DOE launches Mindanao electricity market

The government hopes to bring in additional capacity to bridge Mindanao’s power supply gap as the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM) kicks-off commercial operations today, September 26, 2013.

Message of President Aquino to the 26th Annual Aliw Awards, September 26, 2013

The Filipino people stand proud as one nation, united by our aspirations for peace, stability, and progress. May this event empower you to carry on in your endeavors, lift the spirits of our people in every single moment that you take the stage, and help guide our citizens towards realizing our shared vision of a truly prosperous society.

Message of President Aquino to the Association of Parents-Counselors of the University of the Philippines Manila Inc. on the occasion of their Fellowship Night, September 26, 2013

Patriotism is at the core of our collective task of nation-building; the commitment to serve people enkindles the flame of positive change that illuminates the straight and righteous path towards a Philippines founded on inclusive growth, brimming with opportunities. May you remain among our steadfast partners in establishing a truly transformative society.

Proclamation No. 656, s. 2013

Signed on September 25, 2013: Declaring Monday, 28 October 2013, as a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country.

President’s Day: September 25, 2013

At 1:00 p.m., President Aquino held a meeting on the revised draft of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines – Rebolusyonaryong Partidong Manggagawa – Pilipinas / Revolutionary Proletarian Army / Alex Boncayao Brigade Tabara-Paduano Group (GPH-RPM-P/RPA/ABB) closure agreement towards the disposition of arms and forces.

Proclamation No. 655, s. 2013

Signed on September 25, 2013: Declaring the regular holidays, special (non-working) days, and a special holiday (for all schools) for the year 2014.

DSWD continues to assist Habagat victims

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), together with concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) continue to assist the victims of Habagat, which occurred on September 23.

Proclamation No. 654, s. 2013

Signed on September 25, 2013: Amending Proclamation No. 776 (s. 1991) by declaring every Friday immediately preceding the feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia as a special day in the City of Naga.

Secretary del Rosario to speak on the PHL perspective on The Post-2015 Development Agenda at UN General Assembly

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario left this morning for New York to attend the opening activities of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The theme of this year’s session is “The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage.” The session aims to start the work on putting in place a global development framework upon the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) time frame in 2015.