President’s Day: March 13, 2014

This morning, President Benigno S. Aquino III paid a visit to the Hope Christian High School, for the event Hope for the Philippines: A Table Talk with the President, where he delivered a statement. (All photos by the Malacañang Photo Bureau) At 1:00 p.m., the President met with the Secretary of National Defense and the Secretary of […]


Proclamation No. 736, s. 2014

Signed on March 13, 2014: Creating and designating several parcels of land, located at Metrobank Avenue, Metropolitan Park, Central Park 1-A, San Rafael, Pasay City, as an Information Technology Park, pursuant to Republic Act No. 7916, as amended by Republic Act No. 8748.


Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons on the occasion of their Pre-Congress Workshop, TME Certifying Course: Part 1, March 13, 2014

Cancer remains among the most important medical problems of our time, and your expertise creates controlled and methodical procedures in response to this disease. This event is one such opportunity for your organization to bolster your knowledge base regarding the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, extending and improving patients’ lives. May your insights help your colleagues address more efficiently the foremost challenges in your field, and add further security to the welfare of our countrymen.


Statement: The Secretary of Justice on Senator Estrada’s privilege speech

Senator Estrada does not get it. He is barking up the wrong tree for what he perceives as a “trial publicity.” Much of the publicity generated by the PDAF scam investigations, in general, and testimony of the witnesses, in particular, is not brought about by the DOJ, but the very nature of the subject matter.


Opening remarks of Secretary Balisacan at the MAF Consultation Workshop

Let us all remember that we are all at the frontlines of the battle for improving maternal health. The task ahead may be challenging, but with a swift and purposive action from every stakeholder, I am confident that we can achieve MDG 5. As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated, “with the right investments, we can make a huge difference in the lives of every woman and every child.”


Government hits NPA’s brazen disregard for humanitarian laws

The government peace panel for the negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) condemns the NPA’s series of violations against international humanitarian laws (IHL) following their recent landmine attacks in Davao del Sur wounding civilians and security personnel alike.


DFA

Philippines, New Zealand successfully conclude air talks in Wellington

Both countries agreed to increase the frequency of flights to 21 from 3 flights per week, improve the 5th freedom exchange to enable Philippine carriers to operate 5th freedom flights to Australia and New Zealand carriers to operate 5th freedom to China and allow third country code sharing for the carriers of the Philippines and New Zealand.