Joint Statement of the President of the Russian Federation and the President of the Republic of the Philippines on the results of the visit to the Russian Federation of the President of the Republic of the Philippines H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte

At the invitation of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte paid an official visit to Russia on May 22 – 24, 2017. Negotiations with Vladimir Putin were held on May 23, 2017.

Balikbayan box tax free up to P150,000, 20 Dec. 2016

A welcome news and fitting gift to the country’s Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) this holiday season: Starting December 25, balikbayan boxes with values not exceeding P150,000 will be exempted from paying duties and taxes.

DOH delivers first CT scan in Maguindanao
, 18 Dec. 2016

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial graced the inauguration of the first-ever computerized tomography (CT) scan machine provided by the DOH for the Maguindanao provincial hospital in Shariff Aguak on Dec. 17, 2016. ‎

AFP urges public vigilance, 02 Dec. 2016

Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesman Brigadier General Restituto F. Padilla, Jr. called upon the Filipino citizenry to be vigilant in the fight against terrorism and share this responsibility with the Police and the Armed Forces. 

4R Home Launched

, 30 Nov. 2016

The Duterte Cabinet Spouses Association launched 4R Home, a shelter program for drug users and pushers who want to mend their lives for good, on November 30, Andres Bonifacio Day, in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

PAGCOR underscores role in Social Development
, 30 Nov. 2016

Arnell Ignacio, Assistant Vice President for community relations and services department of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), today said PAGCOR plays an important role in the government’s agenda for change as he enumerated the undertakings of the government owned and controlled corporation. 

President Duterte says he’ll forge strong trade alliance with Chinese, Russian businesses

President Rodrigo Duterte said he will visit China and Russia to open up the Philippines for Chinese and Russian investors. 

 In a speech during the oath taking rites of new officials of the Malacanan Press Corps on Monday, President Duterte said he had discussions with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

 But the President clarified that he would not break ties with the United States but will start stronger trade Read More

President Duterte set to visit Vietnam this week

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is set to be in Vietnam for his official visit this week, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said on Sunday.

 This will be the first visit of Duterte in Vietnam since he assumed the presidency last June 30.

 The Palace official, however, has yet to confirm on who will be the officials and groups the President will meet during his trip to Hanoi.

 He noted that Read More

Pres. Duterte to rid of corrupt gov’t agencies

DAVAO CITY—President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said that corrupt government agencies will soon be history. Speaking before a gathering of local officials at the Sulong Pilipinas local governance series held in Lanang on Tuesday (Sept.20), PRRD issued the pronouncement following his appointment of former police general Jose Jorge Corpuz as chairperson of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, which he said tops the list of government agencies being bled dry by corrupt Read More

Govt’s war on drugs gaining ground – Andanar

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar Thursday said that the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs is now gaining ground as more people attest to safer streets in Metro Manila.

President Duterte urges cops in Cagayan de Oro to continue fight vs illegal drugs

(Camp Alagar, Cagayan de Oro City) Facing the police force here for the first time on Thursday, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte pressed them to continue the administration’s unrelenting campaign against illegal drugs.
 In his speech, President Duterte reminded law enforcers of their obligation to protect the people from illegal drugs and criminality especially the younger generation. 
 “As commander-in-chief, I am not asking you for anything. But I am asking Read More

Palace maintains no hand in De Lima’s ouster from Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday said Malacañan recognizes the independence of its co-equal branches in government relative to the decision of the members of the Senate to oust Senator Leila de Lima as Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

 In his regular press briefing, Andanar maintained the executive branch of government had no hand whatsoever in the ouster move, saying that the Senate has Read More

Andanar, Alvarez: SONA preparations underway

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Mondaygave an update on the ongoing preparations for the First State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.