SAP Go opens 14th Malasakit Center in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY–Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday has opened a Malasakit Center to hasten the delivery of medical services and to provide free medicines to poor patients in this city. The Malasakit Center here–the 14th in the country–is located at the government-run Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC). Go said the …

UN Ambassador Teodoro Locsin accepts DFA chief post

DAVAO CITY (October 13) — Ambassador to the United Nations Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. has accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to become the next secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), replacing Alan Peter Cayetano. On his twit, Locsin said “I was asked I said yes.” Locsin is the country’s permanent ambassador to …

Palace declares March, October weekends as barangay assembly days

MANILA — Malacañang has issued a proclamation declaring the Saturdays and Sundays of March and October of every year as barangay assembly days. The proclamation was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Tuesday (Oct. 9) but was released to the media on Thursday (Oct. 11). Proclamation No. 599 recognizes the need to provide flexibility …

Panelo is Duterte’s new spokesperson

MANILA — Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Thursday confirmed that he will replace Secretary Harry Roque as Presidential Spokesperson. Panelo will replace  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roeuq, said Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. On Monday, Panelo will  start to  work as the  Presidential Spokesperson and at the same time the …

Albayalde relieves 4 of 7 cops tagged in illegal drugs network

MANILA – Four of the 7 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel allegedly tagged in the “enormous” illegal drugs network in the country have been relieved from their posts, PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said Monday. Albayalde said the identities of the six officials and the other non-official policeman have been released by the Philippine …

5 Cabinet members eye 2019 elections

DAVAO CITY (October 10) — Five Cabinet members  will run for  for public office come 2019 midterm elections, said President Rodrigo Duterte  on Tuesday. Duterte in a press conference after administering the  oath of Malacañang Press Corps officers at Malacañang Palace identified the upcoming candidates as:  Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, his Special Assistant Christopher …

It’s a go for Sec Bong Go, says Duterte

DAVAO CITY (October 10) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday hinted , his trusted aide Special Assistant  Christopher Lawrence “Bog”  is running for senator. Asked if Go is running for a senate seat, Duterte answered “I believe he is really running,”  Duterte said in a press conference at  the Palace Tuesday night. Duterte believes Go …

DoF: Gov’t to take advantage of lower rice prices in the international market

Manila (October 9)-  The Rice Tariffication Bill will allow the government to take advantage of the lower prices in the international market, Finance Undersecretary Tony Lambino yesterday said.   “We have really mismanaged our rice supply and rice policies.  What we need now is to invest more and improve the productivity of the agriculture sector,” he …