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Duterte EO adopts strategy to fight money laundering, terrorism financing

Nov 21, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The strategy is to be implemented by government agencies from 2018 to 2022

Duterte EO orders regular nationwide drug abuse survey

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The survey is to be conducted every 3 years, according to an executive order that also institutionalizes the Philippine Anti-illegal Drugs Strategy

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted random drug testing among bus driver and conductors at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Cubao, Quezon City on October 29, 2018, aimed at ensuring the safety of the riding public ahead of the rush for passengers heading out to the provinces this coming All Saints Day. Urine samples taken from transport staff will be brought to the PDEA laboratory for testing. If tested positive for drugs, the person shall be charged and recommended to be dismissed from the transport service. The campaign dubbed "Undaspot" is part of an overall campaign to guarantee the safety of the riding public. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Tax reduced for power producers under GOCC contracts

Jul 27, 2018 - 9:14 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's Executive Order No 60 reduces or condones real property tax and fees for equipment for power producers

LOOK: Duterte's executive order on contractualization

May 02, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Executive Order 51, released in full on May 2, does not declare direct hiring as the norm in labor arrangements, which groups said would have made it a 'landmark' measure

Labor day 2018 marked by workers historic and outrage vs the facist Duterte regime. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte to certify security of tenure bill as urgent

May 01, 2018 - 2:48 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledges the limitations of his new executive order and calls on Congress to amend the 'outdated' Labor Code

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Labor and Employment Secretary discuss some of the provisions of the Executive Order (EO) prohibiting illegal contractualization during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. The President signed the EO during the event signifying his firm commitment to put an end to illegal contractualization. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte signs proclamation placing 3 barangays in Boracay under state of calamity

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:08 PM

(3RD UPDATE) Malacañang has yet to issue an Executive Order on the closure of Boracay, even after the island has been shut down to tourists

Boracay, Philippines/ Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Malacañang: Duterte EO on 'endo' to 'side with labor forces'

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:10 PM

The executive order, which Malacañang previously downplayed, may be finalized by May 1, Labor Day, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Prior to his speech, the President met with leaders from various labor organizations wherein they discussed various labor concerns including contractualization among others. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang: Duterte EO won't end contractualization

Apr 02, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Ending contractualization will require amendments to the Labor Code, something beyond the powers of the executive branch, says Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra

Workers group under the Nagkaisa coalition march to Mendiola on Labor Day, May 1, to call for an End of Contractualization (ENDO). Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

EOs, proclamations, issuances show Duterte’s priorities

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a total of 530 executive orders, proclamations, laws, and other major documents

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (left) and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. Malacañang Photo

Duterte changes composition of EDSA People Power Commission

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has transferred the chairmanship of the EDSA People Power Commission from the Executive Secretary to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines chief

Duterte signs EO creating Overseas Filipino Bank

Oct 09, 2017 - 4:33 PM

The plan is for the Overseas Filipino Bank to be a 'policy bank dedicated to provide financial products and services tailored to the requirement of overseas Filipinos'

OFW BANK. President Rodrigo Duterte approves Landbank's acquisition of the Philippine Postal Savings Bank which will be turned into a bank for OFWs.

EO to make DOH sole distributor of anti-TB medicines

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the executive order would be a response to a 2016 national survey which showed around one million Filipinos have tuberculosis

FIGHT VS TB. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial (center) presents the results of the 2016 National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey on August 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DILG exec urges fellow Negrosanons to respect end of NIR

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

DILG undersecretary Jesus Hinlo says he respects the administration s priorities even if it excludes the long time dream of his people

Duterte dissolves Negros Island Region

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:20 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s new executive order returns Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental to Western Visayas and Central Visayas respectively

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 17th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte EO suspends Aquino-created salary scheme for GOCCs

Jul 31, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Executive Order No 36 is signed days after the President vented his anger over excessive salaries bonuses and allowances during his second SONA

