Duterte

financial team

The financial team of President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that the sky-high inflation in 2018 will not occur again for the remainder of his term, as the government is ramping up reforms and external forces are becoming favourable. The Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) even lowered the inflation outlook for 2019 to between 2.7% and 3.5% at its 176th session. The previous outlook was 2% to 4%. Due to the

Andanar

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Friday that an effort to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte will not succeed because Congress’s chief executive enjoys majority assistance. Fisherfolk community Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said previously that it was preparing an impeachment complaint to be lodged against Duterte at the House of Representatives for supposedly compromising the fishing rights of the Filipinos in the West Philippine Sea. The group quoted

Trillanes

Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV slammed the sedition charges lodged against him and several other opposition figures, including Vice President Leni Robredo, and urged public prosecutors not to allow themselves to be used in politics. Trillanes labeled the filing of instances in a declaration Thursday as a definite act of political persecution and harassment by the Duterte administration to stifle democratic dissent. Trillanes said he was prepared to face the

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was accused of being the most brazen violator of a new law he approved that would penalize a broad variety of sexual harassment, from catcalling to wolf whistling. The controversial remarks about females by the 74-year-old president include countless jokes about rape and incensed women’s rights activists, but did not dent his common approval at home. Duterte’s government published information of a law he signed that

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He may be cold towards Iceland, but President Rodrigo Duterte said that severing connections with the Nordic country could impact some 2,000 Filipinos employed there. The president stated that he is seriously considering that  it could influence the relationships between filipinos and the host nation. Iceland submitted a resolution to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) seeking a thorough review of the human rights situation in the Philippines, including

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President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the “freezing” of several high-ranking officials and staff of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on accusations of corruption. In a declaration, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the names of the concerned BOC representatives and staff would be revealed for illegitimate operations at the suitable moment as they face administrative and criminal charges. The recent action of the president underlines the zero tolerance of this administration

Rodrigo Duterte and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

President Rodrigo Duterte praised his ally and former House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, calling the ex-president a real living icon in Philippine politics. Duterte state that there are no other chief executive in the history of the Philippines that comes close to Arroyo in carrying out decisive activities even if they prove unpopular. He characterized Arroyo’s 27-year career as remarkable, in which she held numerous appointed and elected positions in

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MANILA, Philippines — Despite his new record-high net satisfaction rating, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he was just doing his job. Duterte received a net satisfaction rating of +68 in a survey conducted from June 22 to 26 by the Social Weather Stations surpassing his previous personal record of +66 in March 2019. Asked to comment, the President said in translated Tagalog that he does not focus on this kind

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‘I will overcome corruption. I’m having to deal it until now,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte before announcing in a presentation in Leyte that he sacked the GSIS executive “I will overcome corruption . I’m dealing it up to now. I just fired the president of the GSIS yesterday ,” he said in a speech at the inauguration of the Chen Yi Agventures Rice Processing Complex in Alangalang , Leyte. Earlier

president Rodrigo Duterte and Chan-o-cha

President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the establishment of a facilitation center within the East Asean Growth Area (EAGA) involving Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated. Panelo added that the President made this push when he participated in the 13th BIMP-EAGA Summit, held on the sidelines of the ASEAN 34th Summit held here, on Sunday. He noted in the meeting that Duterte called a “reunion