Malacañang: VP Leni’s remarks out of touch with realities

“With all due respect to the Vice President, we find Ms. Robredo’s remarks during the anniversary of the Liberal Party completely out of touch with the existing realities on the ground,” Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said in a statement released January 21. The statement was released after Vice President Leni Robredo told partymates during […]Read More

Air Force acquiring 309 500-lb bombs, 890 rockets

The Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) through the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is procuring 309 rounds of MK-82 LDGP 500 lbs bombs with accessories and 890 rounds of 2.75” High Explosives (HE) rockets for PAF. The Invitation to Bid (ITB) was posted in Philgeps.gov.ph. The acquisition project has a total approved budget of PHP186,558,713.50 – […]Read More

Malacañang: US can take care of its own interest

“We do not wish to be part of a US-China intramural,” Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said in a statement as response to reported sailing of United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Hopper (DDG-70) within 12 nautical miles off Scarborough Shoal on evening of January 17. “The United States can take care […]Read More

Government bringing innovation to 911 emergency hotline program

The government through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will be bringin some innovations to the current National 911 program. “As directed by President Duterte, we have so much planned for the National 911 program this 2018 and we commit to push through with all of these innovations as they were created and […]Read More

Drilon: Con-Ass without Senate nowhere to go but cemetery

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon said over DWIZ radio on January 20 that charter change being pushed by House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez without the participation of Senate is nowhere to go but the cemetery. The Senate decided not to join the Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) which will draft a new constitution and vote […]Read More

150 Families recieve temporary shelters in Marawi

A total of 150 families were given temporary shelters in Marawi City, Task Force Bangon Marawi said on January 20. Task Force Bangon Marawi is a government inter-agency task force group organized to facilitate the rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction efforts in Marawi after the battle against terrorists. Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairperson […]Read More

Malacañang asks for understanding as MRT7 construction continues

“We call for continues public understanding and cooperation as heavier traffic is expected with the start of MRT 7 construction activities this January,” Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said during the January 20 press briefing in Kalibo, Aklan. He said among the affected areas are North Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, and Quirino Highway […]Read More

Malacañang: PHL retains EU preferential tariff system status

“The Philippines retained its Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) under the European Union (EU),” Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said during the January 20 press briefing in Kalibo, Aklan. GSP+ status grants full removal of tariffs on over 66% of EU tariff lines or 6,200 products from the Philippines. “So far po, pagkatapos ng […]Read More

Philippines not informed by US on Scarborough Shoal passage –

The Philippines has no information on the reported sailing of United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Hopper (DDG-70) within 12 nautical miles off Scarborough Shoal on evening of January 17. “Wala naman tayong say sa anumang gagawin ng Amerikano sa South China Sea. They do not inform us beforehand of their activities […]Read More

Navy vessel ferries Sto. Niño for Sinulog fluvial procession

Philippine Navy’s landing craft BRP Agta (LC-290) has ferried the image of Santo Niño for the fluvial procession in Cebu as part of the grand feast of the Santo Niño, said Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Central (NAVFORCEN). “Partnerships between the military, local government units and non-government organizations were strengthened as everyone worked as a team,” […]Read More