Duterte’s net satisfaction rating soars to record-high ‘excellent’

MANILA — Public satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte’s work performance reached a fresh record-high in the September to December 2019 period, according to the latest survey released by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Monday. The December 13 to 16 poll by SWS revealed that 82 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied with Duterte’s performance, while …

DSWD among the top-performing gov’t agencies: Pulse Asia

MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is among top-performing government agencies named in a recent study conducted by survey firm Pulse Asia. The results from the firm’s Ulat ng Bayan survey from December 3 to 8, 2019 showed that the agency received an 85 percent approval rating for its performance. DSWD spokesperson …

Duterte asks Congress to hasten P30-B fund for Taal rehab

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress to speed up the crafting of a plan that will fund the rehabilitation of communities devastated by the eruption of Taal Volcano. In his speech before the survivors, Duterte said “Hintayin na lang natin ‘yung ano. I will ask Congress to expedite. That will cover …

PNP Chief Gambo formally takes oath

DAVAO CITY —Newly-appointed Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa formally took his oath before President Duterte in Batangas during his visit to the province. Duterte also led the donning of rank for the new PNP chief, promoting him to police lieutenant general. Duterte first announced the designation of Gamboa as …

Over 800K households assessed in Davao Region for ‘Listahanan 3’

DAVAO CITY — Over 838,589 households in Davao Region have been assessed by theDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Listahanan program since its launching in October 2019. Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) is an information management system implemented by DSWD that identifies who and where the poor are in …

Davao to hold two more rounds anti-polio immunization

DAVAO CITY ——The  City Health Office (CHO) is holding two more rounds of anti-polio immunization for three types of poliovirus in February and March. CHO was prompted to hold another set of vaccination in the extended “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio” following the reported case of Type 1 poliovirus in  Sultan Kudarat and in Quezon City. DOH extended …

Trump invites Duterte to attend US-ASEAN Summit in Las Vegas

DAVAO CITY—-Despite a US legislation banning entry of all Philippine officials supposedly behind the arrest and continued detention of Senator Leila de Lima, President Donald Trump invited President Rodrigo Duterte to attend the US-ASEAN Summit . Duterte has been invited to visit the United States to attend a summit between the United States and the …