Posts Tagged President Rodrigo Duterte

Lawmakers deny links to DPWH corruption

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 29, 2020

The eight current and former lawmakers named by President Rodrigo Duterte to have been involved in the corruption in the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have denied the...

Duterte proposes new task force on new COVID-19 variant

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 28, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte has proposed the creation of a task force that would focus on the new variant of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). After the emergence of the new strain...

Duterte to veto items in the proposed 2021 national budget

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to veto several items in the proposed 2021 national budget, the Palace confirmed on Friday (December 25). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr....

Duterte calls for emergency meeting to discuss new COVID-19 strain

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has called for an emergency meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to discuss the new strain...

Firecracker vendors in Divisoria appeal to let them sell until year ends

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 22, 2020

Firecracker vendors in Divisoria Market in Manila has appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to let them sell their merchandise until the end of the year. Amelia Fuentes, one of the...

President Duterte may sign nat’l budget on Dec. 23 or 28—Roque

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte may sign the 2021 national budget on December 23 or 28, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. Roque confirmed that Malacañang has received...

Duterte approves P3.52-B additional funds for national ID system

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the additional P3.52 billion budget for the Philippine Identification System. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said the government aims...

Duterte certifies as urgent Senate bill creating Department of Overseas Filipinos

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent Senate Bill No. 1949 which seeks to create a Department of Overseas Filipinos (DOOF). In a letter addressed to Senate President...

Trade Secretary Mon Lopez tests positive for COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Lopez is the fourth Cabinet member of President Rodrigo Duterte...

Duterte summons BI personnel allegedly involved in pastillas controversy

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 10, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (November 10) summoned to Malacañang the forty-four Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel allegedly involved in the ‘pastillas’ controversy. According to Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary...

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