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DOTr files plunder raps vs erring officials over MRT mess; Palace assures better train services

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:37 Written by
Malacañang on Tuesday, November 21, reiterated the Duterte administration’s strong commitment to go after erring government officials who failed in their duty of delivering government services to the Filipino people.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. announced in a Malacanang…

Duterte to end telecoms duopoly

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:41 Written by
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. announced on Monday, November 20, that the dominance of two major players in the local telecommunications industry is about to end during a Malacanang press briefing.   “During the bilateral talks between President Duterte and…

Santiago fired over junkets abroad, favors from drug lords – Palace

Monday, 20 November 2017 16:20 Written by
President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed former Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chief Dionisio Santiago not just for contradicting his statements but due to complaints of alleged junkets abroad and acceptance of favors from drug lords, Malacañang said on Monday.   “Santiago was let…

Alvarez responds to Sereno: Just show up in impeachment hearings

Monday, 20 November 2017 16:09 Written by
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should just show up and refute the impeachment complaint against her before the House committee on justice on its hearing on Wednesday.   “Please tell her to just argue on the…

Palace thanks Filipinos for “tremendous success” of ASEAN Summit

Friday, 17 November 2017 10:43 Written by
Malacañang on Thursday, November 16, extended its gratitude to all Filipinos for their contribution to the “tremendous success” of the Philippines’ hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a press…

President Duterte affirms ties with US in bilateral talks with President Trump

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 08:28 Written by
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte affirmed the strong relationship of the Philippines with the United States during his bilateral meeting with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings on…

Mayor Sara, 9 others to study waste-to-energy tech in Japan

Monday, 13 November 2017 10:38 Written by
DAVAO CITY — Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, seven city officials and two representatives from an environment watchdog will travel to Japan next week to study the USD 70-million Waste-to-Energy(WTE) project which is eyed to improve the city’s waste management.   This was…

Davao’s P7.8-B annual budget up on 2nd reading

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 09:57 Written by
DAVAO CITY – The Davao City Council committee on Finance, Ways and Means is ready to deliberate on second reading the proposed P7.8 billion budget of the city government for 2018.   “The committee will favorably endorse the budget,” said…
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