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Congress sets proclamation of Duterte and Robredo

Congress sets proclamation of Duterte and Robredo

  Rodrigo Duterte, presidential candidate of the PDP-Laban and Leni Robredo, vice-presidential candidate of the Liberal Party will be..

May 29, 2016
RH advocates back Duterte’s “aggressive” family planning program

RH advocates back Duterte’s “aggressive” family planning program

By Diana G. Mendoza A  civil society organization advocating and promoting family planning has found a new champion in incoming..

May 29, 2016
‘Tampuhan’ hints friendship so deep between Duterte and Quiboloy

‘Tampuhan’ hints friendship so deep between Duterte and Quiboloy

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS ONLY ten days that Pastor Apollo Quiboloy and incoming President Rodrigo Duterte haven’t talked with each..

May 24, 2016
Comelec proclaims winners despite issues, protests

Comelec proclaims winners despite issues, protests

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL AMID protests to stop the proclamation of winning candidates, the Commission on Elections proceeded to declare the..

May 19, 2016
Obama congratulates Duterte

Obama congratulates Duterte

President Obama spoke by phone today with presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines to convey his congratulations...

May 18, 2016
AKO-Bicol, Gabriela top party-list race

AKO-Bicol, Gabriela top party-list race

AKO-Bicol and Gabriela affirmed their dominance among the 115 party-list groups by garnering three seats each in the May 9 elections...

May 16, 2016
MILF’s Murad to Duterte: ‘We will partner with you and your administration’

MILF’s Murad to Duterte: ‘We will partner with you and your administration’

By CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS, MindaNews DAVAO City – The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has congratulated presumptive..

May 16, 2016
Happy days are here again for Gloria Arroyo and associates

Happy days are here again for Gloria Arroyo and associates

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS IT’S only 45 days away when Rodrigo Duterte becomes the 16th president of the Republic of the Philippines. If..

May 16, 2016
Special polls for 17.6k voters due to violence, ballot issues

Special polls for 17.6k voters due to violence, ballot issues

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL THE Commission on Elections will hold special polls in 52 polling precincts where failure of elections was..

May 13, 2016
Duterte eyes Gilbert Teodoro for foreign affairs

Duterte eyes Gilbert Teodoro for foreign affairs

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FORMER Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro is being eyed by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to be his foreign..

May 13, 2016
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