Duterte assures swift transactions for Japan projects
President Rodrigo Duterte assured Japanese conglomerates that their business or government transactions in the country would be free from bureaucratic delays, the Palace said on February 22. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque conveyed this message following the courtesy call of Japanese conglomerates for the President. He said the meeting discussed competitiveness and macroeconomic fundamentals, infrastructure and… (0 comment)

The National Housing Authority (NHA) gave a nod to provide at least P4 billion for the establishment of 12, 016 houses in areas not covered by resettlement projects for super typhoon Yolanda survivors. On February 22, NHA Eastern Visayas Regional Manager Rizalde Mediavillo announced this initiative of the government to deliver more housing projects. Over… (0 comment)

Australia govt donates P42.7M for Marawi City
The Australian government continues its humanitarian efforts through a P42.7 million aid targeted to feed thousands of Filipinos affected by the Marawi Crisis. The donation was directed to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely said. She said the donation will focus to providing meals to 50, 000… (0 comment)

President Rodrigo Duterte continues to push for higher salaries for teachers, his spokesperson said. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on January 9 the President has mandated his Cabinet to look for ways to double the basic pay of teachers–P20, 000 for entry-level public school teachers. He disclosed the President gave the order to the Budget… (0 comment)

The Department of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday, January 03, 2018, the issuance of passports with 10-year validity. “Since January 1 and 2 were holidays, passport applications made starting today, January 3, shall be 10-year valid, provided the applicant is not a minor,” said Director Geronimo Suliguin, Officer-in- Charge for DFA-Office of Public Diplomacy. The… (0 comment)

PH-Indonesia maritime cooperation to “intensify” to fight extremism
In the light of the recent Marawi City crisis in Mindanao, Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte the President of the Republic of the Philippines seeks to intensify maritime cooperation with Indonesia especially for preventing the spread of extremism in the country. Indonesia Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi paid President Duterte a courtesy call at the Presidential guest house… (0 comment)