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FDA warns public on industrial grade coloring dyes in icing candy, red gulaman, and bagoong

The Food and Drug Administration tested 34 samples of food products collected by inspectors in the National Capital Region and Region VII for non-permissible colorants (NPC). The samples were collected from ambulant vendors, public markets, groceries and supermarkets. Most of the samples were unregistered and noncompliant with food product labeling standards (DoH Administrative Order No. 88-B s. 1984).

Speech of President Aquino at the AFP Flag Raising and Awarding ceremony, November 4, 2013

Taos-puso po tayong nagpupugay at nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng ating mga sundalo’t pulis na buong tapang na nakipaglaban para sa kaligtasan ng ating mga Boss. Habambuhay pong babantayog ang inyong dedikasyon at propesyunalismo sa kasaysayan; magsisilbi kayong huwaran di lamang ng kasalukuyang henerasyon, kundi maging ng susunod na salinlahi.

Message of President Aquino to the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. on the occasion of their Colloquium on Photodermatology in the Tropics, November 3, 2013

The role of medical professionals is to secure our people’s health, by ensuring that they receive the best possible medical attention and care. To fulfill your sworn duty, it is imperative that you continue to familiarize yourselves with current research and innovations in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of skin cancer. May this assembly be an opportunity to create accessible, sustainable programs that would alleviate the conditions of your patients, and promote integrity, excellence, and compassion among our far-reaching community of world class healthcare practitioners; may you all be inspired to help our countrymen lead dignified, productive lives.

Message of President Aquino to Shandong Association of the Philippines Inc. on the occasion of their Second Anniversary, November 3, 2013

The Philippines remains committed to maintaining peace and solidarity with its neighbors in Asia, as our administration effects widespread institutional reform and fuels the growth of our economy. Your organization’s partnership in creating meaningful linkages with China is timely; together, let us bolster the industry, education, and culture shared by our nations, so that we may deepen the bond between our peoples. May this event reaffirm your dedication to advancing our endeavors towards lasting regional harmony and prosperity.

Open Government Partnership Summit ends on high note for the Philippines

The Aquino administration is prepared to intensify its bid for greater transparency and accountability in government, particularly in the wake of the recently concluded Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit in London, where the Philippine delegation presented the country’s OGP Action Plan for 2013 to 2015.

Message of President Aquino to the YMCA National Assembly of High School Students and to the YMCA National High School Club Advisers Seminar, November 3, 2013

Each Filipino is a nation-builder; our every action committed to righteousness, justice, and honor is a thread woven into the tapestry of the equitably progressive Philippines we aspire for. Together, let us craft the legacy of a truly transformed country, and fulfill our nation’s great destiny.