Archive for the Government Category

Australia Post which is totally government owned and has been for 200 years, announced the loss of 900 jobs, being part of a cut back program.  (more…)

US President Obama has shrugged off a rude remark from Rodrigo Duterte but the outburst from the Filipino president resulted in Washington’s cancellation of a scheduled meeting between the two leaders. (more…)

Finance chief speaks in retrospect. Midway into the interview, the 71-year-old Mr. Carlos Dominguez, who grew up in the same neighbourhood in Davao City as president Rodrigo R. Duterte but has long been based in Manila, hesitated as candid shots were taken of him. Quickly looking at his casual shirt, he said maybe it would be better if he just gave a file photo of himself. (more…)

New Cabinet members will need to adjust their lifestyle now that the Duterte administration has started. There will be no more first-class travel or dining in expensive restaurants because the new president said so. (more…)

DAVAO CITY — President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will be selling the presidential yacht, BRP Ang Pangulo. (more…)