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Palace downplays Espenido’s inclusion in narco list
by Christina Mendez - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The credibility of the Duterte administration’s war against drugs has not suffered with the recent inclusion of sacked Bacolod police officer Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido in the Philippine National Police drug list,...
Duterte inaugurates Sangley airport project in Cavite
by Christina Mendez - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte inaugurated yesterday the Sangley Airport development project in Cavite, seen to lessen flight delays and air traffic congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport .
Philippines eyes lifting Macau travel ban
by Christina Mendez - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
After Taiwan, Philippine officials are monitoring efforts to contain coronavirus disease-2019 in Macau to determine whether the travel ban can now be lifted in one of China’s two special administrative re...
Duterte calls on Pinoys to boost domestic tourism
by Christina Mendez - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s more fun in the Philippines as President Duterte urged Filipinos to travel around the country to boost local tourism and help the aviation industry now facing revenue losses estimated at P42.9 billion...
‘Duterte believes Espenido is clean’
by Christina Mendez - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte is standing by embattled police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido, who was reportedly placed in the drug list of the Philippine National Police.
Bersamin named GSIS chair
by Christina Mendez - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Former chief justice Lucas Bersamin, who retired from the Supreme Court four months ago, is now the chairman of the Government Service Insurance System.
Taiwan travel ban lifted
by Christina Mendez - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the inter-agency task force on COVID-19 (IATF-covid19) recommended the lifting of the ban after a meeting at Malacañang last night.
‘MDT, EDCA may also be scrapped’
by Christina Mendez - February 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Based on his “body language,” President Duterte may also push for the scrapping of the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States after terminating...
Duterte to firefighters: Don’t abuse use of sirens
by Christina Mendez - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte yesterday urged firefighters not to abuse the use of sirens to violate traffic rules when responding to fire incidents.
Palace on IBON red-tagging complaint: Let law decide
by Christina Mendez - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang distanced itself from the complaint filed by the research group IBON Foundation Inc. before the Office of the Ombudsman against three government officials for allegedly red-tagging members of activist...
Philippines serves notice of VFA termination
by Christina Mendez - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite last-minute appeals from senators and other officials, President Duterte has officially notified the United States of his intention to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement.
‘EDSA decongestion still doable after Skyway collapse’
by Christina Mendez - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar has assured the public that the government’s efforts to decongest EDSA would still happen during President Duterte’s term after a portion of the Skyway...
Palace officials upbeat over Duterte-Trump phone call
by Christina Mendez - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Top government officials are upbeat over the impending phone conversation between President Duterte and United States President Donald Trump, seeing it as a move toward strengthening bilateral relations.
Philippines envoy to US to discuss VFA with Duterte
by Christina Mendez - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s ambassador to the United States, Jose Manuel Romualdez, is set to arrive in Manila today to brief President Duterte on how scrapping the Visiting Forces Agreement would impact Philippines-US bilateral...
Duterte has yet to act on Rio resignation — Palace
by Christina Mendez - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has yet to decide whether or not to accept the resignation of Undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr. from the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Malacañang said yesterday.
Duterte invokes command responsibility on corruption
by Christina Mendez - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Invoking the principle of command responsibility, President Duterte warned all heads of offices to intensify the fight against corruption in the bureaucracy or face dismissal.
‘Duterte wants DFA to send notice of VFA termination’
by Christina Mendez - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
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Duterte orders Mile Long property development
by Christina Mendez - February 7, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has given the go-signal for the development of the two-hectare Mile Long property in the Makati Central Business District.
Follow protocol on nCoV, LGUs urged
by Christina Mendez - February 6, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has ordered local government units, especially barangay officials, to follow the Department of Health protocols in handling the threat posed by the 2019 novel coronavirus as the first batch of repatriated...
Duterte ready to talk with Rio
by Christina Mendez - February 6, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte is ready to talk to Department of Information and Communications Technology Undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr. to look into some concerns in the DICT following his offer to resign over the use of the...
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