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Whatever the case, given the short period remaining in the President’s term, it would do well for him to seriously resume the talks. If, as Duterte says, this is his last card, he better play it.
President Rodrigo Duterte says all development efforts should be made sustainable and inclusive
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The military elbows the communists out of government, and turns the President who once called himself leftist into becoming the rebels' worst enemy
'Kung ako 'yung civilian, matutuwa ako,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, despite human rights defenders pointing out that the government cannot maintain hit squads
Makabayan lawmakers say President Duterte's planned 'death squad' against communist rebels proves there are state-sanctioned vigilante killings under his administration
Some senators call the supposed plan 'unsettling' while allies of President Duterte say the Chief Executive is unlikely to pursue something 'illegal'
'If they resist violently, shoot them, and if they die, I do not care,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
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(UPDATED) 'Itong mga babae, prim and proper man 'yan, isang tingin lang sa nanay niyan wala na, tunaw na 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'So the military is quite good in... we’re winning the war actually,' says the President, citing the arrest of an NPA leader
'There is now an issued presidential directive...to include the Abu Sayyaf, not only the NPA rebels, in the government’s assistance [program],' says Deputy Peace Adviser Nabil Tan
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President Rodrigo Duterte says this 'sarcasm' is directed at female rebels who bear children while still with the New People's Army
'I remain hopeful that our resilience will enable us to overcome and rise over these challenges as one nation,' says the Philippine president
Who failed the talks? Both the government and the communist rebels claim betrayal.
Only two weeks have passed since the President declared the NPA as a terrorist group, and only almost a month since he halted peace talks with communists.
It cannot be presumed a priori that 'no armed NPA will surrender to authorities,' because it has in fact happened. And any lethal self-defense can be justified only in the face of armed resistance.
(UPDATED) Malacañang says this is due to the 'continued violent acts of the CPP-NPA which sow and create a condition of widespread and extraordinary fear and panic among the populace'
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Describing Karlo Nograles as one of the most powerful congressmen President Rodrigo Duterte says We can take advantage of him
Pangulong Duterte, kaaway mo ang mga nagpapalaganap ng kaisipan at paniniwalang ang pagtuligsa sa 'yo ay pagtataksil sa bayan. Kaaway mo ang mga bumubulong na pare-pareho dapat ang ating sinasabi at iniisip.
Kian is only one but he will not be the last one Kian is only one but his death will not be wasted Kian is the thorn that has pricked the sleeping conscience of many Caloocan Bishop Pablo David says
Malacañang makes the promise a day after President Rodrigo Duterte expressed hope that future police operations would yield the same results
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Despite positive efforts the President has also tried but failed to recalibrate our dependent neocolonial relations with the US and appears intent on merely replicating the same with China and Russia
If Marawi made Duterte’s case for martial law in Mindanao the Supreme Court provided the constitutional basis for it
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Duterte should be made to understand somehow that if people wonder whether he is sick or worse it’s not personal; it’s constitutional
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is resting for some time but the public need not worry
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Doubtless Duterte knows only too well that Lorenzana and his generals command the ultimate swing force and that without its support he is a toothless dictator
Released 2 months later and before Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao survey results show a very good rating for government s efforts to help the poor but a moderate rating for fighting inflation and recovering the Marcoses ill gotten wealth