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VP Robredo is Duterte’s housing czar

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte offered Vice President Leni Robredo a Cabinet post, specifically the position of chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). The HUDCC was the same agency headed by Robredo’s predecessors, former Vice President Jejomar Binay and Noli de Castro. This was announced by Justice Secretary Vitaliano 

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Duterte names alleged police generals in drug trade

PAMPANGA, Philippines (7th UPDATE) – Saying he was “compelled by a sense of duty,” President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, July 5, named 5 police generals allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. “I am compelled by my sense of duty to tell you the police who contributed to deterioration of law and order in this 

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Militants set foot in Malacañang

MANILA – For the first time in over a decade, militant groups set foot in Malacanang, a feat that would have been unimaginable in previous administrations. On Thursday, members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) entered the Malacañang Palace to have a dialogue with the new president. “Today, leaders of Bayan met with President Rodrigo 

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Excited by dreams of change, thousands push for People’s Agenda

“The people are expecting, hoping for genuine change, but what is clear is that they could only achieve that through their strong mass movement.” By MARYA SALAMAT MANILA – It was neither a protest rally nor a celebratory party, but the thousands that filled to bursting capacity the UP Diliman’s Film Center on June 

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NDF, incoming Duterte peace panel agree to hold formal talks in July

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA and RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA – The incoming peace panel of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines negotiators agreed to hold formal talks in July based on previously signed agreements. Both parties released a joint statement last night (1 a.m. Manila time) after two days 

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Peace advocates to US: step aside, give peace a chance in PH

DAVAO CITY — Peace advocates in the country are telling the United States to “step aside” and give the Philippines a chance to peace. Rev. Rex R.B. Reyes, Jr., convener of Pilgrims for Peace said the terrorist tag by the US on the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army “can impede the 

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Duterte on Cabinet: ‘They are men of honesty, integrity’

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday presented his Cabinet members, saying he was sure of their “integrity and honesty,” as well as their ability to implement his campaign promises. “I can assure you they are all men of integrity and honesty,” Duterte said in a press conference Tuesday night, after incoming presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo introduced 

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Interview with Dr. Judy Taguiwalo, incoming DSWD Secretary

Progressive leaders Ka Paeng Mariano and Prof. Judy Taguiwalo was appointed secretaries of Department of Agrarian Reform and Department of Social Welfare and Development The are two are among the list of names suggested by the CPP as nominees on the different position under the Duterte administration

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Martial Law victims appeal to Duterte: reconsider plans to allow Libingan burial for Marcos

DAVAO CITY – Even during the campaign period, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has been consistent with his stance on allowing the burial of former dictator President Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) believing that this will unite the divided nation. On Monday night, May 23, Duterte reiterated that he will allow 

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Accelerated peace talks with Duterte possible – NDF official

DAVAO CITY – The emissary of the National Democratic Front said there is a possibility of an accelerated peace negotiations between the NDF and the government under President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. In an interview with Davao Today on Wednesday, May 18 NDF spokesman Fidel Agcaoili said the substantive agenda on the peace process are “sequential”, but 

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