PRRD welcomes, extends assistance to OFWs from Kuwait

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, Feb. 13, welcomed around 150 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated from Kuwait, promising assistance from the government and job opportunitites. In his speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1, the President told newly arrived overseas Filipinos not to lose hope because his administration … Read More

Pres. Duterte wants review of delayed gov’t projects

  MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, January 16, announced that he would initiate a review of public works projects that remained unfinished for years. “So I will review with the Cabinet this one. All public works projects, which have been delayed for years, you get out immediately and I can maybe look for … Read More

Duterte thanks Congress for extending ML in Mindanao

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City—President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, Dec. 13, thanked the House of Representatives for heeding his request to extend martial law for another year in Mindanao. In his speech at the ceremonial demilitarization of seized weapons during the Marawi conflict at the Philippine Army headquarters here, the President sent his gratitude to … Read More

Duterte: Philippines remains safe for travelers, conducive for biz

CLARK FIELD, Pampanga — President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday the Philippines continues to be a safe travel spot for foreigners and a conducive investment destination. Duterte made the assurance as he graced the Kapampangan Food Festival 2017 here attended by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and other local officials. “Let me reiterate that the Philippines remains a … Read More

Pres. Duterte meets with kin of Maguindanao massacre victims

MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday, November 23, met with the kin of the Maguindanao massacre victims at the Music Room of the Malacañang Palace. Together with the Chief Executive are Department of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr, who had previously served as the lawyer of the victims … Read More

Pres. Duterte urges SoKor to invest more in PH

  MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, November 13, urged South Korean investors to further increase trade and investment in the Philippines. In his bilateral meeting with Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in, President Duterte urged South Korean investors to further strengthen cooperation in the area of trade, whether exports or imports. President Duterte extended … Read More

Japan vows to strengthen cooperation with ASEAN

MANILA — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to deepen cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in various areas such as maritime security, defense, trade, infrastructure development, combating terrorism, disaster risk reduction and cultural exchanges. Abe made the commitment during the 20th ASEAN-Japan Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay … Read More

Malacañan welcomes PAL’s P6-B tax settlement

MANILA — Malacañang welcomed the P6-billion settlement of Philippine Airlines (PAL) with the government, which is expected to fund the Duterte administration’s priority projects, particularly the rehabilitation of Marawi City. “That is a very, very positive outcome na inaasahan din ng ating gobyerno, ng ating Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte,” Secretary Andanar said, adding that the Finance … Read More

Palace: Gov’t troops remain on guard in Marawi

MANILA — Following President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s declaration of the liberation of Marawi, Malacañang on Saturday  assured the Filipino public that the government would continue to be on guard against any remaining terrorist in the area. In a statement aired over Radio Pilipinas, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella stressed that the start of the military pullout in … Read More

Pres. Duterte commits to improve PH for OFWs

MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, October 18, reiterated his pledge to improve the Philippine economy in a bid to help Filipinos working abroad and their families. The President graced the 7th anniversary of the Buhay OFW at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, where he recognized the sacrifice of overseas Filipino workers.  “The only way, … Read More

Palace closely monitoring situation on Avian flu

MANILA — Malacañan on Saturday reassured the public that it is keeping a close watch on the developments in Nueva Ecija following reports of poultry deaths, urging the people to refrain from spreading fake news which may cause distress and panic. “We are closely monitoring the situation in Nueva Ecija following the confirmation of poultry deaths … Read More