Now, more than ever, let us adhere to the path of reconciliation and continue to work toward lasting peace in Mindanao—to avoid other such instances of violence in the future, and ensure that our heroes’ sacrifice will not be in vain.
Today was declared a Day of National Mourning, by virtue of Proclamation No. 953, s. 2015, in honor of the 44 members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (SAF) who fell during an armed encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, last Sunday, January 25, 2015. In the morning, President Benigno S. Aquino III left for the necrological service, held […]
SAF OIC Noli Taliño asked, “One international terrorist equals 44 deaths… Was it worth it?” He answered his own question by saying, “I am sure na [that] when you ask them, they will say yes. Because they saved thousands more lives.”
1st meeting of Philippines-Viet Nam Joint Commission on concluding a Strategic Partnership held in Manila
On the basis of amity, equality, mutual respect and cooperation, the two sides stressed that bilateral relations between the Philippines and Viet Nam are growing in various aspects, including in political, trade and investment, fisheries, marine and oceanic affairs, as well as defense and security cooperation, among others.
In the name of the Filipino people, we recognize the valor of our fallen policemen. We thank them for the courage of their sacrifice. We condole and grieve with each family who has lost a loved one.
Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima has instructed the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) to fast-track the filling up of the bureau’s 197 vacant positions as part of the DOF’s revenue agency reform and modernization program. Deadline for submission of applications for first and second level positions is on February 16, 2015.
Nagpapasalamat tayo sa kadakilaan ng kanilang sakripisyo. Nakikiramay po tayo sa bawat pamilya ng mga kapulisan nating nawalan ng mahal sa buhay.
Joint statement of the GPH and MILF Peace Panels at the Special Meeting of the Panels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This is the joint statement from the government and MILF during the Special Meeting of the Panels held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on January 29, 2015.
January 30, 2015, has been declared a National Day of Mourning. All public institutions and military installations, are instructed to lower the Philippine flag to half-mast as a sign of solidarity with the 44 members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force that fell during an armed encounter in Maguindanao last Sunday.
The fourth quarter and full year growth rates of 6.9% and 6.1% respectively, resoundingly affirm that the Philippine economy is on an upward growth trajectory buoyed by strong macroeconomic fundamentals.