Tag Archive: Rodrigo Duterte

Deped Workers to Aquino Appointees: ‘Do not Cling to Power!’

The 40,000-strong employees union in the Department of Education yesterday urged all appointees of former President Benigno Aquino III to immediately tender their courtesy resignations or face sanctions provided under Memorandum Circular 4 of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Climate Justice Group Welcomes DENR Review on Coal Plants but Bats to Include a More Comprehensive Energy Review

The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) welcomes the recent pronouncement of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to conduct a review of all the permits and operations of the existing coal-fired power plants. This came as a reaction to the news quoting Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz “Gina” Lopez that the review is necessary to check and assure that the plants pose no danger to the environment. The group believes that if done, it will definitely alleviate the long standing miseries the communities been subjected to like the various social, environmental and health impacts brought about by these dirty and harmful power plants. However, the group warns that the review is not a simple process and hopes that it will not redound to mere lip service.

Globe welcomes President Duterte’s commitment to cut red tape

Leading telco provider Globe Telecom welcomed President Duterte’s commitment to improve government services by reducing bureaucratic red tape, expressing hope this will lead to the standardization of LGU permits and fast track the approval process of securing permits to build cell sites and right-of-way.

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Health groups to Duterte: Appoint Health and Trade Sec who have no links to the tobacco industry

HealthJustice Philippines, Medical Action Group and WomanHealth Philippines, composed of lawyers, medical doctors and tobacco control and health advocates, called on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, himself a known advocate of tobacco control, to appoint “fearless and uncompromising leaders who can be tough against the tobacco industry” to the Departments of Health and Trade, both of which have huge roles in the implementation of tobacco control laws.

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Health group lauds Duterte’s plan to implement nationwide smoking ban

Public health policy think tank and Bloomberg Awardee for Global Tobacco Control HealthJustice Philippines welcomes presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement that he will implement a “no smoking” policy nationwide, including in enclosed public spaces such as bars and restaurants.