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‘Walang Gutom’ program to benefit 300K food-poor households
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‘Walang Gutom’ program to benefit 300K food-poor households

2024 July 22 MANILA – The national government’s plan of action for nutrition will continue to stamp out hunger and malnutrition, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. said during his third State of the Nation Address on Monday. He said the Walang Gutom 2027 program will be fully rolled out to 300,000 food-poor households across the country...

Build specialty hospitals, improve health benefit packages – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr
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Build specialty hospitals, improve health benefit packages – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr

2024 July 22 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has prioritized the establishment of specialty hospitals, health centers and mobile clinics to bring quality services to the poor. In his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, Marcos said more than 400,000 Filipinos are afflicted with cancer and to help them in their...

Philippines in the midst of ‘railway renaissance’ – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr
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Philippines in the midst of ‘railway renaissance’ – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr

2024 July 22 MANILA – Several railway projects mark a “renaissance” in rail transport, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said during his 3rd State of the Nation Address on Monday. In his speech, Marcos showcased the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) for accomplishing “significant” progress in its tunneling works. “Sa puntong ito, katumbas na ng tatlo...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: 3 major Luzon infra projects to be completed this year
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: 3 major Luzon infra projects to be completed this year

2024 July 22 MANILA – Three major projects under the Luzon High-Standard Highway Network are set to be completed this year, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said Monday. “The C-LEX (Central Luzon Link Expressway), NLEX-SLEX Connector, and the Plaridel Bypass will be fully completed by the end of this year,” Marcos said in his third State...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: NAIA soon-to-be world-class under PPP
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: NAIA soon-to-be world-class under PPP

2024 July 22 MANILA – With the looming privatization of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), it will soon be world-class, made possible through the government’s partnership with the private sector, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday said. “Once considered as among the worst and most stressful airports in the world, it will soon be a...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks law for Philippine membership on LDF board
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks law for Philippine membership on LDF board

2024 July 22 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. called on Congress to pass an enabling law that will accord legality to the Philippines’ membership to the Loss and Damage Fund Board, the global finance mechanism to assist vulnerable states dealing with the effects of climate change. During his third State of the Nation Address...

New law to make procurement ‘at par with global best practices’: Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr
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New law to make procurement ‘at par with global best practices’: Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr

2024 July 22 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday expressed confidence that the new government procurement law would make the the processes in the country “at par with global best practices.” This, as Marcos thanked Congress for its “timely and decisive” action in amending the outdated Government Procurement Reform Act or Republic Act...

Teachers to get more benefits, support for career progression
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Teachers to get more benefits, support for career progression

2024 July 22 MANILA – Teachers will receive more benefits and support for career progression from the government as the country advances its efforts for the national learning recovery program, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. vowed on Monday. “As we build and upgrade schools, so too must we uplift and upskill our teachers, whose competence and...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Government workers’ pay hike in the works
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Government workers’ pay hike in the works

2024 July 22 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday announced that a four-tranche salary increase for government workers is already in the works. During his third State of the Nation Address (SONA), Marcos said the government has already allotted a budget for state workers’ pay hikes, adding that a medical allowance would also...