AFP: Commensurate military power being used in Marawi

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday assured that government forces continue to apply commensurate military power on existing threats and pockets of resistance in Marawi, including the use of airstrike.

President Duterte to troops: we will die fighting

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte graced the 119th Philippine Navy anniversary celebration on Wednesday, May 31, assuring his countrymen that the government will continue to fight those who sow terror in Mindanao.

DND: martial law declaration in Mindanao is imperative

The Department of National Defense said that President Duterte’s imposition of martial law in Mindanao is imperative stressing it is necessary to solve the security concerns in the region once and for all.

Pernia to public: Convince Congress to pass tax reform bill

NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia is appealing to the public to support the Duterte administration in urging Congress to pass the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) to fund not only hard infrastructure but also soft infrastructure, human infrastructure, human capital, education and health.

Duterte honors injured soldiers with visit

Jolo, Sulu — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrived here on Saturday, May 27 to visit and personally extend financial assistance to soldiers who were wounded in action following the clashes against the Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, Sulu.

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On PRRD’s ‘Command Responsibility’ Speech in Iligan City

First and foremost, the President has the whole nation’s safety and protection in mind. In Iligan, he gave his full support to the men and women in uniform, taking complete responsibility for their actions, even exaggeratedly describing crimes like taking a fourth wife. As Commander-in-Chief he would stand by his personnel and that no one will be abandoned, including the fallen.

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – Malacanan

We take a moment to remember some of the first casualties in the May 23 attacks in Marawi City; Marawi City Police Senior Inspector and Intelligence Unit Chief Freddie Manuel Solar, from Baguio City, and two members of Special Forces, First Lieutenant John Carl Morales and Special Forces Marlon Baldovino, both of Kabacan, North Cotabato.

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – From Malacanan

We stand with Muslim Filipinos in their reverent observance of the holy month of Ramadan. Together we pray for an end to terrorism that falsely claims to advance Islam and seeks to subjugate our land to the brutal IS. In this spirit of Muslim peace, the President has offered the hand of peaceful dialogue to terrorist groups, to avoid bloodshed in this time of prayer, fasting and mercy. With all Read More

PH-Russia business forum fosters bilateral relations

MOSCOW, RUSSIA — Delegates of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation gathered on Thursday, May 25, at the Four Seasons Hotel here with Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez at the helm to build up confidence in robust trade and business prospects of signed agreements between the two countries.

Joint Statement of the President of the Russian Federation and the President of the Republic of the Philippines on the results of the visit to the Russian Federation of the President of the Republic of the Philippines H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte

At the invitation of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte paid an official visit to Russia on May 22 – 24, 2017. Negotiations with Vladimir Putin were held on May 23, 2017.

Bilateral agreements signed in Russia

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Several agreements enhancing the relations between the Philippines and the Russian Federation were signed Wednesday night, May 24, in a press conference attended by Cabinet secretaries led by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.