Rice tariff bill signed soon — Malacañang

December 19, 2018
It will earmark P10 billion for the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement fund, P5 billion of which will be allotted to farm mechanization and P3 billion to seedlings. The fund intends to ensure that rice imports won’t drown out the agriculture sector and rob farmers of their livelihood.

Hamletting eyed in fight vs reds

December 19, 2018
“I will hamlet them. Why? Because if they remain scattered, they are really in danger. I cannot get their loyalty if they are scattered because they are afraid to be away from each other. Kamong mga nitibo [you natives],” Duterte said in a mix of English and Bisaya.

Diokno kept away from House inquiry

December 18, 2018
BUDGET Secretary Benjamin Diokno has been directed not to attend the upcoming inquiry of the House of Representatives into the alleged “insertions” in the proposed 2019 national budget amid concerns of possible unparliamentary treatment by lawmakers, Malacañang said yesterday.

The brightest Gray

December 17, 2018
MALACAÑANG yesterday congratulated Catriona Gray for winning the Miss Universe crown in Bangkok, Thailand, saying her victory “sets the bar high in empowering more Filipino women to believe in themselves and to fight for their own place in the universe.”