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OFW remittances not covered by tax reform

| June 22, 2017
OFW remittances not covered by tax reform

Money sent by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the Philippines are not covered by the proposed Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) of the Department of Finance (DOF) as the government has no legal jurisdiction over remittances sent from abroad. Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua issued this clarification in separate congressional hearings, in response to erroneous [...]

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Duterte with wounded soldiers aboard the presidential plane

| June 21, 2017
Duterte with wounded soldiers aboard the presidential plane

  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte expressed his sympathy by allowing nine wounded soldiers to board the Presidential plane to Manila following his visit to over 90 injured combatants confined at Camp Edilberto Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City on June 20, 2017. Caption for above picture President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a [...]

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OFW, Patay sa Aksidente sa To Kwa Wan

| June 16, 2017
OFW, Patay sa Aksidente sa To Kwa Wan

Isang kababayan nating Pinoy ang namatay ng umaga ng-15 June sa To Kwa Wan. Kinilala ang overseas Filipino worker (OFW) na si Rudy Villaruel, kilala sa kumunidad na “Kuya Rudy”. Ayon sa ulat ng Pulis ng Hong Kong, bandang mag-a-alas diyes ng umaga, sa kalye ng Ma Tau Kok road, isang pang-turistang bus ang nagsakay [...]

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Duterte vows full support to troops fighting Maute

| May 27, 2017
Duterte vows full support to troops fighting Maute

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday, May 26 promised full support for government troops fighting the Maute group in Marawi City. “May full support kayo sa akin. I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel to look for money to see you through,” Duterte told the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade in Maria Cristina, Iligan City. In [...]

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A Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocks parts of Luzon including Metro Manila

| May 26, 2017
A Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocks parts of Luzon including Metro Manila

A magnitude 5.3 tectonic earthquake struck 12 kilometers east of San Marcelino in Zambales at 10:27 pm (local time) on Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The tremor was felt in parts of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Pampanga, Bataan, and Benguet. The quake was felt for at least eight seconds [...]

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President Duterte meets Russian President Putin, seeks closer PH-Russia ties

| May 25, 2017
President Duterte meets Russian President Putin, seeks closer PH-Russia ties

MOSCOW, RUSSIA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday evening, May 23, held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin here, saying that the Philippines is seeking the friendship of Russia. The bilateral meeting occurred before Duterte headed back to the Philippines to attend to the incident in Marawi. In his remarks, President Duterte [...]

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Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao for 60 days

| May 24, 2017
Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao for 60 days

President Rodrigo Duterte confers with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Bong Go, as he declared martial law in Mindanao amidst attacks perpetrated by the Isis-backed Maute Group. Update From General Padilla Our follow up statement… AFP Update Statement on the Marawi Opns: Our operation is still ongoing in Marawi [...]

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OFWs welcome 10-year passport validity, warns against fee increase

| May 20, 2017
OFWs welcome 10-year passport validity, warns against fee increase

“We welcome the Department of Foreign Affairs’ pronouncement that Philippine passports will soon have a 10-year validity. This should, however, not come with a passport fee increase,” said Dolores Balladres, chair of United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK). According to Balladares, the passport extension is part of the HK OFWs Agenda submitted to Pres. Rodrigo [...]

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Duterte, Belt and Road Forum and a New World Order

| May 15, 2017
Duterte, Belt and Road Forum and a New World Order

Beijing, China – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives in Beijing Saturday, May 13, to attend a landmark event – the Belt and Road Forum (BFR) for International Cooperation. “It marks the transition and the emergence of a new world order in which there will be multiple power centers…from a unipolar world that is dominated by [...]

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President Duterte at the World Economic Forum in Phnom Penh

| May 12, 2017
President Duterte at the World Economic Forum in Phnom Penh

President Rody Duterte attended the of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) ASEAN 2017 at the Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on May 11, 2017. The President was joined by his fellow ASEAN leaders from the host country Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen, Lao People’s Democratic Republic Prime [...]

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