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DAVAO CITY: President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he wanted overseas Filipino workers (OFW) out of Kuwait in 72 hours, stressing that Filipinos are “no slave to anyone.” In a press conference here at Matina Enclaves, Duterte said he could not stomach the persistent abuses against Filipino migrant workers in…

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DAVAO CITY: President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he wanted overseas Filipino workers (OFW) out of Kuwait in 72 hours, stressing that Filipinos are “no slave to anyone.” He made the statement following reports of the gruesome death of a Filipina maid in Kuwait. In a news conference at Matina…

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President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit Kuwait amid the issue involving the situation of Filipinos working in the Gulf state, Malacañang confirmed on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Harry Roque confirmed that Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh extended the invitation during his meeting with the…

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Saying only the Philippines can legally build on territories in the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), Malacañang said China will have to return someday what belongs to the country. In an interview aired on his Facebook page on Wednesday night, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines one…

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The Philippines is not taking a softer stand on China’s continued militarization in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), Malacañang assured the public on Wednesday. This after foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) expressed concerns over the land reclamations in the disputed waters. Palace spokesman…

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There is no need for President Rodrigo Duterte to attend a proposed Senate inquiry into his alleged hidden bank accounts as there is no basis for such allegation, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Sen. Francis Escudero, chairman of the Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies, had raised the possibility…

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The Philippine government has been “assessing” China’s continued militarization in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), President Rodrigo Duterte’s top security adviser said on Tuesday amid reports that Beijing has nearly completed military installations in at least seven reefs in the contested waters. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.…

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THE buffer stock of the government-subsidized rice is good only for two days, an official of the National Food Authority (NFA) admitted on Tuesday but Malacañang said there is no reason to panic because the government has the situation under control. Becky Olarte, NFA spokesperson, said that as of Monday,…

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