Duterte retains GCQ for NCR; Iligan under MECQ

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) to retain Metro Manila and two nearby provinces under general community quarantine (GCQ). Duterte said the provinces of Bulacan and Batangas along with the cities of Tacloban and Bacolod are placed under … Read More

Arnis bags 8 more SEA Games golds as PH keeps lead

MANILA – Arnis, the country’s national martial arts, pulled out another blistering performance after winning eight more gold medals to push the Philippines ahead in the medal tally of the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games. The arnis team now have a total of 12 gold medals after Jesfer Huquire (male-bantamweight/55kg and less), Elmer Manlapas (M-featherweight/+55kg and … Read More

Anti-drug campaign still enjoys ‘excellent’ rating: SWS

MANILA – Despite the opposition’s call for international action to probe the war on drugs, the campaign launched by President Rodrigo Duterte over three years ago continue to enjoy “excellent” net satisfaction rating. The second quarter Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, conducted from June 22 to 26, found 82 percent of adult Filipinos satisfied, 6 percent … Read More

PRRD’s higher net satisfaction ‘puts a lie to critics’: Palace

MANILA — Malacañang on Friday thanked the Filipinos after President Rodrigo Duterte’s net satisfaction rating jumped by six points, saying the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey “puts a lie to critics and detractors.” The fourth quarter SWS survey, conducted on December 16-19, showed 74 percent of Filipinos are satisfied with the performance of the first … Read More

PRRD streamlines rules on procurement of gov’t motor vehicles

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has consolidated and rationalized the rules in the procurement of government vehicles and reiterated policy which prohibits “all government” agencies from acquiring and using luxury cars or SUVs. In Administrative Order (AO) No. 14 signed Monday, Duterte has adopted a centralized procurement system consistent with his administration’s objective to “adopt economies … Read More

Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year upon the recommendation of the military, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed on Friday. In a text message, Medialdea said Senate President Vicente Sotto III and House of Representatives Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo would call for a joint session “probably on … Read More

HUDCC exec axed over extortion rap: Palace

MANILA — Malacañang on Monday said former Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Secretary-General Falconi Millar was dismissed due to an extortion complaint. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said a representative of company, which has receivables from HUDCC, has filed a complaint against Millar who allegedly asked twice for grease money for the release of the … Read More