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Duterte creates task force to speed up Yolanda rehab

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The task force, headed by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, is designed to improve coordination between government agencies implementing Yolanda projects

Duterte creates task force to speed up Yolanda rehab

Retired general Eduardo del Rosario is new housing czar

Jul 13, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Duterte appoints a retired military man to head the agency once led by Vice President Leni Robredo

Retired general Eduardo del Rosario is new housing czar

Rappler Talk: Romulo dela Rosa, new PH Coconut Authority chief

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Dela Rosa takes over following the suspension of his predecessor Avelino Andal

Rappler Talk: Romulo dela Rosa, new PH Coconut Authority chief

Housing agencies ordered to use gender and dev't funds for Marawi

Jul 02, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr says the funds will be used 'to address the particular needs of women affected by the conflict'

Housing agencies ordered to use gender and dev't funds for Marawi

NFA Council: 250k MT rice to be imported via private traders

Jun 13, 2017 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) The Council also introduces changes to the government-to-private importation scheme to guard against corruption

NFA Council: 250k MT rice to be imported via private traders

Duterte reorganizes Cabinet clusters to reflect priorities

May 19, 2017 - 7:52 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte creates new Cabinet clusters on infrastructure and participatory governance through Executive Order No. 24

Duterte reorganizes Cabinet clusters to reflect priorities

Stop Cabinet infighting, Drilon tells Medialdea

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:26 PM

'The Executive Secretary should take a more active hand in resolving disputes in the Cabinet. [He] should crack the whip in behalf of the President and bang heads,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Stop Cabinet infighting, Drilon tells Medialdea

After Evasco, Go meeting, will NFA issue be resolved soon?

Apr 21, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Two of the President's most trusted men have a talk and make a show of friendship. Does this mean the rice importation issue will be resolved soon?

After Evasco, Go meeting, will NFA issue be resolved soon?

Who is NFA chief Jason Aquino and why is he controversial?

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Bureau of Customs published in 2015 a notice to warn the public against transacting with retired army major Jason Aquino, one of a few dozen employees earlier accused in the media of colluding with smugglers

Who is NFA chief Jason Aquino and why is he controversial?

Jun Evasco, the former NPA rebel in the Palace 'snake pit'

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:46 PM

A former communist and long-time mayor of a Bohol town adjusts to the high-stakes power play and bureaucracy within the walls of the Palace

Jun Evasco, the former NPA rebel in the Palace 'snake pit'

Think tank to Duterte: Allow rice importation, end NFA monopoly

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:42 PM

'Neither allowing the National Food Authority to solely import rice, nor stopping all rice imports, is good for the Filipino consumer or the Filipino rice farmer,' says an economic policy think tank

Think tank to Duterte: Allow rice importation, end NFA monopoly

Duterte orders NFA to prioritize buying rice from PH farmers

Apr 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells NFA Administrator Jason Aquino, who is pushing for government-to-government rice importation, to buy from local farmers instead

Duterte orders NFA to prioritize buying rice from PH farmers

Growing rift between Duterte's trusted men – Jun Evasco, Bong Go?

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The dismissal of an undersecretary trusted by Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco is the first major outward sign of a power struggle within the Palace

Growing rift between Duterte's trusted men – Jun Evasco, Bong Go?

Pulse Asia survey, Marcos, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Pulse Asia survey, Marcos, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Pangilinan seeks Senate probe into corruption in PH Coconut Authority

Apr 01, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, chair of the PCA governing board, says the board members are ready to attend the probe and stand by the suspension of PCA Administrator Avelino Andal

Pangilinan seeks Senate probe into corruption in PH Coconut Authority

Evasco celebrates birthday after Duterte, also with grandkids

Mar 29, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco, among the President's closest advisers, turns 73 a day after Duterte turns 72

Evasco celebrates birthday after Duterte, also with grandkids

NHA targets to build 500,000 houses in 2017 to solve backlog

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says they are offering beneficiaries houses for P120,000, payable in 30 years

NHA targets to build 500,000 houses in 2017 to solve backlog

Duterte to gov't workers: Stick to deadlines or you're out

Jan 25, 2017 - 6:53 PM

The President gives directors 15 days and department heads 30 days to sign documents. Failure to do so could mean administrative charges.

Duterte to gov't workers: Stick to deadlines or you're out

Return coco levy to farmers? Duterte's promise and political will

Jan 23, 2017 - 4:30 PM

PART 3: Will the coconut farmers, among the country's poorest of the poor, finally claim what is rightfully theirs as promised by the President?

Return coco levy to farmers? Duterte's promise and political will

Conclusion: Time for pro-democracy forces' agenda

Dec 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The November 25 and 30 mass actions have confirmed two things: first, the existence of a critical mass of warm bodies to comprise the pro-democracy movement; and second, the emergence of young people, or millennials, as a new force to reckon with

Conclusion: Time for pro-democracy forces' agenda

Evasco: No move to create new political party for Duterte

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio 'Jun' Evasco Jr says the two newly-created offices under his supervision are only part of a 'social movement' to help the poor

Evasco: No move to create new political party for Duterte

Duterte signs EO creating Office of Participatory Governance

Dec 06, 2016 - 4:34 PM

The EO gives President Duterte a 'direct arm' in responding to critical incidents and disasters, and further strengthens the office of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr

Duterte signs EO creating Office of Participatory Governance

Evasco: Duterte demanded respect from Robredo

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:25 AM

(UPDATED) 'If you are a member of the Cabinet, you should respect the presiding officer who happens to be the President,' says Cabinet Secretary Leoncio 'Jun' Evasco Jr

Evasco: Duterte demanded respect from Robredo

Robredo: Not a time for fear, but a time for courage

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:02 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo elaborates on her resignation from the Duterte Cabinet, saying that while she has been 'eased out,' she will continue doing the job she was elected to do

Robredo: Not a time for fear, but a time for courage

Robredo resigns from Cabinet, Evasco & KP, Senate probe | Midday wRap

Dec 05, 2016 - 5:37 PM

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Robredo resigns from Cabinet, Evasco & KP, Senate probe | Midday wRap

Cabinet officials saddened by Robredo's resignation

Dec 05, 2016 - 5:20 PM

'It’s sad that it had to end this way,' says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. Other Cabinet members recall the rapport between Duterte and Robredo during Cabinet meetings.

