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Duterte: China offering to build Manila-Clark railway in 2 years - Rappler

He tells Filipino businessmen, 'Can you match the offer? Because if you cannot match the offer, I will accept the goodwill of China'. Pia Ranada · @piaranada. Published 8:32 PM, June 21, 2016. Updated 8:33 PM, June 21, 2016. PH-CHINA RELATIONS. Chinese ...and more »

Philippines' Duterte threatens assassination of journalists - New Internationalist (blog)

Human rights and journalism organizations have responded but the incoming president is dismissive of their concerns, reports Iris C. Gonzales. There is something so disturbing about the media landscape in the Philippines nowadays. You see, our newly ...and more »

Tax reform high on businessmen's agenda to grow the PHL economy - GMA News

The adoption of a comprehensive tax reform package is high on the 10-point recommendation of the business community for the incoming administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. "Participants identified comprehensive tax reform as a primary ...and more »

PHL won't go to war with China over Scarborough Shoal —Duterte - GMA News

The Philippines will not go to war over the Scarborough Shoal even if it wins the arbitration case it filed against China's excessive claims in the disputed South China Sea, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte told business leaders on Tuesday. In his first ...and more »

Businessmen tackle Duterte's economic agenda - CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Leaders of major business groups are in Davao for a two-day 'consultative summit' beginning Monday. They are expected to discuss President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's 10-point socioeconomic agenda in a series of workshops ...and more »

Digong in the eyes of Sara and Baste -

DAVAO CITY—He was not always within reach but he certainly was no absentee father when his children were growing up. Both Sara Duterte-Carpio, this city's incoming mayor, and youngest son Sebastian consider President-elect Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte no ...and more »

Duterte administration seeks big overhaul to shore up growth - GMA News

DAVAO – Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's new economic team on Monday promised sweeping changes to boost infrastructure, fix traffic woes, improve investment frameworks and maintain the country's robust economic growth. Duterte won the ...and more »

Duterte on business sector's 10-point wishlist: 'It's doable' - Rappler

Businessmen ask the incoming Duterte administration to improve transport networks, Internet speed, and to review the popular conditional cash transfer program. Pia Ranada · @piaranada. Published 1:07 PM, June 22, 2016. Updated 2:05 PM, June 22, 2016 ...and more »

What should be on Duterte's foreign policy agenda? - East Asia Forum

Author: Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby, De La Salle University. To the Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, the world is black and white, with hardly any shades of grey in between. His view informs his policy approach. His law and order ...and more »

Duterte renews warning to gov't workers on the take: Stop It! -

DAVAO CITY – Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte categorically stated on Wednesday that he never accepted money from mining companies or government contractors as doing so would mean he would have to repay them in some other ways. “I assure you that I ...and more »