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DPWH sets budget priorities for 2015-2016

In a recently conducted planning session of DPWH management, Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio L. Singson said that priorities shall include paving all remaining gravel and earth roads of the national road network in the country, improving the capacity of existing roads with high volume or capacity ratios through road widening projects, construction of bypasses where road widening is not feasible, and improving the smoothness of national highways through tighter supervision and quality assurance during construction stage, and improved construction processes.

Statement of President Aquino during the joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Malaysia

Your Excellency, our meeting today reflects the respect and friendship that peoples with a shared and inextricable history accord one another. Truly, our ancestors would have been proud to see their sons and daughters banding together to realize a common vision: Citizens empowered to live dignified and productive lives, so that they themselves may help open the doors of even greater opportunity for their fellow Filipinos and Malaysians.

Conditional cash transfer beneficiaries to undergo agri-business training

Some 50 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries in Tigbalag, Zamboanga city, were chosen as scholars of the “Kabalikat Farmer’s Training Program”, a joint project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, SM Foundation, Inc., Harvest Agribusiness Corporation, and the City Agriculture Office.

Message of President Aquino to the participants and organizers of the 8th Annual National Convention of the Kanlungan Pilipinas Movement, February 28, 2014

Building an empowered society involves engaging the youth in today’s most critical issues, and training them to effectively overcome its accompanying challenges. This is especially true for environmental protection and climate risk, which threaten not only us at present, but succeeding generations of Filipinos. May your initiative, through its discussions, lectures, and sideline conversations, provide our upcoming leaders insights, that they may someday lead with confidence and wisdom. Let your convention impart to them the importance of dialogue and proactive engagement early on, and galvanize them to facilitate our people’s continuing resurgence.

Message of President Aquino to the Agriculturists Multi-Purpose Cooperative (AMC) on the occasion of their 21st Annual General Assembly, February 28, 2014

Your cooperative bears the responsibility to secure the welfare and empowerment of your stakeholders: May you continue to foster solidarity and cooperation among your members, and work harmoniously with our local farmers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and investors so that we can strengthen our partnerships to make the Philippines a more self-sufficient, more productive nation.

President’s Day: February 27, 2014

Today at 11:30 a.m., the President departed Manila for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for his state visit. Before departing, the President delivered a speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2. Click to read his departure statement: http://www.gov.ph/2014/02/27/departure-statement-of-president-aquino-before-his-state-visit-to-malaysia/ All photos by the Malacañang Photo Bureau. At 3:20 p.m., the President arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and was […]

Message of President Aquino to the University of the Philippines Manila–National Institutes of Health on the occasion of their 16th Anniversary, February 27, 2014

May this conference be a seedbed of knowledge, as you perform research aimed at improving the quality of our medical services. Let your longstanding tradition of excellence, compassion, and commitment be exemplified in your pursuits, as we propel the Philippines on the straight and righteous path towards equitable progress and meaningful reform.