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P46 billion COVID-19 response budget submitted for Duterte approval
by Alexis Romero - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Requests for the release of P46 billion for various projects aimed at cushioning the impact of the raging pandemic have been submitted to President Duterte’s office for approval, the budget department said...
PACC exec: Congressmen involved in DPWH graft
by Alexis Romero - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Some lawmakers are conspiring with public works personnel and project contractors to commit corruption, an official of President Duterte’s anti-corruption body said yesterday.
PACC says some lawmakers may be involved in DPWH anomalies
by Alexis Romero - October 22, 2020 - 5:54pm
Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission Commissioner Greco Belgica said some lawmakers wield influence over the implementation of local projects and the movement of district engineers. 
Let China hire own workers for projects – Palace
by Alexis Romero - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
China should have the flexibility to hire personnel for the projects it is financing, Malacañang said yesterday, after some senators questioned the high percentage of Chinese workers involved in the construction...
Palace prefers independent body to probe DPWH anomalies
by Alexis Romero - October 21, 2020 - 3:41pm
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said while the DPWH has formed a task force that would look into the supposed corruption within its ranks, it is "not inconceivable" for President Rodrigo Duterte to create another...
Duterte says government ‘succeeding’ in COVID-19 fight
by Alexis Romero - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte says the government is succeeding in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic due to improving COVID-19 data and has thanked the “overworked” members of the Cabinet for the achie...
Palace hopes Bayanihan 2 funds released sooner
by Alexis Romero - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday expressed hope that funds for the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 would be released sooner, but maintained that the budget could still be used even after the law expires...
Hold me responsible for drug war deaths – Duterte
by Alexis Romero - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
While he has claimed to have never killed anyone or had anyone killed, President Duterte said he could be held responsible for deaths related to his campaign against illegal drugs, but not for unexplained killi...
Duterte won’t forgive corrupt officials
by Alexis Romero - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has vowed not to forgive officials involved in corruption and has urged the public to report irregularities so that the government could act on them.
Duterte says he could be responsible for drug war deaths
by Alexis Romero - October 20, 2020 - 6:46pm
While he has claimed to have never killed anyone or had any person killed, President Duterte said he could be held responsible for deaths related to his campaign against illegal drugs but insisted that he should...
Palace wants Bayanihan 2 funds released sooner
by Alexis Romero - October 20, 2020 - 6:37pm
Malacañang Tuesday expressed hope that the Bayanihan 2 funds would be released sooner but maintained that the budget could still be used even after the law expires in December.
Duterte vows to rebuild war-torn Marawi to its old glory
by Alexis Romero - October 20, 2020 - 6:15pm
President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to bring back conflict-ravaged Marawi to its old glory but admitted that the rebuilding of the city is "not that easy."
‘Errata’ in 2021 budget should only correct typo errors, won't contain new items — Palace
by Alexis Romero - October 20, 2020 - 5:53pm
The errata to the 2021 budget approved by the House of Representatives should only correct typographical errors and should not contain new items, Malacañang said Tuesday.
Gov't plans to settle half of PhilHealth's debt to Red Cross 'at the soonest' — Palace
by Alexis Romero - October 20, 2020 - 5:26pm
The government aims to settle half of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.'s (PhilHealth) debt to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) "at the soonest time possible," Malacañang said Tuesday.
Duterte vows not to forgive corrupt officials
by Alexis Romero - October 20, 2020 - 4:41pm
President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed not to forgive officials involved in corruption and has urged the public to report irregularities so the government could act on them.
‘Duterte wants Marawi rehab fast-tracked’
by Alexis Romero - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite allegations that the rebuilding of Marawi is moving slowly, President Duterte is satisfied with the rehabilitation work in the war-torn city, but wants the process to be faster, Malacañang said y...
MMDA’s Pialago apologizes for comment on activist
by Alexis Romero - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) spokesperson Celine Pialago apologized yesterday after drawing criticism over the weekend for her remarks on the plight of detained activist Reina Mae Nasino, whose...
Palace: Duterte SALN up to ombudsman
by Alexis Romero - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang is leaving it up to the Office of the Ombudsman to decide on the release of President Duterte’s statement of assets, liabilities and net worth as it advised the public to follow procedures...
IATF to discuss increased church capacity
by Alexis Romero - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Members of the government’s pandemic task force are set to deliberate on the proposal to increase the allowed seating capacity in churches, Malacañang said yesterday.
Government subsidy of 13th month pay depends on funds
by Alexis Romero - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Any government decision to subsidize the 13th month pay of workers of businesses ravaged by the raging health crisis would depend on the availability of funds, Malacañang said yesterday.
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