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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.

Philippines repeats retracted ASEAN statement

Jun 16, 2016 - 2:54 PM

UPDATED The Philippines says the result of this meeting may very well reflect ASEAN s reaction to the decision of the arbitral tribunal

New DFA chief, China envoy talk ‘feng shui’

Mar 21, 2016 - 8:53 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Jose Rene Almendras says he had a very nice bilateral discussion of issues with Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua

NEW TOP DIPLOMAT. Newly appointed Philippine Foreign Secretary Jose Rene Almendras holds his first newe conference as the Philippines' top diplomat on March 21, 2016. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

China envoy visits new Philippine top diplomat

Mar 21, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Jose Rene Almendras says he and the Chinese ambassador didn t discuss the West Philippine Sea during their first meeting

FIRST MEETING. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (right) on March 21, 2016, pays a courtesy call on newly appointed Philippine Foreign Secretary Jose Rene Almendras. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Express bus service for holiday season starts December 5

Dec 03, 2015 - 5:27 PM

Passengers can ride express buses that will take them straight to Makati from terminals in Quezon City and Mandaluyong

EXPRESS BUSES. Non-stop buses will be ferrying passengers from Quezon City and Mandaluyong City straight to Makati City, with minimum fares ranging from P50 to P80. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Binay: Yolanda rehab a 'management disaster'

Nov 07, 2015 - 1:52 PM

UPDATED Binay tells typhoon victims Alam ko Dama ko Laki ho ako sa mahirap I know it I feel it I grew up poor

Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

No port congestion problem with return of truck ban – Palace

Sep 15, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras says the government aims to launch by end September a truck appointment booking system to regulate the trucks allowed to ply Metro Manila roads

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban in 2014. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Traffic officials told: Tow illegally parked vehicles around EDSA

Sep 14, 2015 - 8:45 PM

But Cabinet Secretary Almendras and MMDA Chair Tolentino say there is resistance against removing illegally parked vehicles in roads connected to EDSA

GRIDLOCK. Commuters stranded in traffic along Commonwealth Avenue during rush hour. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Aquino proposes weekly odd-even scheme to solve PH traffic

Aug 27, 2015 - 9:15 PM

The most radical solution is to cut the number of cars plying the roads – cars with odd and even plate numbers would take turns every week says the President

TRAFFIC. The Japan International Cooperation Agency says traffic will cost the Philippines up to P6 billion a day by 2030. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Aquino 'broke protocol' to save Mary Jane Veloso

Apr 29, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The Philippine government narrates last minute behind the scenes moves to save 30 year old Mary Jane Veloso from Indonesia s death row

STRONG TIES. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gets a chance to confer with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 27, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea

Palace steps into row between LTFRB, mayors, MMDA

Aug 05, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras will meet with the concerned parties this week to arrive at a common ground that will break the impasse

Obama to arrive in Manila April 28

Apr 11, 2014 - 2:19 PM

US President Barack Obama will leave the Philippines the next day

Philippines ready for China ‘sanctions’

Apr 01, 2014 - 1:46 PM

Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras says the Philippine government has discussed and prepared for the possible consequences of its pleading against China

Obama to stay overnight in PH

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:18 PM

President Benigno Aquino III and US President Barack Obama will discuss a wide range of issues during the US leader s Manila visit in late April says a Palace official

Progress in PH-HK ties: Manila bus hostage gets aid

Nov 20, 2013 - 2:36 AM

Filipino businessmen donate for the facial reconstruction surgeries of a female survivor

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

Senate increases Haiyan rehab fund to P15B

Nov 14, 2013 - 11:04 AM

The Senate increases the proposed rehabilitation fund for Yolanda in the 2014 budget to P15 billion

Gov't, MILF to launch 'Sajahatra Bangsamoro'

Feb 06, 2013 - 3:25 PM

The program will bring basic services on health education and livelihood to MILF communities

In this photo tweeted by Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, President Benigno Aquino III (R) smiles as he receives the Gong for Peace from Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Murad Ebrahim (L, partly hidden) during their meeting at Malacañang Palace, October 15, 2012.

ASEAN summit ‘animates’ sick Aquino

Nov 18, 2012 - 7:13 PM

Palace officials say the importance of the ASEAN summit gets Aquino out of the sick bed

Almendras, Petilla to regularly meet about energy issues

Nov 12, 2012 - 8:08 PM

The former and current chief of the crucial Department of Energy will be meeting regularly to discuss the sector s various complex issues

TURNOVER. Changing of the guard at the Department of Energy (DOE). Former Energy Secretary Rene Almendras (right) and current energy chief Jericho Petilla (left) in a turnover ceremony on November 11, 2012. Photo courtesy of DOE

Almendras to oversee Aquino projects roadmap

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:34 PM

Malacañang issues an executive order detailing Almendras job as Cabinet Secretary

Almendras’ tasks may be known Tuesday

Nov 05, 2012 - 3:25 PM

Malacañang is expected to release an executive order defining the functions of the Cabinet Secretary

DOE to award exploration contracts in Bangsamoro area

Nov 01, 2012 - 1:53 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front earlier called on the government to cancel the bidding of the exploration contracts until a wealth sharing agreement on Bangsamoro is forged

Almendras: Keep politics out of energy sector

Aug 03, 2012 - 4:55 PM

You need to depoliticize energy says Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras on TalkThursday

Aquino praises 'proactive' economic team

Jul 19, 2012 - 11:36 AM

Everyone is performing his job proactive and do not have to be pushed everyday President Aquino says of his economic team

PNoy hints at Almendras’ PMS move

Jun 20, 2012 - 3:27 PM

President Aquino tells reporters to wait for the announcement on the supposed move of Energy chief Rene Almendras to PMS

Valte says PMS position for Almendras 'not vacant'

Jun 10, 2012 - 7:23 PM

The position that Energy chief Jose Rene Almendras is supposed to take over the Presidential Management Staff PMS top post is not yet vacant says Deputy Palace Spokesperson Abigail Valte

Energy Sec Almendras moving to Malacañang?

Jun 09, 2012 - 4:39 PM

Aquino allies could be moving closer to the president through new Cabinet appointments

'Open access' in place by Q3, says energy chief

Feb 01, 2012 - 7:48 PM

Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras says power users that consume an average of one megawatt a month could start choosing their power generator this year