President Duterte encourages village leaders to support a Federal form of government

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by locals officials of Pili, Camarines Sur during his visit to the Typhoon Nina-stricken communities in the same town on Dec. 27, 2016.(Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo/PNA)President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by locals officials of Pili, Camarines Sur during his visit to the Typhoon Nina-stricken communities in the same town on Dec. 27, 2016.(Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo/PNA)

President Rodrigo Duterte urged over a hundred village leaders to vote for a Federal form of government when it will be presented to a plebiscite, probably three years from now.

Speaking before 182 barangay captains and over a hundred kagawads from the three districts here on Tuesday night’s gift giving at Davao City Recreation Center, the President said a Federal government is the answer to the decades-old problem in Mindanao.

“Mao ni ang gusto sa Moro. Mao pud ni ang gusto nako ihatag sa ila (This is what the Moro wants. This is also what I want to give them),”...

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Hero’s welcome awaits Pacquiao, Donaire in General Santos, Sarangani

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Another grand hero’s welcome awaits world boxing champion and Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao when he returns home to this city and nearby Sarangani Province after his historic win on Sunday against Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas.

City Mayor Ronnel Rivera said Monday they are currently coordinating with the senator’s team for the schedule of his homecoming, which is already being anticipated by local residents.

He said they will partner with the provincial government of Sarangani regarding the activities and other arrangements for the hero’s welcome.

“We’re very happy for his victory and for again bringing pride and honor to our...

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Sueno orders parallel probe into deaths of Espinosa, Yap

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Body of Mayor Rolando Espinosa. Photo by Byron Alcoba/GMA NewsBody of Mayor Rolando Espinosa. Photo by Byron Alcoba/GMA News

Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno on Monday ordered National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) to conduct a parallel investigation on possible culpability of police into deaths of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa and Raul Yap inside cell in Leyte last Saturday morning.

Sueno said that NAPOLCOM had the top priority to initiate its own probe in the incident considering that it was the agency mandated under the law to exercise administrative and operational supervision over the Philippine National Police (PNP).

“NAPOLCOM should make this (probe) as their top priority. We have to know what really transpired on that day. We owe...

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Pres. Duterte to sign Paris Agreement on climate change

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Monday he will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change which seeks to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

”After so much debate, the climate change (agreement), I will sign it,” President Duterte said in his message during the oath-taking of the newly-elected National Press Club (NPC) officers at the Heroes' Hall in Malacanang.

President Duterte said he decided to sign the agreement after most of his Cabinet members voted in favor of what has been described as a landmark global deal to cut harmful carbon emissions that are causing climate...

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