End-of-Year Statement of the GPH Panel in Talks with the MILF

All of the accomplishments in the GPH-MILF peace process were made possible through the collective efforts, trust, and goodwill of both Parties, our respective principals, and the unwavering support of various sectors to push the process forward. We wish them all a blessed holiday.


DepEd, PAGCOR join forces in Typhoon Yolanda rehab efforts

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Philippine Gaming Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) ink memorandum of agreement for the P2 billion financial aid for the construction of new classrooms in places that were hardest hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda.


Message of President Aquino to Rev. Fr. Teofilo S. Rustia on the occasion of his 50 years in the priesthood of Jesus Christ, December 23, 2013

Our nation is flourishing in this period of renewal due to the Filipinos’ commitment to the straight and righteous path. We have laid out reforms to cater to the needs of our citizens, and improved policies to renew a culture of professionalism and integrity in our bureaucracy. Your government is grateful for your proactive participation in these endeavors, providing moral and spiritual confidence to our people in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.


More than 1.7 million disadvantaged Filipinos hired under DOLE-monitored CBEP

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said the convergent Community-Based Employment Program (CBEP), which the DOLE is tasked to monitor, had benefited 1,717,207 disadvantaged persons, including disaster victims, across the country’s 17 regions in terms of short-term jobs as of 10 December 2013.


Ormoc City eyes rehab with DSWD’s support

A month after Typhoon Yolanda hit this city, the local government is now looking forward to a better community as it plans to undertake recovery and rehabilitation programs with the support of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).


Memorandum Circular No. 60, s. 2013

Signed on December 23, 2013: Enjoining all heads of departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the National Government to send nominees to the National Government’s Career Executive Service Development Program – Public Management Development Program.


Ambassador Rebong presents her credentials as new permanent representative of the PHL to UN Office in Geneva

Ambassador Cecilia B. Rebong, the new Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Office at Geneva, presented her credentials on December 19 to Michael Møller, the Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva. She conveyed to the Director General the good wishes of President Benigno S. Aquino III and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario.