Duterte orders gov’t agencies to post online procurement information

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 06:30:01 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered agencies under the executive to post on their social media accounts and official websites information as to the procurement of goods and services. Administrative Order 34 dated October 23 obtained by the media on Tuesday directed all agencies under the executive to strictly comply with transparency, accountability and good governance […]

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18 living heroes honored for liberating Marawi City from terrorists  

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 05:17:12 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has honored a total of 18 living heroes in the liberation of Marawi City in 2017 in Camp Aguinaldo. In a statement released late Monday night, the military said Armed Forces Chief Gilbert Gapay represented the President and pinned the medals on the awardees. “Your sacrifices and those of our fallen comrades […]

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Duterte wants all Filipinos vaccinated against Covid-19

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 02:47:05 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said he wants all Filipinos to be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). In his public address on Wednesday night, Duterte bared that the government now has the money to procure the vaccines but would need more to able to cover all 113 million Filipinos in the immunization program. Duterte said all […]

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Duterte accepts Cayetano apology ‘like father would from a son’

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 03:49:22 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the apology of former speaker Alan Peter Cayetano “like a father would from a son”. This was Presidential spokesman Harry Roque’s response on Wednesday when asked about the apology Cayetano made via Facebook and again in person when he met with the Chief Executive in Malacañang. “According to Senator [Christopher] […]

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Duterte assures public: Bayanihan 2 funds will be spent wisely

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 04:43:07 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has assured the public that the additional funds allocated for the government’s coronavirus response will be spent wisely. In his late-night public address on Monday, Duterte said he made sure that not a single peso went to the pockets of government people during the implementation of the first Bayanihan Act, which expired […]

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Land Defenders Are Killed in the Philippines for Protesting Canadian Mining

Credit to Author: Anya Zoledziowski| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 13:39:01 GMT

Not only do Canadian mines in the Philippines degrade the environment and displace Indigenous communities, activists say, eco-defenders are targeted by the Philippine government for protesting them. A VICE World News investigation.

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Govt urged: Act on EU call

Credit to Author: William Depasupil, TMT| Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:18:20 +0000

THE Philippine government on Saturday was urged to address the European Parliament’s concerns about the alleged abuses and the “deteriorating” human rights situation in the country amid warnings that ignoring these could lead to further job losses and the temporary suspension of the grant of trade preferences to the Philippines. The Associated Labor Unions (ALU) […]

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Duterte approves recommendation to file charges vs ex-PhilHealth chief, others

Credit to Author: Reina C. Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:01:42 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of a task force to file criminal and administrative charges against former Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) President and CEO Ricardo Morales and other officials. The task force recommended that Senior Vice President Jovita Aragona, Officer-in-Charge Calixto Gabuya Jr., and a division chief be charged with graft. President Rodrigo Duterte […]

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Warnings vs telcos might affect investor sentiment – business group 

Credit to Author: Lisbet K. Esmael| Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:18:00 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning against the country’s giant telecommunication companies could scare off foreign investors, resulting in the loss of trade and foreign investments, a business group warned. American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) Senior Adviser John Forbes said that Duterte’s tirade against the so-called duopoly of PLDT and Globe Telecom may affect […]

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Govt seen spending more if economy stays in recession — Fitch Ratings

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:20:27 +0000

THE national government may have to spend more than it planned against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic if the economy remains in recession next year, Fitch Ratings warned on Tuesday. In a statement, the credit ratings agency pointed out that the government’s record of macroeconomic management “lends credibility” to the projections it laid out […]

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