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Duterte: Water concessionaires liable for graft, plunder
by Alexis Romero - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Water concessionaires who profited from lopsided contracts are liable for plunder and graft, President Duterte said yesterday, as he declared that he won’t heed arbitration rulings that ordered the government...
Bello to meet Jose Maria Sison in Duterte's 'last card' for peace
by Alexis Romero - December 5, 2019 - 9:29pm
"This is the first time I will reveal it. I am sending Secretary Bello. He was a communist and he should go there talk to them," Duterte said.
Palace insists government won't pay damages to water concessionaires
by Alexis Romero - December 5, 2019 - 5:22pm
The Duterte administration is not inclined to pay damages to water concessionaires for the losses they incurred from the deferred implementation of rate hikes, insisting that their concession deals are unfair and...
Duterte slams water concessionaires
by Alexis Romero - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am
A furious President Duterte yesterday threatened to file charges of economic sabotage against the private water concessionaires that he accused of “screwing” Filipinos, saying the concession deals they...
No presents for Duterte, but a motorbike would do
by Alexis Romero - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte would still want to have a motorcycle as a Christmas present even if it caused him injuries and health troubles in the past.
Duterte threatens water firms with 'economic sabotage' charges
by Alexis Romero - December 3, 2019 - 9:58pm
Duterte said the concession contracts of Manila Water and Maynilad are disadvantageous to the public because they prohibit the government from adjusting water rates.
Duterte restricts assignment of military, police details to civilians
by Alexis Romero - December 3, 2019 - 4:02pm
The updated guidelines on the assigning of military and police personnel to civilians are contained in Executive Order 98 signed by the president last Nov. 29.
Duterte says negligence evident in SEAG glitches
by Alexis Romero - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
While he thinks that his political ally Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, who also heads the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee, is not corrupt, President Duterte believes organizers of the games committed...
Duterte says he refused cell phone from China
by Alexis Romero - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte revealed that China had offered to provide him a hack-proof mobile phone but he refused, to avoid suspicions that he is hiding something.
‘Manila’ resonated with SEAG opening audience — Palace
by Alexis Romero - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The hit song “Manila” by homegrown band Hotdog may not represent the entire Philippines, but people who watched the opening of the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) last Saturday enjoyed the music, Malacañang...
Wanted: PNP chief who will kill all drug lords
by Alexis Romero - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte wants a “better deal” in choosing the next Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, saying the next top cop should be brave enough to kill all drug lords.
Palace praises opening of SEA Games
by Alexis Romero - December 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday heaped praises on the opening ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, calling it “superb” and describing the performances as “world-class.”
Duterte hopes successor will continue drug war
by Alexis Romero - December 2, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has expressed hope that his successor would continue his controversial crackdown on illegal drugs, a problem that he described as an “everyday fight of Filipinos.”
Palace warns POGOs to comply with Duterte's three-day tax ultimatum
by Alexis Romero - December 1, 2019 - 2:39pm
Duterte has given POGOs three days to pay their tax dues, saying those who fail to do so would be shot or turned into "pugo" or quails.
Duterte seeks greater cooperation vs security threats, climate change
by Alexis Romero - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has called for greater cooperation among countries in the region in combating terrorism, illegal drugs and other security threats, and in mitigating the effects of climate change which makes developing...
Duterte wants probe on SEA Games mess
by Alexis Romero - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte wants an investigation of the issues hounding the Philippines’ hosting of this year’s Southeast Asian Games, including claims that the blunders of organizers now embarrassing the country...
Duterte seeks greater cooperation vs security threats, climate change
by Alexis Romero - November 27, 2019 - 9:34am
President Duterte said the 2017 Marawi siege is "a wake up call" that would remind everyone that terrorism no borders.
Duterte wants probe into SEA Games mess
by Alexis Romero - November 27, 2019 - 8:47am
"The president said if there is (corruption), they should be accountable."
ASEAN, SoKor reaffirm denuclearization stance
by Alexis Romero - November 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Korea have reaffirmed their support for complete denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula and the peaceful resolution of disputes in accordance with international...
Duterte gets a little help from ASEAN friend
by Alexis Romero - November 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Call it bilateral cooperation.
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