Paquito Ochoa Jr - updates

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Aquino, Garin, 7 others on immigration lookout over Dengvaxia

Dec 24, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The immigration lookout bulletin order comes after Gabriela filed a graft complaint stemming from the dengue immunization program that began during the Aquino administration

Aquino, Garin, Abad, Ochoa face raps over dengue vaccine

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The 23-page complaint also implicates private respondents from French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur

'Confident' Aquino faces Senate probe into dengue vaccine controversy

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:35 AM

'It's incumbent upon me as a citizen to try and allay certain fears; to put it in proper perspective,' says former president Benigno Aquino III

Aquino, Abad, Ochoa to face Senate probe into dengue vaccine

Dec 13, 2017 - 7:08 PM

'I hope that my appearing will promote a more sober discussion leading to the formulation of appropriate actions,' says former president Benigno Aquino III

PROBE. Former president Benigno Aquino III is set to attend the Senate investigation into the controversial dengue vaccine. File photo from Malacañang

Aquino's Cabinet officials welcome him home

Jun 30, 2016 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Some days he also made it really difficult but for the most part he was our inspiration not only to do well but to do good says Aquino s tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr

WELCOME HOME. Former President Benigno Aquino lll is welcomed by his neighborhood at 25 Times St. in Quezon City on Thursday, June 30. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

June 30, Thursday, a regular working day – Palace

Jun 29, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Malacañang says June 30 2016 is a regular working day the same day when President elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President elect Leni Robredo will take their oath of office

Most Aquino Cabinet members richer in 2015

Jun 22, 2016 - 5:33 PM

The assets lists of 5 Cabinet members are not yet available: Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Emmanuel Esguerra

SALN. Most members of the Aquino Cabinet grew richer in 2015. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

The President's men, 6 years after

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Whom did President Benigno Aquino III listen to when he had to grapple with policy issues? How was he like to members of the Cabinet? Did he play favorites? How has he evolved in the past 6 years?

PRESIDENT'S MEN. President Benigno Aquino III and some members of his inner circle – Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr, Foreign Affairs Secretary Rene Almendras, and Budget Secretary Butch Abad.

LOOK: Duterte transition team visits Malacañang

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Coloma says President Aquino invited the Duterte team to a tour of the main Palace building

Photo courtesy of Bong Go

In Bulacan LP sortie, Balay and Samar 'collide'

Feb 25, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The presence of Cabinet chiefs in LP political rallies is nothing new But Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr is not associated with the pro Roxas Balay group

BULACAN SORTIE.President Benigno S. Aquino III, Liberal Party chairman, addresses local leaders at the Bulacan Sports Complex in Malolos City, Bulacan on February 23, 2016. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Palace sacks immigration chief, names Ochoa deputy as replacement

Jan 07, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Ronaldo Geron takes his oath as new immigration chief barely 2 weeks after Malacañang put Siegfred Mison under investigation

File photo of President Aquino

Malacañang suspends Cebu Mayor Mike Rama

Dec 09, 2015 - 8:41 PM

The opposition UNA of which Cebu Mayor Mike Rama is a member says the move is pure harassment from the ruling Liberal Party

SUSPENDED MAYOR. Mike Rama when he was proclaimed as Cebu's chief executive after the 2013 polls. The Palace recently ordered his suspension. File photo by Renante Tomas/Rappler

Initial fleet of BMWs turned over to PH for APEC 2015

May 06, 2015 - 3:32 PM

BMW will provide more than 200 units of the BMW 7 Series Long Wheelbase Sedan and BMW 5 Series Sedan and Gran Turismo to transport APEC leaders and other dignitaries in the country

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. delivers his message during the symbolic BMW-APEC Turnover Ceremony at the Kalayaan Hall Grounds of the Malacañan Palace on Wednesday (May 06, 2015). The APEC 2015 National Organizing Committee (APEC-NOC) accepts a sponsored fleet of BMW vehicles from the Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC). This year, the Philippines will host the APEC 2015 Summit.Also in photo Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, ACC president Marcar Parco,and BMW Sr. regional Manager ,Asia Pacific Thierry Weidenbach Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Palace declares holidays in Metro Manila for Pope visit

Dec 23, 2014 - 2:08 PM

Malacanang declares 3 days as non working holidays in the National Capital Region during Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines

BLESSING. From a balcony of his private apartment, Pope Francis blesses the faithful gathered below as he delivers the traditional Sunday Angelus prayer Regina Coeli in St. Peter Square, Vatican City, Vatican, 21 December 2014. Photo by Angelo Carconi / EPA
Text of Proclamation 936

PH officially begins its APEC chairmanship

Dec 08, 2014 - 1:39 PM

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr welcomes guests to the Philippines as senior officials discuss priorities for APEC 2015

APEC-ISOM moved from Albay to Manila over Typhoon Hagupit

Dec 03, 2014 - 8:00 PM

While this is highly unfortunate we have deemed it best to err on the side of prudence and ensure the safety of the delegates says Malacañang

Image courtesy of APEC

Pope's Philippine trip 'both state and pastoral visit'

