Aguinaldo State Dining Room, Malacañan Palace
March 5, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte convened his Cabinet members for the 23rd Cabinet meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of Malacañan Palace.

The meeting commenced with an opening prayer facilitated by Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque.

During the meeting, Cabinet Secretaries talked about the updates on the Mayon Volcano presented by Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino, National Food Authority (NFA) and the country’s rice situation, the 2017 Performance Report of Top 26 Agencies by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, Jr., the plot model for an evacuation center by Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, efforts to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals and construction updates of the Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 by Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, updates on the national ID system by Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Socio-economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, and the proposed Philippine branding by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña also discussed about the proposed Science for Change program and status of the President’s Legislative Agenda.

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