Government work and classes resume Wednesday, Oct 18

Government work and classes nationwide will resume tomorrow, October 18, 2017, Wednesday. Per Office of the Executive Secretary (OES), there is no truth to a social media post which is now circulating online that Malacanan suspended government work and classes nationwide tomorrow. For the information and guidance of all concerned from: https://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/presidential-spokesperson-ernie-abella-government-work-classes-resume-wednesday-oct-18/ Advertisements

Sen. Legarda Lauds Military Troops; Urges Early Rehabilitation for Marawi

Senator Loren Legarda today commended the brave and gallant efforts of the soldiers and personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), which led to the killing of the terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute; and urged authorities for the immediate rehabilitation of the war-torn city of Marawi.   “The fallen and living…

Sen. Gatchalian Statement on the Liberation of Marawi City

After almost five months of fighting, President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the liberation of Marawi City from the treacherous grasp of the Maute Rebellion. First and foremost, we must pay tribute to the brave men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who have sacrificed their blood, sweat, and tears to make this…

​NDRRMC Preps for TS Paolo and LPA

  17 October 2017- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) convenes for an Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP) meeting at the NDRRM Operations Center, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City in preparation for the effects of Tropical Storm Paolo and Low Pressure Area (LPA).   Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Operations Service Director…

Statement on Pulse Asia Survey on War on Drugs

Pulse Asia yesterday published the findings of its September 2017 Nationwide Survey on the Campaign Against Illegal Drugs, revealing that 88 percent of Filipinos continue to support the Duterte administration’s crusade against the drug trade. The overwhelming public support for the government’s drug war – despite the staunch opposition of a vocal, but apparently small…

​SEN. CYNTHIA VILLAR AT LAGUNA DE BAY DEVELOPMENT FORUM

An overview of all the government agencies and others involved in the development of Laguna De Bay is needed to better assess all their efforts and actions in the process of improving the bay, says Senator Cynthia A. Villar. The senator was the Guest Speaker during the Laguna De Bay Development Forum with the theme,…

Legarda: Cater to needs and aspirations of marginalized sectors to eradicate poverty

    Senator Loren Legarda today called on authorities to ensure that the poorest of our poor belonging to the most vulnerable and marginalized sectors of our country are provided with the necessary government interventions—that address their needs and support their aspirations—in order to achieve inclusive growth and eventually alleviate poverty.   Legarda made the…

STATEMENT ON DEATHS OF HAPILON AND MAUTE

The Philippine government, through Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, has confirmed the deaths of Maute Rebellion leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute during an AFP operation in Marawi City. I applaud our brave men and women in uniform for eliminating the terrorist masterminds primarily responsible for the carnage and devastation in Marawi over the past few…

​ANGARA: EVERY SUC TO GET ADDITIONAL P10M NEXT YEAR TO UPGRADE FACILITIES

  To support the implementation of free tuition in state colleges and universities (SUCs), SUCs will have an across-the-board increase in Capital Outlay in the amount of P10 million under the Senate version of the proposed 2018 national budget.   “The committee provided an increase of P10 million in the budget for Capital Outlay of every…

​TFBM Deploys PCNA Teams in Marawi City

  16 October 2017- Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) sends out Post Conflict Needs Assessment (PCNA) Teams composed of various national and local government agencies in twenty-four (24) barangays in Marawi City.   Five OCD-led teams composed of 145 members from DOST, DTI, DepEd, DSWD, DPWH, HUDCC, DICT, NEDA, DENR-MGB, TESDA, NEA, NHA, HLRUB, SFHC,…