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Environmentalists, rights activists across PH slam Duterte’s SONA 2017

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PEOPLE’S SONA. Members of the Lumad from Mindanao join a protest march during President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2nd SONA on July 24, 2017. Photo by Anjie de Silva/Rappler

‘Change did not happen,’ an indigenous peoples’ group says

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 26, 2017) — Protests from all over the country and from different sectors of society greeted the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte. Continue reading Environmentalists, rights activists across PH slam Duterte’s SONA 2017

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

Despite Duterte push, no revival of death penalty in Senate – Lacson

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BLEAK FUTURE. Pro-death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson says even with President Rodrigo Duterte’s push, there will be no revival of the death penalty in the present Senate. Photo from Lacson’s official Facebook account

‘I don’t see the death penalty being revived under his watch or at least with the present composition of the Senate,’ says pro-death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 25, 2017) — There is still no future for the death penalty bill in the present Senate despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s push in his second State of the Nation Address. Continue reading Despite Duterte push, no revival of death penalty in Senate – Lacson

#StoryOfTheNation: Where is the change?

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Ahead of President Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address, MovePH asks the public to help shed light on the untold stories of the nation through the #StoryofTheNation campaign

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 24, 2017) — During the 2016 presidential elections, Maya served as the local campaigner for the then aspiring president Rodrigo Duterte in the province of Cavite. Continue reading #StoryOfTheNation: Where is the change?

‘Build, build, build’ gets a third of proposed 2018 national budget

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SUBMITTED. President Rodrigo Duterte submits the proposed 2018 national budget to Congress.

The government’s infrastructure program will get P1.097 trillion in 2018 or 6.3% of the GDP

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 24, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte submitted the P3.77-trillion proposed 2018 national budget to Congress after delivering his second State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24. Continue reading ‘Build, build, build’ gets a third of proposed 2018 national budget

Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

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ENVIRONMENT. In his first SONA, President Rodrigo Duterte directs the environment department to ‘amend, suspend, revoke’ environmental permits, if needed’.

Advocates of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation suggest immediate actions the Duterte administration can undertake in its first 100 days to build more resilient communities

MANILA, Philippines (July 27, 2016) — A day after President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DRRNet) Philippines welcomed the President’s bold pronouncements about the environment.  Continue reading Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

Duterte – Addressing global warming is top priority

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Pic by Rappler.com

President Rodrigo Duterte says the fight against climate change ‘must not stymie our industrialization’

MANILA, Philippines (July 27, 2016) — A week after saying he “will not honor” international agreements binding the Philippines to limit its carbon emissions, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated that climate change mitigation is among his administration’s top priorities.  Continue reading Duterte – Addressing global warming is top priority