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PRAISES FLOOD PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE SPEECH AT UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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Palace thanks Carpio for praising PRRD arbitral win assertion

 September 23, 2020, 9:42 pm

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday thanked retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio for praising President Rodrigo Duterte’s assertion of the Hague-based arbitral ruling that invalidates China’s vast claims over the South China Sea before the United Nations General Assembly… Read More

Recto, Lacson praise PRRD for ‘great speech’ at UN

 September 23, 2020, 11:32 pm

MANILA – Senators on Wednesday lauded President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the speech he delivered before the United Nations (UN) General Assembly early Wednesday.“Great speech, Mr. President,” Senate Pro Tempore President Ralph Recto said in a statement. “If there’s an… Read More

PRRD invoking arbitral award ‘significant first step’: Baja

 September 23, 2020, 9:18 pm

MANILA – Former Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations Lauro Baja Jr. hailed as a “significant first step” President Rodrigo Duterte’s invoking of the 2016 arbitral award on the South China Sea before the UN General Assembly on Wednesday morning.“He could have been more forceful in… Read More

PH to rely on multilateralism after affirming arbitral win at UN

 September 23, 2020, 6:42 pm

MANILA – After President Rodrigo Duterte affirmed the country’s arbitral victory against China over the South China Sea before the United Nations (UN), Malacañang on Wednesday said relying on a “multilateral” approach is the way to move forward.Duterte, in his remarks… Read More

PH still won’t allow UN rapporteurs to probe killings: Palace

 September 23, 2020, 3:27 pm

MANILA – Amid mounting concerns over supposed human rights violations under the Duterte administration, Malacañang on Wednesday said they will not allow United Nations (UN) special rapporteurs to investigate on deaths linked to the crackdown on illegal drugs.“Under the UN system,… Read More

Helping refugees shared responsibility of all nations: Duterte

 September 23, 2020, 1:15 pm

MANILA – Helping refugees is a “shared responsibility” of nations, President Rodrigo Duterte said, reaffirming the Philippines’ commitment to keeping open its doors to the most vulnerable.“Helping the most vulnerable – those displaced by conflict, persecution, and… Read More

PRRD pushes for universal access to Covid-19 vaccine

 September 23, 2020, 11:21 am

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday called for “universal access” to a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine, saying it is the only way to beat the global health crisis.In his first speech before the 75th United Nations General Assembly, Duterte cited the need… Read More

Duterte affirms arbitral ruling on SCS before UN General Assembly

 September 23, 2020, 8:45 am

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte affirmed the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s (PCA) ruling in favor of the Philippines’ arbitration case against China’s expansive maritime claims in the South China Sea (SCS) before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).In his… Read More

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