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Valenzuela fire prompts Palace to call for review of occupational, fire safety laws

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After over 70 people were killed in a factory fire in Valenzuela City last week, Malacañang on Tuesday called on Congress to revisit the country’s laws on occupational and fire safety. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said […]
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Govt employees to get productivity bonus starting June — Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Government employees will soon get their Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) bonuses, after President Benigno Aquino III signed an executive order to the effect, Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio...
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Palace: PHL not exaggerating claims on China’s activities in West Philippine Sea

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday disputed China’s claim that the Philippines is “exaggerating” the threat it supposedly poses in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). “The Philippines makes it a point to be very objective and to be […]
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Palace: Info drive on BBL to continue

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang said Saturday the government will continue its information drive on the Bangsamoro Basic Law, after a new Social Weather Stations survey showed only about one of five Filipinos approve of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro […]
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GOCCs turn over P36.36 billion in dividends to Aquino, national treasury

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) on Wednesday morning handed over P36.36 billion worth of checks to President Benigno Aquino III during the annual ceremonial turnover of dividends. Forty-nine GOCCs participated in the ceremony held at the...
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Palace cites Cojuangco’s professionalism, dedication to service

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Tuesday expressed sympathies to the family of Tarlac Representative Enrique Cojuangco, who succumbed to aneurysm on Tuesday morning. “We convey our deepest condolences to his bereaved family. Representative Cojuangco served for two terms and...
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Palace on lower hunger figure: Govt’s efforts paying off

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — For Malacañang, the decline in the number of Filipino families who experienced hunger in the last quarter is an indication that the administration’s efforts are “paying off.” In a statement on Tuesday, presidential spokesman Secretary...
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Palace: Process underway to fill up CHR posts

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The process is underway to fill up the posts at the Commission on Human Rights after chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales and four commissioners ended their terms this week, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said […]
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BBL constitutional, peace council concludes

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Malacañang-created peace council tasked to review the provisions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Tuesday maintained that the measure was overall “constitutional” despite some phrases that need to be inserted or deleted. “In conclusion,...
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Mother belies govt role in Mary Jane Veloso reprieve

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Despite their family’s gratitude toward the outpouring of love and support for Mary Jane Veloso, her mother Celia Veloso on Friday aired her grievances towards the Aquino administration. In a press conference following their arrival from Indonesia,...