PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s latest pronouncement that civilians in Bohol can take up arms to combat Abu Sayyaf bandits themselves was merely “dramatics” aimed at beefing up security in the province, Malacañang said on Thursday.
“In a sense, it was a dramatization of making sure that security is raised up in the area,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella told reporters, when sought for clarification on the President’s plan to arm civilians in light of the deadly clash in Bohol. (READ MORE)
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte attended the 80th birthday celebration of then President and now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada on Wednesday night.
Photos from Duterte’s special assistant, Christopher “Bong” Go, showed that the Chief Executive shared the table with the birthday celebrant and other political figures. (READ MORE)
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday declined the offer of the University of the Philippines (UP) to confer an honorary degree to him.
“With due respect to the University of the Philippines, I do not accept [awards] even when I was mayor. I do not accept. As a matter of personal and official policy, I do not accept awards,” Duterte said in an interview in Bohol. (READ MORE)
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday pledged to reward P1 million for killing each of the remaining Abu Sayyaf suspects who survived the clashed with the government security forces in Bohol last April 11.
Duterte, who attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) briefing in Bohol on Wednesday, declared that he wants the members of Abu Sayyaf captured “dead or alive”. (READ MORE)
MALACAÑANG acknowledged Wednesday the decision of the University of the Philippines, (UP), the country’s premier state university, to confer an honorary degree to President Rodrigo Duterte.
However, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that the UP Board of Regents (BOR) is yet to send an official communication to the Office of the President regarding the possible awarding of honorary degree to Duterte. (READ MORE)
THE Duterte administration unveiled Tuesday its economic and development blueprint for the country dubbed as “DuterteNomics”.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic managers made the announcements at an event hosted by the Department of Finance and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) at the Conrad Hotel, Pasay City. (READ MORE)