Malacañang takes note of PH’s world competitiveness ranking

MANILA — Malacañang on Thursday said the government is already addressing the issues which the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) used to rank the Philippines as 50th among 63 countries in terms of global competitiveness. “We take note of the results of the IMD World Competitiveness Rankings 2018 citing that the Philippines ranked 50th …

Oops! board of canvassers proclaim wrong winner for kagawad post

KIDAPAWAN CITY–A candidate for the barangay council here said he was relinquishing his post after finding out he was erroneously proclaimed winner in the May 14 polls, a mistake readily admitted by the village board of canvassers. Garnering 186 votes, Jaime Recosana was proclaimed the 7th placer for the village council elections in Barangay Junction. …

SAP Go vows to help curb Tacloban flood woes

TACLOBAN CITY — Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go vowed to talk to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar to address the perennial flooding along a main highway leading to the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) in this city. “I will personally request Secretary Villar to find …

Duterte may attend commemoration of Marawi siege anniversary

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte may attend the commemoration of the first anniversary of the day when ISIS-inspired Maute Group laid siege to Marawi City, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that there have been plans for the President to visit Marawi City but could not confirm because of security considerations. …

DOTr assures no delays, corruption on Mindanao Railway Project

MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) assures the public that it will implement the Mindanao Railway Project without delays and corruption. The department made this statement as it expressed support to the decision of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to sack Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino due to questionable dealings and involving members of the First …

Duterte won’t tolerate even name-dropping relatives: Palace

MANILA (MAY 17)  – Malacañang on Thursday reiterated that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will not tolerate anyone even members of family who are using his name to get favor in the government. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made this statement amid reports that Duterte’s youngest brother Emmanuel Duterte is applying for government approval for his cryptocurrency …

Duterte to formally kick off maritime research in PH Rise

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to grace a series of commemorative activities including a send-off ceremony on Tuesday that will formally start the marine science research (MSR) to be performed by the country’s premier scientists in the Philippine Rise. The MSR is the first nationally-coordinated research to be conducted in the undersea …

Colorum, out-of-line vehicles warned vs. transporting ‘flying voters’

MANILA — The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) will monitor ‘colorum’ and out of line vehicles that will transport ‘flying voters’ in today’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. At the same time, I-ACT made an appeal to drivers and operators not to use such vehicles in illegal activities as they will face harsher penalties. …