Situation report on Typhoon Ruby as of 8:00 a.m., December 4, 2014

From the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Situation Overview At 4:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon “RUBY” was located at 942 km East Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur or 1,023 km East of Surigao City (9.4°N, 134.8°E), with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up […]

The President’s Day: December 3, 2014

Today at 10:00 a.m., President Benigno S. Aquino had a meeting with the Presidential Management Staff and the Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras at the Private Office in Malacañan Palace. At 11:00 a.m., the President had a meeting with Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. and the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel at the Blue Room in […]


DILG issues alert bulletin over Ruby

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas ordered the local governments in Regions 5, 6, 7, 8 and Caraga to immediately convene their respective local disaster risk reduction management councils (LDRRMCs) and make the necessary preparation to cushion the impact of the typhoon.

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Mindanao sends 37 athletes to East ASEAN friendship games

A contingent of 37 young athletes, 14 coaches and sports and government officials from Mindanao will be participating in the 8th BIMP-EAGA Friendship Games in Labuan, Malaysia from December 6 to 10, in efforts to strengthen cross-border links through sports among the member-countries of the economic subregion.


Statement: The Executive Secretary on transferring the venue of APEC-ISOM from Legazpi to Manila

After consultation with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 National Organizing Committee, Albay Governor Joey Salceda, and other stakeholders, the Informal Senior Officials Meeting (ISOM) from December 8 to 9, 2014, will be held in Manila instead of Legazpi, Albay, due to the expected arrival of Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit). Legazpi is likewise slated to host other APEC-related meetings during the hosting year.

Message of President Aquino to the 1st Semester, Graduating Class of 2015 of Mindanao State University, December 3, 2014

The horizon expands before you, brimming with opportunities and challenges that will test your mettle, mold you to become upstanding individuals, and ultimately lead you to a brighter tomorrow. May you traverse the straight path with optimism and courage. May you keep your hearts ablaze with hope, and continue to hunger for excellence as we collectively unleash the great potential of the Filipino people.