President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the 2015 Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC) Dividends Day at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Wednesday (May 13, 2015). A total of 49 agencies remitted P36.36-billion to the National Treasury, surpassing the collections made last year, with 10 GOCCs belonging to the elite circle, the so-called “Billionaire’s Club”, for having remitted at least P1-billion to the government. (Photo by Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO)

Speech of President Aquino at the 2015 GOCC Dividends Day

Pangulong Aquino: Ang pakiusap ko po: Huwag tayong titigil; huwag tayong makontento sa nagawa na; mag-isip pa tayo ng paraan para ba lalong mapaganda ‘yung iiwan nating biyaya, pakinabang, serbisyo sa taumbayan na siya namang lumikha at talagang tumatangkilik sa atin at sumusuporta sa atin.

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Taiwanese firm starts insurance claims process for missing crew

Following the disappearance of a fishing vessel owned by the Hsiang Fu Chun Company, the Taiwanese firm has apparently given up the search, paid the three months’ salaries of the fishing vessel’s missing crew, and is now in the process of claiming the insurance for them.

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Proclamation No. 1020, s. 2015

Signed on May 13, 2015: Ordering that the Philippine flag be flown at half-mast on May 16, 2015, the day of interment of Ambassador Domingo D. Lucenario, Jr.


Labor department urges remaining Filipino workers in Yemen to come home

Sec. Baldoz: “I beg you to take into consideration your safety, for the sake of your loved ones, your families, in the Philippines and head for the Jizan-Saudi border, the only safe exit route out of Yemen, where the Philippine Rapid Reaction Team (RRT) is waiting to repatriate you home.”

Proclamation No. 1017, s. 2015

Signed on May 12, 2015: Declaring Tuesday, 16 June 2015, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Molave, Zamboanga del Sur

Proclamation No. 1016, s. 2015

Signed on May 12, 2015: Declaring Tuesday, 16 June 2015, as a special (non-working) day in the City of Bogo, Province of Cebu

Proclamation No. 1014, s. 2015

Signed on May 12, 2015: Declaring Friday, 15 May 2015, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Quezon, Province of Palawan

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Manufacturing output rebounds last March

Sec. Balisacan: “This growth is fueled by the strong production performance by the majority of the sub-sectors led by the double-digit growth of tobacco, basic metals and petroleum.”