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PALACE REITERATES: VACCINES WORK VS OMICRON

Vaccines do work, regardless of brand, and being vaccinated will help protect against severe forms of COVID-19, whatever variant it is. This was the message stressed by Acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles in a press briefing on January 11, 2022, amid reports of increasing Omicron detection and rising COVID-19 cases in the […]

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MAKE MMFF VIEWING AN ANNUAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS TRADITION — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles has encouraged Filipinos around the country to make the viewing of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) movies an annual family Christmas tradition, saying on Saturday that younger generations of Filipinos should learn how to appreciate local films at an early age. “Filipino children as they grow older are introduced to […]

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TWIN VICTORIES GLORIOUS MOMENTS FOR PH SPORTS — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles called the twin victories of two Filipino athletes in world events over the weekend, historic and glorious moments for Philippine sports. On Sunday, Nesthy Petecio won the 2019 Aiba Women’s World Boxing Championships in Russia, while on Saturday, Carlos Yulo became the First Filipino gymnast to win a world championship medal […]

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IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT VS DUTERTE WILL NOT PROSPER – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles expressed confidence that any impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte will not prosper. “I don’t think they have a strong case against the President.” “I don’t think they have a strong case against the President,” Nograles said in an interview with Palace reporters. Critics of the President had earlier claimed that […]

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DILG-7 TO HELP NHA AWARD YOLANDA HOUSING UNITS – NOGRALES

The Department of the Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) has been tapped to help the National Housing Authority (NHA) award housing units to identified “Yolanda” beneficiaries in Cebu. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said 5,272 housing units have been fully completed for victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Cebu, but only 731 of these […]

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REACTIVATE ‘YOLANDA’ INTER-AGENCY COMMITTEES – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles asked local government units to organize or activate their local inter-agency committees (LIACs) to help complete the post-“Yolanda” housing projects. Nograles said more than five years after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” struck central Philippines, some housing units for affected families remain uncompleted while some finished projects are still unoccupied. “We have to […]

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BAHAY PARTY-LIST LAUDS PALACE INTERVENTION TO COMPLETE ‘YOLANDA’ HOUSING PROJECTS

A party-list group vying for a seat in Congress this May welcomed what it called the “timely intervention” of Malacañang in efforts to finish the resettlement housing projects for the thousands of families affected by Typhoon Yolanda. “It is the LGUs that are on the ground making sure that their constituents benefit from these programs.” […]

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CABINET ASSISTANCE SYSTEM MEETINGS TO BE CONVENED OUTSIDE METRO MANILA – NOGRALES

The government is bringing its Cabinet Assistance System (CAS) meetings to the provinces in a bid to widen discussions on issues affecting the countryside. According to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, this is the first time that undersecretaries and assistant secretaries will take part in CAS meetings to be convened outside of Metro Manila. “This is […]

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I’M HAPPY TO BE CHOSEN AS LEGISLATIVE CARETAKER OF DAVAO CITY’S FIRST DISTRICT – NOGRALES

Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles has been designated as legislative caretaker of Davao City’s first district, after his brother, Karlo Nograles, was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as Cabinet Secretary. According to a memorandum issued by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Jericho Nograles’ designation as legislative caretaker is “effective immediately.” The younger Nograles […]

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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, […]