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 …

DSWD-ARMM beneficiaries receive roughly P2 million worth of projects during Duterte visit

Cotabato City  – The Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DSWD-ARMM) distributed roughly P2 million worth of projects and services to more than 400 beneficiaries during the People’s Day celebration. The celebration coincides with the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte at the ARMM Compound in Cotabato City, on …

ARMM’s poor receives free PhilHealth cards

COTABATO– Free Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) cards were distributed simultaneously to 1,173,435 poor and indigent beneficiaries in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and in other parts of Mindanao. On Saturday, October 29, President Rodrigo Duterte who visited ARMM’s regional center here led the ceremonial turnover of the PhilHealth cards to selected beneficiaries. …

Duterte launches P187.54 million worth of electrification projects in ARMM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman led the ceremonial switch-on for P187.54 million worth of electrification projects in the region Saturday afternoon, October 29. The project will benefit about 38,044 household in 21 sitios (sub-villages) mostly the coflict-affected areas in the region. Duterte said vowed he will give …