’s appointment as “regular” PNP chief. “We have the PNP chief, I’m going to appoint […]

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Duterte signs Salary Standardization Law of 2019

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 00:16:35 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a bill providing another salary increase for government workers this year. Duterte signed the Salary Standardization Law (SSL) 5 in Malacañang on Wednesday, based on photos released by the Palace. Under the new law, the salary adjustment will be given in four tranches starting in January 2020 and ending in 2023. […]

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‘Sleep deprived’ Duterte now feeling well — Palace

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2020 07:52:53 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte, who has been deprived of sleep due to his heavy workload, is now feeling well, Malacañang said on Saturday. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo gave the assurance a day after Duterte missed an event in Davao del Sur. “PRRD was under the weather for two days due to workload, attending events, and […]

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Duterte to Filipinos on Christmas: Be kind, compassionaate

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 10:15:24 +0000

AS the nation prepares to celebrate Christmas, President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos to remember lessons from the life of Christ: compassion, and kindness. In a message released on the eve of Christmas, the President urged Filipinos to reflect on the meaning of the holidays as he greeted everyone “a happy and blessed Christmas.” “I […]

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Duterte home for holidays — Palace

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 04:11:32 +0000

HE’LL be home for Christmas. President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to follow his tradition of spending Christmas with his family in his hometown in Davao City. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said Duterte would have a “simple” holiday celebration with his loved ones, especially with his children and grandchildren. “The President, as usual, will be spending […]

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Duterte orders ceasefire with communist rebels

Credit to Author: Aric John Sy Cua| Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2019 12:57:15 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte ordered a nationwide ceasefire between the government and the communist rebels and the reconstitution of the administration’s negotiating panel. In a statement late Sunday, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said the truce will start at midnight on Monday and will end on January 7, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Panelo said the President has instructed […]

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Govt launches anti-drug war documentary ‘Gramo’

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:17:58 +0000

THE government on Wednesday launched a documentary film tackling President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs, amid human rights concerns about the surge of alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the country. Secretary Martin Andanar, head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), presented to the media a documentary entitled: “GRAMO”; and a magazine “Saving the […]

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Duterte accuses water firms of ‘economic plunder’

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:13:38 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday renewed his tirades against Manila Water Company Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc., accusing the concessionaires of committing “economic plunder.” During his visit to Legazpi, Albay, Duterte again slammed the concession agreements entered into by the government with the water firms, which he said, were tantamount to the country giving […]

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Duterte orders Bello to resume talks with Sison

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:25:41 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he ordered Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd to resume talks with exiled communist leader Jose Maria “Joma” Sison. During his visit to Legazpi, Albay, Duterte renewed his interest in reopening the peace talks as “my time was running out.” “Ang ano ko ngayon (My plan now is), I cannot stop. […]

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Duterte picks Southern Luzon command chief to lead PH Army

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 08:50:43 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has named Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay to head the 97,000-strong Philippine Army. Gen. Noel Clement, Armed Forces chief, announced the appointment on Wednesday. Gapay is currently commander of the Quezon-based Southern Luzon Command (Solcom). In a letter signed by Duterte dated December 2, Gapay’s designation will take effect on December 6. He […]

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