DUTERTE DEFENDS DIRECTIVE VS. UNVAXXED: Individual rights should subserve public good

“The greatest good for the greatest number”

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday reminded those who refused to get vaccinated against Covid-19 that their individual rights must subserve public good.He acknowledged criticism over his directive to village officials to restrict movements of unvaccinated persons, but explained… Read More

MANILA – The government has sufficient basis to enforce policies restricting the movement of persons who are unvaccinated against Covid-19.Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Tuesday such measures are in effect only in areas where the alert level is high and not… Read More

Davao City councilor Mabel Acosta named new Mindanao Dev’t Authority chief

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Maria Belen Acosta as chairperson of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDa), Malacañang confirmed on Wednesday.Acosta, who resigned as Davao City councilor on Tuesday, will serve a term of six years. She replaces Emmanuel Piñol… Read More

DUTERTE OKAYS 25-year franchises for Maynilad, Manila Water

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed laws granting 25-year franchises to water concessionaires Maynilad Water Services, Inc. and Manila Water Company, Inc.

Malacañang announced the development on Friday and released copies of the laws.

Signed on Dec. 10, 2021, Republic Act (RA) 11600 grants Maynilad a franchise to establish, operate, and maintain a waterworks system and sewerage and sanitation services in the west zone of Metro Manila, including the province of Cavite.

RA 110601 grants Manila Water a franchise to operate in the east zone of Metro Manila and Rizal province.

The franchises shall have the right to bill and collect fees from end-users for water supply and sewerage services.

The concessionaires shall also be allowed to develop, finance, construct, install, maintain, and operate, as its operations may require, water sources, including new raw water sources, including deep wells, dams, aqueducts, tunnels, treatment plants, reservoirs, pump stations, and facilities for the transmission, conveyance and distribution of water, including pipelines, machinery, and other waterworks to supply water in the franchise area, for domestic, commercial, industrial, and other purposes. READ MORE

DUTERTE  to spend holidays visiting ‘Odette’-hit communities

President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Thursday he would spend the holidays working to ensure that communities battered by Typhoon Odette would receive their much-needed assistance.

READ: Duterte to ‘Odette’ victims: ‘I’ve found the budget for you’

“Maski ngayong Pasko, magta-trabaho pa rin ako at marami akong pupuntahan yung mga lugar na gutom yung tao, may sakit na, at hindi nakakain,” he said in a speech in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

Duterte said the government would work “overtime”, noting that it is the least he could do to help his fellow Filipinos at a time of crisis. READ ,MORE