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DUTERTE to defend Cabinet ban in Senate Covid-19 fund mess probe

‘Most eager’ to answer legality of memo before SC

President Rodrigo Duterte said he is “most eager” to answer the legality of his order prohibiting executive branch officials, particularly Cabinet members, from attending the Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearings on the alleged overpriced procurement of medical supplies against Covid-19.

During the prerecorded “Talk to the People” aired Monday night, Duterte welcomed the move of the Senate Blue Ribbon’s panel to challenge before the Supreme Court (SC) the legality of his order.

“If you remember I have a memorandum prohibiting the Cabinet members and all executive officials appearing in the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Hearing without my permission,” Duterte said.

Over the past three months, the committee panel, chaired by Senator Richard Gordon, has been conducting motu proprio inquiry into the procurement of the medical supplies through private firm Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation at the onset of the pandemic last year.Read More


PHARMALLY EXEC: No swindle; Senate hearing traumatic

MANILA – Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. executive Krizle Grace Mago on Monday said her statement before the Senate that the company “swindled” the government when it tampered with the expiration dates of the face shields was a “pressured response”.Mago told the House of Representatives that… Read More

Pharmally never delivered damaged Covid-19 supplies, says exec

MANILA – Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. official Krizle Grace Mago on Monday said the company never delivered damaged coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) supplies to the government as the firm conducts routine quality inspection prior to making deliveries.During the hearing of the House Good… Read More

DUTERTE: I cannot stop corruption in government overnight

I’ve been trying my ‘very best’ to curb corruption

 July 7, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has assured the public that he is trying his “very best” to eradicate corruption in government under his watch.Duterte gave the assurance during his meeting with the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) executives and other… Read More

DUTERTE halted Manila Bay reclamation projects due to corruption

 June 25, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte revealed Friday that he thumbed down the proposals of private companies to conduct massive land reclamation activities in Manila Bay because of corruption issues.In a speech delivered at Camp Crame in Quezon City, Duterte said the processing of thousands of… Read More

DUTERTE fulfilling promise to go after drug personalities and corrupt government workers

FIGHTING GRAFT, ILLEGAL DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (March 5, 2021) reassures that his remaining months in office would be spent eradicating corruption and illegal drugs. During the joint meeting of national and regional task forces to end local communist armed conflict in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Duterte said he would not allow the unlawful activities of drug offenders and corrupt government workers to thrive. (Photo courtesy of PCOO)

Vows to fight illegal drugs, corruption in remaining months

 March 6, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday assured the public that he would dedicate his remaining months in office to eradicate illegal drugs and corruption in the government.In a speech delivered at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City,… Read More