Duterte to lead PNP turnover ceremonies today

President Rodrigo R. Duterte will lead today’s assumption of command of the Philippine National Police (PNP) at its National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Duterte will be welcomed by Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Ismael Sueno and incoming PNP chief, Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa. The event will include the donning of rank on Dela Rosa conferring on him the four-star rank, which is required of a Read More

Duterte to take historic oath as first Mindanaoan President

MANILA, Philippines – President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte will be sworn into office on Thursday in a historic feat as the country’s first president hailing from Mindanao. Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes will administer the oath in English as the President’s children — Paolo, Sara and Sebastian — stand in witness. His youngest daughter Veronica will hold the Bible to be used for the ceremony that will take place at Read More

Incoming communications chief Andanar hopes to improve government media platforms

Incoming chief of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Martin Andanar, said on Monday he hopes to improve government media platforms when he assumes office in July. The 41-year-old Andanar, a news anchor and radio commentator from TV5, will replace Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., whose term ends on June 30. “The scope of my job is to manage all the government media entities,” said Andanar, who joined Secretary Coloma during Read More

Filipinos must be positive as new administration assumes office, says Palace

Filipinos must maintain an optimistic mindset as the country transitions from one administration to another after the conduct of presidential election this month, a Palace official said. In a radio interview Saturday, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr was asked if the Palace worries about loosing economic momentum as the Aquino administration hands over the leadership to the incoming administration. As a response, Coloma said that in the last six years, Read More