Message of President Aquino to the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines on the occasion of their 56th Anniversary Charter Symposium, November 11, 2013

In the first half of our administration, we began to establish the foundations of the Philippines we envision. There will always be attempts to dissuade us from the way of morally upright leadership; nevertheless, our mission persists, even as we garner positive scores for our economy and our people. Let us keep steadfast in crafting strategies for inclusive growth, defining innovative solutions for development, and building a brighter tomorrow for all.

Photos: The President visits areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda

On November 10, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III visited Tacloban and Capiz to oversee relief operations for people affected by typhoon Yolanda. Typhoon Yolanda one of the most powerful storms to hit the Philippines leaving devastation at its wake.

DSWD provides Taclobanons with satellite Internet service

As of November 11, the DSWD has extended free satellite net service to close to 2,000 individuals in areas in Tacloban affected by the supertyphoon. Among those who have used the service are members of the media and NGOs. Said service was made available for our countrymen who wish to contact their loved ones.

Message of President Aquino to the Central Philippine University-Iloilo City and the Department of Agriculture-Region 6 on the occasion of their 3rd Regional Organic Agri-Research Fair and Seminars, November 11, 2013

Corruption has festered in our society and corroded various institutions. However, our administration’s initiatives to restore the culture of transparency and accountability in our system remain on track. We count on your resolve in this era of reform so that the Philippines may finally fulfill its greatest potential. Let this event be another step towards creating a progressive and inclusive society, fueled by honesty and justice.

Message of President Aquino to the Money Market Association of the Philippines (MART) on the occasion of their 42nd Anniversary, November 11, 2013

May these same values guide you and your organization as you intensify your efforts to professionalize your ranks, elevate the standards of your practice, and improve the quality of your transactions. Let us not allow the obfuscating maneuvers perpetrated by a corrupt few to keep us from accomplishing the bigger task at hand: to realize our aspirations and bring about the equitably progressive future that our countrymen deserve.

Japan dispatches disaster relief medical team to typhoon-affected areas

Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has called on local government officials to conduct preemptive evacuation in low-lying and landslide-prone areas in Bohol, Cebu and Southern Leyte as yet another typhoon has entered the country.

AFP appeals to civilians: Cooperate in peace and order efforts

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is appealing to all civilians affected by typhoon Yolanda to cooperate with government authorities particularly the Philippine National Police and Department of Interior and Local Government in their efforts to restore order amidst ongoing rescue, relief, and rehabilitation operations.