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LET MARCOS ADMIN CHOOSE ITS OFFICIALS – ZUBIRI

The confirmation hearing of five applicants for various government posts should be deferred until the new administration takes over so it will have a hand in selecting the officials it wants to work with. Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri cited a similar suggestion in February 2016 by former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, saying then-President Benigno […]

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GATCHALIAN WELCOMES SARA DUTERTE AS DEPED CHIEF

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed presumptive President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s decision to appoint presumptive Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio as Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd). Citing Duterte-Carpio’s landslide win in the vice presidential race, Gatchalian said she has the political capital to ensure that much-needed reforms in the education sector–including a review of the K […]

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LOW-INCOME FAMILIES START TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY CASH AID FROM GOV’T – NOGRALES

Low-income families affected by the ongoing Luzon-wide quarantine have started receiving their emergency cash subsidies from the national government, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said. Nograles, who is also the spokesman of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported that low-income households from the cities of Manila and […]

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DUTERTE STILL HAS TRUST AND CONFIDENCE ON DUQUE – NOGRALES

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III still has the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte despite the scolding he got from senators over the apparent lack of leadership in dealing with the novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) threat in the country. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles gave the assurance after opposition […]

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CREATE THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles called on Congress to fast track the creation of a Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR), noting that the recent series of earthquakes that struck Mindanao and other natural calamities that hit other parts of the country required full-time, Cabinet-level attention. “We cannot predict the occurrence of disasters. They are not conveniently timed […]

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SENATORS PAY TRIBUTE TO GINA LOPEZ

Senators paid tribute to the late environmentalist and philanthropist Gina Lopez, who died due to multiple organ failure. Lopez, the long-time chairperson of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) and former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary in the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte, passed away at age 65. Senator Bong Go, who had the […]

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NOGRALES TAKES OATH AS NEW CABINET SECRETARY

Newly-appointed Cabinet Secretary Sec. Karlo Alexei Nograles on Monday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for the opportunity to serve in the President’s Cabinet, saying that he hoped to be able to aid efforts to push the Administration’s development agenda. “I thank President Duterte for welcoming me to his Cabinet. As a fellow Mindanaoan and kapwa probinsyano, […]