Sec. Baldoz thanks Australian heavy equipment supplier for offer of support

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has expressed sincere and wholehearted appreciation, on behalf of the Philippine government, for the offer of help of Mathilda Equipment Group, an Australian heavy equipment supplier, to ship a large and wide variety of specialist heavy earth-moving equipment and disaster-support equipment to assist in the Philippines’ post-Typhoon Yolanda disaster relief and rehabilitation effort.

Hungarian Foreign Minister undertakes historic visit to the Philippines

Foreign Minister János Martonyi of Hungary will undertake an official visit to the Philippines from December 5 to 7 at the invitation of Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario. Minister Martonyi’s visit will be the first by a Hungarian Foreign Minister in the country. The two officials had previously met in the multilateral forum of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

Toast of President Aquino during the state luncheon hosted for President Thein Sein of Myanmar, December 5, 2013

VIDEO: [youtube][/youtube] FULL TRANSCRIPT: Toast of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III President of the Philippines During the state luncheon in honor of His Excellency U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar [Delivered in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2013] I consider it a great privilege to welcome His Excellency U […]

Statement of President Aquino during his joint press briefing with President Thein Sein of Myanmar, December 5, 2013

Myanmar was one of the countries that reached out to us in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda, and I thanked the President for his message of sympathy and solidarity for our countrymen who were victims of this calamity. In particular, I expressed our deepest gratitude for the Myanmar Government’s donation of $100,000 in humanitarian aid, and for the seven tons of relief goods flown in by the Myanmar Defense Services.

Moving Community Enterprise Development as pathway out of poverty

From the Department of Social Welfare and Development “Japan continues its efforts for the improvement of the Philippines,” shared Hiroyuki Enoki, Second Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Manila. Last November 28, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched the Community Enterprise Development as Pathway out of Poverty, a project from a grant […]

DILG seeks ‘cash-for-work’ scheme for residents in oil spill-affected areas

As part of their inspection of ‘Yolanda’-hit areas in Western Visayas, Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Corazon Juliano-Soliman, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary (DILG) Mar Roxas and Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin met here on Tuesday with Antique Governor Exequiel B. Javier and the mayors of the 12 Antique towns devastated by the typhoon to discuss the assistance needed by the affected families there.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers on the occasion of their 13th PIIE National Congress, December 4, 2013

Industrial engineers play a significant role in strengthening the foundations of our society: You count among our government’s allies in establishing and maintaining our nation’s vital infrastructure, which help make the benefits of our reforms accessible and responsive to our citizens. This event is an opportunity to promote excellence among your members and the advancement of green growth in your endeavors: May you continue to advocate the efficient and effective use of our economic, environmental, and human resources to the fulfillment of our collective aspirations.

Australian Foreign Minister to visit the Philippines

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop will visit the Philippines from December 7 to 8. Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario will meet with Minister Bishop to discuss the Philippines’ recovery and rehabilitation efforts following the devastation wrought by typhoon Yolanda and areas in which Australia can provide its cooperation and support.