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PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s order for the “unimpeded” importation of rice has caught economic agencies off guard, though they pointed to the ultimate goal remains a rice tariff accompanied by freer inbound movement of the commodity.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will urge leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during their gathering in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, Oct. 11, to support the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region and “call for economic resilience amidst prevailing global economic uncertainties,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday.
MAJORITY of Filipinos, at 61%, agree that President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s health is a public matter, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON Harry L. Roque, Jr. said on Friday that he is considering resigning after he was “taken aback” by the confirmation of a hospital visit by President Rodrigo R. Duterte last Wednesday, which he said he did not know about.
THE MINORITY bloc in the House of Representatives led by the opposition Liberal Party (LP) has formally challenged the minority leadership before the Supreme Court (SC), filing a case on Friday, Oct. 5.
THE COMMUNIST Party of the Philippines (CPP) has denied the military’s allegation that it is “pushing” President Rodrigo R. Duterte to declare nationwide martial law through the so-called “Red October” ouster plot.
FOUR GOVERNMENT-owned hospitals in the northern Luzon area have been lined up for expansion after President Rodrigo R. Duterte recently signed laws corresponding to the improvement programs.
MALACAÑANG on Tuesday said it is “doing everything” to ensure that a joint oil exploration deal between the Philippines and China on the Service Contract (SC) 72 located in the disputed Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea will be signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Manila in November.
MALACAÑANG ON Tuesday promised a quick resolution on the killing of Sudipen, La Union Mayor Alexander O. Buquing, which Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. said could be politically motivated with election season just around the corner.
MALACAÑANG announced on Monday the reappointments of Special Envoy for International Public Relations Dante A. Ang, chairman emeritus of The Manila Times, and Special Envoy for Intercultural Dialogue and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Jose C. De Venecia, Jr., the Ramos-era speaker of the House of Representatives.
THE PHILIPPINES is “on track” in providing reforms to prevent the country from becoming a “narco-state” while remaining committed to the rule of law and human rights, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano told world leaders at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York last Saturday.
INFLATION and salaries are the top concerns of Filipinos across all regions and social classes, polling firm Pulse Asia said, citing the results of a survey.
THE PHILIPPINES’ counterterrorism capabilities have improved amid attacks and threats from terrorist groups affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS), according to the US Department of State’s 2017 Country Reports on Terrorism .
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday owned up to extra judicial killings (EJKs) in the country as he deplored complaints filed against his controversial war on drugs, accusing him of murder and crimes against humanity, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte issued a proclamation on Tuesday designating as a Special Economic Zone the Aseana 3 Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Building at the Aseana Business Park in Parañaque City.
SENATOR Antonio F. Trillanes IV on Tuesday afternoon posted a P200,000-bail before the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 after his arrest at the Senate.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s trust and approval ratings fell considerably in a September poll by Pulse Asia released on Tuesday.
THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) has released an additional P662.5 million to the Quick Response Fund (QRF) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the victims of recent calamities, Malacañang announced on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
MALACAÑANG ON Monday contradicted former Senate president Juan F. Ponce-Enrile’s remarks in his interview with former senator Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. contradicting several established circumstances of the martial-law regime of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos.
MALACAÑANG ON Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte had recently undergone colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures, but added this was “routine.”
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Build, Build, Build program was recently presented in China as part of the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin M. Andanar said on Sunday.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is scheduled to fly to Bali, Indonesia, next month to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Leaders’ Gathering (ALG), Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. said on Sunday.
MALACAÑANG said Thursday that President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) to reduce the hurdles for obtaining farm loans.
THE National Food Authority said on Thursday that its transfer to the control of the Department of Agriculture will help the two agencies better coordinate rice procurement and imports.
MALACAÑANG on Thursday maintained that the guilty verdict on President Rodrigo R. Duterte by the International People’s Tribunal (IPT) is a “sham.”
MALACAÑANG ON Wednesday rejected the unsolicited advice of former senator and Cabinet official Manuel A. Roxas II on inflation, saying the Liberal Party stalwart should just “shut up.”
THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY is ready to face headwinds from rising inflation and further depreciation of the peso which have intensified in recent months, economic managers said on Tuesday, saying the government has all the tools it needs to handle these “temporary” challenges.
THE POLICE will monitor and take action against those who will be caught violating fair trade rules in the aftermath of typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) as part of its post-disaster functions.
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