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Duterte set to visit evacuees in Batangas

President Duterte will visit evacuees in Batangas tomorrow to personally assess the situation in areas affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano, according to presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 19th, 2020

Duterte set to visit evacuees in Batangas

President Duterte will visit evacuees in Batangas tomorrow to personally assess the situation in areas affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano, according to presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

DTI launches livelihood assistance program for disaster victims

The Department of Trade and Industry launched its livelihood assistance program, Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa on Jan. 20 when President Rodrigo Duterte’s visited the evacuees in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

President Duterte to evacuees: Gov t is behind you

STO. TOMAS, Batangas, Jan. 21 (PIA)- President Rodrigo Duterte assured displaced Batanguenos that the government will be giving its all-out support throughout the ordeal of the Taal Volcano eruptio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

Rody sets visit to volcano victims

President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled today, Jan. 20, to lead the ceremonial distribution of food packs to families affected by the Taal Volcano eruption at the PUP Gymnasium in Santo Tomas, Batangas......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

PRRD brings aid to residents displaced by Taal Volcano s eruption

BATANGAS CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) -- Evacuees camped inside the sports complex erupted in joyful hollers on Tuesday, January 14 the moment President Duterte stepped on the improvised platform in one cor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

PRRD brings aid to residents displaced by Taal Volcano s eruption

BATANGAS CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) -- Evacuees camped inside the sports complex erupted in joyful hollers on Tuesday, January 14 the moment President Duterte stepped on the improvised platform in one cor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

Lorenzana urges Duterte: Declare Taal no man s land

MANILA, Philippines – With the Taal Volcano's "hazardous" eruption still possible "within days to hours," Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana urged President Rodrigo Duterte to declare the island volcano off limits to inhabitants.  Lorenzana made the suggestion at a situation briefing in Batangas City during Duterte's visit on Tuesday night, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

‘Surprise’ your departed loved ones with a visit ahead of Undas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 September) -– Mayor Sara Duterte urged Dabawenyos to “surprise” their departed loved ones with a visit to cemeteries where they are laid to rest earlier, rather than join the crowd on November 1 to 2 and risk contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In her program over Davao City Disaster Radio […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

CRUCIBLE: Duterte’s Dilemma on Sulu (1)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews) – With the rituals of post-terrorism mission on Jolo twin bombings last August 24 already accomplished – from clearing to reporting, to continuing intel works and beefing up security forces – there is one rite that is noticeably missing: the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to the bombing sites or to Camp […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Jolo bombings need investigation, not Martial Law

Martial Law would have been imposed in the entire province of Sulu after the “twin bombings” that happened on August 24. But due to the clamor of the people, the local government, civil society and human rights groups, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and even legislators, Philippine Army Chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana withdrew his recommendation for it. Fifteen people were killed in the bombings including soldiers, policemen and civilians, with 75 others injured. Even President Rodrigo Duterte avoided mentioning aobut Martial Law during his visit in Jolo on August 30......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2020

30 araw GCQ: Turismo, concert, sinehan pwede na sa NCR

Pinanatili ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang Metro Manila sa general community quarantine (GCQ) kabilang na ang mga lalawigan ng Bulacan at Batangas sa Luzon , at Bacolod City at Tacloban City sa Visayas hanggang September 30. The post 30 araw GCQ: Turismo, concert, sinehan pwede na sa NCR first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

COVID-19 cases climb past 224,000 as Metro Manila stays under GCQ

President Rodrigo Duterte kept partial restrictions in the capital region for a month starting Tuesday. Other areas under GCQ include Bulacan, Batangas, Tacloban City in Eastern Visayas and Bacolod City in Western Visayas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Metro Manila mananatili sa GCQ; Iligan City isinailalim sa MECQ

General Community Quarantine (GCQ) pa rin ang iiral sa Metro Manila sa loob ng isang buwan. Ito ang inaprubahan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte matapos ang pulong sa Inter Agency Task Force kagabi. Sa kaniyang anunsyo, sinabi ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque na maliban sa Metro Manila, iiral pa din ang GCQ sa Bulacan at Batangas. […] The post Metro Manila mananatili sa GCQ; Iligan City isinailalim sa MECQ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

& lsquo;Bomb-blasts brains stuck in Patikul& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte said would visit victims of the twin blasts that rocked Jolo, Sulu, on Sunday as the military said the mastermind of the bomb attacks was pinned down in the town of Patikul......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

Duterte visits Jolo

President Duterte ended his nearly month-long self-imposed quarantine here and went to Jolo, Sulu yesterday to visit the site of the twin bombings that killed 15 people, including eight soldiers, and injured 74 others on Aug. 24......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

