• Duterte on RH law:” I am not for abortion, not for birth control but I am for giving Filipino a choice to decide the size of their family
    “I appeal to Supreme Court not to put TROs on government projects.”
    Duterte asks Congress to pass law “rightsizing” the size of the government
    “God placed me here to protect the country. Talagang bully ako (I am really) a bully to the enemies of the state.”
    Duterte vows to enforce law against anarchy.
    “Kayong mga Left I will not talk to you. Why should I?”
    “From now on I will save money for my soldiers. I lost many soldiers already.”
    Duterte on his visit to Marawi despite security threat: “I came here to die also.”
    Duterte asks Congress to pass law creating department that will oversee delivery and enhance disaster resilency and response
    Duterte cites need to enhance disaster preparedness: “We need to act decisively and fast.”
    “Capital punishment not about deterrence but retribution. It is time for us to fulfill our mandate to protect our people from these crimes.”
    Duterte hits Rappler, says media agency “tried to pierce the identity, you end up American-owned.”
    Duterte: “The protection of the environment must be made a priority.”
    Duterte calls for responsible and regulated mining: “We shalll put a stop to the extraction and export of our raw materials.”
    Duterte lauds ABS-CBN broadcaster Ted Failon for docu on environmental destruction brought about by mining
    Duterte calls for passage of National Land Use Act
    Duterte urges foreign investors to put up factories and manufacturing establishments in PH
    “Your efforts will be better spent if you use it to educate people instead of condemning people,” says Duterte to drug war critics
    Duterte: “I have resolved that not matter how long it takes, the fight against illegal drugs will continue.”
    Duterte says: “We are one in saying that genuine change is what this country truly needs”

      

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