Archive | July 2015

‘Philandering’ Rodrigo Duterte Cause of Marriage Annulment

Seeking nullification of her marriage in 1998, wife Elizabeth Zimmerman Duterte tells the court her husband was ‘really a very good leader’ but…
Published 11:08 AM, July 28, 2015
Updated 11:08 AM, July 28, 2015

When Rodrigo Duterte, Davao City mayor, said in jest during an interview with celebrity Vice Ganda that he has 3 girlfriends and that his feisty ex-wife “used to beat him up once a week”, he appeared to be trivializing his flaws.
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Duterte Says NPAs Welcome in Malacañang If He Becomes President

by Alexander D. Lopez
July 11, 2015

Davao City – has admitted maintaining close ties with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), but said that he has only done so to bridge peace with the insurgents.

“The military knows that I have connections with the Left. The kind of connection was not the one involved in killing, but the one where they discussed what was better for everybody,” Duterte told a huge crowd Thursday evening during the wake of slain NPA leader Leoncio “Kumander Parago” Pitao at the Almendras Gym here.
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Duterte Defends Allowing Hero’s Burial for Slain NPA Leader

By: Dennis Jay Santos
Inquirer Mindanao
12:34 PM July 11th, 2015

DAVAO CITY – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has continued to defend his decision to allow a hero’s burial for slain New People’s Army (NPA) leader Leoncio Pitao here on Friday, saying there was nothing wrong with it.

Criticisms against Duterte flooded the social media and accused him of being a communist too after he allowed the NPA to hold a funeral march for Pitao, also known as Parago, here.
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