$23-B infrastructure project up for BIMP-EAGA

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–The partnership among countries in the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines – East Asean Growth Area (Bimp-Eaga) infrastructure project commitment now accounts to $23-billion. Of the total project, Mindanao is allotted a huge funding among other partners in the sub-national areas. Assistant Secretary Romeo Montenegro, Deputy Executive Director of Mindanao Development Authority …

2.5-hour travel  Bukidnon-Davao trip now  possible

Motorist travelling to Davao-Bukidnon route vice versa can now use the newly opened road via the   scenic view of Pantaron Range in San Fernando bukidnon. Last week personnel from Mindanao Development  Authority (MINDA) tried the exciting road   from Valencia, Bukidnon traversing the Valencia-Talaingod-Panabo Highway. Ses Desesto of Minda described the adventure as “very exciting… It …

4R home launched

The Duterte Cabinet Spouses Association launched 4R Home, a shelter program for drug users and pushers who want to mend their lives for good, on November 30, Andres Bonifacio Day, in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. In partnership with the Metro Manila Mayor’s Spouses Foundation Inc. (MMMSFI), the Cabinet Spouses Association, led by its president Mrs. …

Christmas comes early for 280 ‘Yolanda’ families

Two hundred eighty families received an early Christmas gift as Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino led the completion of all Yolanda resettlement sites so that typhoon victims could be transferred before Christmas. In a matter of two-and-a-half weeks, about 280 families, comprising the first batch of Typhoon Yolanda victims, have finally occupied their respective …

FOI Passage: A step in the right direction

The Duterte administration fulfilled yet another milestone. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar formally introduced the People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual in a ceremony held at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan on November 25, 2016. A mere campaign promise by past administrations, the FOI program had been accomplished in just a matter of weeks by …

Mayor Sara apologizes to mother of child abuse victim

Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte apologized to the mother of the 2-year-old boy who died following severe physical abuse at the hands of his guardians. “I asked for forgiveness because had we known, maybe we could have saved him,” the mayor told the media after the burial of Jhon Earl Cagalitan Wednesday afternoon. Duterte …

Open data to promote transparency

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar announced today that Open Data Philippines will reintroduce data.gov.ph as the central database for all publicly available information with the implementation of the Executive Order on Freedom of Information (FOI), underscoring the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability. The database aims to create an active exchange of information between the …

Andanar says FOI will take effect on November 25


President Rodrigo Duterte’s highly anticipated Freedom of Information initiative will take effect on November 25 and government agencies are busy preparing for its enforcement, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar announced today, November 10.

 Executive Order No. 2, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 23, is a response to the call for transparency and full public …