Ngayong kaharap ko po kayo, sinasabi ko sa inyo: Boss, sasagarin ko ang bawat sandali at panahon para ipaglaban ang Pilipino. Tuloy ang ating laban kontra-katiwalian at kahirapan; tuloy ang ating laban para iangat ang Pilipino, at isulong ang kaunlaran ng bayan. Tuloy ang pagpapatunay natin sa ating sarili, sa ating kapwa, at sa buong mundo: Tunay nga po, the Filipino is worth fighting for.
Speech of President Aquino at the policy forum organized with Koerber Stiftung and Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business
I am extremely confident that, if we continue nurturing our shared values and deepening our engagement, we can look back generations from now and see this meeting in Berlin as yet another turning point: the moment when the world ignited new dynamic synergies, to bring about mutual success and prosperity that is felt by more and more citizens of a world where, indeed, no one will be left behind.
Chancellor Merkel, our meeting today was indeed historic, insightful, and significant—one that embodies our common values and shared aspirations. We had the opportunity to deepen the relations between our countries, and discuss our strategic vision for the future of the Philippines-Germany relationship—a relationship that has spanned 60 fruitful years—one which has grown into a strong, comprehensive, and pragmatic partnership that allows us to effectively address common challenges, and harness shared opportunities for the benefit of our peoples, our regions, and the larger community of nations.
Situation Report on tropical storm Mario as of September 19, 2014 (5:00 p.m.): Tropical Storm “MARIO” has maintained its strength as it moves toward Northern Luzon.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided P6.6 million worth of assistance to Legazpi City, Albay, to meet the needs of families who fled their homes due to the increasing unrest of Mt. Mayon.
There are now 146 evacuation centers providing temporary shelter to 13,247 families from Central and Southern Luzon, Bicol Region, Central Visasyas, and the National Capital Region.
Some 25 evacuation centers are open, providing temporary shelter to 1,276 families or 6,406 persons.
The Sta. Elena section, specifically at km 252+700 of Daang Maharlika in Camarines Norte is not passable due to damaged Cabuluan Detour Bridge caused by flash flood.
Operations at DFA-Aseana will resume on September 22, 2014 (Monday). Operations at mall-based DFA Satellite Offices will resume tomorrow, 20 September 2014 (Saturday) if weather conditions improve. The DFA will post an advisory if there is a need to suspend consular operations at DFA Satellite Offices tomorrow.
From the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Update Tropical Storm “MARIO” was estimated based on all available data at 212 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.1°N, 121.1°E). With maximum winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph. It is forecasted to move West Northwest at 22 kph. Saturday […]