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Marcos presidency

August 15, 2022 | 9:47am
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The Malacañang Press Corps questions the Office of the Press Secretary's denial of accreditation of one of its members, Hataw reporter Rose Novenario.

The reporters group called on the OPS to clearly state Novenario's alleged violations and the grounds of denial of any of its members.

August 12, 2022

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. say he supports the proposal to implement a "ladderized" program for nurses "to address the brain drain and strengthen the country's health sector."

In his meeting with members of the Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC) in Malacañang, Marcos is quoted in a Palace statement as saying: "I like the ladderized idea for the nurses because that's really becoming a problem – the brain drain that we are suffering."

"They are so good everybody wants them, and they are willing to pay for it, and we are not, or we're not able. So we have to come up with some strategies for that," he adds.

 

August 6, 2022

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. shares a post on Instagram where he says he talked on the telephone with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Tiyak natin na mas iigting ang ating magandang relasyon sa bansang India," he adds.

July 30, 2022

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vetoes bill exempting the honoraria allowances and other financial benefits of persons rendering services during election from income tax.

He says it runs counter to the objective of the government’s comprehensive tax reform program. — The STAR/Alexis Romero

July 29, 2022

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles says the Department of Budget and Management is scheduled to submit the Budget Documents to the President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on 19 August 2022.

The proposed budget is expected to be submitted to Congress on August 2022, she adds.

 

July 23, 2022

Palace press secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles announces that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has vetoed Senate Bill 2490 or House Bill 9088 strengthening the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC).

"The President cites, among others, the excessive remuneration to be given the OGCC lawyers, the grant of supervision and control over legal departments of government corporations, the distortion of the relationship with the Secretary of Justice, and the possible violation of the One Trust Fund policy of government," says Angeles in a statement.

July 21, 2022

The Quezon City local government has denied Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)'s application for a rally permit for the State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 25.

In its denial of the application, the city's Department of Public Order and Safety cited a police recommendation not to allow a rally along Batasan Road because it is not a freedom park and because the rally might affect traffic.

Rallies in freedom parks do not require permits.

July 20, 2022

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has directed agencies to identify areas for blended learning, he says in a statement from Office of the Press Secretary.

"Ihanda yung mga devices at mga kailangan nila na noong pandemic hindi nasu-supply- an sa mga bata,” Marcos says.

“We continue with blended learning pero in very specific places lamang. As much as possible, face-to-face na talaga,” the chief executive adds.

July 13, 2022

Malacañang announces that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is now free from all COVID-19 symptoms based on his personal physician’s latest health bulletin.

“Dr. (Samuel) Zacate gave the happy news that on the 5th and 6th day of his isolation, the President is now free from all symptoms of COVID-19,” says Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles.

“Dr. Zacate told the President that that he still needs to complete his seven-day isolation as mandated by the health department’s protocol,” she adds.

July 8, 2022

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles announces that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. tests positive for COVID-19 through antigen test.

July 7, 2022

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. issues his first executive order, directing the abolition of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary and the Duterte administration's Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission.

Marcos cites the need to reorganize the Office of the President for a "simplified" internal management and governance amid the health and fiscal crises. — News5/Maricel Halili

 

July 5, 2022

President Ferdinad Marcos Jr. is set to hold his first Cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning, his Social Welfare and Development Secretary Erwin Tulfo says in a Facebook post.

However, there are still vacancies in his Cabinet, including the next health secretary.

June 24, 2022

The office of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says one of their measures they are studying is amending the terms of barangay officials. 

Executive Secretary-designate Vic Rodriguez is quoted in a statement as saying: “We are studying thoroughly the plus and the minuses of spending or calling for elections and there is nothing definite yet." 

"But we are open to all options that are being presented to us including the possibility of passing a law and making the term of barangay captains to five years, still subject to three terms,” he adds.

June 24, 2022

Outgoing Manila Mayor Isko Moreno issues Executive No. 53 to declare June 30, 2022 as a special non-working holiday in the capital to give way for the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. that will be held at the National Museum of the Philippines.

June 13, 2022

Russian Ambassador Marat Pavlov pays courtesy visit to president-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. 

Speaking to press after the meting, Pavlov says they affirmed that "the Russian Federation is ready to improve our traditionally friendly relations between our countries in many areas of cooperation because it meets the interests of our nations."

"During the meeting, we discussed this area of cooperation, and we found out that in this turbulent period of our life, the russian federation could extend its hand to help the philippines in much needed oil, gas and other sources of energies," she adds.

June 8, 2022

President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says he has accepted an invitation to attend the planned face-to-face Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Thailand on November 18-19.

"The annual summit will return into a face-to-face meeting since 2018, after the 2019 summit in Chile was canceled due to protests in the said country , while the last two editions were held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic,"  Marcos' press secretary-designate Trixie Cruz-Angeles says in a statement.

Get updates on the administration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe)

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