Message of President Aquino to the Clark Aviation Conference 2014, May 16, 2014

The development of Clark International Airport will improve air traffic in Manila and open new doors for tourism, investment, and employment opportunities in Central Luzon. We in government are pleased with your ardent efforts to transform Clark into an Aerotropolis; may you succeed in this project and may your endeavors fulfill the requirements of international standards in aviation safety and other services, enabling you to respond to the needs of local and foreign air passengers. I hope this conference will be a platform for formulating ideas that will advance aviation in the Philippines and strengthen partnerships between our government, the private sector, and individuals towards realizing our socio-economic agenda.


Job, trade and scholarship fair for persons with disabilities gets multi-stakeholder support

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz emphatically stated this yesterday, after Department of Labor and Employment-National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) Director Alex Avila reported that its job, trade, and scholarship fair for PWDs held last May 2 at SM City Fairview had successfully cobbled up multi-stakeholder support that bodes well for PWDs, and have encouraged the regional office to plan a bigger celebration next year.

Appointments and Designations: May 16, 2014

MALACAÑAN PALACE MANILA 16 May 2014 Sir: Pursuant to the provisions of existing laws, you are hereby appointed CHAIRPERSON, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (RDC), REGION XI, NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (NEDA). The Chairperson shall serve for a term of three (3) years, which should coincide with his regular term as local elective official. By virtue […]

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Amateur Radio Association Inc. on the occasion of their 82nd Annual Convention, May 16, 2014

Communications technology has rapidly evolved over the past century and empowered us to become more connected to our communities. Your organization’s utilization of the radio can be a vital instrument in nation-building with applications in disaster risk management and rescue operations. May you use your skill and talent not only as amateur radio enthusiasts but as volunteers and active civic participants in our shared mission of nation-building.

President’s Day: May 15, 2014

Today, President Benigno S. Aquino III visited Negros Occidental to unveil two of the national government’s projects in the province. At 10:00 a.m., the President inaugurated of Phase I of the San Carlos Solar Energy (SACASOL) Power Plant—the first large-scale commercially-financed and commissioned solar power plant in the Philippines under the Aquino administration—in the City […]


Secretary de Lima’s letter to Sen. Guingona re: “Alleged Napoles list”

On May 12, 2014, the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, chaired by Senator Teofisto Guingona III, issued a subpoena for the Sec of Justice to submit the “Alleged Napoles list/Affidavit on the PDAF Scam” to the Senate on or before May 15. This afternoon, Sec de Lima submitted the following letter to the committee, pledging compliance but requesting a week’s extension.

Message of President Aquino to the Municipality of San Fernando, Masbate on the occasion of their Annual Town Fiesta, May 15, 2014

The government is one with you in observing one of the most important events in Filipino culture, the town fiesta. This occasion is crucial to instilling civic pride—the wellspring of our diversity, energy, and vibrancy as a nation. May this event encourage you to engage with one another, in activities that will not only celebrate the unique history and traditions of your beloved hometown, but also allow it to reach the heights of stability, prosperity, and success in this time of national resurgence.