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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…

Crisis unites Muslims, Christians: Marawi prelate

Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:51 Written by
DUMAGUETE CITY – Bishop Edwin dela Peña of the Marawi Prelature said the conflict in Marawi City had brought together Muslims and Christians, fostering brotherhood and providing a venue for compassion, help and understanding.   Working continuously to this day to provide…

President Duterte declares liberation of Marawi City

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:56 Written by
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, October 17, declared that Marawi City has been liberated from terrorists after more than four months of battle against the ISIS-inspired Maute group.   “Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby declare Marawi City liberated from…

‘Relatively, it's already safe to rebuild Marawi,’ says Andanar

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:37 Written by
Despite the presence of a few remaining Filipino and foreign terrorist fighters in the newly-liberated city, it is relatively safe to rebuild Marawi, said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday.   His statement came the morning after President…

Martial law in Mindanao stays despite death of Maute leaders: DND

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:50 Written by
MANILA — The Department of National Defense (DND) on Monday said martial law would remain in effect in Mindanao despite the death of top terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute in Marawi City.   “No, we are not talking about lifting…
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