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    CNN hails Duterte as ‘Asia’s Big Winner’

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017

    The Malacañang is delighted with the report of international media agencies on the accomplishment of President Rodrigo Duterte (in photo) last year.

    Before the year 2016 ended, American television network CNN chose President Rodrigo Duterte as the ‘Big Winner in Asia’.

    According to the article published by CNN, the unusual measures of the leader are indications of changes, weighing diplomatic ties and the improvement in the livelihood of the Filipino people.

    Pres. Duterte has also been a newsmaker in Japan.

    In a published article by Japan Times, an English language newspaper, some of the challenges facing Duterte are economic growth and balancing diplomatic ties between United States and China.

    Malacañang is delighted with the reports of international media agencies on the President’s accomplishments last year.

    “It’s heartening to know that certain media agencies are able to notice the good things the President is doing,” said Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella.

    Just this week, Pres. Duterte was hailed as the ‘Person of the Year 2016‘ by the  prestigious Hong Kong newsweekly, Yazhou Zhoukan.

    Last month, Pres. Duterte was included in the 2016 ranking of the Forbes most powerful people. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

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    Malacañang looks forward to more foreign direct investments

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

    Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion

    MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, Joey Concepcion has responded to critics questioning the foreign trips of President Rodrigo Duterte, demanding concrete result of each travel.

    Recent reports also indicate that there is a 14% drop in the foreign direct investments in the country for the first 6 months of 2017 compared to that of last year.

    “If it is constantly going down for the last two-three years then maybe you have a problem. But if it’s just a blip this year I wouldn’t be concerned…we look at it long term,” Concepcion said. “Nothing is always a direct arrow going up, there are always cycles and that’s normal.”

    Concepcion added that the business confidence in the country is high. The Philippine Stocks Exchange Index has maintained a good overall performance in the market.

    Malacañang remains positive that there will be more foreign direct investments in the country and reiterated that the Duterte administration is laying the foundation first, such as long-lasting peace, security and resolution of criminality and illegal drugs, to sustain economic development in the country.

    “He wanted to lay foundation for a comfortable life for all and he’s, in fact, looking forward to beyond 2022, not for himself but for the rest of the administration, for other administrations to come in in order to bring decent life for the Filipino inclusively for every Filipino,” Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said.– Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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    President Duterte’s war on drugs won’t result in economic sanctions – Malacañang

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

    President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 56th anniversary of the Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA) at the Manila Hotel on September 26, 2017, reiterates that there will be no let up in his fight against illegal drugs, corruption, and criminality. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTAL PHOTO

    MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang believes President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs will not result in economic sanctions.

    This, after the Human Rights Watch, a human rights watchdog, said the bilateral relations of the Philippines with other countries will be affected if the government will not act on stopping drug-related killings in the country.

    Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said all countries with strong trade relations with the Philippines definitely understand and respect its sovereignty.

    “These countries continue to treat us with mutual respect; and cognizant of our sovereignty, and they continue to support us in dealing with our domestic challenges and in achieving our national goals without undue interference,” Abella said. – UNTV News & Rescue

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    PRRD dismisses Police Generals Pagdilao and Tiño over illegal drugs

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017

    IMAGE_UNTV_NEWS_100917_Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

    Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

    MANILA, Philippines – Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea had already signed last week the dismissal order for former National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) Chief Joel Pagdilao and former Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Edgardo Tinio.

    Malacañang said the two high-ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were sacked for being administratively liable due to serious neglect of duty and serious irregularity in the performance of their duties.

    The two generals allegedly failed to properly perform their functions.

    The palace claimed Pagdilao and Tinio’s neglect in performing their duties well resulted in the proliferation of illegal drugs in the areas of their responsibility.

    Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said they have yet to know if the two will face criminal charges.

    “We cannot speculate on what are the next steps of the president. But I’m sure that he — knowing this, he, again and again, he said that this is an apparatus. And that these are interlinked with other with other personalities,” Abella said.

    Abella remained mum on whether other high-ranking PNP officials will also suffer the same fate. He also refused to confirm if Pagdilao and Tinio are involved in the illegal drug trade.

    “Up to this stage, all information that we have been supplied has been there… the keywords are ‘deliberately refused’ to perform their duties. In other words, neglect by default, ” Abella said.

    Pagdilao and Tinio are included in the narco list of President Rodrigo Duterte which contains the names of personalities allegedly involved in illegal drug trade.

    The other alleged narco generals Mr. Duterte named were retired Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo, retired Chief Superintendent Vicente loot and former Western Visayas Police Director Bernardo Diaz. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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