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‘No anomaly in P647.11 million disbursement during Asean’
by Christina Mendez - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
There is no anomaly in the disbursement of P647.11 million for an information caravan during the country’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017, Presidential Communications...
Palace: Duterte to visit Pag-asa Island before term ends
by Christina Mendez - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
After raising eyebrows for his uncompleted visit to Philippine Rise purportedly to assert the country’s sovereignty, President Duterte is likely to make a trip to Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea for...
Palace to Sereno: Blame yourself for ouster
by Christina Mendez - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Saying former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno herself should be blamed for her ouster, Malacanang yesterday accused her of grandstanding after she repeatedly called for the resignation of President Duterte.
‘Duterte aware of Chinese missiles in Spratlys’
by Christina Mendez - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte is aware of the presence of Chinese missiles on the Spratly islands in the South China Sea but there is no point in waging a war against Beijing, Malacañang insisted yesterday.
NAIA ‘escort’ ring has netted P10 billion
by Christina Mendez - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
According to Greco Belgica, commissioner of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, a background check on Customs operation officer Lumontod Macabando showed that he has been frequently traveling abroad, particularly...
Duterte lifts ban on OFW deployment to Kuwait
by Christina Mendez - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte ordered last night the lifting of the total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait in what can be seen as a major step in the normalization of relations marred by videotaped rescue...
Duterte bares more execs facing ax for corruption
by Christina Mendez - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
From the Cabinet, the purge of officials linked to corruption has been expanded to the lower levels of government, with President Duterte announcing last night the suspension of several government prosecutors, airport...
Papua New Guinea PM in Philippines for official visit
by Christina Mendez - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Malacañang expressed confidence yesterday that the three-day official of visit of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill starting yesterday to May 17 will bolster diplomatic relations between...
We are not giving up West Philippine Sea rights – Duterte
by Christina Mendez - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines has not given up its sovereignty rights over certain areas in the disputed South China Sea, President Duterte insisted yesterday.
Duterte seeks Malaysia’s help for Mindanao peace build-up
by Christina Mendez - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte wants to meet with returning Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad to allow reformed members of the terrorist Maute group and other Muslim Filipinos to study agricultural technology.
BIMP-EAGA travel tax waived
by Christina Mendez - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Those visiting Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia through airports and seaports in Mindanao and Palawan are exempted from paying travel tax.
Palace: Philippines–Malaysia ties remain strong
by Christina Mendez - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Malacañang has expressed hope that bilateral ties between the Philippines and Malaysia will remain close and strong after Mahathir Mohamad returned to power as prime minister following the May 10 polls.
Duterte forms Metro Manila quake resiliency body
by Christina Mendez - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has signed Executive Order 52 creating the Program Management Office for Earthquake Resiliency of the Greater Metro Manila Area in a bid to coordinate all government efforts in preparing for a huge...
Duterte names DICT acting chief
by Christina Mendez - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has designated Eliseo Mijares Rio Jr. as acting secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology, the agency he served for a few months as officer-in-charge.
Duterte forms Boracay inter-agency task force
by Christina Mendez - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has formed an inter-agency task force on Boracay that will lead the formulation of policy and oversee implementation of laws and local ordinances on the island.
Duterte issues EO increasing employees’ benefits
by Christina Mendez - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
In a bid to uplift the compensation of private sector workers, President Duterte yesterday issued Executive Order 54 increasing employees’ benefits in the private sector and carer’s allowance in the...
Palace sees partial lifting of Kuwait OFW ban
by Christina Mendez - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait may be partially lifted if a memorandum of agreement on greater protection for Filipino workers is signed today or over the weekend, presidential spokesman Harry Roque...
Isko Moreno named DSWD usec
by Christina Mendez - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has appointed former Manila vice mayor Isko Moreno as undersecretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
‘Gloomy Philippines outlook? Kiss IMF chief, change her mind’
by Christina Mendez - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
A simple kiss could change International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde’s gloomy outlook on the Philippines, according to President Duterte.
Peace talks with NDF resume in June
by Christina Mendez - May 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Formal peace talks between the government and the communist National Democratic Front are expected to resume early next month after the two panels reached an interim peace agreement (IPA).
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