FOI Passage: A step in the right direction, 26 Nov. 2016

The Duterte administration fulfilled yet another milestone. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar formally introduced the People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual in a ceremony held at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan on November 25, 2016.

From the Office of the Communications Secretary, 25 Nov. 2016

This is in reference to a news story, entitled, “Duterte: US allowed same-sex marriage, where are their principles?” published 24 November 2016, where the President had been depicted as against same-sex marriages and which had offended our allies in the LGBT community.

Duterte warns against risks of firecrackers, 25 Nov. 2016

Filipinos may soon, in the coming years, learn to meet and celebrate the New Year in silent fashion sans the use of fireworks, a long held practice and tradition derived from the Chinese. This as President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday, November 24 that he is mulling the ban of the manufacture and use of firecrackers.

President Duterte meets Russian President Vladimir Putin, 20 Nov. 2016

(LIMA, PERU) President Rodrigo Duterte met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the two-day Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) in Lima, Peru.
During the meeting, President Duterte expressed his pleasure of meeting President Putin and his respect for the latter’s leadership.

Government bares framework for education, 18 Nov. 2016

The government bared the four components of its education program for the country’s youth to prepare them, not only for global competition, but also for the local employment scene which is becoming more competitive due to the emerging Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration.

DOJ eyes airtight case vs De Lima, 16 Nov. 2016

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre on Wednesday said his office is preparing an airtight case against Senator Leila De Lima in connection with her alleged involvement in illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa.

Duterte to NBI: Beef up efforts vs. money laundering, 14 Nov. 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte warned law enforcers not to get involved in the illegal drug trade and undertake efforts to prevent money laundering in his remarks during the 80th founding anniversary of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday, November 14.

Duterte all set for APEC Summit in Peru, 14 Nov. 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Lima, Peru this week where he is expected to present the socioeconomic agenda of the administration before the 21 member economies.

Duterte’s KL trip to boost Phl-Malaysia ties, 11 Nov. 2016

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte’s official visit in Malaysia is expected to produce various developments in infrastructure, agribusiness and maritime security which will keep the country busy in the coming months.

Duterte off to a two-country swing

, 09 Nov. 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing to strengthen the country’s partnership with Malaysia for security and stability, citing these as the foundations for the Philippines’ peace process, progress, and prosperity.