President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a unilateral ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines in a bid to provide an environment suitable for the resumption of peace talks.
The Philippine Coast Guard here would implement more efforts to guard the coastal areas and ports surrounding Davao City from illegal drug-related activities. The PCG would also keep a special watch on Chinese vessels in ports.
This is the first time that the rally of progressive groups had no engagement with police authorities, with rallyists holding their own version of the State of the Nation Address only a few hundred meters away from Batasan Complex Monday, July 25.
Global activists who met here for the International Conference for Peoples’ Rights in the Philippines (ICPRP) said President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) should tackle peoples’ rights and peace talk, among other issues, in what they called concrete programs for the people.
President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver a “very powerful speech” this afternoon, July 25, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said.
Two days before his first State of the Nation Address, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed the executive order on the Freedom of Information (FOI) here on Saturday night, July 23.
While the people’s support for the Duterte administration’s war on drugs is “overwhelming”, some leaders are proposing that the government should implement a more comprehensive approach on the anti-drugs campaign.
A former partylist lawmaker who has attended protest rallies during the State of the Nation Address of the past Philippine presidents since 1998 said the rally on the first SONA of President Rodrigo Duterte will be different.
The readiness of Davao emergency rescue unit was challenged anew as it conducted a city-wide full scale tsunami and earthquake drill at the Crocodile Park on Friday, July 22.
Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte said she will be reporting for duty on Saturday, July 23 dispensing rumors of her alleged plan to resign as city mayor.
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)has expressed its concern over the growing number of drug-related prisoners which might further congest the jails in the region.
The Office of the Ombudsman in Mindanao claimed it has processed cases involving some high-ranking government officials here due to graft and corrupt practices and criminal acts.