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Malacañang on Saturday said President Rodrigo Duterte supports the Philippines’ bid to co-host the 2023 Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) World Cup. The Philippines, which failed to claim the hosting rights for the 2019 staging of the World Cup, teamed up with Japan and Indonesia for the 2023 edition. In…

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Malacañang on Saturday said the pullout of government forces from Marawi City do not signal the end of fighting as threats coming from some Islamic State-linked terrorists are still present. In a statement, Palace spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the government would not compromise public safety, adding some Islamist fighters are…

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Malacañang on Saturday scored the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) plan to send a trial observer to monitor and report on the proceedings against detained Sen. Leila de Lima over drug allegations. In a statement, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the IPU cannot interfere with the internal affairs of the Philippines.…

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Controlling inflation and increasing the pay of workers are the two most urgent concerns of Filipinos, according to the latest survey of Pulse Asia released on Friday. The poll, taken from September 24 to 30, showed that Filipinos are more worried about the rising prices of goods and their dwindling…

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The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte maintained a “very good” net satisfaction rating in the third quarter of 2017, results of the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed. The September 23 to 27 poll showed that 71 percent of the respondents were satisfied with the government’s performance,…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo announced that the Philippines would no longer accept new grants from the European Union (EU) to stop its alleged meddling in the country’s domestic affairs. In a speech during his visit to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Wednesday, Duterte said he would reject any grant from the…

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Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Marie Badoy, a vocal supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte on social media, has been appointed undersecretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCCO). In a text message to The Manila Times, Acting Social Welfare Secretary Emmanuel Leyco confirmed Badoy’s appointment, saying the latter “is now…

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