Roque is concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights. This was disclosed by Roque himself on Wednesday, although Malacañang has yet to release his appointment papers. “Further, being appointed recently as Presidential Adviser on Human Rights concurrent with my being the Presidential Spokesperson, …

Make-up classes expected due to series of holidays

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Parents and teachers should expect make-up classes to fill up the number of holidays when classes were  suspended. But the  Department of Education (DepEd) stressed that make-up classes need not be conducted only on Saturdays, it can come as class extension. Joyce Andaya, DepEd Bureau of Curriculum Division Director however stressed …

Mocha running for senator? “Let the people decide” says Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — “Let the people decide” this was the short answer of President Rodrigo Duterte on reports that Communications Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson is being considered as among the candidates of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) for senator in 2019. In a brief press conference after the launching of TienDA at …

Food poisoning hits 58 athletes, 2 coaches in Iloilo

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — A total of 58 athletes and two coaches taking part in the 3rd Congressional District Sports Association Meet in Lambunao, Iloilo were rushed to the hospital Thursday night due to suspected food poisoning. Lambunao Mayor Jason Gonzalez confirmed in an interview that four of these students who were taken to Dr. Ricardo Y. Ladrido Memorial …

Duterte doing his best to make the Philippines a safe haven for all-Dubai Consul

DUBAI- On Sunday evening and from the “Dream Philippines” tourism project of the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai held at the One & Only Mirage Hotel in Jumeirah, a Sri Lankan guest from the VIP row volunteered: “I am 49 years old. I went to the Philippines for the first time when I was 19 …

66% of Filipinos satisfied with gov’t response vs Maute group

MANILA, Philippines —  Majority of Filipinos were satisfied with the government’s response to suppress the Maute terror group. The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey  showed 66 percent of Filipinos were satisfied, 18 percent unsatisfied and 16 percent undecided on the matter. This translates to a net satisfaction rating of 48 percent, slightly down from June’s …

Cambodian PM arrives in PH for ASEAN summit

CLARK, Pampanga, Philippines  – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived in the Philippines on Saturday afternoon to attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits on November 12 -14. Hun Sen arrived at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga at 1:26 p.m., two hours delayed from his original arrival schedule. …

Government workers to get 14th month pay-Diokno

MANILA, Philippines — Rejoice! Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno Friday says government employees will receive a P5,000 representing the 14th month pay. Giving the 14th month pay for the government workers would amount to P32.8 billion while the cash incentive amounts to P6.9 billion, The additional cash incentive, according to Diokno will be received next week. …

President Duterte Asks ASEAN to Strengthen their Ranks; Says Globalization has damaged poor economies

DAVAO CITY, Philippines- President Rodrigo Duterte asked members of the Asian nation to put their acts together and forge links to strengthen their ranks in the face of globalization as many countries are lagging behind. Facing before the leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) “CEO Summit on Regional Economic Integration: Lessons Learnt from …