Rodrigo Roa Duterte assumed the presidency on June 30, 2016 on the crest of a popular wave of genuine change and high optimism. Six months has passed since his inauguration as the 16th President, the nation has already witnessed drastic changes in public governance characterized by courageous and compassionate leadership and constant performance.
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“The Philippines is now safer from theft, carnapping, robbery, physical injury, and rape.”
We are thankful to the Filipino people for their continued expression of satisfaction on the Duterte administration’s war against illicit drugs as reflected in SWS 4th Quarter Surveys.
“He is not a killer,” Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said when asked on BBC Newsday Friday, December 16, in Singapore about a recent controversial statement picked up by foreign media on Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s statement apparently admitting he killed three people when he was mayor of Davao City.
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and Singapore Minister of Communications and Information (MCI) Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim met on Thursday, December 15 in Singapore to explore opportunities for cooperative projects in the fields of media policy and information exchange, training and human resource development, co-production, and other mutual exchanges to improve bilateral relations between the two countries.
President Rodrigo Duterte was a reluctant presidential candidate who won the May 2016 elections by a landslide.
There are two sides in every story. The New York Times article entitled “They are Slaughtering Us Like Animals,” dated 7 December 2016 is totally one-sided as it depicts the Philippines as the Wild, Wild West in this part of the world.This is farthest from the truth.
The recent pronouncements of the President pertaining to the PNP, standing by his men, are critical to maintaining their high morale, with the end in view of succeeding in the anti-drug campaign.
The Palace has yet to receive the official letter of resignation of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo as Chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC).
Placing the Philippines under terror alert level 3 is consistent with the declaration of state of national emergency or the declaration of state of lawless violence declared by President Duterte after the Davao bombing last September 2016.
Between 1030 to 1100 today, a convoy of Presidential Security Group (PSG) personnel, Radio TV Malacanang (RTVM), and local troop escorts were waylaid via a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) while en route to Marawi.
We would like to assure our people that the President is in good physical and mental health. He is strong and agile and can stand the responsibilities and demands of the presidency.
The decline in business confidence should not be attributed to President Duterte and his policies. As we are fully aware, global uncertainties are growing due to recent events such as Brexit, Trump’s election as next US president, and slower-than- anticipated global recovery.
President Duterte finds no compelling reason to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus at this point. As a strong advocate of the rule of law, he is fully aware of the limits of presidential powers.
The 9-5 decision of the Supreme Court is a clear margin; however, any party is entitled to available legal remedies, including a motion for reconsideration.
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.
President Rodrido Duterte is up to the challenge of being the country’s Chief Executive and will work more than 24/7 to make the Philippines better, according to his Communications Secretary.
Malacanan assured the public that President Duterte is fit and healthy to perform his job as the chief executive.
The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday, October 12, confirmed the appointment of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, who vowed to streamline the functions of his office and come up with a unified messaging system for the Executive department.
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
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.
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
Have you noticed an improvement of signal quality of the video and audio of the flagship government station?
President Rodrigo R. Duterte now holds the highest level of public trust since 1999, when Pulse Asia first conducted its trust ratings survey. This is based on the most recent survey conducted by Pulse Asia, which was released on Wednesday.
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.
Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar said the United Nations (UN) Arbitration Court decision on the West Philippine Sea will be released in the afternoon of Tuesday, July 12.
Officials of the Aquino and incoming Duterte administrations continue to fine-tune the details of the transition to ensure a smooth transfer of mandate at the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said on Monday. “Patuloy ang aming pakikipag-ugnayan sa isa’t isa upang maibahagi kay incoming secretary Martin Andanar ang mga mahalagang impormasyon tungkol sa trabahong ginagampanan ng Communications Office,” Secretary Coloma told reporters at Malacañang Palace. Read More