Category: Politics

Pandemic, calamity lessons to guide Philippines in 2022: President Duterte
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Pandemic, calamity lessons to guide Philippines in 2022: President Duterte

"Every day, we continue to witness the indomitable spirit of the Filipino that adapts, endures, and triumphs over all adversities. The dedication and courage of our people, especially of our medical and essential front liners, uniformed services, civilian personnel, and volunteers, demonstrate what great things we can achieve if we work in solidarity," Duterte said in a statement.

YEAR ENDER: Checking in on Duterte’s last full year in office
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YEAR ENDER: Checking in on Duterte’s last full year in office

MANILA – During his last full year at Malacañan Palace, President Rodrigo R. Duterte may have prioritized the country’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic response, but did not let up in his administration’s fight against corruption and illegal drugs as well as effort to defend the country’s sovereignty and territory. Duterte himself said in a December...

‘I never gained a single cent’ from war on drugs: Philippine President Duterte
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‘I never gained a single cent’ from war on drugs: Philippine President Duterte

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday maintained that his administration’s campaign against illegal drugs was launched for the Filipino people, and not for his personal gain. Duterte reiterated that he is only willing to be tried and prosecuted by a Filipino judge in a Philippine court and not by “white people” at The Hague-based International...

OPINION: A narrative to a political destiny
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OPINION: A narrative to a political destiny

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma   FOR those not familiar with how politicians indulge in the vagaries of the electoral contest, the unfolding of events, starting with the withdrawal of Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte for her re-election bid, is an enigma. This, after she made an announcement each time she is asked...