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte announces in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa on July 24, 2017 that he remains firm that the fight against the lingering problem of illegal drugs will be unrelenting. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte orders P10,000-increase in workers' funeral benefits

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Studies by the SSS and GSIS show the increase will not affect the stability of the State Insurance Fund

Duterte EO simplifies process for alternative procurement

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Under EO 34 government agencies no longer need to get an exemption from public bidding from the Government Procurement Policy Board if certain conditions are met

Several units of Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols were distributed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in a turnover ceremony led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Smoking ban EO implementation starts July 22

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Individuals and establishments caught violating President Rodrigo Duterte s executive order will face fines or imprisonment

Duterte EO streamlines processes for big energy projects

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Executive Order No 30 requires agencies to act on energy project applications within 30 days

Ubial hopes for fewer firecracker injuries after signing of EO

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the implementing rules and regulations of the executive order need to go through one last round of vetting among stakeholders

SIGNED. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial welcomes the signing of the executive order that limits the use of firecrackers to 'community displays.' Firecrackers photo by Joel Nito/AFP. Ubial file photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.

Duterte limits use of firecrackers to 'community displays'

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order that bans private citizens from staging fireworks displays at their homes

'Philippine Rise': Duterte signs EO renaming Benham Rise

May 22, 2017 - 6:00 PM

All official maps and charts of the Philippines will now use the name Philippine Rise to refer to the 13 million hectare underwater plateau near Aurora

CORAL-RICH. Researchers say Benham Bank is rich in corals. Photo courtesy of Dr Hildie Nacorda/UPLB-SESAM

Duterte to sign EO vs 'endo'

May 01, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The President says the government will deputize trade union leaders as labor inspectors to fast track the crackdown on companies that practice endo

Workers group under the Nagkaisa coalition march to Mendiola on Labor Day, May 1, to call for an End of Contractualization (ENDO). Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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New Duterte EO allows AFP to approve defense deals over P50M

Apr 19, 2017 - 5:53 PM

UPDATED The DND says the President s new EO allows the Armed Forces of the Philippines to approve its own projects even those worth P50 million or more

CLIPPED POWERS? President Rodrigo Duterte and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana attend the 75th Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan and Veterans Week at the Dambana ng Kagitingan in Bataan on April 9, 2017. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Gov't officials, groups urge passage of FOI law

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:52 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio warns against complacency in the passage of the freedom of information law

FOI FORUM. The Right to Know, Right Now! coalition organized a forum to present their report on tracking the implementation of the freedom of information executive order in Quezon City Friday, March 17. Photo by the PCIJ

Duterte creates inter-agency body for war on drugs

Mar 10, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The 18 member committee headed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is divided into 4 clusters: enforcement justice advocacy and rehabilitation

BOOSTING DRUG WAR. President Rodrigo Duterte creates an inter-agency committee and task force focused on his drug war. Photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

Duterte 'measuring resistance' to smoking ban EO

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:05 PM

A provision prohibiting indoor smoking areas is the most contentious part of the draft executive order says the President

MULLING SMOKING BAN. President Rodrigo Duterte looks at documents handed to him by Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial before the 13th Cabinet meeting on March 6, 2017. Photo by Toto Lozano/ Presidential Photo

Duterte poised to sign smoking ban EO

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:50 PM

UPDATED Two cabinet officials say the President is set to sign the EO soon Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says there will be revisions to the DOH draft EO

\EXECUTIVE ORDER. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the 13th Cabinet meeting at Malacañang Palace on March 6, 2017. Photo by Rolando Mailo/Presidential Photo

EO 14 returns ownership of Clark Int'l Airport Corp to BCDA

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:36 PM

President Duterte s 14th Executive Order transfers CIAC back to BCDA from the Department of Transportation

CHANGES IN CLARK. The Duterte administration wants to improve Clark International Airport. Photo from Clark International Airport website

