The 2016 State of the Nation Address

State of the Nation Address of Rodrigo Roa Duterte President of the Philippines To the Congress of the Philippines Session Hall of the House of Representatives [Delivered at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 25, 2016] Thank you. Please allow me a little bit of informality at the outset. You would realize that […]


Executive Order No. 02, s. 2016

MALACAÑAN PALACE MANILA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 02 OPERATIONALIZING IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH THE PEOPLE’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND THE STATE POLICIES TO FULL PUBLIC DISCLOSURE AND TRANSPARENCY IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND PROVIDING GUIDELINES THEREFOR WHEREAS, pursuant to Article 28, Article II of the 1987 Constitution, the State […]


PRRD to prioritize welfare of uniformed services

ZAMBOANGA CITY – President Rodrigo R. Duterte vowed on Thursday to give priority to the welfare of the military and police personnel as he urged them to intensify the government’s offensive against criminality and urban terrorism. In his speech before soldiers of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), the President said, “In our talks during the […]


President Duterte visits Basilan, vows to help in its development

ISABELA CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte arrived here on Thursday, encouraging the people of Basilan to shun hatred and help his administration in developing the island province by working on a consensus on how to move forward. In his speech at Camp Luis Biel III, the President said the government and Moro rebels can’t fight […]


Pulse Asia survey: Record-high public trust rating for PRRD

President Rodrigo R. Duterte now holds the highest level of public trust since 1999, when Pulse Asia first conducted its trust ratings survey. This is based on the most recent survey conducted by Pulse Asia, which was released on Wednesday. The nationwide survey was conducted from July 2 to 8, 2016 among 1,200 Filipinos. It […]


Dureza: Peace roadmap to pave the way for federalism

In a meeting in Malacañan on Monday, President Rodrigo R. Duterte approved the new “Roadmap to Peace” that will address issues with various rebel groups, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza announced during a press briefing on Tuesday. Work on a proposed Bangsamoro enabling law will be done simultaneously with the effort to […]


Pres. Duterte oks peace road map

Pres. Duterte oks peace road map A comprehensive peace road map that hopefully will bring about peace and development in the land got the presidential imprimatur during a closed door meeting late Monday afternoon in Malacanan.President Duterte approved in toto or in its entirety the peace formula presented by Office of the Presidential Adviser on […]


Andanar, Alvarez: SONA preparations underway

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Mondaygave an update on the ongoing preparations for the First State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Introduced to the Malacanan Press Corps (MPC) a member of the SONA committee, incoming Department of Finance (DOF) spokesperson Atty. Paola Alvarez, who also served as spokesperson of […]


PRRD: No relocation, no demolition

President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he will not allow the demolition of informal settlers’ dwellings if there is no available relocation site like what he did in Davao City. “During my time there will be no demolition pag walang relocation, ‘di ako papayag,” the President said in a speech in Malacanang on Sunday during the […]