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After Dominguez-Piñol 'showdown,' Duterte OKs 'open' rice importation

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte sides with Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez who pushed for lifting restrictions on rice importation and letting market forces decide rice supply

Duterte tells Cabinet medical test results came back 'negative'

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:36 PM

(2nd UPDATE) A President in 'high spirits' assures his Cabinet members that there is no serious threat to his health. He tells senators in another meeting that he has a 'polyp' in his intestines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during the 19th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 4, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Why Mar Roxas' photo was in a Cabinet meeting slide

Jul 10, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Mar Roxas' previous statement about the lack of command and control during the Yolanda crisis is quoted during a Cabinet meeting presentation on the creation of a new disaster response agency

Diokno concerned with 'short' Swiss challenge period for Marawi rehab

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:30 PM

During the June 11 Cabinet meeting, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno questions the 3-week period for other developers to challenge the proposal of the China-led Bangon Marawi Consortium

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a short pause during the 26th Cabinet Meeting to accommodate his daughter Veronica who dropped by at the Malacañan Palace to visit her father on June 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Roque confirms private conversation of Duterte, Teo

May 08, 2018 - 9:23 AM

(UPDATED) This comes following a report that President Rodrigo Duterte fired Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo after a Cabinet meeting on May 7

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte greets Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo prior to the start of the 25th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on May 7, 2018. Malacañang photo

Duterte orders 6-month closure of Boracay

Apr 04, 2018 - 10:04 PM

The closure to tourism of the popular beach destination starts April 26

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the Lisap Bridge Project in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro on April 3, 2018, cites that the government could build more bridges like the Lisap Bridge if there is no resistance from armed groups. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Honeylet Avanceña wants Pasig River rehab tackled in Cabinet meeting

Apr 03, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The President's partner is now able to suggest agenda items for Cabinet meetings

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets his attire fixed by his partner Honeylet as they prepare to welcome the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners for the dinner hosted by the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on November 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENIAL PHOTO

Napoles lawyer Stephen David once presented at Cabinet meeting

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The agenda of the 5th Cabinet meeting shows David made a presentation about proposals to develop Sangley Point Airport

Duterte suspends logging operations in Zamboanga Peninsula

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:15 PM

(UPDATED) On orders of President Rodrigo Duterte, the DENR suspends the operations of Sodaco Agricultural Company and Sirawai Plywood and Lumber Corporation

France, Germany signal ambitions with joint cabinet meeting

Jul 12, 2017 - 11:37 PM

The arrival of Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet in Paris on Thursday is a step towards creating what Macron hopes will be a common roadmap for the club of countries which is preparing for a future without Britain

Sueno's 'wrong' answer to Duterte sealed his fate

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte asked then Secretary Ismael Sueno if he had read the opinion of the DILG s legal division on a suspicious contract

LINE OF QUESTIONING. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 14th Cabinet Meeting on April 3, 2017. Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte fired DILG chief Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 1:02 PM

After supposedly checking on Sueno s past activities the President grills the former DILG chief on a sketchy government contract and foreign trip

DISMISSED. Former DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno listens during the 14th Cabinet meeting, the meeting during which he is fired by President Duterte. RTVM screenshot

'LeniLeaks'? Cabinet has 'more important matters' to discuss – Esperon

Jan 09, 2017 - 5:25 PM

UPDATED This is despite Communications Secretary Martin Andanar’s determination to have the alleged destabilization plot – based on bloggers information – taken up

CABINET MEETING AGENDA. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 6th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang on September 14. Photo by Albert Alcain/PPD

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

PLOT VS LENI? Vice President Leni Robredo attends a security briefing in Malacañang. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

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

MEETINGS WITH LENI. President Rodrigo Duterte assists Vice President Leni Robredo as she takes her seat during the 3rd Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on July 12, 2016, Tuesday. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte accepts Robredo's resignation

Dec 05, 2016 - 4:07 PM

3rd UPDATE The President says he accepts Robredo s resignation with a heavy heart

HAPPIER TIMES. This is a photo of Vice President Robredo's first time to attend a Cabinet meeting. Photo by Cado Ninal/Malacanang PPD

VLOG: Duterte caps inauguration with solidarity dinner with the poor

Jul 01, 2016 - 7:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte was supposed to have dinner in Delpan but his first Cabinet meeting finished late

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: The 1st Duterte Cabinet meeting

Jun 30, 2016 - 6:46 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte gives his marching orders to his Cabinet

Duterte eyes road network to Clark airport

Jun 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The new Philippine president wants to decongest NAIA by making use of other airports

AIRPORT PROBLEMS. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds his first Cabinet meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace

Duterte’s order to Cabinet: Line up like everyone else

Jun 30, 2016 - 4:46 PM

In his first official Cabinet meeting President Duterte tells new government officials to treat themselves just like any other Filipino traveling

FIRST MEETING. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds his first Cabinet meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace

The first minutes of a Duterte Cabinet meeting

Jun 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Patricio N Abinales imagines the first gathering of President Rodrigo Duterte s Cabinet appointees in this fictional radio report – in Bisaya

Will the President's crisis management style spell his downfall?

Mar 03, 2015 - 1:39 PM

The President s handling of the aftermath of the Mamasapano operation raises questions on whether his crisis management style has aggravated the problem

CRISIS MANAGEMENT. It took President Benigno Aquino III 3 days since after the Mamasapano operation before addressing the nation. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Binay arrives early in Yolanda Cabinet meeting

Nov 05, 2014 - 2:47 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay is uncharacteristically early in a Cabinet meeting days after the President says he is free to leave

EARLY ARRIVAL. Vice President Jejomar Binay arrives early for a Cabinet meeting on Yolanda rehabilitation efforts just days after the President said he is free to leave the Cabinet. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Debris clean-up, body identification still unfinished in Tacloban

Jan 09, 2014 - 6:25 PM

In a Cabinet meeting President Aquino orders additional funds for cadaver identification but the alleged collusion between contractors and a local official to receive kickbacks from bunkhouses being built is not discussed

MORE. Hundred more bodies are left unburied almost 2 months after Yolanda. File photo by Jake Verzosa

What Aquino wants from each agency for Yolanda rehab plan

Nov 28, 2013 - 8:17 PM

The President and his Cabinet will regroup on Friday November 29 to iron out details of the Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan

DIRECTIVES. President Benigno Aquino III gives specific orders to his Cabinet members during a meeting on the Yolanda Rehabilitation Plan. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino wants 'specific details' on Yolanda rehab plan

Nov 27, 2013 - 5:33 PM

The President also wants the Cabinet to propose immediate actions that the government can take while the rehabilitation plan is being refined

MEETING OVER YOLANDA. President Benigno Aquino III holds a Cabinet meeting on the government's recovery and rehabilitation plan after Super Typhoon Yolanda. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Palace finalizes P2.268-T budget proposal for 2014

Jul 11, 2013 - 12:25 AM

The thrust remains inclusive growth We are enhancing social protections and creating opportunities for employment says Malacañang

LONG TALKS. President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the Cabinet Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on Monday, July 8. Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Exacting, rigorous': Cabinet takes up budget for 10 hours

Jul 08, 2013 - 10:52 PM

The Aquino administration is running behind its preparation of the 2014 budget Each Cabinet member was grilled as in a thesis defense

LONG TALKS. President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the Cabinet Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on Monday, July 8. Malacañang Photo Bureau

PNoy clarifies no request for US spy planes

Jul 05, 2012 - 2:05 PM

President Aquino says the Philippines has not and will not yet make a request for US spy planes