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Not a joke but sarcasm, Abella says on recent Duterte rape joke - Davao Today;

Not a joke but sarcasm, Abella says on recent Duterte rape joke - Davao Today

Davao TodayNot a joke but sarcasm, Abella says on recent Duterte rape jokeDavao TodayDAVAO CITY, Philippines – Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said people must understand what President odrigo Duterte is saying and weigh whether the President's utterances are merely jokes or serious statements. Abella made the explanations ...and more »

Philippine rebels: Peace pact 'best antidote' for extremism - Daily Mail;

Philippine rebels: Peace pact 'best antidote' for extremism - Daily Mail

Daily MailPhilippine rebels: Peace pact 'best antidote' for extremismDaily MailMANILA, Philippines (AP) - A leader of the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group says a peace accord it's trying to implement with the government is "the best antidote" for violent extremism exemplified by a bloody siege of southern Marawi city by ...and more »

Philippine Leader to Expedite Bill for Self-Rule in Muslim Region - U.S. News & World Report;

Philippine Leader to Expedite Bill for Self-Rule in Muslim Region - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportPhilippine Leader to Expedite Bill for Self-Rule in Muslim RegionU.S. News & World ReportPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairperson Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (2nd from L), Jesus Dureza, Secretary of Peace Process, Ghazali Jaafar (2nd from R), MILF vice-chairman and Mohagher Iqbal, MILF peace ...and more »

Philippines' Duterte offers Muslim self-rule to counter IS - The Star Online;

Philippines' Duterte offers Muslim self-rule to counter IS - The Star Online

The Star OnlinePhilippines' Duterte offers Muslim self-rule to counter ISThe Star OnlineFrom left: Philippine Secretary of the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Al-Hajj Murad, chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Ghazali Jaafar, vice chairman of MILF, join hands holding a proposed draft ...and more »

Philippines' Duterte enjoys high approval rating at 82 percent: poll - Xinhua

Philippines' Duterte enjoys high approval rating at 82 percent: pollXinhuaMANILA, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Most Filipinos remain appreciative of the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte after one year of his term, according to an independent poll released here Monday. A survey by Pulse Asia Inc. conducted from June 24 to June ...and more »

Duterte trust, approval ratings up - The Manila Times

Duterte trust, approval ratings upThe Manila TimesPresident Rodrigo Duterte's trust and approval ratings bounced back in the second quarter of the year, hitting a high 82 percent even after he declared martial law in Mindanao, according to a Pulse Asia survey released on Monday. Of 1,200 respondents ...and more »

Ogie Diaz reacts to Duterte's newest rape joke - Inquirer.net;

Ogie Diaz reacts to Duterte's newest rape joke - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netOgie Diaz reacts to Duterte's newest rape jokeInquirer.netEntertainment columnist and comedian Ogie Diaz expressed dismay over President Rodrigo Duterte's recent rape joke. The President uttered the joke about Miss Universe beauties during his speech last Friday in Davao City. “What I don't like are kids ...and more »

Palace: Duterte rape remark not a 'joke' but 'sarcasm' - Inquirer.net;

Palace: Duterte rape remark not a 'joke' but 'sarcasm' - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netPalace: Duterte rape remark not a 'joke' but 'sarcasm'Inquirer.netThis was how Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella viewed President Rodrigo Duterte's latest rape remarks when he said he would congratulate a rapist “for having the balls” to commit the crime knowing he can die doing so. “We need to understand ...and more »

Pulse Asia: Most Filipinos still happy with Duterte, Robredo, Pimentel - CNN Philippines;

Pulse Asia: Most Filipinos still happy with Duterte, Robredo, Pimentel - CNN Philippines

CNN PhilippinesPulse Asia: Most Filipinos still happy with Duterte, Robredo, PimentelCNN PhilippinesMetro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) — Filipinos approve of the performance of the top three officials in the country, with President Rodrigo Duterte receiving the highest approval rating, Pulse Asia's latest "Ulat ng Bayan" survey released on ...and more »

Most Filipinos still trust, approve of Duterte post-martial law: Pulse - Coconuts;

Most Filipinos still trust, approve of Duterte post-martial law: Pulse - Coconuts

CoconutsMost Filipinos still trust, approve of Duterte post-martial law: PulseCoconutsPresident Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy the trust and approval of most Filipinos even after he declared martial law over Mindanao, a survey released on Monday found. According to the June survey of Pulse Asia, Duterte received an approval rate of ...and more »

