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The beginning of the Duterte administration

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The country has a new president in Rodrigo Roa Duterte. His induction as the 16th president of the Philippines had none of the pomp of previous presidential inaugurations. According to the Malacañang website, seven presidents were inaugurated at the Quirino Grandstand, three at the Legislative building in Manila, three in…

Vigil for President Duterte’s inaugural

MANILA – In the eve of Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration as the 16th president of the Philippines on June 30, multiple activist groups from Luzon staged a mobilization and cultural night in front of the Philippine Post Office at the Liwasang Bonifacio here. Progressive groups such as Kilusang Mayo Uno, Pamalakaya, Anakbayan, Migrante and Kadamay held…