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Duterte mulls severing diplomatic ties with Iceland – Palace

Malacañang on Tuesday, July 16, said President Rodrigo Duterte is "seriously considering severing ties with Iceland" following its spearheading of a resolution that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) should probe the Philippiens for alleged human rights abuses under the the campaign against illegal drugs. ...

President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the reception party upon his arrival at the Jolo Airport before heading to Camp Bud Datu in Indanan, Sulu on July 15 ...

MDM | 3 hours ago


NCRPO arrests ex-treasurer accused of stealing P90M

A man charged with qualified theft for allegedly stealing more than P90 million from a corporation of which he was a treasurer was arrested late last week in his residence in Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) regional director Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar said the accused, id ...

Photo courtesy of NCRPO

MDM | 8 hours ago

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Go cites need for Department of OFWs

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go over the weekend emphasized the need to establish a new executive department that will focus on the needs and concerns of Overseas Filipinos, particularly Filipino migrant workers or OFWs. Go said that the functions of government agencies must be streamlined in order to provi ...

MDM | 1 day ago

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Go highlights housing options for the poor

BACOOR CITY, Cavite – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go told families affected by fire in Barangay Talaba VII in this city the possible housing options they may avail themselves of to rebuild their homes. Citing the National Housing Development, Production and Financing Act of 2019 Sena ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go interacts with young fire victims in Bacoor, Cavite early this week.

MDM | 4 days ago

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Duterte: UNHRC resolution 'crazy'

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday called a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution calling for a comprehensive international review of the drug war in the Philippines “crazy” but said he may consider allowing UNHRC staff into the country. "Let them state their purpose and I will review it,&rd ...

FOR REVIEW. President Rodrigo Duterte listens to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on the sidelines of the GOCC Day in Malacañan on July 11, 201 ...

Jon Joaquin, Agence France Presse | 4 days ago

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Go commits continued service amid Duterte’s high ratings

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday met with more than 90 families whose houses were destroyed in two separate fires and assisted them with their needs. In the visits, Go said work goes on in government as the administration is committed to deliver continued service for the betterment of all Filipino ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go interacts with a mother and child who lost their homes in a fire.

MDM | 5 days ago

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Go files bill creating Department of Disaster Resilience

Aiming to consolidate and improve all government efforts to handle disasters, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has filed a bill that seeks to create a Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR). Go said he is eyeing to have an empowered, highly specialized department with clear unity of command and pr ...

Children affected by fire welcome Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go who arrived to deliver aid.

MDM | 6 days ago

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Palace twits critics after SWS survey results

Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that showed President Rodrigo Duterte getting a “personal record-high” in his approval rating. ...

THUMBS UP. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while delivering his speech during the mass oath taking of newly appointed government officials in Malac ...

Jon Joaquin | 1 week ago

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Congress to review Constitution: Cayetano

After snagging President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement as House Speaker in a term-sharing deal with other contenders, Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano said Congress will “not was time” in reviewing the Constitution. “Trabaho namin ang magreview, mag-amend, at magpropose ng bagong batas (It is our ta ...

Jon Joaquin | 1 week ago

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Go files bill extending terms of barangay, SK officials

Noting that the postponement of the previous barangay elections has limited the term of current officials to only two years, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has filed a bill seeking to extend the terms of office of the local officials to give them “ample time and continuity to pursue and implement the programs ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go in a recent visit to his home city of Davao.

MDM | 1 week ago