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Duterte mulls amending Charter, reveals Laviña

By Antonio Colina IV of Mindanews DAVAO City–Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte is planning to initiate major changes in the economic provisions of the Constitution, including those on foreign business ownership, to attract more investors. Peter Laviña, spokesperson of Duterte, said such changes must be undertaken to align the country’s policies …

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Moment of truth: Duterte to open bank records today

DAVAO City–Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, frontrunner in the presidential race, has authorized his lawyer to go to the Bank of Philippine Islands branch on Julio Vargas Avenue in Pasig City today to open his bank records amid allegations by Sen. Antonio Trillanes that he has P211 million in deposits that he …

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Oil firm launches Pinoy Tsuper Hero 2016

DAVAO-based independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum officially launched the Mindanao leg of the Pinoy Tsuper Hero 2016 nomination caravan on April 14 to 15, 2016 at Phoenix Bulua station in Cagayan de Oro City. This was followed in Mabini, Cabadbaran City on April 21 to 22. More than 1,000 nominations …

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Duterte apologizes, blames own mouth

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor PRESIDENTIAL candidate Rodrigo Duterte yesterday took back his words of not apologizing “as a matter of honor,” and expressed regret for a rape joke he made during a recent political rally. In an e-mailed statement yesterday, Duterte said his remark was not intended to …

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‘Shoot-to-kill can never be shoot-to-live’

By Carolyn Arguillas / Mindanews) DAVAO City–“When the order is shoot-to-kill, it can never be shoot-to-live,” Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said after a bloody end to a hostage-taking crisis in August 1989 when he was still on his first of what would be seven terms as a local chief executive. …

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Duterte: ‘Not joking’

By Carolyn O. Arguillas / Mindanews DAVAO City–Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte is not afraid that his statement on the alleged rape of an Australian missionary held hostage and killed in August 1989 would cost him the presidency as he refused to apologize for uttering what he described as “gutter language” …

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Aboitiz plant goes full blast anew

By Cong Corrales DAVAO City and the rest of the areas serviced under the franchise of Davao Light and Power Co. can now heave a sigh of relief as a subsidiary firm of Aboitiz Power Group announced on Sunday that its “ailing Unit 1 of the two-engine coal plant” has …

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