Category Archives: Local

DENR suspends two mining firms in Zambales

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 | Written by

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has suspended two nickel mining firms in Zambales. Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Director Leo Jasareno identified the two suspended mining firms as the Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation (ZDMC) and the Benguetcorp Nickel Mines, Inc, (BNMI). MGB is a line bureau under the DENR. According to Jasareno, the suspension of the two…Read More »

Duterte appoints Robredo to HUDCC

Monday, 11 July 2016 | Written by

President Rodrigo Duterte offered on Thursday (July 8) Vice President Leni Robredo to lead the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) through an impromptu phone call during a live Palace broadcast. Robredo accepted the HUDCC post, saying steering the agency would enable her to fulfill her promise to help those in the fringes of society. President Duterte’s phoned Robredo…Read More »

Bayan: Probe public officials’ huge salaries, perks

Friday, 8 July 2016 | Written by

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) urged President Rodrigo Duterte to probe the reported huge salaries and bonuses of top government officials, heads of Government Owned and Controlled Corporations and Government Financial Institutions. Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes called the million peso worth of salaries and bonuses as scandalous saying that that this is contrary to the President’s promotion…Read More »

NAPOLCOM to investigate ‘narco generals’

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 | Written by

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) will investigate five high-ranking police officials named by President Rodrigo Duterte during his speech on Tuesday, July 5. The five generals named by Duterte who are allegedly involved in illegal drug trade are retired Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo Jr., Director Joel Pagdilao, Chief Superintendents Bernardo Diaz and Edgardo Tinio, and retired Chief Superintendent Vicente “Vic” Loot. In…Read More »

Singing UP Naming Mahal hymn of the University of the Philippines.
UP Diliman 2016 Commencement Exercises 
PhilippineOnline Chronicles images photograph EddCastro. UP Campus, Quezon City. June 26, 2016

UP tops QS ranking for PH; 70th in Asia

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | Written by
Singing UP Naming Mahal hymn of the University of the Philippines.
UP Diliman 2016 Commencement Exercises 
PhilippineOnline Chronicles images photograph EddCastro. UP Campus, Quezon City. June 26, 2016

The University of the Philippines (UP) has retained its 70th place in the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Asia, making the national university once again the highest placed Philippine university in the annual regional ranking. The ranking was based on 10 indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per paper, papers per faculty, staff with PhD, proportions of…Read More »

[FULL TEXT] Inaugural Address of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | Written by

Inaugural Address of the President of the Philippines Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace President Fidel Ramos, Sir, salamat po sa tulong mo making me President; President Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Senate President Franklin Drilon and the members of the Senate; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and the members of the House of Representatives; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justices of the Supreme…Read More »

Authorities closely monitoring activities in West Philippine Sea

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 | Written by

Malacanang on assured that authorities are keeping a close watch on activities in the West Philippine Sea. Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said the safety of the public is the government’s main concern as he noted the recent warning issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). The CAAP on Saturday alerted aircraft pilots…Read More »

“We respect Duterte” – Archdiocese of Davao

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Written by

The Archdiocese of Davao has issued a statement after incoming president Rodrigo Duterte once again lashed out against the Catholic church this weekend. In a statement, Msgr. Paul Cuison, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Davao, said they “respect and listen with humility to the views and statement of incoming president Duterte about the Church, including those that may be difficult…Read More »

Duterte bares prospective Cabinet members

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Written by

A month before his official proclamation, presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte has identified prospective members of his Cabinet during a press briefing in Davao City, Monday. Duterte said he will appoint his former San Beda College of Law schoolmate Arthur Tugade to head the Department of Transportation and Communications. Tugade was the president and chief executive officer of the Clark Development…Read More »

[Duterteconomics] 8-point economic agenda is ‘business as usual’

Saturday, 14 May 2016 | Written by

The 8-point economic agenda of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte is an elitist neoliberal agenda, research group IBON said. It is good for big business at the expense of the majority of Filipinos and long-term national development. Its “business as usual” belies the clamor for change and, in repeating Aquino-era policies that drove this clamor for change, bodes ill for the…Read More »

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