• 24 August 2016
PASIG CITY, Aug. 24 - Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno today clarified that the national government will not give additional incentives to top governors who were recently identified in terms of good governance, transparency, business competitive and disaster preparedness. “We are not giving them extra bonuses by being announced as the good guys in the government,” Secretary Sueno said in a Press Conference earlier this afternoon in Malacanang. The secretary said the governors that were listed as ‘good performing local executives’ are selected based on their achievements in their respective provinces. Among these top governors recently dubbed as “honor lists” include Governors Imee Marcos of Ilocos Norte; Faustino Dy III, Isabela; Junie Cua, Quirino; Eduardo Firmalo, Romblon; Alfredo Maranon Jr, Negros Occidental; Eduardo Chatto, Bohol; Hilario Davide III, Cebu; Daisy Avance-Fuentes, South Cotabato; Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba, Agusan Del Norte. He added: “Containing the illegal drugs problem is only one thing. These governors are also model governors. They are governors in governance and transparency. They are awardees. They are ...Read more

Peace is the task at hand, say Secretary Bello

 CENTRAL  24 August 2016
OSLO, NORWAY, Aug. 24 - Peace is the task at hand, Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, said in his opening statement at the ongoing peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway. Secretary Bello who is the designated chairman of the GPH Panel for Peace Negotiations with the CPP/NPA/NDF, said that "After alm ...Read more

NEDA is on the right track, moving at fast pace to attain PRRD's economic development goals

 CENTRAL  24 August 2016
MANILA, Aug. 24  -- Economic adviser and Director General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said the agency is on the right track and moving at a fast pace to attain its goals, “In the first 50 days of this administration, I can say that we ...Read more