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  • Duterte to personally welcome arrival of AstraZeneca vaccines

    Duterte to personally welcome arrival of AstraZeneca vaccines

    President Rodrigo Duterte will personally receive the arrival of the expected 3.5 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said. Roque made the announcement two days after the government started its...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 6:00PM
  • Roque on Duterte’s ‘mamatay ka na’ to Robredo: What he said remains

    Roque on Duterte’s ‘mamatay ka na’ to Robredo: What he said remains

    The Palace stood by President Rodrigo Duterte's tirade against Vice President Leni Robredo - one that includes a death wish to Robredo - over her insistence that the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine should be endorsed by the Health Technology Assessment...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 5:53PM
  • 'Nothing etched in stone,' Palace says of call to rethink Nov. 2, Dec. 24, 31 'working days'

    'Nothing etched in stone,' Palace says of call to rethink Nov. 2, Dec. 24, 31 'working days'

    MANILA - Malacanang said on Tuesday "nothing is etched in stone" in response to calls for President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his move of canceling traditional holidays on Nov. 2, Dec. 24, and Dec. 31 in a bid to support economic recovery amid...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 4:25PM
  • Duterte to meet his Cabinet on Wednesday

    Duterte to meet his Cabinet on Wednesday

    President Rodrigo Duterte will meet his Cabinet mid-week, Malacanang said on Tuesday. "Bukas po, Wednesday, mayroong (Tomorrow, there will be a) full Cabinet meeting," said Palace spokesman Harry Roque Roque said he had yet to receive information on...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 4:18PM
  • Palace on Nov. 2, Dec. 24, Dec. 31 as special working days: Napakatagal na po nating nakabakasyon

    Palace on Nov. 2, Dec. 24, Dec. 31 as special working days: Napakatagal na po nating nakabakasyon

    President Rodrigo Duterte won't be taking back his decision to declare November 2, December 24 and December 31 this year as special working days, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Tuesday. Roque was responding to opposition Senator Risa...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 4:15PM
  • Palace: Dismissed envoy to Brazil gets life ban from gov’t service for maltreating help

    Palace: Dismissed envoy to Brazil gets life ban from gov’t service for maltreating help

    Dismissed Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro has been perpetually banned from public office and will not receive retirement benefits as a result of her committing physical abuse against her household help, presidential spokesperson Harry...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 4:00PM
  • Duterte to wait for FDA okay before getting Sinopharm —Palace

    Duterte to wait for FDA okay before getting Sinopharm —Palace

    President Rodrigo Duterte will wait for the emergency use authorization (EUA) to be issued to the COVID-19 vaccine of Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm before getting it, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Tuesday. Roque made the...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 3:16PM
  • Pangilinan to Duterte admin: 'COVID ang problema, hindi si VP Leni'

    Pangilinan to Duterte admin: 'COVID ang problema, hindi si VP Leni'

    Senator Francis Pangilinan on Tuesday defended Vice President Leni Robredo from the fresh tirades against her by President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement, Pangilinan said the government should focus on its COVID-19 response rather than picking on...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 3:16PM
  • Court of Appeals junks revived rebellion case vs Trillanes

    Court of Appeals junks revived rebellion case vs Trillanes

    CA rules revocation of conditional amnesty should go through proper judicial inquiry MANILA - The Court of Appeals has junked the rebellion case against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV, which a Makati court revived following President Rodrigo...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 1:29PM
  • DOH clarifies: No EUA request yet for vaccine developer Sinopharm

    DOH clarifies: No EUA request yet for vaccine developer Sinopharm

    MANILA - The government has not yet received any emergency use authorization (EUA) request from COVID-19 vaccine developer Sinopharm, the Department of Health said Tuesday, contrary to the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman. "Wala...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 11:21AM
  • FDA facing 'blank wall' on PSG's illegal vaccination

    FDA facing 'blank wall' on PSG's illegal vaccination

    MANILA - The Food and Drug Administration is facing a blank wall in its investigation into the illegal inoculation of President Rodrigo Duterte's security detail against COVID-19. "Well, right now, if I tell you frankly, it's a blank wall. We're not...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 9:25AM
  • Duterte says daughter Sara will not seek Presidency in 2022

    Duterte says daughter Sara will not seek Presidency in 2022

    President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated that his daughter, incumbent Davao CIty Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, will not run for President next year, according to a report on 24 Oras. He added that it was Sara herself who said she will not run even with...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 3:41AM
  • Contrary to Duterte claim, China also brought vaccines to Cambodia via gov't plane

    Contrary to Duterte claim, China also brought vaccines to Cambodia via gov't plane

    Contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that the Philippines was the only country that China had ever delivered COVID-19 vaccines to, a Chinese military transport had flown a batch of Sinopharm vaccines to Cambodia on February 7 - three weeks...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 11:39PM
  • Duterte approves dismissal of ex-PH envoy to Brazil caught maltreating aide

    Duterte approves dismissal of ex-PH envoy to Brazil caught maltreating aide

    MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the dismissal of former Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro from service, months after she was caught maltreating her Filipino domestic helper inside her residence in the Latin American...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 1 March 2021, 11:24PM
  • 'You want to be relevant': Duterte blasts Robredo anew

    'You want to be relevant': Duterte blasts Robredo anew

    MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday accused Vice President Leni Robredo of trying to be "relevant", after the latter called for the Chief Executive to be among the first to get inoculated against COVID-19. Robredo earlier said this would...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 1 March 2021, 11:15PM
  • 'From the bottom of my heart': Duterte thanks China's Xi for Sinovac donation

    'From the bottom of my heart': Duterte thanks China's Xi for Sinovac donation

    MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for helping the Philippines get its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac Biotech. "If President Xi Jinping is listening now, President, from the bottom of my...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 1 March 2021, 10:33PM
  • Duterte on Robredo's vaccine dare: You are baiting me

    Duterte on Robredo's vaccine dare: You are baiting me

    President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night took a swipe at Vice President Leni Robredo after she urged him to be among the first to get inoculated against COVID-19 to allay fears over vaccines. In his nationally televised address, Duterte slammed...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 10:03PM
  • Duterte dismisses ambassador to Brazil for maltreating help

    Duterte dismisses ambassador to Brazil for maltreating help

    President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he has approved the dismissal from government service of Marichu Mauro, the Philippine Ambassador to Brazil who allegedly maltreated her household helper. Mauro is facing charges after being caught on...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 9:59PM
  • More regions ask for doses after doctors in NCR get vaccines —Galvez

    More regions ask for doses after doctors in NCR get vaccines —Galvez

    Despite initial misgivings about the China-made Sinovac, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said more people have expressed intention to be vaccinated after seeing doctors get the jab. "Nakikita natin sa social na there are people who are excited," Galvez...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 9:36PM
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center seeks Sinovac doses for 5,000 employees—Galvez

    St. Luke’s Medical Center seeks Sinovac doses for 5,000 employees—Galvez

    St. Luke's Medical Center has asked for thousands of doses of the Sinovac vaccine for 5,000 employees, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez said Monday. During the weekly televised briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte, Galvez said that he had...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 9:30PM
  • Hontiveros asks Malacanang to reconsider new 'special working days' declaration

    Hontiveros asks Malacanang to reconsider new 'special working days' declaration

    MANILA - Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Monday urged Malacanang to reconsider its decision to make All Souls' Day, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve this year as "special working days," warning that the policy would be "counterproductive and harmful for the...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 1 March 2021, 3:08PM
  • Legal team studying if Duterte can get Sinopharm vaccine under compassionate use —Palace

    Legal team studying if Duterte can get Sinopharm vaccine under compassionate use —Palace

    Malacanang's legal team is studying whether President Rodrigo Duterte can be administered with a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Sinopharm under a special permit for compassionate use, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Monday. Roque has...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 2:22PM
  • Duterte says Philippines may return to normalcy in 2023

    Duterte says Philippines may return to normalcy in 2023

    MANILA - Filipinos may see some sense of normalcy by 2023, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday, as the Philippines received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines. "Early in the first maybe first or second quarter of year '23, 2023, baka, tulong...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 28 February 2021, 10:51PM
  • Health workers can wait for other COVID-19 vaccines, Duterte says

    Health workers can wait for other COVID-19 vaccines, Duterte says

    MANILA - Health workers can wait for another brand of vaccine if they don't want to be inoculated with COVID-19 shots manufactured by Sinovac Biotech, President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday. Duterte said health frontliners "have a choice" on which...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 28 February 2021, 9:30PM
  • Duterte mulls looser quarantine in NCR once PH gets 2 million COVID-19 shots

    Duterte mulls looser quarantine in NCR once PH gets 2 million COVID-19 shots

    MANILA (UPDATE) - President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he was considering easing pandemic curbs in Metro Manila to boost the country's battered economy once the Philippines secures a stock of at least 2 million COVID-19 shots. The Philippines...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 28 February 2021, 8:59PM
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Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo Roa Duterte, also known as Digong and Rody, is the current president of the Philippines and the first from Mindanao to hold the office. He is also the chairperson of PDP-Laban, the ruling political party in the Philippines. He is the oldest person to assume the Philippine presidency; a record previously held by Sergio Osmeña at the age of 65.