Duterte Presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte with supporters at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City.* ( Andy Alvarez photo)


I'll save sugar industry,
Duterte tells Negrenses
Vows to make cheats eat vote counting machines
BY CARLA GOMEZ

“The last card of the Filipino people is me”.

That was how Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte capped his almost two hour speech before 2,000 supporters at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City yesterday, where he vowed to wage a vigorous nationwide campaign against crime, drugs and corruption, and to save the sugar industry, should he win the presidency.

He also warned those who cheat in the May 9 elections that he will make them eat the Vote Counting Machines. moremoremore

Davao mayor
apologizes to bishop for ‘foul mouth'
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, PDP Laban presidential candidate, yesterday apologized to Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra for his foul mouth and for taking the name of the Pope in vain.

  "Monsignor, I am Rodrigo Duterte, a Catholic , I was the one who took the name of the Pope in vain and I have asked the forgiveness of everybody. I came here to specifically also ask for your forgiveness," Duterte said, during a courtesy call on the prelate at the Bishop's House in Bacolod City.

During PDP-Laban's formal declaration of Duterte as its presidential candidate on November 30, the mayor spoke of his being caught in traffic during the Pope's visit to the Philippines last year. moremoremore

 

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NegOr to get P67 million
hospital equipment: guv
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Hospital equipment, worth P67 million, will be turned over by the Department of Health to the provincial government of Negros Oriental Saturday.

Gov. Roel Degamo said that DOH Secretary Janette Garin will lead in the turnover of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging that was requested by the province, for its modern Central Block Building at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital.

An MRI is a scanner with large tube that contains powerful magnets, and is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of what is inside the body. moremoremore