Meralco won’t get away with steep electric bills under MECQ

MANILA – Malacañang is confident that Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will not charge subscribers with excessively high electric bills in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that since Meralco did not get away with charging jacked up fees in the past, the same would be true despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s … Read More

Malacañang releases list of 2021 holidays

MANILA – Malacañang on Monday released a copy of Proclamation 986, which enumerates the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2021. The proclamation, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 30, takes effect “immediately.” Under the proclamation, the following days are declared as holidays: Regular Holidays January 1 – New Year’s Day April 1- Maundy … Read More

Return to MECQ ‘right direction’: Palace

MANILA – Malacañang believes that reverting Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from August 4 to 18 is a step in the right direction to preventing the collapse of the country’s healthcare system. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque explained that enforcing a more stringent quarantine did not necessarily mean an … Read More

We will not dodge obligation to fight for human rights: PRRD

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said his administration will not shirk from its responsibility in upholding human rights despite criticism on the aggressive crackdown on illegal drugs. In his fifth State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, the President said his administration has always maintained that freedom from illegal drugs, … Read More