Duterte gives Budget chief power to approve Bayanihan 2 fund release- Palace

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:45:18 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has given Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado the authority to release the release of crucial funds under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2), Malacañang announced on Tuesday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the statement following senators’ criticisms over the delayed release of the P165.5-billion Bayanihan 2 funds, some two […]

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Palace asks Red Cross to resume Covid-19 testing services

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 06:18:47 +0000

MALACANANG has urged the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to resume its coronavirus testing as it reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte’s commitment to pay the debt of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s (PhilHealth). Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the “controversy should be over” since Duterte himself gave assurance on the full payment of the P930-million obligation […]

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Palace: Govt allows foreigners with investor’s visa to enter PH

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:30:58 +0000

THE Philippine government has allowed foreigners with investor visas to enter the country starting November, Malacañang announced on Friday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the decision to allow the entry of foreign nationals starting November 1 was reached by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) during its […]

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Palace: LTO extends validity of student permits, driver’s licenses until Dec. 31

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:37:03 +0000

THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) has extended until December 31 the validity of expired licenses whose owners were previously restricted from going outside due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang announced on Thursday. In a virtual press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the LTO has resumed services for those aged 17 […]

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Palace: Duterte may form task force to probe DPWH corruption

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:08:11 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte may create a separate task force  to investigate widespread corruption in the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Malacañang said on Wednesday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the statement after Public Works Secretary Mark Villar earlier this week created a task force made up of five officials to investigate fellow […]

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Palace: PRC Covid-19 testing should resume as President commits to pay PhilHealth debt 

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 03:46:20 +0000

FOLLOWING the commitment of President Rodrigo Duterte to pay the P930 million debt of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) should now resume its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing. READ: Duterte wants PRC Covid tests as govt eyes 50% payment of PhilHealth debt “With the undertaking to pay coming no less […]

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Palace to House: Pass budget first 

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 05:39:20 +0000

Malacañang on Monday appealed to lawmakers at the House of Representatives to heed the call of President Rodrigo Duterte and pass the 2021 budget bill before resolving the speakership row. Palace spokesman Harry Roque issued the statement on Monday while members of the chamber were holding a session at the Celebrity Sports Complex in Quezon […]

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Palace confident on timely passage of 2021 budget 

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 06:13:15 +0000

MALACAÑANG is confident that the decision of the House of Representatives to suspend their session until November 16 would not adversely affect the passage of the proposed 2021 budget. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Senate may proceed with its budget deliberations as there was no requirement for them to wait for the House’s […]

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Palace: Duterte can’t  force lawmakers in Speakership row

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2020 05:39:18 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte may have brokered  the term-sharing deal for Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco but he could not “coerce, intimidate, force”  the lawmakers on who to vote for their speaker, Malacañang said. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said that Duterte wanted to keep his hands off the “internal issue” […]

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Palace condoles with family of ex-Comelec chief Brillantes

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:16:57 +0000

MALACANANG on Tuesday expressed its deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) head Sixto Brillantes Jr., who passed away this morning. He was 80. READ: Ex-Comelec chairman Brillantes dies due to Covid-19 In a virtual press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. praised Brillantes, who served as Comelec chairman from […]

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