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President Rodrigo Duterte said he could order rice tariff increases to help local farmers cope with dropping staple grain prices. “I can always order the higher tariffs if necessary. I’ll only balance it,” he said in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News ‘ Ted Failon. Local rice growers have protested that the current tariff-based regime for staple grain imports has caused prices to fall, hurting their profits. Last year, the

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President Rodrigo Duterte personally honored the six soldiers of the army killed in a clash with rebels of the New People’s Army in Borongan, Eastern Samar. At Camp General Vicente Lukban in Catbalogan City, they were given the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Class of Kalasag, posthumously. Rex Jadulco, Sergeant Ronaldo Go, Sergeant Limar Banug, Corporal Junmar Buranday, Corporal Kent Lloyd Agullo, and Private First Class Charlie del Rosario named the soldiers

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The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) was abolished by President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a document released on Thursday by Malacañang. Signed on November 8, Executive Order 93 directed the PRRC’s “dis-establishment” and transfer to other agencies of the body’s tasks. Under the EO, the Manila Bay Task Force will now be responsible for the overall implementation of the Pasig River Master Plan for Rehabilitation, which aims to exploit the

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President Rodrigo Duterte is no longer going to take a 3-day break, said Monday Malacañang. The president declined the suggestion of well-meaning friends to rest for a couple of days, said in a statement presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo. In a press briefing on Monday afternoon, he said earlier that the chief executive would rest because Duterte felt overworked and lacked sleep. After attending the wake of John Gokongwei Jr. at

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An inquiry by the United Nations into the anti-narcotics campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte “falls well outside” the current position of Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chair of an inter-agency drug committee, said Friday her spokeswoman. Duterte is angry at the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution in July to investigate the deaths of his drug war and the administration refused assistance from countries that sponsored the study. Robredo agrees that

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On Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Christians to reinforce their faith in the celebration of the Day of All Saints and All Souls. In his letter, Duterte said that he hoped that this would encourage the Filipino Christian community to reinforce their faith and to uphold traditions “as we deepen our ties as a country.” The President also wished everyone a “solemn” and “meaningful observance.” Duterte visited his parents ‘

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Vice President Leni Robredo is ready to assist in the efforts of the war against illegal drugs, but she will not permit herself to become a victim of the government’s failures, said her spokesperson on Friday. He said it was the Duterte administration that made an unrealistic promise to end crime and drugs in six months, “and if they are now called to account for their failure to deliver, they

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President Rodrigo Duterte will make public the findings of a medical examination on his back pain, which prompted him to shorten his trip to Japan. Duterte was scheduled to see a neurologist within a day after he complained on Tuesday of “unbearable pain” in his spinal column near the pelvic area that the Palace had attributed to his motorcycle accident last week. The purpose of his visit with the doctor

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The ongoing feud between the sisters of Barretto during their father’s wake last year is just the latest in their long history of family spat. Gretchen, who had been a stranger to her family for years, attended the Barretto Patriarch’s wake on October 16. President Rodrigo Duterte was also present and reportedly told Gretchen to amend her sister Marjorie. Marjorie allegedly refused to shake hands, and the sisters soon took

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Philhealth scam whistleblower Edwin Roberto feels discouraged and betrayed in the middle of the bribery allegations he faces for speaking about Philhealth’s supposed compensation to ghost patients through the WellMed Dialysis and Laboratory Center. At a news conference, Roberto and his attorney Harry Roque lamented the fact that Philhealth administrators are holding back information relating to the filing of criminal complaints, such as the misappropriation of public funds and the