ROQUE TO ROXAS: We don’t need your advice

Malacañang on Wednesday said it would rather not listen to suggestions of former Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer and Cabinet official Manuel “Mar” Roxas II to lower the prices of rice. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque turned down Roxas’ advice, noting … Continue reading ROQUE TO ROXAS: We don’t need your advice

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DUTERTE SHOOTS DOWN PINOL’S PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZE RICE SMUGGLING

President Rodrigo Duterte rejected the suggestion of Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol to legalize rice smuggling as a solution to the country’s dwindling rice supply. “No, of course not, that will be destructive to the economy. You’d … Continue reading DUTERTE SHOOTS DOWN PINOL’S PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZE RICE SMUGGLING

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ROQUE ON PRESIDENT’S TRUST IN PINOL: WAIT UNTIL HE IS FIRED

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday dished out a speculative, albeit funny, response when asked if Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Manny Piñol continues to enjoy the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte. “Unless fired, yes!,” Roque told Palace media … Continue reading ROQUE ON PRESIDENT’S TRUST IN PINOL: WAIT UNTIL HE IS FIRED

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Evasco still has hands full as CabSec: Roque

Despite his removal at the helm of the inter-agency National Food Authority Council (NFAC), Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. still has his hands full with other duties and responsibilities, Malacañang said Wednesday. “Marami pa naman pong trabaho si Secretary Evasco … Continue reading Evasco still has hands full as CabSec: Roque

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Duterte lectures nat’l govt on idle lands

Rody tells govt to give Marilog to farmers With thousands of idle unproductive government lands in Marilog and other farflung areas in the city, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged the national government to distribute them to farmers to spur agricultural productivity. If they cannot be given to the farmers, Duterte also suggested they be rented out to corporate farmers so that they can be developed into productive farmlands. Duterte also said tribal communities holding titles to ancestral domain could enter into tie-ups with big capitalists for sharing ventures to develop the land. There are corporations who would be willing … Continue reading Duterte lectures nat’l govt on idle lands

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