SONA 2021

Andanar says future PH leaders to continue Duterte legacy

MANILA – Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday expressed confidence that the successors of President Rodrigo Duterte will continue his legacy. Andanar made the remarks, as he praised Duterte for citing in his sixth and last State of the Nation... Read More

‘Swift cascading’ of PRRD’s accomplishments in Mimaropa assured

MANILA – Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for the MIMAROPA Region, assured the swift and accurate cascading of the Duterte administration’s accomplishments, as well as plans and programs, in the region.Cusi made this... Read More

‘Whole-of-nation' programs change ex-Reds' lives for better: OPAV

CEBU CITY – The successful whole-of-nation programs of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) have changed the lives of former Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) rebels who are now productive members of society after... Read More

Gov't drug campaign resulted in safer communities: PDEA exec

CEBU CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs has resulted in much safer communities nationwide including in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas, a regional anti-drug official said on Tuesday.Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Visayas regional... Read More

'Golden age of infrastructure' changed lives for the better: OPAV

CEBU CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday has renewed the hope of the Filipino people for a better and brighter future as he ushered a "golden age of infrastructure", the presidential assistant for the Visayas said on Tuesday.Secretary Michael... Read More

Cebu bizmen back PRRD’s pledge to revive ‘commercial vibrance’

CEBU CITY – The business community in Cebu has welcomed the commitment made by President Rodrigo Duterte to revive the pre-pandemic “commercial vibrance” in the country.Felix Taguiam, president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), expressed support for the... Read More

PRRD’s call for Covid-19 recovery programs ‘pivotal’: NegOcc guv

BACOLOD CITY – Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte made a “decisively pivotal” move in calling for rebound and recovery programs as well as retooling and upscaling of workers as part of the government’s coronavirus... Read More

House ready to pursue PRRD's legislative agenda in final SONA

MANILA – The leadership of the House of Representatives has expressed readiness to pass the priority legislative measures mentioned in President Rodrigo Duterte’s final State of the Nation Address.In a statement Monday, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said the chamber is committed to pursue... Read More

No problem with Duterte’s health: Palace

MANILA – Public need not worry about President Rodrigo Duterte’s health, Malacañang said on Tuesday.This, after Duterte, in a video clip during his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday, appeared to lose his balance,... Read More

Free legal aid to protect cops, soldiers in performance of duty

MANILA – Police officers and soldiers will get an extra layer of protection in the performance of their duties once a law providing them free legal assistance is passed, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Tuesday.“Para magkaroon ng security yung mga sundalo at pulis sa... Read More

BFP modernization to solve fire response woes: DILG

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte's push for the enactment of a law modernizing the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) will greatly improve the country's capability to reduce casualties and damage from fire incidents, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Tuesday."We... Read More

2.2M more jobs created despite pandemic: NEDA chief

MANILA – Jobs in the country were higher by 2.2 million from the pre-pandemic level, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said.In an interview with PTV after the State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday evening, Chua said through risk management and implementation of granular... Read More

Pangasinenses thank PRRD for life-changing programs, projects

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Local government executives, uniformed personnel, and residents of the province of Pangasinan have lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for his administration’s programs and projects in the past five years following his State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.In a... Read More

Bayanihan, compassion to help Pinoys toward better normal: PRRD

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday enjoined all Filipinos to exhibit the “bayanihan” (teamwork) spirit to arrest the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and experience a “better” normal.“The spirit of bayanihan (teamwork) and the value of... Read More

Address long queues at vax sites, PRRD tells NTF

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte directed Monday the National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 to ensure the protection of people who are availing of the vaccines.In his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA), Duterte directed the task force to address the challenges at... Read More

Duterte lauded for ending conflict in Mindanao

COTABATO CITY – Local leaders from the different provinces within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) have a lot to be thankful about to President Rodrigo Duterte who brought peace to Mindanao, particularly in ending the decades-old Moro rebellion.Following the... Read More

DOST chief lauds PRRD’s call for creation of Virology Institute

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Monday said he is very happy that President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress to enact a law creating the Virology Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines (VIP). "We already have the local... Read More

NTF-ELCAC addresses root causes of communist conflict: Duterte

MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the creation of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has resolved the root causes of the communist armed conflict in the country.“With the creation of the National Task Force to End [Local] Communist... Read More

PH health landscape continues to improve

MANILA – The Philippines’ health landscape continues to improve with the continuous arrival of more Covid-19 vaccine doses, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday.In his sixth and last State of the Nation Address, Duterte expressed optimism that the country would be able to further... Read More

Malasakit Center eases medical needs of less fortunate Filipinos

MANILA – Millions of less fortunate Filipinos have received much neededassistancefor their hospitalization needs with the passage of the Universal Health Care Act (UHC) in 2019.During his sixth and last State of the Nation Address on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte said he signed the... Read More