• 23 July 2016
ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 23 – 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 command conference, I was informed there is a need for more soldiers.” Citing the need for more law enforcers to put an end to criminality in the country, he added he would need about 3,000 policemen to meet the challenges of urban terrorism.PRRD has remained firm on his stance in fighting against illegal drugs, terrorism, violence, and criminality in the nation. He exhorted the police and military that they should not be scared in discharging their duties for the country.The President stressed it embarrasses the country when soldiers and policemen cannot stop criminality and terrorism with foreigners and locals being killed or executed.“But in the long term, you know we have a problem. As a nation, it has started many, many years ago, para tayo’ng sinasampal na (it’s like we’re being slapped that) every time the ...Read more

PCO, partner launch Viber for Change

 CENTRAL  23 July 2016
MANILA, July 23 - The Presidential Communications Office (PCO), in partnership with Israel-based messaging app Viber, launched #ViberForChange stickers.“Viber is now a partner for change,” Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said during the launching of the first batch of Viber ...Read more

Duterte admin to speed up PPP projects

 CENTRAL  23 July 2016
MANILA, July 23 - The Departments of Finance (DOF) and of Budget and Management (DBM) are teaming up with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on finding ways to accelerate the implementation of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects by cutting from an average time of 29 months ...Read more