DOJ secretaries not the first: Courtesy resignations under Duterte admin

President Duterte's fraternity brothers who are top officials at the Department of Justice are asked to tender "courtesy" resignations. These are just the latest in a string of quitting officials under Duterte's watch......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonApr 30th, 2018

Guevarra out to form own DOJ strike force

The grip of President Rodrigo Duterte's fraternity brothers on the Department of Justice (DOJ) may be coming to an end. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday confirmed that he had directed all assistant secretaries and undersecretaries at the DOJ --- including four members of the Lex Talionis fraternity, which counts the President and former Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II among its alumni --- to hand in "unqualified courtesy resignations." "All sitting DOJ undersecretaries and assistant secretaries have [already] tendered their courtesy resignations," Guevarra said in a text message to the Inquirer. Asked if he would reappoint some of them, he said: "I can onl...Keep on reading: Guevarra out to form own DOJ strike force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

DoJ deputies ordered to resign to give agency chief ‘free hand’

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio ALL incumbent Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries of the Department of Justice have been directed to “tender their unqualified courtesy resignations to (President Rodrigo R. Duterte)… not later than 30 April, 2018,” following a memorandum by Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra. Mr. Guevarra in his memorandum dated April 24 and released […] The post DoJ deputies ordered to resign to give agency chief ‘free hand’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

DU30 frat brods quit

PRESIDENT Duterte yesterday accepted the courtesy resignations of three Justice undersecretaries and an assistant secretary, and immediately announced their replacements. Those who resigned were Justice Undersecretaries Raymund Mecate, Erickson Balmes, Reynante Orceo, and assistant secretary Juvy Manwong. Incidentally, Mecate, Balmes, and Orceo were the fraternity brothers of the President at….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

DOT execs ordered to submit courtesy resignations

As Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat assumed her post as the head of the Department of Tourism on Tuesday, she ordered the undersecretaries and assistant secretaries of former Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo to submit their respective courtesy resignations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Duterte tells 2 DOJ, DPWH assistant secretaries to resign

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte has advised two assistant secretaries from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to resign due to alleged corruption, Malacañang said. "The President has advised two assistant secretaries to tender their resignations ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Justice officials have handed in resignation — Guevarra

Justice undersecretaries and assistant secretaries who served under the helm of former Justice chief Vitaliano Aguirre II have all tendered their courtesy resignations, following Aguirre's stepping down from his post......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Duterte tells Aquino appointees to submit courtesy resignations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) – The Palace on Monday evening asked all heads of offices appointed during the previous administration to submit courtesy resignations within seven days. This after President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday complained .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2016

Aquino appointees given a week to tender resignation

Malacañang on Monday gave all presidential appointees seven days to submit their courtesy resignations to give President Rodrigo R. Duterte a free hand in his effort to rid the bureaucracy of corruption. The Office of the President issued the directive.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 22nd, 2016

President Duterte Oversees Gov’t Response in Aftermath of ‘Ompong’

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Sunday, Sept 16, flew to Cagayan to assess the damage caused by Typhoon ‘Ompong.’ He also coordinated the government thrust in assisting the affected residents. During a situation briefing with cabinet secretaries and local officials at Cagayan Provincial Capitol, the President was relieved that the damages caused by the typhoon […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Ilocos Norte to Get Gov’t Aid After Ompong’s P1.9b Damage on Agriculture

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Sunday, September 16, emphasized that the government’s efforts in rebuilding the Ilocos region after Typhoon ‘Ompong’ will prioritize the agricultural sector. This directive was given during the Chief Executive’s visit to the Provincial Capitol in Laoag City. President Duterte together with his cabinet secretaries had a situation briefing with the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

US envoy on ‘CIA slay plot’: No efforts to undermine Duterte admin

US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on Friday said there was no such thing as a plot by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to oust or assassinate President Duterte.   "I can assure you with great confidence and conviction that there is actually no effort (on the part) of the US government, including the CIA, to come up with some efforts to undermine ... President Duterte's administration," Kim said.   Kim, who spoke at the 10th US Embassy Seminar for Regional Media on Human Rights Reporting held in Pasay City, was reacting to earlier claims made by the President that the CIA wanted him dead.   Martial law anniversary   The Philippi...Keep on reading: US envoy on ‘CIA slay plot’: No efforts to undermine Duterte admin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Leni Robredo to Duterte admin: Fight inflation, not opposition

Instead of attacking the opposition, the Duterte administration should focus on addressing rising inflation, according to Vice President Leni Robredo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Focus on economic issues than silencing critics, Robredo asks Duterte admin -

Focus on economic issues than silencing critics, Robredo asks Duterte admin -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Duterte admin ‘doing what it can’ to address inflation, says Arroyo

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo trusts the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte will be able to address the soaring inflation, which climbed to a 9-year high of 6.4% in August.  The former president turned Pampanga 2nd District representative was asked on Wednesday, September 5 if she finds the 6.4% inflation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Robredo: Voided amnesty shows lengths admin will go to silence critics

Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday said that a proclamation voiding the amnesty granted to Sen. Antonio Trillanes shows that the Duterte administration would do everything to silence its critics......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Robredo: Trillanes amnesty revocation proves admin out to silence critics

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo said President Rodrigo Duterte is bent on silencing his critics after the latter revoked the amnesty granted to opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.  “Ang desisyon ng Palasyo na ideklarang void ang amnestiyang 'binigay kay Senator Antonio Trillanes IV ay isa ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

DOT keeps ‘It’s more fun in PH’ slogan

The Department of Tourism's slogan "It's More Fun in the Philippines" is here to stay---well, at least until the end of the current administration. "Other countries have had their slogans for decades, even if their presidents and tourism secretaries change. We are the only ones who keep on changing it," Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said at the Meet Inquirer Multimedia forum on Tuesday. "Why change something that works?" she added. Continuity Puyat said her key reason for retaining the catchy slogan was continuity, recalling that even her predecessor, Wanda Teo, adopted it when she assumed the tourism portfolio in the first year of the Duterte administration. ...Keep on reading: DOT keeps ‘It’s more fun in PH’ slogan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

De Lima urges Duterte admin to follow Malaysia& apos;s lead on Chinese-backed projects - GMA News

De Lima urges Duterte admin to follow Malaysia's lead on Chinese-backed projects - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Michael Ong named acting senior deputy executive secretary

MANILA, Philippines – Deputy Executive Secretary for General Administration Michael Ong has been given a promotion. President Rodrigo Duterte named him acting senior deputy executive secretary under the Office of the President, replacing Menardo Guevarra who is now justice secretary. {source} Former Deputy Executive Secretary for General Admin ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

House bucking Duterte’s legislative agenda

The pro-Duterte supermajority at the House of Reps keeps saying it supports the President’s legislative agenda. Yet on three major admin bills it defies him. And he relents......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018