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LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OF…

LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OFWs from Qatar to Clark, Pampanga. – 4 OFWs received I-DOLE cards – 8 OFWs received P50,000 each – 8 OFWs received P10,000 worth of appliances each – 5 OFWs received P3,000 worth of appliances each – 11 OFWs received special gift items (📷… link: LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OF….....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerDec 7th, 2017

Gifts for kids

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III (second from right) leads the distribution of Christmas gifts to 100 children from Nazareth Homes for Street Children in Bustos and the Day Care Centers in Barangays Mojon and Guinhawa, City of Malolos in Bulacan last weekend. He is assisted here by (from left) Vice… link: Gifts for kids.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Rody leads distribution of relief aid to Marawi evacuees

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Security in evacuation centers in the cities of Marawi and Iligan was tightened yesterday as President Duterte led the distribution.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2017

Rody gives rice to NPA, cash to barangay execs

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – In his first Christmas as President, Rodrigo Duterte has given extra cash gifts to barangay officials here and sent rice and medici.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

Rody vows gifts: Food, jobs, safety

MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte vowed to create jobs, grow the economy and make the country safer in his first ever Christmas message as chief execut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2016

Duterte leads Cabinet Christmas party at Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte spread cheer among his Cabinet members during another Christmas party held at Malacañang late Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2016

Hoping for peace, Duterte leads ceremonial signing of BOL

President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his hopes that the implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law would put an end to the conflict in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Duterte leads destruction of P278 million in contraband cars in Cagayan

CAGAYAN, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, July 30, personally witnessed the wrecking of luxury cars believed to be smuggled through the Cagayan Freeport. This was Duterte’s second visit to Santa Ana town to lead the condemnation of luxury cars . In March, he also witnessed 27 vehicles, with an estimated ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Duterte leads destruction of smuggled cars in Cagayan

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday led the destruction of smuggled cars at Port Irene in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Source link link: Duterte leads destruction of smuggled cars in Cagayan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Duterte asks Abu Sayyaf to have a dialogue with him

Updated 7 p.m. President Rodrigo Duterte has invited the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to have a dialogue with him so that they could solve the problem of Muslims fighting in Mindanao. Duterte said that members of the ASG should just wait for peace and order to settle in Mindanao consdering that the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) had already been signed. "Bigyan lang natin ng panahon. Huwag tayong mag-giyera," Duterte said in a speech in Jolo, Sulu on Friday. [Let's just give it time. Let's stop making war.] The President visited Jolo to lead the distribution of relief goods to at least 5,000 families or around 30,000 individuals who were left homeless after a fire broke out last Tuesd...Keep on reading: Duterte asks Abu Sayyaf to have a dialogue with him.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

BI orders deportation of Aussie nun

  The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered the deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox after finding substantial evidence that she violated the terms of her missionary visa.   It has also found Sister Fox an undesirable alien and ordered the inclusion of Fox's name on its blacklist. Her blacklisting will bar Fox from returning to the Philippines.   President Duterte ordered Fox investigated after she had been reported taking part in political activities against the government.   Malacaang backed the BI decision to deport Fox.   "That's the law. Dura lex sed lex (The law is harsh, but it's the law)," presidential spokesperson Ha...Keep on reading: BI orders deportation of Aussie nun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Duterte Leads Groundbreaking of 2 Bridges in NCR

President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge in Manila and the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge connecting the cities of Mandaluyong and Makati. The President was joined by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua and Cabinet members including Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar and Executive Secretary Salvador […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Duterte leads groundbreaking of 2 bridges in NCR

MANILA, July 18, (PIA)-President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge in Manila and the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge connecting the cities of Mandalu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Duterte leads groundbreaking of 2 bridges in NCR

MANILA, July 18, (PIA)-President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge in Manila and the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge connecting the cities of Mandalu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Duterte says peace talks not totally hopeless if Reds agree to conditions

President Rodrigo Duterte leads the inauguration of the Malayan Colleges Mindanao (MCM) in Matina, Davao City on Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo from an RTVM video) DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo D.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

PRRD Awards Land Titles to 2,314 Farmers, Turns Over Support Services

CABATUAN, Iloilo, June 21 — The years of waiting is already over for 2,314 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) as they received their certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, June 20 in a distribution ceremony held at the Cabatuan multi-purpose gymnasium. Duterte, together with Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

PRRD underscores fair budget, project distribution

ILOILO CITY, June 21 (PIA6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte, in his recent visit to Iloilo City, assured that finance and project allocation in the country is equal. Speaking before the delegates of the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Duterte insists on putting Boracay under land reform

