Pasig river rehab body scuttled

November 14, 2019
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is tasked to ensure the enforcement of easements provided for in the Civil Code and other relevant laws, especially in estuaries and waterways that drain into the Pasig River, as well as abate the dumping of untreated industrial wastewater and sewerage into the river.

Bill on ‘Build Build Build’ welcomed

November 14, 2019
Salceda filed House Bill 5456 on Wednesday, granting Duterte “Special Powers to urgently utilize all necessary government resources, exercise police power, and employ executive actions and measures to ensure the effective implementation, reconfiguration, and harmonization of national and local government projects.”

‘Tokhang’ may be scrapped

November 12, 2019
MALACAÑANG is open to scrapping “Oplan: Tokhang,” a controversial strategy in President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs, if Vice President Leni Robredo has a more effective way of cracking down on narcotics, the Palace said on Monday.

Duterte fights swine fever

November 07, 2019
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the fund will be used as assistance to hog raisers and for the designation of cold storage areas for “100 percent monitoring” of the entry of meat products in the ports of Manila, Subic, Batangas, Cebu and Davao.

Duterte keeps high satisfaction rating

November 07, 2019
A Pulse Asia survey earlier found Duterte’s approval and trust ratings went down in the third quarter amid the Senate’s investigation into alleged irregularities in the national penitentiary and “ninja cops” or police officers who resell seized illegal drugs.

Spanish film ban urged

November 07, 2019
A movie poster of a Spanish production of an animated movie entitled “Elcano and Magellan: The First Voyage Around the World” depicts an animation of Lapu-Lapu with the subhead “with Philippines very own hero Lapu-Lapu.”

It never happened

November 02, 2019
MALACAÑANG yesterday condemned the alleged Bangkok Post article claiming the King of Thailand ordered President Rodrigo Duterte to behave during the 35th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Duterte backs Chile on APEC meet move

November 02, 2019
“The Office of the President therefore expresses the country’s support for Chile as it made the hard decision of cancelling its hosting of the AELM, taking into consideration the interest and concerns of the Chilean people, as its country endured massive street protests that was propelled by a civil disobedience campaign over metro transit fare hikes,” Palace spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Friday in a statement.