Retired US Navy officer proposes ship repair facilities in Subic

A decorated former United States Navy admiral has discounted the possibility of the reported plan to re-establish an American military base in the Philippines like the facility they used to share in Subic Bay.In an open letter to President Duterte, retired US Navy Rear Admiral Daniel W. McKinnon, Jr. instead suggests it would be a “good business” for the Philippines to embrace the idea of bringing shipyard jobs back to Subic Bay. McKinnon was reacting to the statement made by President Duterte during his State of the Nation Address last week where the latter flatly rejected the reported US plan to return to its former naval base in the Philippines. “I saw in the press that in your recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) you voiced concern about the United States Navy returning to establish a base in the Philippines, like the remarkable joint security facility we used to share in Subic. I believe I can assure you it will never happen,” the retired US naval officer said in his letter dated July 29, 2020.McKinnon, who was stationed at the former US base in Subic, said what can happen is that the US Navy can help re-establish a viable “commercial” ship overhaul and voyage repair, or even ship construction industry on historic Subic Bay. “And why not? It is neither war provocation nor threatening to the Philippine people,” the retired US Navy officer said.If approached to bring shipyard jobs back to Subic Bay under a public-private partnership, the Philippine government should embrace the idea, noting that the Philippines is a 7,000-island archipelago straddling a major artery of world commerce. “Repairing ships transiting that artery is only good business,” he said. He explained that the US Navy, and every sea power, commercial or naval, needs voyage repair.  For decades the Ship Repair Facility (SRF) on the deep-water port of Subic Bay, and a similar facility in the port of Yokosuka in Japan, helped sustain the upkeep of ships far from home. He recalled having attended the opening of Philseco, a commercial ship repair facility at Subic City in 1981. The US bases, however, were closed in 1992 after the Philippine Senate rejected the extension of its tenure.  The facility later became Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction, a commercial bulk cargo ship construction on the Redondo peninsula across the City of Olongapo. “It became of national importance, providing employment to the many skilled Philippine shipyard workers displaced when the US Navy SRF at Olongapo closed in 1992. It was sad to see Hanjin go into bankruptcy and the effect it had on Philippine families,” McKinnon said. In his open letter, McKinnon remembered back in 1968 when his naval ship was undergoing repair in Subic. “I and my friends became tourists. It was wonderful to attend a concert of the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra, visit the historic island of Corregidor, and learn to love ‘pancit’, both ‘canton’ and ‘bihon’. Doctors loved going into the small communities on Luzon providing family health care. Ships, both commercial and military, need voyage repair. Sailors go ashore, become tourists, and make friends.” Upon the closure of the SRF in Subic, the US Navy workload moved to countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, among others. When the first United States military command was established in Singapore in 1991, it became a regional contracting center, not a base.  “It was all about the conduct of business in Asia,” he said. While in Subic Bay, McKinnon was assigned as Director, Shipbuilding and Overhaul Contracts, Naval Sea Systems Command and Commanding Officer, Naval Supply Depot.  He co-founded an organization that provides vocational training to unemployed young men, co-founded a foundation that supported the City of Olongapo hospital and orphanage, and later becoming an honorary citizen of the city.In his military career, McKinnon was a recipient of two Legions of Merit and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Service Medal of the US Department of Defense. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Lipa City mayor orders stricter lockdown measures under GCQ

The mayor of Lipa City in Batangas has ordered stricter measures following President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement classifying the entire Batangas province under general community quarantine effective Saturday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

In March, Duterte vowed to be “on top” of Marawi rehab; in July, mum on Marawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) – At the end of a four-hour meeting in Malacanang on March 4 with officials in charge of the three-year rehabilitation efforts in Marawi and representatives of the ‘bakwits’ or internally displaced persons (IDPs), President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to be “on top” of  its rehabilitation and promised to visit […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Magalong: Cebu City’s contact tracing improving

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Over three weeks since his visit to Cebu City to bring in his City’s best practices, Baguio City Mayor and contact tracing czar Benjamin Magalong said Cebu City’s contact tracing activities had relative improved. Magalong, speaking before a pre-event of the President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, […] The post Magalong: Cebu City’s contact tracing improving appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

SONA 2020 would be “very pinoy”

Director Joyce Bernal on Thursday said the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) of President Rodrigo Duterte this year would be “very Pinoy.” “This will be for the people, so it will have a different flavor. Pinoy na Pinoy. Easier to understand, and lighter in treatment,” Bernal said during her visit to the House of […] The post SONA 2020 would be “very pinoy” appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020