DSWD distributes social pension to senior citizens in Dumangas, Iloilo

An April 12, 2012 press release from the Department of Social Welfare and Development: Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman, together with local government officials, distributed to 123 indigent senior citizens from the municipality of Dumangas, Iloilo, their first-quarter social pension, which amounted to P184,000.

The President’s Day: April 11, 2012

This morning, President Benigno S. Aquino III presided over meetings with his advisers at Malacañan Palace. After noon, he proceeded to the Manila Hotel, where he was conferred an honorary Doctorate of Laws by the Centro Escolar University (CEU). During the event, President Aquino delivered speech stressing the importance of justice and of a strong justice system […]

President Aquino’s speech upon being conferred a Doctorate of Laws, Honoris Causa, by CEU, April 11, 2012

Tungkulin nating ipaglaban na tuwing papasok tayo sa korte, sigurado tayong katarungan at katotohanan ang iiral miski sino pa man ang kaharap mo. Isang hukuman kung saan ang inosente ay lalabas na inosente, at ang lumabag sa batas ay siguradong mapapanagot. Samahan po ninyo ako: manindigan tayo at aktibong makilahok para manaig ang tunay na hustisya sa ating lipunan, at para masigurong isang makatarungang Pilipinas ang ipapamana natin sa susunod na salinlahi.

DOLE urges use of Guiding Young Jobseekers handbook

An April 11, 2012 press release from the Department of Labor and Employment: To further realize the vision and diligent efforts of many people who are committed to steering the youth in the right direction, Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz encouraged last week parents and mentors of young people to use the department’s Guiding Youth Careers: A Handbook for Those Who Help Young Jobseekers.

DOLE orients private sector on productivity and competitiveness thrusts in Caraga

An April 11, 2012 press release from the Department of Labor and Employment: Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo has reported to Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz over the weekend that the private business sector in the Caraga region is throwing its support behind the department’s effort. This was after being oriented on the DOLE’s thrust of mainstreaming competitiveness and productivity not only in the DOLE but also in the private sector.

Philippines asserts sovereignty over Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal

An April 11, 2012 press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced today that a Philippine Navy (PN) surveillance aircraft monitored eight Chinese fishing vessels anchored inside the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal on Sunday, April 8, 2012, in the course of its enforcement of the Philippine Fisheries Code and marine environment protection laws.