Presidential debate starts on time; supporters of candidates swell city streets

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Presidential debate starts on time; supporters of candidates swell city streets 

By Cris Diaz

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 21 (PNA) — Amid the scorching heat of the sun, supporters of various presidential candidates swarmed the streets around a university here where the first presidential debate was held as scheduled on Sunday afternoon.

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Duterte vows to institute federalism to bring peace to Mindanao

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Duterte vows to institute federalism to bring peace to Mindanao 

MANILA, Feb. 22 — To bring lasting peace and harmony to strife-torn Mindanao, PDP-LABAN standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte vowed to institute federalism as a perfect alternative to the stalled Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

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Santiago cites the qualities of the next president

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Santiago cites the qualities of the next president 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Feb. 21 (PNA) — Presidential candidate and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said the next leader of the country should have moral excellency apart from being excellent academically and professionally.

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Roxas vows not to leave the fisherfolk behind

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Roxas vows not to leave the fisherfolk behind 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Feb. 21 (PNA) — Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel "Mar" Roxas II vowed on Sunday that he will take concrete steps to modernize the country’s fisheries system if he is elected in the May 9 national polls.

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Duterte vows to deal decisively with crime, rice cartels

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Duterte vows to deal decisively with crime, rice cartels 

MANILA, Feb. 21 — If elected to the presidency in the coming May 9 elections, PDP-Laban standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Sunday to eliminate crime and rice cartels within the first few months of his six-year term.

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Duterte sympathizes with CDO media over discrimination on Comelec debate coverage

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Duterte sympathizes with CDO media over discrimination on Comelec debate coverage 

By Lilian C. Mellejor

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 15 (PNA) — Presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is supporting the move of the Cagayan de Oro media to boycott the presidential debate of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), saying, “I will not go there also. Pagka ganun (If it’s like that) you limit the (press coverage).”

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