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ABANTE: RETHINK OPERATION OF CASINOS IN BORACAY

As developers get ready to pursue plans to build casinos in Boracay, a House leader has appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his directive to allow casino operations in the country’s top tourist destination. In a letter addressed to the President received by Malacañang on September 3, Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. urged the […]

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SARA DUTERTE OK WITH DAVAO BEING LAST IN INFRA

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said she agrees with President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to place the city at the bottom of the list of areas to benefit from infrastructure projects. In a statement in her Facebook page, the presidential daughter admitted that these remarks from the President during his final State of the Nation Address […]

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NOGRALES: TOUGH LEADERSHIP IS DU30 ADMIN LEGACY

Tough, compassionate leadership that has improved the lives of millions of Filipinos is the legacy of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.This according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who in interviews leading up to President Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth and final State of the Nation Address said that “the President was swept into office because he […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS EO ADOPTING NAT’L JOBS PROGRAM – DTI

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Executive Order (EO) No. 140 officially adopting the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) as the Philippine Government’s master plan for the restoration of the country’s labor market. The EO institutionalizes the 20-agency strong NERS Task Force (TF), charging it to implement the strategy from 2021 to 2022, in response to […]

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NAT’L SOIL HEALTH PROGRAM GETS DUTERTE OK — DAR

As part of the government’s goal to attain food security, President Rodrigo Duterte recently approved a National Soil Health Program (NSHP) aimed at rejuvenating the country’s degraded and “sick” soils and ensuring increased crop production in a sustainable manner. The NSHP will be implemented by the Department of Agriculture through its Bureau of Soils and […]

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DUTERTE’S AMNESTY FOR REBEL GROUPS GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives gave its concurrence to President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamations granting amnesty to members of four major rebel groups, a move Speaker Lord Allan Velasco described as a “significant milestone toward reconciliation and lasting peace in the country”.Lawmakers adopted House Concurrent Resolutions 12 to 15 concurring with Presidential Proclamations 1090 to 1093 granting […]

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DUTERTE CITES DA AS AMONG TOP PERFORMING AGENCIES

President Rodrigo Duterte cited the Department of Agriculture (DA) as one of the top-performing national government agencies in 2020, as it successfully assured affordable, accessible, and healthy food supply, amid the logistical challenges due to the community lockdowns and for dousing fears of a food shortage that could have triggered queues or “pila”. The President […]

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PROTECT FAMILIES FROM DRUGS, TERRORISM – SY EGCO

The fight against illegal drugs and terrorism gained a stronger ground in Nueva Ecija as provincial, village, and youth officials joined hands behind the Duterte administration’s drive for peace and order. During a summit at the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (NEPPO) compound recently, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco urged stakeholders, particularly leaders of Sangguniang Kabataan […]

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FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES NEED DUTERTE OK — BRIONES

The Department of Education (DepEd) will only allow the conduct of face-to-face (F2F) classes after the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). This is the pronouncement of Secretary Leonor Briones in a virtual press briefing in Malacañang, clarifying that no face-to-face classes is still the standing […]

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FORM INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE VS CORRUPTION – GO

Senator Bong Go said he will be recommending to President Rodrigo Duterte the creation of an inter-agency task force that will employ a whole-of-government approach in the ongoing efforts to end deep-rooted and systemic corruption plaguing the whole bureaucracy. This came after reports of continuing prevalent corruption in numerous agencies, including the Department of Public […]