PH addressing China aggression in WPS: Let’s not overreact

Jean Mangaluz 12/18/2023

TOKYO, Japan — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday said the Philippines is exerting all efforts to address China aggression in the West Philippine Sea but it is important not to overreact. Marcos was asked by the…

Bongbong Marcos: No extension of consolidation order for PUV operators

Luisa Cabato 12/12/2023

MANILA, Philippines —The December 31 deadline for the consolidation of public utility vehicle (PUV) operators will not be extended, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. announced on Tuesday. Marcos held a meeting with transport officials where they concluded…

Marcos approves service recognition incentive, gratuity pay for government employees

Luisa Cabato 12/12/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.  approved administrative orders (AOs) that will grant government employees service recognition incentive (SRI) and gratuity pay for the fiscal year 2023. AO Numbers 12 and 13 were signed on…

Bongbong Marcos orders repair of infra damaged by flooding in Northern Samar

Jean Mangaluz 11/23/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to repair infrastructure that were damaged by continuous flooding in Samar Island. Marcos was set to attend a situation…

Bongbong Marcos: China reclamations ‘have come closer and closer to PH’

Jean Mangaluz 11/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — China’s reclamation activities “have come closer and closer to the Philippine coastline,” President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said. According to Marcos, the nearest location where China is interested in doing an alleged construction is…

Bongbong cites ‘excellent’ ties with Sara: We don’t want her impeached

Nestor Corrales 11/20/2023

HONOLULU, Hawaii — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday (Philippine time) said he does not want Vice President Sara Duterte impeached. “We don’t want her impeached. She does not deserve to be impeached,” Marcos told reporters…

Bongbong Marcos: No need to cut short US trip amid Mindanao quake

Nestor Corrales 11/18/2023

SAN FRANCISCO — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said there was no need to cut short his week-long trip to the United States following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Mindanao on Friday afternoon. Speaking to reporters…

Bongbong Marcos orders relevant gov’t agencies to respond to Sarangani quake

Jean Mangaluz 11/17/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday ordered all appropriate government agencies to respond to the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Mindanao. The earthquake struck the waters off Sarangani and surrounding areas in the…

Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. appointed by Bongbong Marcos as new Agriculture secretary 

Jean Mangaluz 11/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday announced that Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. has been appointed as the new Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA). In a last-minute press briefing in Malacañang, Marcos…

Bongbong Marcos tells PCG to probe vessel collision in Ayungin Shoal

Jean Mangaluz 10/23/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday told the Philippine Coast Guard to investigate the collision between Chinese and Philippine vessels in Ayungin Shoal. According to the Presidential Communications Office (PCO), Marcos led a…

Saudi vows to settle unpaid wages of over 10,000 displaced OFWs

Angeline Marcelino 10/21/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Although still unsure when, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has promised him that it will settle the unpaid wages of more than 10,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who…

Bongbong Marcos says Maharlika Investment Fund will push through

Jean Mangaluz 10/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday, Oct. 19, said that the Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) will push through. In a speech which he delivered before flying to Saudi Arabia, Marcos said he was…

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