Nov 15, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Pope Francis will hold bilateral talks with the Philippine President as part of the state visit reflecting the highest level of hospitality honor and formality

HEAD OF STATE. Pope Francis is welcomed by South Korean president Park keun-hye (right, front) upon his arrival as they inspect a guard of honor at Seoul Airport in Seongnam City, South Korea on August 14, 2014. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III will also welcome Francis at the Villamor Air Base on January 15, 2015. File photo by Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Philippines mulls holiday during Pope's visit

Nov 15, 2014 - 3:05 PM

The Philippine government vows to give Pope Francis the head of state of Vatican City all the courtesies provided to visiting heads of state

IN PHILIPPINES SOON. Pope Francis arrives to lead his Wednesday General Audience in St Peter's Square in Vatican City on October 29, 2014. Photo by Claudio Peri/EPA

Aquino's APEC, ASEAN trips to cost P24M

Nov 09, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Aquino will be in China for the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders Meeting and will then proceed to Myanmar to attend the 25th ASEAN Summit

OFF TO CHINA, MYANMAR. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his departure statement during the send-off ceremony at the NAIA terminal II before he departs for the APEC and ASEAN summits, 9 Nov 2014. Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Pascual: UP needs P3B to replace retiring PhDs

Sep 11, 2014 - 4:15 PM

UP President Alfredo Pascual says improving the compensation of faculty members will make them less vulnerable to higher paying universities or more lucrative jobs abroad

Palace vows to comply with Ombudsman order to sack PRC chief

Sep 08, 2014 - 5:25 PM

The Office of the President says it has yet to receive copies of the Ombudsman s resolution on the case of the PRC chief who entered a deal with a Palace official s relative

PRC chief ordered sacked over deal with Ochoa in-law

Sep 06, 2014 - 12:57 PM

The Ombudsman says PRC chief Teresita Manzala entered into a rigged contract with New San Jose Builders Inc which is owned by a brother in law of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr

2nd Bangsamoro law draft submitted to Aquino

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:19 AM

The document was submitted to Malacañang on August 20

HISTORIC DEAL. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak witness the exchange of documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on March 27, 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

SC: Include Jardeleza as High Court nominee

Aug 19, 2014 - 3:42 PM

The Supreme Court SC grants the plea of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza widely believed to be President Aquino s choice to be included in the list of nominees for the vacant SC Associate Justice post

Final Bangsamoro draft goes to Congress 'end of August'

Aug 18, 2014 - 2:48 PM

President Aquino is expected to receive the final version of the measure within the week says Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Deles

REMEMBERING PEACE. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman; Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak; Philippine president Benigno Aquino III and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process hold the documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the muslim rebel group inside the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, the Philippines, March 27, 2014. Dennis Sabangan/ EPA

Govt, MILF reach consensus on draft law

Aug 15, 2014 - 3:35 PM

President Benigno Aquino III will review the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law before its submission to Congress

STEP CLOSER. Panels reach an agreement on the final draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law on August 15, 2014. File photo by Rappler

Jardeleza's SC petition presents 'conflict of interest'

Aug 13, 2014 - 8:16 PM

The Judicial and Bar Council says one s inclusion in the list is within the JBC s discretion and is not a right inherent to a mere applicant for the job

Palace to SC: Include Jardeleza as Supreme Court nominee

Aug 11, 2014 - 12:39 PM

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr also asks the SC to nullify a rule invoked by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in objecting to Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza s nomination

Malacañang bares 30 new judges in lower courts

Jun 24, 2014 - 5:47 PM

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed new judges to lower courts in Aurora Bataan Bulacan Nueva Ecija Pampanga Tarlac and Zambales provinces

Anti-pork groups file 6th petition vs DAP

Oct 17, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Members of the AbolishPork movement ask SC to stop the implementation of DAP

Facade of the Supreme Court of the Philippines

Palace: No basis for Lim's Luneta neglect

May 04, 2013 - 6:43 PM

This is the first time that a document prepared by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr and which clears Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim of liability in the 2010 Luneta hostage taking crisis is made public

The Mayor of Manila in his office. Photo by Rappler/Patricia Evangelista

More industries now off limits to foreigners

Nov 02, 2012 - 5:23 PM

Despite this Malacañang is still confident foreign investors will keep pouring in money into the Philippines

Is Puno in or out? Ochoa, Roxas disagree

Sep 03, 2012 - 6:08 PM

Executive Secretary Paquito Jojo Ochoa Jr is unaware of plans to move Puno out of DILG

Binay: Ochoa qualified to be DILG chief

Aug 28, 2012 - 4:14 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa is qualified to be DILG chief

Aquino's inner circle

Jul 13, 2012 - 12:06 PM

The President has an eye for detail berates officials when they re inconsistent is deferential to senior citizens in his Cabinet and listens to people he trusts the most

Ochoa's ex-law partner and classmate new CSC commissioner

Jul 11, 2012 - 2:34 PM

A former law partner of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr is named one of the commissioners of the Civil Service Commission