Proclamation No. 757, s. 2014

Signed on April 24, 2014: Declaring Friday, 2 May 2014, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Bauan, Province of Batangas.

DOH reminds travelers in Puerto Galera against HIV/AIDS

“We have to stop the rising cases of HIV cases in the country by providing accurate information to the public. HIV is not highly contagious and cannot be transmitted through air (such as coughing and sneezing), mosquito bites, talking with an infected person, borrowing clothes from an HIV-infected person, shaking hands and embracing and sharing swimming pools,” Janairo stated.

Proclamation No. 756, s. 2014

Signed on April 24, 2014: Reserving a certain parcel of land for training center site purposes of the Commission On Audit-Cordillera Administrative Region (COA-CAR), situated in Res. Sec. “K”, Guisad, City of Baguio, Province of Benguet, Island of Luzon.


PH eyes bigger EPS share in Korea as number of illegal “stayers” decrease

“Last year, there was a huge reduction in the number of Filipinos who have illegally stayed in Korea after their EPS stint, from 30.6 percent in 2012 to only 22.7 percent in 2013. This is a good sign that our aggressive strategy of addressing the issue of illegal staying EPS workers in South Korea is bearing fruit,” said Baldoz

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Pharmacists Association Inc. on the occasion of their 2014 National Convention, April 24, 2014

Now that we are on the straight and righteous path, we have gained the confidence to push our country forward. Our strength multiplies as we work as one collective, stronger than ever to keep our momentum towards revitalization. Arm in arm, let us seize all opportunities to create positive change and make tangible realities out of our collective aspirations.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers-Makati Chapter and the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines, April 24, 2014

The disasters of the past year have elevated the discourse as regards our vulnerabilities as a developing nation; these have impressed upon us the need for foresight and efficient, synergized action amidst environmental risks and climate change. Let us take this time to reassess and realign our endeavors with our shared vision of an equitably progressive Philippines. As we facilitate the recovery and rehabilitation of the affected areas in the Visayas region, we count on you in helping us build better homes and more empowered communities. Let your strengths and capacities as nation-builders serve as the foundation upon which our fully transformed, revitalized country rises.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Finance Association on the occasion of their Annual National Convention, April 24, 2014

A strong financial sector is crucial to our goal of an equitably progressive nation. Yours is a task that is as challenging as it is rewarding: Managing resources not only requires prudence, foresight, and skill but also the gumption to stake your own resources on a venture—not only for the promise of gain, but also for the opportunity to realize a shared vision of growth. It is people like you that drive our nation forward and allow us to travel further into the frontiers of possibilities and reach for greater heights.