ILOILO CITY --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday defended the planned land reform on Boracay Island amid questions on its practicability and feasibility. In a speech before more than 2,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries at the Cabatuan town in Iloilo, the President dismissed criticisms that the land on the island resort is unsuitable for farming. "Wala akong pakialam diyan [I don't care]," he said. "It's the problem of the Department of Agriculture. It is not mine. If it is an arable land, fine. If it is not, then it is up to [Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel] Piol. He's an Ilonggo." The President made his speech before leading the ceremonial distribution of 3,772 Certifi...Keep on reading: Duterte insists on putting Boracay under land reform.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

President Duterte Leads Aguinaldo Shrine Independence Day Rites

Today’s 120th Independence Day celebration at the Aguinaldo Shrine here had no less than President Duterte as guest of honor of the festivity. Before the flag-raising ceremony, the President was welcomed by Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla together with Kawit Mayor Angelo Emilio G. Aguinaldo and National Historical Commission Chair, Dr. Rene R. Escalante. This […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Rody OKs rice imports to augment NFA buffer

By Ted Tuvera and Angie M. Rosales President Duterte has allowed the National Food Authority (NFA) to import 250,000 metric tons of rice amid reports of a shortage in government stock of the staple grain.Inter-agency NFA Council chairman Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco said Mr. Duterte has allowed the importation aside from an expected shipment of 325,000 MT of rice in February.“We have no option but to follow the President to activate the 250,000 MT on standby that will be on top of the 325,000 MT that will arrive anytime this month,” Evasco said.It turns out, however, that Presidential spokesman Harry Roque missed the President’s instruction to Evasco.Talking to reporters at Palace briefing, Roque said there is no need to import rice yet. “The point is, there’s already rice on its way, no need to authorize the standby order of 250,000 MT because there’s more than enough rice on its way to beef up the NFA stock,” Roque said. Claiming that there is no rice shortage, NFA administrator Jason Aquino said he plans to import rice to replenish the buffer stock.Notably, Evasco and Aquino had been at odds with each other on what mode of rice importation should be done.Evasco cited elements inside the NFA that manipulate importation processes to make money from it.Roque said that Evasco has nonetheless the trust of Mr. Duterte.“If he [Evasco] sees that there are rumblings because somebody wants to make money, so be it, but I’m happy that Secretary Evasco is on top of the situation,” Roque said. “He enjoys full trust and confidence of the President, that’s why until now the President has not commented on this issue because he trusts that Secretary Evasco will do what is best,” he added.Binay: ‘Get your acts together’Sen. Nancy Binay, however, urged agriculture officials to get their acts together on the reported shortage in rice supply of the NFA.Binay took note of the conflicting claims of NFA and Department of Agriculture (DA) officials on the status of NFA rice supply in the market.“My call is for them to hopefully talk. They should stop talking behind the back or blaming each other. It’s high time that they talk and settle the forecasting on the country’s rice stock,” she said.“I hope that DA (Department of Agriculture) Secretary (Manny) Piñol, the NFA Council, and the NFA leadership would sit down and discuss this matter. They should give priority to the need of the nation more than the internal issues among the different agencies,” Binay said.NFA spokesman Rebecca Olarte, last week, said that NFA-accredited rice retailers will not be able to sell NFA rice for the time being and confirmed that it has decided to temporarily discontinue issuing NFA rice to accredited retailers due to low supply.Piñol and Evasco belied the rice shortage, insisting that there is no shortfall on the rice supply in the country and they even said that there are enough stocks for consumption for the next 96 days.“My only concern is that we do not need to reach the stage when the poor can’t buy NFA rice. I guess it is a wakeup call for everybody,” said Binay.The senator herself attested the apparent lack in supply of NFA rice as she tried to purchase some for distribution as relief goods and was told that the price increased from P1,400 to P1,600 per sack.Binay supported the move taken by Sen. Cynthia Villar in conducting an investigation on whether there’s “artificial” rice supply shortage to effect an increase in the price of NFA rice in the market.Meanwhile, the government is expecting palay or paddy rice harvest of 3 million metric tons in the first quarter, which will augment the 2.8 million metric ton surplus from 2017, Agriculture Secretary Emanuel Piñol told DZMM.Piñol said there was no shortage in subsidized rice sold by the NFA, adding raising prices due to an alleged lack in supply amounted to “daylight robbery. Jason Faustino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Duterte gives wounded troops guns, cash and… cow

DAVAO CITY---President Duterte's generosity toward soldiers is now well-known but it went a step further when he offered one soldier, wounded in battle, a gift that the soldier would surely not forget---a cow.   Seven wounded soldiers recuperating at a hospital here were showered with gifts by the President, who promised them medals, pistols, money and the now famous trip to Hong Kong.   On top of all these, Mr. Duterte gave one soldier, Pfc. Daniel Fabular, a gift that he was likely to remember all his life.   The President offered Fabular a cow to be slaughtered for his wedding to his fiance of nine years, Natasha Kresta dela Cerna.   Ove...Keep on reading: Duterte gives wounded troops guns, cash and… cow.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018