4th Apr, 2017Duterte 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 […] more ->

10th Mar, 2017President 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 […] more ->

5th Dec, 2016VP 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 […] more ->

30th Jun, 2016Full 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: […] more ->

14th Jun, 2016Duterte 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 […] more ->

1st Jun, 2016Rodrigo 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 […] more ->

10th May, 2016Rodrigo 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 […] more ->

9th May, 2016Philippines 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 […] more ->

14th Sep, 2015Interior 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 He has been replaced by Mel Senen […] more ->

10th Sep, 2015IMF 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) […] more ->