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Dar sees approval of coco trust fund measure by 2021

LEGISLATION authorizing the Coconut Farmers Trust Fund is expected to be approved within the year or by 2021, after the President threw his support behind the measure in his State of the Nation Address (SONA), Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said.

Clean-energy bloc faults SONA for failing to address coal reduction, quarantine...

SUPPORTERS of clean energy said the fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) was delivered by President Rodrigo R. Duterte Monday failed to renew a previous commitment to pursue more green energy alternatives.

Duterte’s political future hinges on Philippine pandemic rebound

At the start of the coronavirus outbreak, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said the disease would “die a natural death.” Five months later, the pandemic...

Online concert to protest SONA

AN ONLINE protest concert featuring the likes of Martin Nievera, Ebe Dancel, and Noel Cabangon is to stream on July 27, 3 p.m., at the Radyo Katipunan Facebook page, in response and in protest of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Anti-Duterte protest rallies draw thousands, held peacefully

PROTEST RALLIES against President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his policies on such issues as China and the West Philippine Sea drew thousands on Monday as he delivered his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Survey says: pay, inflation, and China are on public’s SONA wish...

WORKERS’ pay, inflation, employment, and the country’s controversial relations with China are the major issues that Filipinos want President Rodrigo R. Duterte to tackle in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, according to Pulse Asia’s June 2019 Ulat ng Bayan Survey which was released on Friday.

Over 14,000 cops to be deployed for President’s SONA

THE NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will deploy 14,100 policemen around Metro Manila, with 9,000 cops and force multipliers to be assigned in Quezon City for the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22.

Forums set in preparation for President’s 4th SONA

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte’s Cabinet officials are set to hold a series of forums to discuss the policies, programs, and achievements of his administration in preparation for his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Then vs Now: A snapshot of the Philippine economy before and...

How was the Philippine economy before President Rodrigo R. Duterte was sworn in as President on June 30, 2016? Here's a comparison of statistical...

3rd SONA pitches priorities amid struggle for House helm

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte, in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, reaffirmed key policies of his administration such as the drive against corruption in behalf of ease of doing business, as well as environmental rehabilitation, vowing to step up these initiatives in partnership with Congress.

A song before SONA duty

MEMBERS OF a police band perform near the site where anti-government protesters will converge, ahead of the 3rd State of the Nation Address by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on July 23, 2018.

Duterte’s numbers (as of July 2018)

Here's a look at President Rodrigo R. Duterte's statistical measures as of July 2018. — via BusinessWorld Research

Senate to consult House on legislative agenda

CONGRESS BEGINS its Third Regular Session on Monday, with the Senate set to coordinate its priority bills with the House of Representatives, Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III said on Sunday.

Lawmakers, spouses told: No fashion show

A LABOR GROUP urged lawmakers and their spouses to dress simply and modestly when they turn up at President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

Protests set on Duterte’s 3rd SONA

SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS and coalitions will hold protest rallies around Metro Manila and other major cities on Monday to show disapproval over various government policies as President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers his third State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Labor groups to stage protest vs contractualization, low wages on Duterte’s...

Labor groups said the Duterte administration has yet to solve contractualization, low wages, and denied labor rights. At a press briefing in Manila City on Friday,...

BBL for approval by Congress before SONA

MALACAÑANG ON Thursday said the final version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may be signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday, July 23, after the Bicameral Conference Committee approved the draft law on Wednesday night.

Film director Joyce Bernal says SONA stint is free

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter Film and television director Joyce E. Bernal will be directing President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address...

Palace backs bill seeking to create disaster response agency

President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his Cabinet "approved" last Monday, July 9, the proposal to create a new department on disaster resilience, Malacañang said. "Palace...

Senators give their assessment of Duterte’s second year in office

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Senators on Monday assessed the second year of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, acknowledging the gains achieved in his fight against criminality...

Duterte is ‘for’ abolition of political dynasties but doubts it will...

By Arjay L. Balinbin President Rodrigo R. Duterte doubts if the proposal to abolish political dynasties in the Philippines will hurdle Congress. Mr. Duterte told local...

SONA pushes select bills, warns miners

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte yesterday asked courts not to block development projects and pressed the Senate to approve the first...

DBM hoping for 2018 budget approval by October

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, Reporter THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is optimistic budget legislation for 2018 will be passed by October, alongside the...

‘Awesome’ to ‘dangerous’: Political leaders rate Duterte’s first year in power

POLITICAL leaders allied with and opposed to President Rodrigo R. Duterte also marked his first year in office with their respective statements on Friday. Former...

Key quotes from Duterte's first State of the Nation Address

On July 25, 2016, President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address during the opening of the 17th Congress at...