Philippines' President Duterte's Miss Universe Rape Joke is Not the First Time He's Jested About Sexual Assault - Newsweek;

Philippines' President Duterte's Miss Universe Rape Joke is Not the First Time He's Jested About Sexual Assault - Newsweek

NewsweekPhilippines' President Duterte's Miss Universe Rape Joke is Not the First Time He's Jested About Sexual AssaultNewsweekPhilippines President Rodrigo Duterte has continued his disturbing habit of making flippant remarks about rape. The 72-year-old president targeted Miss Universe in his latest comments on Friday during a speech to diplomats in his hometown of Davao ...and more »

Duterte defends rape remark | SunStar - Sun.Star

Duterte defends rape remark | SunStarSun.StarPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Monday clarified that he was not making a joke when he mentioned the rape in a speech delivered last week, saying that he is actually threatening those who will be charged of rape. “When I mentioned the rape, I was not ...and more »

Abella: Duterte's martial law decision out on or before July 22 - CNN Philippines;

Abella: Duterte's martial law decision out on or before July 22 - CNN Philippines

CNN PhilippinesAbella: Duterte's martial law decision out on or before July 22CNN PhilippinesMetro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) — Expect President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to extend or lift martial law in Mindanao before the end of this week, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said on Monday. Abella was asked during a Palace ...and more »

Duterte to hear interests of vital stakeholders on ML – Abella - Davao Today;

Duterte to hear interests of vital stakeholders on ML – Abella - Davao Today

Davao TodayDuterte to hear interests of vital stakeholders on ML – AbellaDavao TodayDAVAO CITY, Philippines – Malacañang has given an assurance that President Rodrigo Duterte will consider the interests of other vital stakeholders, not only of the military and the police, when he decides whether to extend the imposition of martial law ...and more »

Duterte Made Another Rape Joke. But Filipinos 'Really Get Him,' an Aide Says - TIME;

Duterte Made Another Rape Joke. But Filipinos 'Really Get Him,' an Aide Says - TIME

TIMEDuterte Made Another Rape Joke. But Filipinos 'Really Get Him,' an Aide SaysTIMEA spokesman for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has justified a rape joke the president made on the grounds that the "majority of the people, especially the masses, really get him." Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella came to Duterte's ...and more »

Spokesperson on Duterte's rape joke: 'The masses get him' - Coconuts;

Spokesperson on Duterte's rape joke: 'The masses get him' - Coconuts

CoconutsSpokesperson on Duterte's rape joke: 'The masses get him'CoconutsThe Palace on Monday came to the defense of President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter drew flak for yet another rape comment. Duterte on Friday earned the ire of various groups after he said that while he condemns raping of children, he would ...and more »

Palace: Duterte's latest rape remark not a joke but 'sarcasm' | SunStar - Sun.Star

Palace: Duterte's latest rape remark not a joke but 'sarcasm' | SunStarSun.StarMALACAÑANG on Monday defended President Rodrigo Duterte anew for his latest statement trivializing the rape issue, saying that the President's rape remark was “not a joke” but was instead said in a “sarcastic” manner. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto ...and more »

DND recommendation on ML now with Duterte - Manila Bulletin;

DND recommendation on ML now with Duterte - Manila Bulletin

Manila BulletinDND recommendation on ML now with DuterteManila BulletinMalacañang on Monday confirmed that President Duterte had received the Department of National Defense's (DND's) recommendation on the martial law in Mindanao. According to Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, the recommendation was ...and more »

Duterte Seeks Reboot of Mindanao Peace Push Amid Marawi Standoff - Bloomberg;

Duterte Seeks Reboot of Mindanao Peace Push Amid Marawi Standoff - Bloomberg

BloombergDuterte Seeks Reboot of Mindanao Peace Push Amid Marawi StandoffBloombergPresident Rodrigo Duterte is seeking to revive a peace accord aimed at ending decades of insurgency in Mindanao in the southern Philippines, where government troops have battled Islamic State-linked militants for two months. As much as 30 percent of ...and more »

Robredo still enjoys majority support – Pulse Asia survey - Rappler;

Robredo still enjoys majority support – Pulse Asia survey - Rappler

RapplerRobredo still enjoys majority support – Pulse Asia surveyRapplerMAJORITY SUPPORT. Vice President Leni Robredo's ratings in the Pulse Asia survey conducted in June 2017 show she continues to enjoy majority support. File photo from the Office of the Vice President. MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni ...and more »