DOF certifies Yolanda-hit local governments’ capacity for P1.8B loan bids

The move is to ensure that other options for financing and fund mobilization, such as domestic borrowing, are immediately available for post-Yolanda recovery and rehabilitation programs, in addition to projects already being implemented by the National Government, as well as to fund previously proposed capital investment projects.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Association of Medical Technologist (PAMET) Camarines Sur Chapter on the occasion of their 19th PAMET National Mid-Year Convention, May 28, 2014

Let this gathering reaffirm your oath to excellence and integrity, as you constantly challenge yourselves to improve and become more competent servants of our people. Let this event likewise impress upon you your increasingly significant role in our task of nation-building; may you lend your compassionate, healing hands and cascade strength and hope to our kababayans in need.


Philippines and South Korea hold 5th Policy Consultations, vow closer cooperation

The Philippines and South Korea vowed closer bilateral and regional cooperation as they marked 65 years of relations during the successful conduct of the 5th Policy Consultations on May 27. South Korea is one of the Philippines’ top trading partners and major source of investments, as well as being the Philippines’ top tourism market.

Proclamation No. 779, s. 2014

Signed on May 28, 2014: Declaring Wednesday, 18 June 2014, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Sta. Maria, Province of Davao del Sur.

Proclamation No. 778, s. 2014

Signed on May 28, 2014: Declaring Friday, 6 June 2014, as a special (non-working) day in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Heart Association Inc. on the occasion of their 45th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting, May 28, 2014

A healthy and dynamic populace propels our nation towards an equitably progressive future. We shall realize this aspiration through our collective commitment to our country’s ongoing revitalization. May this assembly further equip you with the expertise that will sustain your professional advancement; may you be able to reveal new approaches and methodologies in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of heart illnesses, and address the critical issues in the development of cardiology in the Philippines.

OPAPP to indigenous peoples: Inclusivity at heart and core of Bangsamoro agreement

The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) has always been about protecting the rights of all Filipinos, including the rights of indigenous peoples (IPs), Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles emphasized on Friday during a solidarity lunch meeting with the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) and representatives of the IP sector at the Edsa-Shangrila Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

Statement: The Secretary of Budget on the Napoles affidavits

I have never dealt with Janet Lim Napoles in any manner, much less through an agent or a middleman. And while I may be acquainted with Mr. Jarmin, I have never transacted with him in any capacity. Ms. Napoles’ claims about me—that I tapped Mr. Jarmin as my ‘agent,’ and that I taught her how to profit illegally from the bureaucracy—are absolutely not true.

Speech of President Aquino at the 116th anniversary of the Philippine Navy

Paalala rin ito sa ating mga Boss: Hindi man laging nakikita ng publiko ang mga sandali ng sakripisyo ninyo—ay patuloy pa rin kayong tumitindig upang magsilbi sa bayan. May kamera man o wala, may kuwento man sa pahayagan, o tahimik man ninyong isinasagawa ang misyon—nariyan ang Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas, maaasahan, at laging nakatutok sa inyong kapakanan.


DOF surges ahead in anti-corruption project

Project LAYA is geared towards the improvement of the anti-corruption and revenue collection efforts of the government through a technical working group that provides guidance in improving internal mechanisms in the prosecution of graft and corruption cases relating to the DOF and its attached agencies and regulatory enforcement.