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Roque disputes Piñol over NFA Council abolition

    Does President Duterte want to abolish the NFA Council, the policymaking body of the National Food Authority, to end the conflict between the two over the shortage in the supply of government-subsidized rice?   Yes, says Agriculture Secretary Manny Piol. No, says presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.   The confusion over what the President intended to do with the NFA Council followed a meeting between Mr. Duterte and rice traders on Thursday night.   "He has abolished the NFA Council and he will transfer the NFA and other agencies related to agriculture that were removed from the Department of Agriculture back to the DA," Piol said in...Keep on reading: Roque disputes Piñol over NFA Council abolition.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 7th, 2018

Palace clarifies NFA Council not abolished

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Malacañang on Friday denied reports that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the abolition of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council. In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. clarified that the President had only intended to place the NFA and the NFA Council under the Office of the President […] The post Palace clarifies NFA Council not abolished appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Palace: PCGG abolition not historical revisionism ; OSG to continue its work

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC The proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) was not part of historical revisionism but a way to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Evasco out as head of NFA Council

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. is out of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council, following a row with NFA Administrator Jason Aquino over rice importation. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday that Evasco would no longer head the NFA Council because President Rodrigo Duterte decided on Monday night to put the NFA under the Department of Agriculture, along with the Philippine Coconut Authority and the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol is expected to head the new NFA Council. The council, the policymaking body of the NFA, will also no longer include the Development Bank of the Philippines, which will be replaced b...Keep on reading: Evasco out as head of NFA Council.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

NFA returned to Agriculture dept–Palace

THE National Food Authority (NFA) will be returned to the Department of Agriculture (DA), Malacanang said on Tuesday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque, Jr. said in a statement that the decision was made during the NFA council meeting on Monday night. He also dispelled reports that the council would be abolished. Aside from the NFA, the Philippine Coconut [...] The post NFA returned to Agriculture dept–Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Speaker Alvarez backs abolition of & apos;unnecessary& apos; NFA Council - Philippine Star

Speaker Alvarez backs abolition of 'unnecessary' NFA Council - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Bam Aquino says abolition of NFA Council opens NFA to corruption - Inquirer.net

Bam Aquino says abolition of NFA Council opens NFA to corruption - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

LP exec disputes drug tag on rights groups

A Liberal Party (LP) officialon Tuesdayslammed the "absurd" and "baseless" claim that drug lords have used human rights groups to destabilize the Duterte administration.   Former Rep. Erin Tanada, LP vice president on external affairs, said that "the plot gets crazier by the day."   "The statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan PeterCayetano and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque thatdrug lords are using human rights group to criticize andundermine the government is absurd and baseless," Tanada said in a statement. "At the same time, it is patently dangerous because it makeshuman rights groups possible targets of the anti-drugoperations of law enforcers," t...Keep on reading: LP exec disputes drug tag on rights groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Calida on Sereno, Carpio on Roque, 2018 Oscar winners | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Solicitor General Jose Calida files a petition for quo warranto asking the Supreme Court to declare the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno unlawful, thereby removing her from office.  Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio disputes the claim of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque that the Supreme Court affirmed joint exploration within ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

Sereno to go on leave, Roque UN special rapporteur, Senate on Jason Aquino | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: A Rappler source confirms Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will go on leave earlier than scheduled.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque  says he will recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte a United Nations special rapporteur who can be allowed to probe the killings in the administration's war on drugs.  Senators and the National Food Authority Council ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Palace: Don’t call China a ‘bandit’ in sea dispute

Malacaang on Friday said critics of Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea should refrain from calling China a thief or a bandit.   Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said it was not diplomatic to call the emerging regional power a "bandit," as Manila and Beijing's territorial disputes could be resolved peacefully.   "Let us instead say that there is really a dispute, there is a difference of opinion, there are bones of contention, but everything can be resolved in a peaceful manner," Roque said in a media briefing in Camarines Sur.   Thank China?   Roque was reacting to a statement of Sen. Grace Poe, who had mocked Roque's earl...Keep on reading: Palace: Don’t call China a ‘bandit’ in sea dispute.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Roque defends Duterte, daughter: Give me AMLC-authenticated documents

PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON Herminio Harry L. Roque, Jr. challenged critics and reporters yesterday, Jan. 22, to produce bank statements authenticated by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to support Vera Files’ report alleging that “President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio did not declare their P100 million in investments.” “The reality […] The post Roque defends Duterte, daughter: Give me AMLC-authenticated documents appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

PEACETALK: The need to consolidate a Council of Religious Elders of Muslims in the Philippines

(Yusuf Roque Morales is a Commissioner at the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos) The Philippines is a multicultural country, primarily bound by ties of language, tribe and culture. As a young nation beset by conflict and internecine violence, these are the primary sources of unity among communities and after the Marcos era, where an attempt […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Roque: Abolition of VP office up to Congress, people

MANILA, Philippines — The possible abolition of the Office of the Vice President under a proposed federal government will depend on Filipino voters, Malacaña.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Roque: Abolition of VP office up to Congress, people

MANILA, Philippines — The possible abolition of the Office of the Vice President under a proposed federal government will depend on Filipino voters, Malacaña Source link link: Roque: Abolition of VP office up to Congress, people.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Duterte accepts son’s resignation as Davao vice-mayor

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte “has already accepted this afternoon the resignation of Davao City Vice-Mayor Paolo (Z.) Duterte,” presidential spokesman Harry L. Roque, Jr. confirmed on Friday, Jan. 5. The younger Mr. Duterte announced his resignation on Christmas Day before the Davao City Council, citing personal and other issues. His resignation follows some three months… link: Duterte accepts son’s resignation as Davao vice-mayor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Duterte accepts son’s resignation as Davao vice-mayor

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte “has already accepted this afternoon the resignation of Davao City Vice-Mayor Paolo (Z.) Duterte,” presidential spokesman Harry L. Roque, Jr. confirmed on Friday, Jan. 5. The younger Mr. Duterte announced his resignation on Christmas Day before the Davao City Council, citing personal and other issues. His resignation follows some three months […] The post Duterte accepts son’s resignation as Davao vice-mayor appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Be fair, Palace urges 2 Pinoy UN rapporteurs

MALACAÑANG yesterday appealed to two Filipino United Nations Human Rights Council special rapporteurs not to embarrass the present administration with claims of supposed human rights abuses against indigenous and internally displaced peoples in Mindanao. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in an audio statement made available to reporters pointed out that special….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Duterte to abolish urban poor commission

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to abolish the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) due to purported irregularities, Malacañang said on Tuesday, December 12. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said the President sought the abolition of PCUP following its failure to conduct meetings as a collegial body and its officials’ purported “unnecessary junkets” overseas.… link: Duterte to abolish urban poor commission.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Critics demand abolition of NY PH Independence Day Council

NEW YORK – Some members of the Fil-Am community were appalled by the conduct of the October 7 Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI) elections, that they are calling on the Philippine Consulate to void the results or abolish the organization. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Critics demand abolition of NY PH Independence Day Council

NEW YORK -- Some members of the Fil-Am community were appalled by the conduct of the October 7 Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI) elections, that they are calling on the Philippine Consulate to void the results or abolish the organization. "Make the election null and void due to unresolved issues," wrote May Tumulak-Durano, a registered nurse, in her letter to Consul General Tess Dizon-De Vega. Durano said she agreed to snowballing calls for PIDCI to be "dissolved" and replaced with an organization whose officers come from legitimate groups recognized by the consulate and are elected yearly. "Let us do what is right. Let us find the answers to questions," Duran...Keep on reading: Critics demand abolition of NY PH Independence Day Council.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017