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Duterte’s silence on workers’ issues in SONA 2017 disappointing – labor unions

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POST-SONA. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks before protesters after his second State of the Nation Address on July 24, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘His silence is a great disappointment for workers as we were expecting him to announce the release of an executive order prohibiting all forms of contractualization,’ says labor coalition Nagkaisa

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 25, 2017) — For the second time, President Rodrigo Duterte made no mention of his popular campaign promise of ending the illegal practice of labor contractualization in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 24. Continue reading Duterte’s silence on workers’ issues in SONA 2017 disappointing – labor unions

Lopez: Duterte agrees no mining in watersheds

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NO MINING IN WATERSHEDS? Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says President Rodrigo Duterte agrees with her that there should be no mining in watersheds. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

‘Don’t worry, you’re my Cabinet secretary, and naniniwala rin ako na hindi dapat i-mina ‘yung watersheds,’ Environment Secretary Gina Lopez recalls President Rodrigo Duterte as saying

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 26, 2017) — Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Thursday, February 23, said President Rodrigo Duterte agrees with her that there should be no mining in the country’s watersheds. Continue reading Lopez: Duterte agrees no mining in watersheds

Review of PH energy policy underway

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‘It is the obligation of the government to act to save the people from climate change and not wait,’ says Emmanuel De Guzman, vice chair of the Climate Change Commission

MANILA, Philippines (May 26, 2016) — For the next 6 months, the Philippine government will embark on a comprehensive review of its energy policy aimed at cutting down dependence on coal, while taking into consideration the reality of climate change in crafting national and local development plans. Continue reading Review of PH energy policy underway

Budget preparation for 2017 starts – DBM

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The 2017 budget call requires agencies to prioritize funding for strategic local infrastructure projects, such as roads, bridges, ports, and airports

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 21, 2016 ) — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued on Thursday, January 21, the budget call for 2017 budget, officially beginning the next budget cycle of the national government.

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Negros Island Region activates disaster management council

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The council is chaired by Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Blanche Gobenchiong, and currently has 8 personnel in its office in Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines (Jan. 15, 2016) — Negros Island Region launched its Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) this week, the 3rd council to be formed in the newly created region in the Visayas.

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Aquino reports CCT gains 7.7M out of poverty

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SUSTAINING CCT. President Benigno Aquino III keynotes the Conference on Sustaining the Gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer in the Philippines at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Mandaluyong City on January 13, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquit/Malacañang Photo Bureau
President Benigno Aquino III says the success of the Conditional Cash Transfer program in fighting poverty attests to the wisdom of ‘Daang Matuwid,’ and why this path must be continued by the next leader, hopefully his preferred one

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 13, 2016) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday, January 13, trumpeted the gains of his administration’s flagship anti-poverty program, saying it has lifted over 7.7 million Filipinos from poverty since he took over in 2010.

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Yolanda rehab – Only 30% complete as 2016 begins

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MORE TO DO. The Philippine government still has tons to accomplish, two years after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck the country in 2013. File photo by Rappler
The Philippines targets to ‘complete most of the ongoing projects by 2016,’ or 3 years after Yolanda hit the country

MANILA, Philippines (Dec. 31, 2015) — Two years after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Philippines, the Philippine government said it has completed only 30.3% of projects and activities to rebuild affected communities.

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