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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.and more »

Duterte: Death penalty a retribution not a deterrent - Philippine Star

DAVAO CITY – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday stressed the need to revive the death penalty, which he said, would serve as "retribution" for those who committed crimes. He said those who insist that death penalty is not a deterrent to crime do ...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 ...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 »

Duterte says purchase of FA-50 jets just a waste of money - Philippine Star

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - The Aquino administration's purchase of 12 FA-50 lead in fighter trainer jets is just a waste of money as the air assets are only being used now for ceremonies, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said. Duterte said the jets – the ...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 ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Duterte to US Ambassador Goldberg: Are you with us or not? -

DAVAO CITY—“Are you with us or are you not with us?” That was the question raised by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to US Ambassador Philip Goldberg during the envoy's courtesy visit on June 13 here, he revealed on Tuesday. Speaking before ...and more »