Message of President Aquino to the Philippine League of Government and Private Midwives Inc. on the occasion of their 16th General Assembly, May 6, 2015

Comprehensive healthcare forms part of our commitment to leave no Filipino behind as we tread the straight and righteous path towards equitable progress. Midwives play a crucial role in this communal task, as you look after the welfare of two of the more vulnerable sectors of society: Women and children. The high-quality, compassionate medical services that you provide contribute greatly to their health and safety during the crucial stages of pregnancy and birth. May you continue to lend your expertise to your respective institutions, and may this assembly be a springboard to nurture the welfare of mothers and newborns and, as a whole, the advancement of midwifery in the Philippines.

Secretary Roxas with residents of Brgy. Sainz, Mati City, enjoying potable water brought by the SALINTUBIG Project through BuB.

Roxas with local leaders demonstrate participatory leadership

In the roundtable discussions, Roxas also addressed disaster-related concerns of barangay officials and civil society organization leaders by reintroducing OPLAN Listo, a deliberate, programmatic, and sustained approach in guiding LGUs in disaster preparedness.

Proclamation No. 1013, s. 2015

Signed on May 5, 2015: Declaring Friday, 8 May 2015, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of President Roxas, Province of Cotabato


2015 Palarong Pambansa kicks off in Tagum City

The Department of Education (DepEd) together with the provincial host Davao del Norte (DavNor) officially welcomed yesterday more than 12,000 delegates including student athletes, coaches and officials representing different regions all over the country to the opening of the country’s most-awaited sporting event: Palarong Pambansa 2015.