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Militants vow peaceful anti-SONA rally – NCRPO

Leaders of militant groups yesterday promised to hold a peaceful rally during President Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address on Monday......»»

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Trump ready to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs

President Donald Trump has indicated that he’s willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the opening bell Friday. Source link link: Trump ready to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs.....»»

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Lawyer Cohen taped Trump discussing payment to Playboy model – report

US President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Trump before the 2016 presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump, the New York Times reported on Friday. Source link link: Lawyer Cohen taped Trump discussing payment to Playboy model – report.....»»

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Labor groups unite to protest Duterte’s policies on work force

CONTRACTUALIZATION, low wages, and denied labor rights are among the problems that continue to hound workers, labor groups said in a press conference on Friday, days ahead of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 23......»»

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Robredo to attend SONA, ready for ‘insults’

VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo on Friday said she will attend President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Monday, July 23, adding that she is ready to face possible “insults” by Mr. Duterte......»»

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Palace blasts statement on human rights, condemns broadcaster’s killing

MALACAÑANG denounced Friday a statement by Amnesty International Philippines (AIP) that the country has become “a far more dangerous place” on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s watch......»»

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Broader ‘People’s SONA’ to confront President Duterte

As he delivers his third state-of-the-nation address this Monday, President Duterte will face a much broader range of opposition forces – converging in a “United People’s SONA” – than the one he went out of the way to address directly last year, which was composed of progressive multisectoral organizations and allies gathered under the banner of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)......»»

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Dear President Duterte . . .

Kibitzer JULY is the time of the year when President Duterte takes the time to answer some of our more pressing questions through the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA). President Duterte will deliver the SONA -- his third since becoming the country's 16th president in 2016 -- on….....»»

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Candidates mulled to replace Blatche

SBP president Al Panlilio said yesterday the early candidates to replace the suspended Andray Blatche as Gilas’ naturalized player for the next three games in the FIBA Asia/Pacific qualifiers for the World Cup are Christian Standhardinger, Jordan Clarkson and Marcus Douthit but declined to comment on who would likely be called up until a decision is made on the composition of the interim coaching staff and lineup......»»

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Lockdown at Batasan for SONA

The Batasan complex in Quezon City, home of the House of Representatives, is on lockdown for President Duterte’s third State of the Nation Adress on Monday......»»

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Little hope : Filipino youth share SONA wishlist for Duterte

In previous speeches, President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that his policies, including his brutal crackdown on narcotics, seek to protect the Philippines’ next generation......»»

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Draft federal charter irrepealable, ex-Bayan Muna solon warns

The proposed federal government Constitution drafted by President Rodrigo Duterte's consultative committee is "irrepealable," a former militant lawmaker warned......»»

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1,021 military forces on stand-by for Duterte’s SONA

A TOTAL of 1,021 military forces will be on stand-by for the third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte, a spokesman for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Friday. Col. Noel Detoyato, AFP public affairs chief, said the troops would be based at the headquarters of the military’s Joint [...] The post 1,021 military forces on stand-by for Duterte’s SONA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Holiday snaps! Piled-on AFP World Cup photographer gets Croatia invite

Holiday snaps! Piled-on AFP World Cup photographer gets Croatia invite.....»»

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US dollar down on as Trump makes fresh threats vs China

The dollar dropped against the euro as comments by US President Donald Trump risked ratcheting up trade war tensions, while stocks diverged. Artjom Hatsaturjants, research analyst at Accendo Markets, said "market sentiment soured on President Trump criticising the Fed for hiking rates and threatening to go 'whole hog' on imposing tariffs on all $500 billion of Chinese imports to the US, further inflaming global trade tensions and putting at risk central bank independence". In an interview with CNBC television broadcast Friday, Trump threatened to slap all Chinese imported goods with tariffs, risking an escalation in global trade war tactics. "I'm ready to go 500," the Republican...Keep on reading: US dollar down on as Trump makes fresh threats vs China.....»»

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Donald Trump’s many trade wars: A summary

As the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers prepare to meet in Buenos Aires, the United States is likely to face intense questions over its aggressive tariff policies. The US-China spat is the largest and broadest of several trade fights picked by President Donald Trump, who threatened on Friday to escalate even further. The growing share of international trade under threat has raised the prospect the escalating trade war could harm the global economy, shrinking investments and undermining supply chains. Here is a summary of Trump's multi-front trade conflicts: China After weeks of apparently fruitless negotiations, the United States early this month imposed 25 per...Keep on reading: Donald Trump’s many trade wars: A summary.....»»

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Explain to Us Why No-El Is Necessary: Sotto

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Thursday said those pushing for the cancellation of the 2019 midterm elections must clearly explain first to senators the necessity of the proposal. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez earlier floated the possibility of a “no-el”(no election) scenario for 2019 for Congress to focus on Charter change and the country’s […].....»»

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South Korea court gives former president 8 more years in prison

SEOUL, South Korea – Disgraced South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country's spy agency on Friday, July 20, and given 8 more years in prison, on top of her current term. Park, the South's first female president, was impeached last year after ........»»

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Political scientists give budding authoritarian’ Duterte low marks

MANILA, Philippines – A panel of political science experts and professors gave President Rodrigo Duterte a score of 5 out of 10 for his first two years as the country’s chief executive. The panel of experts, led by former University of the Philippines political science ........»»

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LIST: SONA 2018 activities, protests

(Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest updates on the SONA 2018 activities) MANILA, Philippines – Different youth groups, coalitions and organizations will hold protests and other activities around the metro on the day of President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on ........»»

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