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.
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.
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).
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.
A November 22, 2012 press release from the Department of Agriculture: The National Food Authority will aggressively buy palay from local farmers, as the agency veers away from importation and focus on local procurement for its food security buffer stock.