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Duterte dismisses Interior and Local Government Secretary

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has dismissed his Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary citing corruption allegations. The press release as published on the Presidential Communications Operations Office website is […]

President appoints Enrique Manalo as interim Foreign Minister

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed a career diplomat, Enrique Manalo, as interim Foreign Minister. The move came after parliament rejected the appointment of Perfecto Yasay after questions over his citizenship. Yasay […]

VP Leni Robredo resigns from Cabinet

Vice President Leni Robredo has resigned her Cabinet post following differences in principles and values with President Duterte. Here is the full statement from the Vice-President as published on her […]

Cabinet of the Philippines

Leoncio Evasco Jr. Cabinet Secretary Salvador Medialdea Executive Secretary Martin Andanar Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Ernesto Abella Presidential Spokesperson Hermogenes Esperon National Security Adviser Rafael V. Mariano Secretary of […]

Full text of Rodrigo Duterte inauguration speech

The new president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has been sworn into office. Below is the full text of his inaugural speech as published by the Presidential Communications Operations Office: […]

Duterte names three more Cabinet members

Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a further three members of his cabinet. Paulyn Ubial is to be the new Secretary of Health. Wanda Corazon Teo has been appointed the […]

Rodrigo Duterte part names his Cabinet

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has named most of his Cabinet along with a number of other key posts. He will be sworn in on 30th June by which time we should […]

Rodrigo Duterte looks set to be Philippines next President

Davao City Mayor and the man who has been described as the Donald Trump of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, looks set to have won the presidential election which took place […]

Presidential 2016

An election took place on 9 May 2016. Rodrigo Duterte (Philippine Democratic Party–People’s Power) 39.01% Mar Roxas (Liberal Party) 23.45% Grace Poe (Independent) 21.39% Jejomar Binay (United Nationalist Alliance) 12.73% […]

Philippines choose new Government

Voters in the Philippines are electing a new president today along with a vice-president. Current President Benigno Aquino III is constitutionally barred from seeking re-election. Voters will also vote for […]

Interior Minister resigns to fight Presidential election

Manuel Roxas, Philippines’ Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, has resigned his post in order to run in next year’s presidential election. He has been replaced by Mel Senen […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Philippines

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Philippines Press Release No. 15/401 September 4, 2015 On August 26, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

Parliamentary 2016

Elections for 12 of the 24 Senate seats and all seats in the House of Representatives will take place on 9 May 2016. Results will be published here.

President delivers State of Nation Address

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivered his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday. The President highlighted the growth of the economy, around 6.3% under his presidency. […]

Health Minister resigns

The Minister of Health, Enrique Ona, has submitted his resignation which has been accepted by President Benigno Aquino. The move comes after an investigation into the purchase in 2012 of […]

Full text of fifth State of the Nation Address

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address to Congress on Monday 28th July. Below is the full text of the speech translated into English […]

Philippines and China clash over Mabini Reef

After being in dispute with Vietnam in the last week over a disputed area within the South China Sea, the Chinese are now in trouble with the Philippines. In a […]

President appoints Francis Pangilinan to Cabinet post

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Francis Pangilinan as Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization which holds a Cabinet position. The full press release as published on the […]