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PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday said that dismissed Bacolod police chief Senior Supt. Francisco B. Ebreo “might not be” in the illegal drug trade, but revealed that he is a protector of a certain drug lord in the city.
COTABATO CITY — Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim expressed confidence in the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) given the vigorous campaign that various sectors have been conducting in the past weeks.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to secure the upcoming plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and the National and Local Elections (NLE).
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed an executive order mandating the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to recommend complaints of violations of the Anti-Red Tape Act to the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA).
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed Board of Investments (BoI) Management Service Group OIC-Executive Director Marjorie O. Ramos-Samaniego as BoI governor.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law increasing the monthly pension of war veterans to “300%” beginning this year.
A SURVEY by the Social Weather Stations conducted in the fourth quarter last year found 66% of Filipino adults saying they are worried (22% worried a great deal and 44% somewhat worried) and 34% saying they are not worried (16% are somewhat not worried and 18% are not worried at all) about President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s health.
“NEVER MIND them,” said President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s spokesman, in response to questions about China’s latest tension with Taiwan.
THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ), as a member of the national task force formed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte for localized peace processes, will help in the speedy investigation and trial of people involved in the communist armed conflict, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said.
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has authorized Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año to appoint temporary officers for vacant elective local government posts to avoid crippling operations and the delivery of public services.
MALACAÑANG on Friday slammed lawmakers at the House of Representatives for their “unparliamentary behavior” towards Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte requested Congress to approve another full-year extension of martial law in Mindanao, Malacañang said on Friday.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the immediate deployment of more troops to “suppress lawless violence and acts of terror” in the provinces of Samar, Negros, and the Bicol Region.
THE PHILIPPINES and China on Tuesday signed 29 bilateral agreements, covering a wide range of development initiatives such as infrastructure, agriculture, trade, monetary. and humanitarian assistance, on the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the Philippines on Monday.
MALACAÑANG ON Monday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte has terminated three undersecretaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to give newly-appointed Secretary, Ret. Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, a free hand to “bring his own team to provide better services to the public.”
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a bilateral meeting on Thursday on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore and discussed cooperation between the two countries on peace and infrastructure.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed Office of the President (OP) Undersecretary Jesus Melchor V. Quitain as Officer-In-Charge of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President (OSAP), which was previously held by former secretary Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte would have declared a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) if its government pushed through with the execution of Jennifer Dalquez.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday endorsed the senatorial candidacy of singer-songwriter Freddie Aguilar.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued an executive order (EO) regulating the barter trade in Mindanao, in part to “strengthen trade and commerce between and among the member states of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).”
MALACAÑANG ON Thursday clarified President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s latest remarks on “online gambling,” saying the leader was only referring to operations that do not have permits.
SENATOR Leila M. de Lima wants a Senate committee to look into the appointment of foreign nationals in public office after Chinese national Michael Yang identified himself as the President’s economic adviser.
THE Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) wants President Rodrigo R. Duterte to make public the names of candidates involved in illegal drugs, according to his spokesman.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will urge leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during their gathering in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, Oct. 11, to support the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region and “call for economic resilience amidst prevailing global economic uncertainties,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday.
MAJORITY of Filipinos, at 61%, agree that President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s health is a public matter, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
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