Cabinet officials saddened by Robredo's resignation

New 'party' Kilusang Pagbabago formed to protect Duterte

Dec 05, 2016 - 10:29 AM

(UPDATED) Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco is gathering President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters nationwide to form a mass movement that could potentially become a new political party

New 'party' Kilusang Pagbabago formed to protect Duterte

CHED head Licuanan also banned from Cabinet meetings

Dec 05, 2016 - 8:01 AM

(UPDATED) 'Where do I go from here? Definitely not Cabinet meetings!' Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Patricia Licuanan tells Rappler. She says there is still 'a lot of work to do at CHED.'

CHED head Licuanan also banned from Cabinet meetings

#LabanLeni trends after Robredo decides to quit as housing czar

Dec 05, 2016 - 12:50 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo's supporters urge her to stay strong, while her critics claim she was an incompetent HUDCC head

#LabanLeni trends after Robredo decides to quit as housing czar

'Great loss': Lawmakers react to Robredo resignation from Cabinet

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:55 PM

'Umaandar ang mga pwersang gustong ibalik ang mga Marcos sa kapangyarihan. Hindi natin ito papayagan,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

'Great loss': Lawmakers react to Robredo resignation from Cabinet

Palace: Duterte, Robredo have 'irreconcilable differences'

Dec 04, 2016 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) Secretary Evasco however says there 'were no instructions for VP Robredo's termination.' Speaker Alvarez disagrees, saying he thinks 'she is fired'

Palace: Duterte, Robredo have 'irreconcilable differences'

How did Duterte break with Robredo? Through text message

Dec 04, 2016 - 7:52 PM

It's through a text message from Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco that Vice President Leni Robredo is told to 'desist' from attending Cabinet meetings

How did Duterte break with Robredo? Through text message

FULL TEXT: 'I will not allow the Vice Presidency to be stolen' – Robredo

Dec 04, 2016 - 7:30 PM

'I will not allow the will of the people to be thwarted. I will continue to serve the Filipino family and fulfill their dream for a better life,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, who is resigning as HUDCC chairperson

FULL TEXT: 'I will not allow the Vice Presidency to be stolen' – Robredo

Robredo to resign from Duterte Cabinet

Dec 04, 2016 - 6:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Vice President Leni Robredo says she's stepping down as HUDCC chairperson after being told to 'desist from attending all Cabinet meetings'

Robredo to resign from Duterte Cabinet

Duterte in Japan, citizens’ hotline, Vatican on cremation | 6PM wRap

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Duterte in Japan, citizens’ hotline, Vatican on cremation | 6PM wRap

Duterte signs EO for 8888 citizen complaint center

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The 24/7 hotline and complaint center will have a strong link to the President himself, as top aide Christopher Go will help oversee its operations

Duterte signs EO for 8888 citizen complaint center

Aguirre, Trillanes, Google | 6PM wRap

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:17 PM

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Aguirre, Trillanes, Google | 6PM wRap

Trillanes: No need for coup vs 'self-destructing' Duterte

Oct 04, 2016 - 2:50 PM

'Alam 'nyo, 'di na kailangan mag-coup sa gobyernong ito dahil nagsasarili naman,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on allegations he is among those behind an ouster plot against the President

Trillanes: No need for coup vs 'self-destructing' Duterte

Martial law victims in Duterte Cabinet urged to speak up

Aug 09, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says these Cabinet members should urge President Rodrigo Duterte not to push through with Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

Martial law victims in Duterte Cabinet urged to speak up

1st executive order, Duterte-Robredo meet, Gilas Pilipinas | 6PM wRap

Jul 04, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

1st executive order, Duterte-Robredo meet, Gilas Pilipinas | 6PM wRap

Duterte's 1st EO: Simpler, faster anti-poverty services

Jul 04, 2016 - 2:52 PM

12 agencies are placed under the supervision of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, who will have the power to 'evaluate existing poverty reduction programs' and streamline them

Duterte's 1st EO: Simpler, faster anti-poverty services

Aquino offers to help Duterte beyond transition

Jun 17, 2016 - 5:15 PM

'I congratulated him and we asked each other how we were. More or less, it was a pleasant conversation,' says President Benigno Aquino III of his phone conversation with president-elect Rodrigo Duterte

Aquino offers to help Duterte beyond transition

LOOK: Duterte transition team visits Malacañang

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Coloma says President Aquino invited the Duterte team to a tour of the main Palace building

LOOK: Duterte transition team visits Malacañang

PODCAST: Leoncio Evasco Jr. on Duterte’s ‘unorthodox campaign’

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Duterte's campaign manager talks about his candidate's message of 'real democracy' as opposed to 'elite democracy', and the biggest hurdle: campaign funds

PODCAST: Leoncio Evasco Jr. on Duterte’s ‘unorthodox campaign’