President Benigno S. Aquino III accepts the credentials of Erik Ferner, Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines, in a ceremony held in Malacañan Palace. (Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau.)

The President’s Day: November 27, 2014

Today, at 10:00 a.m., President Benigno S. Aquino III accepted the credentials of His Excellency Erik Ferner, ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Philippines, in ceremonies held in the Music Room of Malacañan Palace. At 10:30 a.m., the President accepted the credentials of Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Kazuhide Ishikawa, at the same […]

Message of President Aquino to the Asia Pacific Society for Molecular Immunology and Philippine Society of Pathologists Inc., November 27, 2014

Scientific research over the past decade has thrust medical knowledge ahead by leaps and bounds, creating new treatments against the deadliest diseases of our time. Our complexity, however, leaves us with more profound questions about the workings of the human body. May this event deepen your understanding of the most vital concerns of your field and create responsive, accessible solutions that will drive our collective mission of progress forward.


DSWD preps relief for Queenie-hit areas

A total of 116,815 family food packs amounting to more than P30.7 million has been prepositioned by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ready for distribution to augment the resources of local government units (LGU) affected by Tropical Depression Queenie.

Republic Act No. 10649

Approved on November 27, 2014: An Act increasing the Burial Assistance for Veterans from ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00) to twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00), amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 6948, as amended, otherwise known as “An Act standardizing and upgrading the benefits for Military Veterans and their dependents” and appropriating funds therefor.

Republic Act No. 10648

Approved on November 27, 2014: An Act providing Scholarship Grants to Top Graduates of all Public High Schools in State Universities and Colleges and appropriating funds therefor.


Statement: CHED on Filipino and Revised General Education Curriculum 

At its most basic, CHED believes in the fundamental role played by language in education, as manifested in the reforms it has staunchly supported through K to 12, but also of the role of education in the development of language—i.e., the “intellectualization” of a language, in this case Filipino, through its use in academic discourse.