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Arroyo says Duterte ‘awesome’ in first year

Arroyo says Duterte ‘awesome’ in first year

His demonstration of an “awesome leadership” and resolve to make good on his campaign promises were among the positive impressions that President Duterte gave one of his predecessors, former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria M. Arroyo.

An appeal to more than 6,800 bar examinees to wear black to protest the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision allowing the burial of the late former President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LMNB) failed yesterday during the second day of the examinations at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila.

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WHEN the second round of the peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF) of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) begins today in Oslo, Norway, a delegation from the House of Representatives will be sitting with the government panel.

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Retirees of the Social Security System and their families were looking forward to the signing of a bill increasing their monthly pension by P2,000 late last year, when then President President Benigno Aquino III unexpectedly announced in January that he was vetoing the bill. It will have “dire financial consequences,” he said; it would deplete the SSS Investment Reserve Fund by the year 2029.

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