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“Babae sa Septic Tank” opens Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid

A November 22, 2012, press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that the critically-acclaimed Babae sa Septic Tank by Marlon Rivera opened the 22nd edition of the Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid on November 15, at the Cineteca Matadero de Madrid. The opening night program began with an energetic dance performance by the Madrid Sinulog Dancers and was followed by speeches from the organizers and Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas.

New strategy puts military at forefront vs. illegal loggers

A November 22, 2012, press release from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources: The government’s Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (AILTF) has approved a resolution putting the military at the forefront of the fight against illegal logging in Mindanao due to the presence of armed groups and insurgents in the region and the increasing number of civilian casualties in the enforcement of the total log ban.

Message of President Aquino to the Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino (PSSP) on the occasion of their 37th National Conference on Filipino Psychology, November 22, 2012

Maging daan nawa ang pagtitipong ito sa pagtutulungan ng ating mga propesyunal sa paghasa ng inyong kasanayan, pagpapaunlad ng larangan ng Sikolohiya, at pagsulong ng aktibong pakikilahok ng akademya sa mahahalagang isyu sa bansa. Umaasa ako sa patuloy ninyong pag-agapay sa ating mamamayan.

Message of President Aquino to the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines on the occasion of their 5th NICP Summit, November 22, 2012

May this summit call upon our professionals to remain our steadfast partners in generating research, designing methods, and in exploring the viable opportunities of the digital landscape. It is my fervent hope that we maintain our utmost dedication as we accelerate the growth of our towns and cities, and stimulate dynamism in the countryside.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists on the occasion of their 44th Annual Convention, November 22, 2012

Central to our agenda of an empowered citizenry is a quality, accessible health care system, strengthened by key linkages between government and the health sector. We take this gathering as a reaffirmation of your duty to our country: to continue pursuing excellence in your profession and to remain among our partners in ensuring the well-being of our citizenry.

PHL participates in the 24th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances

A November 22, 2012, press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: The Philippines participated in the 24th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer held at the International Conference Center in Geneva (CICG) on November 12 to 16. The Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of substances which cause ozone depletion, is believed to be the most successful multilateral environmental agreement, having achieved 98 percent of global reduction in the consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS).

Message of President Aquino to the Eucharistic King Academy of Sara, Iloilo on the occasion of their Grand Alumni Homecoming, November 22, 2012

Fifty years after you set forth from your alma mater, you gather in celebration of time-tested friendships and the struggles and triumphs you shared with your peers. These moments form the foundation of the esteemed and accomplished individual that you are today, and in this time of reflection, may your hearts be filled with gratitude and respect for the people and institution that have helped you reach success.

Customs charges a trader and a broker for Peking duck smuggling

A November 22, 2012, press release from the Department of Finance, Bureau of Customs: After their foiled attempt to illegally slip two 40-footer container vans of pigeons, Peking duck, chickens, and piglets from China in October 15, 2012, a trader and his broker were charged today by Bureau of Customs officials led by Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon at the Department of Justice (DOJ) for violation of provisions of the Tariffs and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP) and the Revised Penal Code.

Message of President Aquino to the Municipality of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte on the occasion of their Town Fiesta, November 22, 2012

As you celebrate this occasion in honor of your patron, St. Andrew the Apostle, may he inspire you to follow his example of stewardship, that you remain fishers of men, capable of leading your people in this era of daylight and hope. I wish you joy and more blessings in thanksgiving for your municipality’s abundance.