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Duterte foreign trips reaped $59.3 billion in economic gains: finance chief

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign visits have resulted in $ 59.3 billion in economic gains, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Wednesday, after an opposition lawmaker raised concern over a decline in foreign investments. The amount includes investment pledges, trade ...

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Duterte has own source on 9,000 cops involved in drugs—PNP chief

PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa. INQUIRER.net / NOY MORCOSO President Rodrigo Duterte has his own sources of information when he said 9,000 policemen were involved in illegal drugs, Philippine National Police Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa said on ...

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USOC chief backs athlete protests

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Marcus Peters (22) protests next to running back Charcandrick West (35) and defensive tackle Roy Miller (98) during the National Anthem prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center. Kelvin Kuo, ...

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Source: DICT chief Salalima offers to quit due to ‘bureaucracy and politics’

DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima. (Photo from Globe) Published: 6:55 p.m., Sept. 21, 2017 | Updated: 8:55 p.m., Sept. 21, 2017 Rodolfo Salalima, the first secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), has offered to resign from his ...

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PGH chief likens boss role to 'Godfather'

MANILA – The head of the Philippine General Hospital thinks running one of the country’s most prestigious medical institutions requires the leadership skills of a “godfather.” But unlike mafia don Vito Corleone in the Francis Ford Coppola classic, PGH Director ...

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Bird flu confirmed in Nueva Ecija: agri chief

MANILA – The Philippines on Friday reported bird flu cases in Nueva Ecija province, as it moved to contain the virus in neighboring Pampanga. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol did not provide additional details but said there was avian flu “presence” ...

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Bird flu outbreak may affect egg supply: Agri chief

MANILA- A bird flu outbreak in the town of San Luis, Pampanga may affect the supply of eggs in the market, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Friday. In a press briefing, Piñol said most of the affected farms in San ...

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Gov't 'squarely behind' small businesses, finance chief says

MANILA – Government will support growth in micro and small businesses, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Wednesday, as he touted “substantial accomplishments” under President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic agenda. Dominguez noted that small businesses comprise 99.6 percent of all enterprises in ...

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Massive support overwhelms wife of poll chief

Patricia Paz Bautista —LYN RILLON / Philippine Daily Inquirer The wife of beleaguered Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Andres Bautista turned emotional on Tuesday following the overflowing support she received while going through what she described as a “scary” ordeal ...

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Wife says poll chief has unexplained wealth

After meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, the wife of Commission on Elections Chair Andres Bautista submitted last week to the National Bureau of Investigation an affidavit, saying that the Comelec chief might have amassed nearly P1 billion worth of ill-gotten ...

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