• 01 July 2016
MANILA, July 1 - President Rodrigo R. Duterte vowed Thursday to adhere to the rule of law as he tackles the country’s major scourges such as crime, corruption, and proliferation of illegal drugs.In his inaugural address, he said these major problems must be addressed with urgency as he described them as “mere symptoms of a virulent social disease that creeps and cuts into the moral fiber of Philippine society.”He said that corruption, both in the high and low echelons of government, criminality, and the rampant sale of illegal drugs affects all strata of Philippine society and result to the breakdown of law and order.“I sense a problem deeper and more serious than any of those mentioned or all of them put together. But of course, it is not to say that we will ignore them because they have to be stopped by all means that the law allows,” Duterte, the country’s 16th President said.“But another real problem that confronts the country now is the erosion of faith and trust in government and its leaders,” he said. There could be people opposed to his methods of fighting criminality, the sale and use of illegal drugs, and corruption but he said they must also think of the ...Read more

Duterte leads PNP turnover ceremonies today

 CENTRAL  01 July 2016
MANILA, July 1 - President Rodrigo R. Duterte leads today’s assumption of command of the Philippine National Police (PNP) at its National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City.Duterte will be welcomed by Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Ismael Sueno and incoming PNP ...Read more

DFA issues statement on the announcement of July 12 issuance of Arbitration Case ruling

 CENTRAL  01 July 2016
MANILA, July 1 – The Department of Foreign Affairs issued a statement regarding the announcement on July 12 issuance of Arbitration Case ruling.The Permanent Court of Arbitration has announced on 29 June 2016 that the Tribunal will issue its final Award on the arbitration between the Republic of t ...Read more