Pres. Duterte appoints ex-AFP chief Cimatu as DENR secretary

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President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief and ambassador Roy Cimatu as the new Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) replacing Gina Lopez whose nomination was rejected by the Commission on Appointments.

"We are confident that Secretary Cimatu shall faithfully serve the interest of the country and the Filipino people in his capacity as the new DENR Secretary," said Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella in a statement.

Prior to this, Cimatu served as the Philippines’ special envoy to the Middle East.

Meanwhile, the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) welcomed the...

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DepEd vows to strengthen drug education program nationwide

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Photo from Manila Bulletin.Photo from Manila Bulletin.

The Department of Education (DepEd) is committed on strengthening the drug education program in the country to protect the youth from the adverse effects of dangerous drugs and in support of the Duterte administration’s anti-illegal drug campaign.

In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), DepEd spokesperson Tonisito Umali, Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, said that the National Drug Education Program (NDEP) is a comprehensive educational program that promotes collaboration among students, teachers and parents in preventing and eliminating the drug menace in the country.

The NDEP consists of five components to create awareness on the ill effects of...

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President Duterte vows jobs, education for police families

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President Rodrigo Duterte promised employment and education programs for families left behind by police officers killed in line of duty, as he visited the Police Regional Office-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO-ARMM) Headquarters in Camp Brig. Gen. Salipada K. Pendatun in Parang, Maguindanao on Friday (May 5, 2017). (Presidential Photo)President Rodrigo Duterte promised employment and education programs for families left behind by police officers killed in line of duty, as he visited the Police Regional Office-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO-ARMM) Headquarters in Camp Brig. Gen. Salipada K. Pendatun in Parang, Maguindanao on Friday (May 5, 2017). (Presidential Photo)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte promised police personnel that the government has employment and education programs in place for their wives and children.

“Our constant worry, not only soldiers. Maski ako, maski ‘yung civilian, our worry is always our family,” President Duterte said in a speech at Camp Brig. Gen. Salipada K. Pendatun in Parang, Maguindanao on Friday, May 5, 2017.

“Anong mangyari ng mga anak natin pag nawala tayo bigla? That is the one thing that bugs us everyday of our life. And that is why I know na ano ang nasa isip ninyo,” he said.

The President said he...

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Vice President Robredo, ibinahagi ang ilang natutunan sa pagbisita sa South Africa

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Ibinahagi ni Vice President Leni Robredo ang ilang aral na natutunan niya umano ng ito'y bumisita sa South Africa para sa isang conference nitong nakaraang linggo.

Ayon sa Bise Presidente, hindi umano dapat gobyerno ang nagpaplano para sa mga pabahay sa mga informal settlers pero nanjan umano ang gobyerno para umalalay sa kanila sa pangangailangan nila.

Bigyan umano ng responsibilidad ang mga informal settlers na sila ang umasikaso sa kanilang sarili.

"Kasi nakikita natin ngayon maraming mga communities, maraming mga settlements na parang naghihintay lang ng grasya yung marami," pahayag ng Bise.

"Pero yung nakita natin sa South...

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