Posts Tagged Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte, Cabinet members pledge salaries for COVID-19 response

Marje Pelayo   •   April 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte announced he is giving his one month salary amounting to P400,000 to help in the implementation of the national government’s action plan in fight...

‘Dry run’ for ouster plot? Lacson urges gov’t to probe Quezon City protest

Robie de Guzman   •   April 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson is calling on the government to thoroughly look into the protest held by some residents in Quezon City on Wednesday. The rally held by...

Duterte orders OCD to manage, allocate donated medical supplies vs COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   April 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has tasked the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) to consolidate and manage all medicines, medical equipment, and other supplies donated to the national government...

DOF: P200B aid for 18 million poor families affected by COVID-19 to be distributed in next 2 months

Robie de Guzman   •   March 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Finance (DOF) on Tuesday detailed the government’s plan to provide emergency subsidies worth P200 billion to some 18 million low-income households who lost their...

Duterte to detain gov’t officials misusing COVID-19 aid fund

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 31, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte warned he will order the detention of government officials who will misuse the money in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) aid fund. During his televised speech on Monday...

Duterte details Cabinet powers under COVID-19 response act

Marje Pelayo   •   March 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte during a televised broadcast on Monday (March 30) issued an order clarifying the responsibilities of each department under the Bayanihan to Heal as One...

Duterte to spend 75th birthday in self-quarantine

Robie de Guzman   •   March 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will spend his birthday is self-quarantine following confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among his officials, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said Friday....

Duterte grants hazard pay for gov’t workers on duty during quarantine period

Robie de Guzman   •   March 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the granting of hazard pay for government workers who continue to physically report for work amid the implementation of the 30-day Luzon-wide...

Bill seeking additional powers for Duterte vs COVID-19 filed at Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   March 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A bill seeking to declare the existence of a national emergency and to authorize President Rodrigo Duterte to exercise powers necessary to address the novel coronavirus disease...

Duterte orders price control on basic goods, medicines during COVID-19 threat

Robie de Guzman   •   March 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered all government agencies and local government units (LGU) to ensure that price control on essential goods will be implemented as the...


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