Duterte signs EO 13 to 'intensify' fight vs illegal gambling

Feb 10, 2017 - 10:04 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders law enforcement agencies PAGCOR and freeport authorities to report on the progress of the fight against illegal gambling every 6 months

WORKING PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte reads documents during the 12th Cabinet meeting at the Palace. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Ubial: Duterte instructed me to draft EO on smoking ban

Jan 12, 2017 - 5:14 PM

I m really not sure why it s taking a lot of time but I think it s been through legal review and also the complete staff work by the presidential staff says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, the Department of Health personnel pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

EO 12 to 'pressure' SC ruling on contraceptive implants – Pernia

Jan 11, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia also says EO 12 allows local governments to find ways around the TRO in order to fully implement the reproductive health law

SUPPORT FOR FAMILY PLANNING. National Economic Development Authority Director-General Ernesto Pernia lauds President Duterte's Executive Order No 12. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte signs EO ensuring support for family planning

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says those who want to practice family planning will be provided the services to do so

Duterte forms consultative body on constitutional amendments

Dec 09, 2016 - 1:46 PM

Under Executive Order 10 the 25 member committee will have 6 months to submit recommendations on amendments to the 1987 Constitution

CHARTER CHANGE. Will the Duterte administration achieve the Philippines' shift to federalism. File photo of SONA 2016 by ALBERTO ALCAIN/PPD

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

CABINET SECRETARY. Cabinet Secretary Leoncio 'Jun' Evasco Jr addresses a group in Dipolog City. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

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'S TRUSTED MAN. Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr (left) reviews some papers with Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol before the start of the 6th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang on September 14. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte gov't launches FOI online portal, manuals

Nov 25, 2016 - 6:25 PM

The online portal is launched on the day President Duterte s Freedom of Information executive order takes effect

RIGHT TO KNOW. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar, and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea attend the launch of the eFOI portal and FOI manuals. Screenshot from RTVM

Draft EO on smoking ban includes e-cigarettes

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:27 AM

The health department is concerned that e cigarettes have become a gateway to conventional smoking

Duterte on smoking ban: No room for smokers in buildings

Oct 16, 2016 - 6:55 PM

I ve always been against even building a structure inside just to accommodate smokers That ain t the way says the President

DOH hopes EO on smoking ban out by end-October

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial bares more details of the draft executive order being reviewed by the Office of the President during a budget hearing at the Senate

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, the Department of Health personnel pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

EO on nationwide smoking ban ready for Duterte's signature

Oct 10, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The EO is patterned after a Davao City ordinance banning smoking in all public areas including in vehicles

Duterte signs order on Freedom of Information

Jul 24, 2016 - 10:11 AM

4th UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order mandating full public disclosure of all offices under the executive branch

President Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference in Malacanang Palace, June 2016. Malacanang photo/File

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Palace: It will be a 'very, very historic week' for the PH

Jul 10, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the week of July 10 will be very historic as the country awaits landmark announcements from The Hague and the Office of the President

HISTORIC WEEK. Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the week of July 10 will be a 'historic' one for the country.

Duterte reviewing Freedom of Information EO

Jul 07, 2016 - 10:04 PM

The president wants the executive order to be implemented by the week of July 11

FOI SUPPORTER. President Rodrig Duterte receives a draft of the Freedom of Information Executive Order on July 7, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photographers Divison

Duterte EO creates presidential 'events management cluster'

Jul 04, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The executive order puts President Rodrigo Duterte s longtime aide and now Secretary Bong Go in charge of scheduling his activities

DUTERTE AND AIDE. President Rody Duterte arrives for a PNP ceremony closely followed by his aide Bong Go (man holding documents). Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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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

'RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT.' President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds his first Cabinet meeting being at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on June 30, 2016

Dutertes: Davao mining ban stays despite Aquino EO

Jul 14, 2012 - 1:53 PM

The Duterte family is one of the well known allies of Aquino