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Palace assures Filipinos: Duterte prioritizes local workers over Chinese

President Rodrigo Duterte will “always” put Filipino workers first before foreign nationals, Malacañang assured the public Friday, after results of a survey showed that a majority of Filipinos are worried over the increasing number of Chinese nationals working in the Philippines. → Read More

Gov’t optimistic Reds will return to negotiating table

The government is optimistic that communist rebels will be open to peace negotiations anew as President Rodrigo Duterte hinted at its possible resumption. → Read More

Duterte says 'more than satisfied' with gov't response on Tisoy

The Bicol Region bore the brunt of Tisoy's wrath with damage to crops pegged at P655 million → Read More

Duterte orders Bello to talk with communist leader Sison

Duterte emphasized the need to keep channels of communication with rebels open, saying 'the quest for longing for peace has always been there → Read More

Palace: Poor reading comprehension of Pinoy students a 'reality'

The poor reading comprehension of Filipino students is a 'reality' that must be recognized by the country in order to improve its education system, Malacañang said Thursday. → Read More

Duterte: PH surrendered 'everything' to Maynilad, Manila Water

Duterte said he wanted to know the lawyers who crafted the contracts as he noted that he could not stomach the supposedly unfair provisions in the deals. → Read More

Malasakit Centers now officially part of gov't hospitals

Duterte inked Republic Act 11463 or the Malasakit Center Act during a ceremony in Malacañang. → Read More

'Milked by billions': Duterte threatens economic sabotage case vs water distributors

President Rodrigo Duterte slammed Tuesday an international court order requiring the government to pay water concessionaires billions in fines as he claimed that Filipinos are 'milked by billions.' → Read More

Duterte signs law moving barangay, SK polls to December 2022

President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Tuesday a law delaying the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to 2022. → Read More

Duterte approves deputizing soldiers, police for Compostela plebiscite

President Rodrigo Duterte has allowed the deputation of soldiers and police officers to secure the Dec. 7 plebiscite in Compostela Valley for the ratification of the law that changes the name of the province to Davao de Oro. → Read More

Philippines vows to finish SEA Games on time despite Tisoy onslaught

The 30th Southeast Asian Games will finish as scheduled on Dec. 11, organizers promised on Tuesday even as typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri) threatened to delay the regional sports meet. → Read More

Palace suspends gov't work in Metro Manila due to Tisoy

Work in government offices on Tuesday, Dec. 3, will only be up to 12 noon as typhoon Tisoy threatened to inundate parts of the country. → Read More

Philippines hunkers down for typhoon Tisoy as it hosts SEA Games

In the capital city, Manila, which is hosting some SEA Games events, a giant Christmas tree was wrapped in red cloth in preparation of Tisoy's winds, which were gusting at 180 kph as of Monday afternoon. → Read More

Sara is right: Panelo says PH needs song reflective of whole country

Panelo agreed with the criticism of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio that organizers should be 'inclusive' if they want to encourage Filipinos to cheer on the athletes in these Games. → Read More

Duterte orders all gov't agencies to be on alert for Tisoy

Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo assured the public that the government is on top of preparations for the storm, which is expected to hit the Bicol region. → Read More

Duterte says Robredo 'made an a***ole of herself' in anti-drug stint

An irate President Rodrigo Duterte slammed Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday over her participation in his drug war, saying she only made an asshole of herself. → Read More

Duterte slams UN as 'inutile'

President Rodrigo Duterte blasted the United Nations on Thursday as 'inutile,' saying the international body failed to prevent wars and act on pirates. → Read More

Duterte calls for stronger campaign vs illegal recruitment

President Rodrigo Duterte called on Thursday for stronger government action against illegal recruitment as he lamented abuses faced by Filipino migrant workers. → Read More

Palace asks Robredo: What's taking so long with drug war report?

Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo questioned why Robredo hasn't released the report she promised the public yet, hinting at efforts to fabricate it. → Read More

Panelo suggests free SEA Games viewing for students

Students should be allowed to watch the 30th Southeast Asian Games for free, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said Thursday. → Read More