• 29 June 2016
MANILA, June -- Tomorrow, June 30, 2016, Rodrigo Roa Duterte will take his oath as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.  The ceremonies will be less of a spectacle than tradition requires but bellowed of the Filipino pride. Incoming Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar has revealed preparations have already been finalized from the program down to the food. The program drafted by the Malacañan estimates the day’s activities to begin before 10:30am and end sometime before 4pm. For Mr. Duterte’s inaugural rites, Davao-based fashion house Chardin has created a barong Tagalog made from piña jusi fabric to be paired with black pure cotton pants.“His wardrobe is the least of the President’s concern, but he went to fit his barong. He is raring to start with work right after the inauguration,” Andanar further added.Last Tuesday, June 28, it was known that Mr. Duterte went to Chardin to try on his barong designed by Boni Adaza. The designer gave clues citing ecru as the barong’s color with light brown and beige details to highlight its embroidery, which will depict a pattern iconic of Mindanao’s minority, the M ...Read more

DILG pushes for 'scaling up' of efforts in building resilient LGUs

 CENTRAL  29 June 2016
PASIG CITY, June 29 - Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has underscored the need to ‘scale up’ not only in disaster preparedness, but also in building the resilience of communities.Sarmiento said that among important efforts that should ...Read more

Government and media need not be adversaries, says Palace official

 CENTRAL  29 June 2016
MANILA, June 29 - In his message during his final press briefing in Malacañang on Tuesday, outgoing Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. underscored the importance of the media in a democratic country.Secretary Coloma, who will be replaced by former T ...Read more