President Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines and Indonesia applauded at the weekend the completion of domestic requirements for the entry into force of a landmark agreement on the demarcation of exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundary between two countries. Malacañang stated on Sunday this was considered to be the highlight of the bilateral meeting between President Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Duterte and Widodo met on Saturday night on the sidelines of the 34th Association

Securities and Exchange Commission

The previous Thursday, June 13, 2019, there were two big separate events that happened in General Santos City. First was the so-called prayer rally of KAPA (Kabus Padatuon) Ministry International Inc. led by its founder Pastor Joel Apolinario and second was the distribution of land ownership certificates to agrarian reform beneficiaries led by President Rodrigo Duterte. The so-called prayer rally was held in Pedro Acharon Sports Complex in Barangay Calumpang

tobacco

President Duterte is all set to sign into law a bill seeking a higher tax on tobacco once it reaches his desk, said Malacañang assuring the public. Malacañang spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated after the Senate approved increasing the excise tax on tobacco products under the measure that the President had certified as urgent. “Certainly. I think so. Yes, that was certified urgent by him,” Panelo noted. The proposed law would

Lito Atienza

Numerous illegal shipments of garbage from wealthy countries might be headed this way as the Philippines has been “targeted” as a dumping ground for its lax customs controls, a minority lawmaker stated on Friday. Rep. Lito Atienza of Buhay party list group said, “We’ve been targeted as a dumping ground owing to our inadequate controls at various ports of entry.” said Atienza warned of a likely increase in delivery of

President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) grew on Wednesday as investors set aside wider implications of a protracted trade war between the United States and China and instead focused on President Duterte’s working visit to Japan. The PSEi by the closing raked up 0.47 percent, or 36.46 points, to 7,797.75, bucking weak sentiments across the region. The broader all-shares index was also up 0.31 percent, or 14.74 points, to 4,804.79. President

Philippine National Police

To verify his allegations against opposition leaders who reportedly plotted to oust President Duterte, the individual claiming to be “Bikoy” in the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos left the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters at Camp Crame on Saturday afternoon not giving any sworn statement nor piece of evidence that police investigators to use. Advincula who claims to be the narrator behind the videos connecting Duterte’s family and allies to the

people

According to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, several Filipinos noted that the quality of life got better compared to the previous year. The survey also showed an increased optimism on the quality of life and for the Philippine economy in the next 12 months. Salvador Panelo, the Presidential spokesperson acknowledged the results of the latest SWS survey, stating they “once again emphasize that our people see and appreciate

Lord Allan Jay Velasco

The post of House Speaker has three hopefuls and now have started wooing the votes of party list representatives who have organized themselves into a 60-member coalition. Given a chance to present their plans and legislative agenda to members of the coalition during a meeting in Pasig City on Thursday were 1-Pacman party list Rep. Mikee Romero, who was elected  president of the party list bloc said that Representatives Lord

Budget

The nation aims to speed up state spending growth to about 15 percent in the months ahead after a contraction in the first quarter due to a budget delay. Budget Assistant Secretary Rolando Toledo, 55, said in an interview on Thursday, “We’re confident the implementation of the catch-up plan will help boost growth,” Government agencies are to submit revised monthly spending plans including “shovel ready” projects as the department maps

Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte commanded the customs bureau to send back to Canada the trash delivered to the Philippines a few years ago. He also chided the North American republic for apparently turning Manila into a “dump site.” Duterte stated Tuesday that Canada should prepare a “grand reception” for its waste. “I want a boat prepared. I’ll give a warning to Canada maybe next week that they better pull that thing