SONA 2023

CCC committed to pursue PBBM’s vision for climate resilient PH

CCC committed to pursue PBBM’s vision for climate resilient PH

July 28, 2023, 9:25 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission PH (CCC) lauded President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) emphasizing the critical importance of climate action in building a sustainable economic agenda for the Philippines. In his SONA, Marcos reiterated that "the… Read More

Informal sector involved in waste management must be protected

Informal sector involved in waste management must be protected

July 27, 2023, 8:22 pm

MANILA – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Antonia Loyzaga said the informal sector who helps in the country’s solid waste management effort must be protected and their contribution valued. “There is a whole group of informal sector participants in the solid… Read More

PNP touts capability upgrades, stations in far-flung areas

PNP touts capability upgrades, stations in far-flung areas

July 27, 2023, 4:35 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it continues to boost its capabilities as well as its presence in far-flung areas to ensure peace and order. PNP public information office chief Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan said the police force's capability enhancement program focuses on the… Read More

DILG to assist 'low capacity' LGUs ahead of devolution

DILG to assist 'low capacity' LGUs ahead of devolution

July 27, 2023, 3:50 pm

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has vowed to assist local government units (LGUs) that would be unable to keep up with the full devolution of some basic services and facilities from the national government. "We came up with analytics and we look at the… Read More

PNP 'determined' to uphold rule of law, eliminate scalawags

PNP 'determined' to uphold rule of law, eliminate scalawags

July 26, 2023, 8:52 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it is more determined to uphold the rule of law and weed out scalawags among its ranks, its chief said on Wednesday. PNP chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. made this remark in response to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s second State of the… Read More

DENR to release integrated water management plan by August

DENR to release integrated water management plan by August

July 26, 2023, 8:06 pm

MANILA – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Antonia Loyzaga on Wednesday expressed hope that the department will be able to release its integrated water resources management plan by August. In reaction to the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President… Read More

OFW non-board passers online review bearing fruits -- DMW

OFW non-board passers online review bearing fruits -- DMW

July 26, 2023, 6:10 pm

MANILA – The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) reports the success of its online review program, targeting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are graduates of nursing, education, and other courses but are non-board passers. During the post-State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Wednesday,… Read More

DA: 660 km. of farm-to-market roads improved farmer-consumer link

DA: 660 km. of farm-to-market roads improved farmer-consumer link

July 25, 2023, 9:26 pm

MANILA – The government has constructed more than 660 km. of farm-to-market roads (FTMR) in the country, benefitting farmers, fisherfolk and consumers, a ranking official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Tuesday. “This is very important. It has already been mentioned that we need… Read More

DMW vows fulfillment of OFW needs

DMW vows fulfillment of OFW needs

July 25, 2023, 8:31 pm

MANILA – Following the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) assured that it will not slack off in looking after and promoting the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “The entire SONA speech reflects… Read More

Revival of Kadiwa stores uplifts Leyte producers

Revival of Kadiwa stores uplifts Leyte producers

July 25, 2023, 7:58 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – Farmers in Leyte province have thanked President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for reviving the Kadiwa stores as direct market access which has significantly raised their income. Maria Rhodora Valez, president of the New Kawayan Farmers Association in this city, said the weekly Kadiwa… Read More

Ease of doing business key to improved connectivity -- DICT

Ease of doing business key to improved connectivity -- DICT

July 25, 2023, 7:52 pm

MANILA – The changes in how easily businesses, particularly telecommunications companies (telco), were able to build and connect to common tower infrastructures are seen as reasons for the improvements in the country’s digital connectivity With lesser red tape in applying for permits and… Read More

PH builds 158-km tourism roads; investments seen to continue: DOT

PH builds 158-km tourism roads; investments seen to continue: DOT

July 25, 2023, 7:31 pm

MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday reported that more than 158 kilometers of roads leading to tourist destinations have been constructed through its partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). In a post-State of the Nation Address briefing on… Read More

BARMM leaders laud PBBM full support for peace process

BARMM leaders laud PBBM full support for peace process

July 25, 2023, 6:54 pm


COTABATO CITY – Officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) have welcomed the full support to the peace process expressed by President Ferdinand. R. Marcos Jr. in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. In a statement Tuesday, BARMM Chief Minister… Read More

Eastern Visayas execs laud PBBM’s commitment to aid LGUs

Eastern Visayas execs laud PBBM’s commitment to aid LGUs

July 25, 2023, 3:15 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – Local government officials in Eastern Visayas have lauded the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for empowering local government units (LGUs). Nacional Mercado, the mayor of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, said Tuesday the President’s… Read More

PBBM accepts resignation of 18 senior police officials

PBBM accepts resignation of 18 senior police officials

July 25, 2023, 1:50 pm Updated on July 25, 2023, 5:07 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has accepted the resignation of 18 third-level officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who are allegedly involved in illegal drug activities. In a news release on Tuesday, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said the President accepted… Read More

NGCP commits to PBBM’s call to deliver transmission projects

NGCP commits to PBBM’s call to deliver transmission projects

July 25, 2023, 1:04 pm

MANILA – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has committed to expedite the completion of critical transmission projects across the country after President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has called out NGCP for its delayed projects in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA).… Read More

OPAPRU hails PBBM’s support for Bangsamoro, former rebels

OPAPRU hails PBBM’s support for Bangsamoro, former rebels

July 25, 2023, 10:45 am

MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) has lauded President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for his commitment and unwavering support to the Bangsamoro and helping former rebels in their transformation process. "What we have witnessed in today's… Read More

[FULL COPY] PBBM's second State of the Nation Address

[FULL COPY] PBBM's second State of the Nation Address

July 25, 2023, 10:06 am

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS OF HIS EXCELLENCY FERDINAND R. MARCOS JR.PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES[Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 24, 2023]President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. delivers his… Read More

NTF-ELCAC: Amnesty for ex-rebels proves gov't commitment to peace

NTF-ELCAC: Amnesty for ex-rebels proves gov't commitment to peace

July 25, 2023, 9:43 am

MANILA – The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) Secretariat lauded President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s announcement that he will be issuing a proclamation granting amnesty to all rebel returnees as this highlights the government's commitment to achieving peace.… Read More

Solons, officials praise PBBM’s ‘comprehensive’ second SONA

Solons, officials praise PBBM’s ‘comprehensive’ second SONA

July 24, 2023, 9:06 pm Updated on July 24, 2023, 9:08 pm

MANILA – Lawmakers and Cabinet secretaries have lauded the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. as it showed that the country's meaningful economic transformation is already underway. Quezon Rep. Reynante Arrogancia said the promising numbers presented… Read More