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San Miguel donates P330-M for kin of soldiers, cops slain in Marawi

Friday, 27 October 2017 11:42 Written by
MANILA — The San Miguel Foundation, Inc. (SMFI) formally turned over PHP330 million worth of livelihood assistance to the families of slain policemen and soldiers in Marawi to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday.   The money is intended…

Moro group wants jobs, housing for Marawi folk

Friday, 27 October 2017 09:00 Written by
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—If the government is really keen on fast-tracking the reconstruction of war-torn Marawi City, the affected residents must be allowed to actively take part in the decision-making process, a Maranao leader said on Tuesday.“The key is the…

Task Force to help solve infra process gaps – NEDA

Thursday, 26 October 2017 12:33 Written by
MANILA–An inter-agency task force was recently created to set in motion policies and processes to address bottlenecks and gaps in the country’s infrastructure development, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).   In a keynote speech on Tuesday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary…

President Duterte accepts rifles, multi-purpose vehicles from Russia

Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:41 Written by
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, October 25, witnessed the handover of military equipment by the Russian Federation to the Philippines. The Chief Executive also visited the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Pantaleev docked at Pier 15, Port of Manila.  …

Duterte restructures NEDA, DFA, BOC offices

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:45 Written by
Malacañan released three Presidential directives-one administrative and two executive orders-all signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on October 20, in order to revitalize bureaus and offices under the Executive Branch. Administrative Order (AO) No. 8 reconstituted the composition of the NEDA…

Palace tells Bautista his resignation is effective immediately

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:31 Written by
Malacañang has informed Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista that President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted his resignation, the election official announced on Monday afternoon.   Instead of being effective December 31 as he indicated in his resignation letter, Bautista said…

Government allocates initial P5-billion fund for Marawi rehabilitation

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:17 Written by
The government is allocating an initial P5-billion fund that will be spent until the end of the year for the rehabilitation of Marawi City, a Civil Defense official said Monday, October 23.   Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima said a…

DTI to destroy P1.2-M non-conforming mandatory products

Friday, 20 October 2017 09:31 Written by
ILOILO CITY — More than PHP1-million worth of confiscated goods from violations of the Product Standards Law will be destroyed, marking this month’s Consumer Awareness Month celebration.   The confiscated items include hardware and general merchandize items from the provinces of…
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