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Leoncio Evasco Jr running for Bohol governor

Oct 12, 2018 - 6:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet Secretary, who served as Maribojoc mayor for 3 terms, wants to return to local politics

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte looks at the document shown by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. prior to the start of the 10th Cabinet meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañang Palace on January 9, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

[OPINION] The alarming depletion of NFA rice under Duterte’s watch

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Now we’ve run out of subsidized rice – the first time this has happened since NFA’s creation in 1972, or in nearly 50 years

Evasco says ‘good relationship’ with Duterte intact

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:21 AM

'I can never break the good relationship I have with the President,' says Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr after President Rodrigo Duterte transferred the supervision of the National Food Authority from Evasco's office to the agriculture department

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with National Food Authority (NFA) Council Chair and Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. on the sidelines of the NFA Council meeting at the Malacañan Palace on March 19, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Nothing anomalous in selling Eastern Visayas rice to Bulacan traders – NFA

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The NFA rice stocks had to be sold quickly because they were 'aged stocks,' claims NFA spokesman Rex Estoperez

Rex Estoperez NFA Spokeperson. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte OKs gov't-to-gov't rice importation

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:19 PM

National Food Authority chief Jason Aquino has pushed for government-to-government importation but Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr and the NFA Council have fiercely opposed it

Senate Hearin on Rice Shortage February 27 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NFA's Aquino diverted E. Visayas rice to Bulacan rice traders – memo to Duterte

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr pens a confidential memo to President Rodrigo Duterte laying out NFA anomalies under Jason Aquino's watch

Senate Hearin on Rice Shortage February 27 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to meet big rice traders amid NFA shortage

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Malacañang is requesting rice traders to help 'rather than take advantage of the situation to make money at the expense of the consuming public'

RICE SHORTAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet with big rice traders on April 5, 2018, to discuss the NFA rice shortage. File photo by Malacañang

NFA Council activates authority to import 250,000 MT of rice

Feb 12, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The importation, to be done through government-to-private method, will be used to replenish the National Food Authority's rice buffer stock for calamities or other emergencies

Duterte grassroots movement targets to bring down poverty rate to 14%

Dec 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco is in Davao City to formally launch the Duterte administration’s Biyaya ng Pagbabago Program on Saturday, December 9

GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT. Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco (right) explains the Duterte government's efforts to bring economic benefits to the grassroots in a press conference in Davao City on December 8, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

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

Rappler Talk: Jonas Soriano on the work of the Cabinet Secretary

Jun 04, 2017 - 10:09 AM

How will the series of shakeups in the Cabinet affect the Duterte administration s effort to deliver on the President s promises?

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?

DUTERTE'S TRUSTED. Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco and SAP Bong Go share a light moment at the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Security Briefing held at the Philippine Ports Authority Conference Room in Bohol on April 19, 2017. Presidential photo

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

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 10-16, 2017

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:17 PM

A round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

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

RIGHT-HAND MAN. Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. shows President Rodrigo Duterte the agenda of the 11th Cabinet Meeting on January 23, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

'Poor card' used on Duterte to muddle rice importation issue

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:05 AM

It s the moral obligation of those people surrounding the President to give him the right information at the right time says dismissed Palace undersecretary Halmen Valdez

'MORAL OBLIGATION.' Former Palace undersecretary Halmen Valdez says officials in President Duterte's inner circle should not abuse their direct access to him

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

POWER PLAY. Will the President intervene in an apparent power struggle between his two trusted men, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go?

Duterte's most trusted aide proposes solution to BI pay issue

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr proposes the fast tracking of proposed amendments to the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940

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

TWO BIRTHDAYS, TWO FRIENDS. Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco and President Rodrigo Duterte sit together at a housing summit in February 2016. Malacañang photo

NFA head faces sanction for impeding rice importation orders – Evasco

Mar 05, 2017 - 12:18 PM

The National Food Authority council has decided to extend the rice importation through minimum access volume scheme from February 28 to March 31

File photo by AFP

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

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 6, 2016

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:41 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

Robredo waited for 'written order' from Duterte

Dec 05, 2016 - 8:44 PM

The Vice President wanted to get it straight from the President through a formal notice After all she says it felt that I have been fired

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

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

Evasco: Advocating human rights 'unpopular' if gov't is weak

Oct 01, 2016 - 4:40 PM

I m not saying it s wrong but you will be unpopular why? Because your advocacy for human rights will always be perceived [as you being] on the side of the criminal Evasco says

Evasco: LP members, Trillanes plotting coup

Oct 01, 2016 - 3:47 PM

UPDATED Senator Trillanes dismisses the allegation saying it is absolutely not true

COUP PLOT. Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco says plotters are out to oust President Duterte. Photo by Bert Laput/Rappler

Agri chief seeks P4B additional funds for NIA

Aug 25, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is also proposing to convert the National Irrigation Administration a government corporation into a service agency

FREE IRRIGATION. Agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol is seeking for additional funding for the National Irrigation Administration to cover the irrigation services fee that will be scrapped.

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

SONA 2016 shows Duterte as 'serious' leader – Cabinet

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:40 AM

The best content there is the commitment to really serve the people of the Philippines no if s or but s says close friend and Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco

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

Jul 04, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

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

Duterte campaign manager Evasco eyed as Cabinet Secretary

May 22, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Evasco mayor of Maribojoc and a former NPA rebel says he has not yet spoken to Duterte about the offer

CABINET SECRETARY? Jun Evasco arrives at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City to meet with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on May 16. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Code mismatch, Sixto Brillantes, Trending Topics | 6PM wRap

May 13, 2016 - 7:54 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Duterte transition team formed, holds first meeting

May 11, 2016 - 8:26 PM

The transition committee is composed mostly of key Duterte campaign members

PREPARATIONS BEGIN. Duterte's transition team meets at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Aquino calls Duterte staff for transition AO

May 10, 2016 - 9:30 PM

UPDATED The President also says the Cabinet stands ready to brief his [Duterte s] team on any and all of their concerns Lastly we are committed to effecting the smoothest transition possible

OUTGOING PRESIDENT. President Benigno Aquino III votes on May 9, 2016. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau)

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

Duterte plans to visit Pope in Rome?

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:00 PM

If given the chance he hopes to personally apologize to Pope Francis for cursing him He might also visit communist leader Joma Sison in the Netherlands

MAKING THE ROUNDS. Rodrigo Duterte speaks in front of Cebuanos during a gathering in Cebu City on January 7, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Nacionalista-PDP-Laban alliance for Duterte, Marcos?

Aug 21, 2015 - 12:18 AM

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr confirms there are ongoing exploratory talks between the stalwarts of the NP and PDP Laban

DUTERTE-MARCOS. If Duterte runs for president, will Marcos be his VP?

Kaya Natin's 5 new champions of good governance

Oct 14, 2014 - 4:15 PM

Press release: The five new Kaya Natin champions promise to take an active role in promoting good governance in the country