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Government to defend Philippine maritime territory, help Filipino fisherfolk – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Government to defend Philippine maritime territory, help Filipino fisherfolk – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr

2024 February 28 MANILA – The government will continue defending the Philippines’ maritime territory and helping the Filipino fishermen, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said Wednesday. Marcos issued the statement, in response to recent developments in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) where there is a reported presence of a Chinese warship and a notable surge in electronic communications disruptions affecting the...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr says 3 deals to be inked during Australia visit

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr says 3 deals to be inked during Australia visit

2024 February 28 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said three agreements aimed at enhancing the Philippines and Australia’s relations will be signed during his visit to the Australian capital Canberra. “I anticipate an enhancement of the mutual understanding between the Philippines and Australia as we share a common vision not just for our bilateral relations, but for...

Korea donates 750MT of rice to disaster-hit regions in Philippines

Korea donates 750MT of rice to disaster-hit regions in Philippines

2024 February 28 MANILA – South Korea has donated 750 metric tons of rice to the Philippine government to support several areas in the country previously affected by calamities, the Korean Embassy in Manila said Wednesday. Embassy Deputy Chief Minister Sang Seung Man turned over the sacks of rice to the National Food Authority (NFA) as part of its grant aid...

P10-B increase for 4Ps budget in 2024 to benefit 4.4M beneficiaries

P10-B increase for 4Ps budget in 2024 to benefit 4.4M beneficiaries

2024 February 28 MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is pleased with the higher 2024 budget allotment of PHP112.8 billion for the 4.4 million beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), a senior official of the agency said Wednesday. “We thank the Marcos administration for this higher budget allocation for the 4Ps program. This will benefit...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos arrives in Canberra to address Australia’s Parliament

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos arrives in Canberra to address Australia’s Parliament

2024 February 28 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Wednesday afternoon (Manila time) arrived in Canberra where he is set to discuss the Philippines’ and Australia’s strategic partnership with the Australian Parliament. The presidential plane landed at the Royal Australian Air Force Fairbairn in Canberra, Australia at about 4:11 p.m. (Manila time), the Presidential Communications Office said in a...

Lawmakers see tangible benefits of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s foreign trips

Lawmakers see tangible benefits of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s foreign trips

2024 February 28 MANILA – Lawmakers at the House of Representatives on Wednesday said President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s foreign trips have already brought tangible benefits to the Philippine economy through the actualization of investment commitments. AnaKalusugan Party-list Rep. Ray Reyes said Marcos is practically the chief salesman of the Philippines. “He is the face of the country that when he...

Make housing loan more accessible to members, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr tells Pag-IBIG Fund

Make housing loan more accessible to members, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr tells Pag-IBIG Fund

2024 February 27 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday called on the Pag-IBIG Fund to make its housing loan “more accessible” to its members. Marcos made the call during the Pag-IBIG Fund Chairman’s Report for 2023, as he lauded the agency for its accomplishments, including the release of a record-high of PHP126.04 billion in housing loans. “To the...

Taiwan donates P11.2-M for disaster relief in flood-hit Davao

2024 February 27 MANILA – Taiwan, through the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), has donated USD200,000 or approximately PHP11.2 million to support Davao region’s ongoing disaster relief operations following the devastating flood and landslides in January. “We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the victims who remain missing or have perished in the devastating landslide,” TECO Representative...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks LGUs’ help to attain development goals, ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ vision

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks LGUs’ help to attain development goals, ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ vision

2024 February 27 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday urged the local executives to help his administration in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the vision of a “Bagong Pilipinas” (New Philippines). Marcos made the call during the League of Municipalities of the Philippines’ (LMP) general assembly at the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City, as...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr to attend ASEAN-Australia Special Summit on March 4-6

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr to attend ASEAN-Australia Special Summit on March 4-6

2024 February 27 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. will participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne from March 4 to 6, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday. Marcos will attend the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit upon the invitation of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, DFA Assistant Secretary for ASEAN Affairs Daniel Espiritu...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr welcomes international aid deal to help Philippines on climate change adaptation

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr welcomes international aid deal to help Philippines on climate change adaptation

2024 February 26 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. welcomed on Monday the assistance of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to help the country in climate resilience and promote green growth strategy through the Host Country Agreement (HCA). President Marcos relayed this to former United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, now the president of the assembly and chair...

Philippine Vice President Sara Duterte elated as DepEd tops most trusted govt agencies survey

Philippine Vice President Sara Duterte elated as DepEd tops most trusted govt agencies survey

2024 February 26 MANILA – Vice President and Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Sara Duterte expressed elation Monday as the agency emerged most trusted in the recent Octa Research’s Tugon ng Masa survey. “Masaya ako as secretary ng Department of Education na mayroong ang appreciation ang mga kababayan natin sa ginagawang trabaho ng ating mga frontliners (As DepEd Secretary, I’m happy...