Bong Go files Philippine Building Act to ensure safer and more disaster-resilient communities

In a bid to make communities around the country safer and more disaster-resilient, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go filed a bill in December 2019 that seeks to provide for the effective regulation of planning, design, construction, occupancy, and maintenance of all public and private buildings and structures. Senate Bill (SB) No. 1252, also known as […]

Manila Water and Maynilad write letter to PRRD

The Office of the President confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte received the letters dated December 10, 2019 of Maynilad and of Manila Water, as signed by Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan and Mr. Fernando Zobel de Ayala, respectively. The separate letters of Maynilad and Manila Water basically state that they are heeding the call of […]

Bong Go on Metro Manila water issue: “Business without conscience is just greed”

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go lamented the unfair and unjust provisions in the concession agreements governing the water supply services in Metro Manila in a privilege speech at the Senate regular session on Monday, December 9. This comes after the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Singapore ordered the Philippine government to pay Manila Water, one […]

Duterte enraged by abuse of water concessionaires

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel & Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Singapore President Rodrigo Roa Duterte earlier expressed his outrage over the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Singapore, directing the Government of the Philippines to pay Manila Water billions of pesos for the non-implementation […]

Arrival Statement on PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE’S Participation in the  2019 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit

MANILA, 26 NOVEMBER 2019 – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte returned to Manila from Busan, Republic of Korea on Tuesday evening after a productive participationin the 2019 ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Commemorative Summit.    The President and his fellow ASEAN leaders welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-In’s “New Southern Policy,” which aims to elevate ASEAN-ROK dialoguepartnership through enhanced bilateral relations with ASEAN countries and stronger ROK involvement in ASEAN-led regional mechanisms.   President Duterte supported new initiatives on increasing trade and […]