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Jun 01, 2018 - 8:44 PM

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Concerns over State Insurance Fund's sustainability after pension benefits hike

May 12, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Labor group Sentro raises questions on the sustainability of the State Insurance Fund after President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order raising pension benefits of disabled workers

PENSION BENEFITS. A labor group raises concerns over the newly signed executive order increasing pension benefits.

Duterte signs executive order increasing disabled workers' pensions

May 10, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Executive Order 54 provides a P1,150 across-the-board increase for all permanent disability pensioners in the private sector, as well as qualified beneficiaries in the public sector

INCREASE. Disabled workers will receive higher compensation benefits.

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May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

Employers' group to comply with Duterte EO despite 'reservations'

May 01, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'ECOP finds worrisome the exact definition of security of tenure, among others.... [But] employers will live with it and comply,' says the Employers Confederation of the Philippines

ON LABOR DAY. Hundreds of job seekers trooped to Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to look for job opportunities. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte signs executive order on endo

May 01, 2018 - 10:48 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The executive order, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Labor Day, includes a 'prohibition against illegal contracting and subcontracting'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte may still sign EO vs contractualization – Malacañang

Apr 30, 2018 - 1:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III are set to meet on a possible executive order the night before Labor Day

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go while on board Philippine Airlines Charter Flight PR001 bound for Hong Kong on April 10, 2018. The President and his delegation are coming off a successful participation to the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 as well as a fruitful bilateral meeting with People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping and other Chinese government officials. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte orders inventory of companies engaged in labor-only contracting

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's memorandum to the labor department comes after Malacañang announced he would no longer sign an executive order on contractualization

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte attended the Labor Day Assembly organized by the Department of Labor and Employement (DOLE) at the People's Park in Davao City on May 1, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte wants law banning fireworks

Jan 09, 2018 - 12:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants Congress to pass a law banning fireworks, after the government reports lower fireworks-related injuries on the first year of implementing his Executive Order 28

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 21st Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Jan 07, 2018 - 1:17 PM

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Jan 01, 2018 - 8:06 PM

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DOH considers recommending total firecracker ban to Duterte

Jan 01, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says imposing a total ban on firecrackers would require the government to provide alternative sources of livelihood to vendors who would lose their jobs

TOTAL BAN? A worker loads powder into a luces shell at a fireworks factory in Bocaue, Bulacan on December 26, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

77% drop in firecracker-related injuries vs 5-year average

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:36 AM

(4th UPDATE) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says there were only 191 cases of firecracker-related injuries as of January 1, a big drop from last year

FIRECRACKER INJURY. One of 12 patients treated at the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Hospital  in Sta. Cruz, Manila, due tofirecracker-related injuries on January 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Village councilor arrested for firecracker use in Iloilo City

Jan 01, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Police nab Barangay Alalasan Kagawad Ricky Paloa after he lit a firecracker outside the designated zone, in violation of Executive Order 28

86 firecracker-related injuries as of December 31 – DOH

Dec 31, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says they are seeing a 'downward trend' in the number of cases, crediting the President's ban on firecracker use in private residences

INSPECTION. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III examines medical tools to be used at the Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center to treat firecracker-related injuries. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House urges Duterte to increase gov't local travel allowance to P2,000

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:44 PM

According to House Resolution No. 243, travel allowance should be increased from P800 to P2,000 a day with a breakdown of P1,000 for accommodation, P600 for meals, and P400 for incidental expenses

PCOO to review FOI exception list for 2018

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Presidential Communications Operations Office celebrates the first year of implementation of the Freedom of Executive Order and looks into reviewing the list of exceptions to data that can be requested come 2018

FOI SUMMIT. The Presidential Communications Operations Office held the first Freedom of Information Summit on December 5, 2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

COA urges 'immediate' investigation into P38-B Malampaya fund releases

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:33 PM

'The DBM’s laxity in the release of SAROs to Implementing Agencies and without thorough evaluation, contributed to the misuse of funds by the IAs,' says the Commission on Audit

INVESTIGATION. The Commission on Audit (COA) recommends investigation into budget department officials for the irregular disbursement of P38 billion worth of Malampaya funds.

Duterte's PACC can't probe Ombudsman, judiciary – Drilon

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:27 PM

'What we want to prevent here is a situation wherein constitutional offices would be, in effect, under the mercy of the executive that they are mandated to investigate,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

NO POWER. Senate Minority Franklin Drilon says President Rodrigo Duterte's newly formed body to probe presidential appointees has no power to investigate the Office of the Ombudsman and the judiciary. File photo

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 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

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of the Cabinet pray before the start of the 13th Cabinet Meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace on March 6, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/ Presidential Photo

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Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

May 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

UPDATED Executive Order 26 sets strict guidelines on designated smoking areas and bans them altogether in schools including universities and recreational facilities for minors

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

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

Perluas wawasan filmmu di ‘Europe on Screen 2017’!

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Kamu bisa menyaksikan 74 film dari 21 negara Eropa secara gratis di Festival Film Eropa ini

FILM EROPA. 74 film terbaik Eropa yang meraih berbagai penghargaan di festival film internasional akan ditayangkan di 'Europe on Screen 2017'. Foto dari Wikimedia Commons/Rotten Tomatoes

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Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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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

Group files complaint vs LTO execs using Duterte’s FOI order

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Anti Trapo Movement files a complaint against LTO chief Edgar Galvante and bids and awards committee chair Romeo Vera Cruz for not releasing documents on the bidding for the production of drivers license cards

INVOKING FOI. Anti Trapo Movement Founder Leon Peralta (right) files a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman on April 3, 2017 against LTO officials invoking Duterte's FOI policy in the executive branch. Photo by Rappler

How serious is the Duterte administration about FOI?

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Among the agencies participating in the eFOI program one agency stands out for being unresponsive to data requests – the Philippine National Police

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

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Feb 10, 2017 - 1:04 PM

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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

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

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

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Palace: Gov't agencies ready to take FOI requests on November 25

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Agencies under the executive branch hold workshops to prepare for citizens requests for information under Executive Order No 2

ACCESS TO INFORMATION. President Duterte signs the Freedom of Information Executive Order in early July 2016. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division