The Philippines will host the first Symposium of the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) from April 7 to 8 at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati, Philippines.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will continue with its re-blocking and repair of Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) this coming weekend.
Secretary Baldoz: “The SPES teaches the youth how to value hard-earned money by letting them go through the experience of earning something for the work they have done.”
Signed on April 3, 2014: Declaring Wednesday, 7 May 2014, as a special (non-working) day in the City of San Pablo.
Toast of President Aquino for the state luncheon in honor of President Tan of the Republic of Singapore
I am heartened by the discussions we conducted earlier, and I trust that this is a step forward in improving the synergies between our countries. As a friend and neighbor to Singapore, the Philippines believes that development between our two countries should not only proceed in parallel, but should be hand-in-hand. After all: it is through solidarity and cooperation that we will see the achievement of vast gains for both our peoples.
Under the agreement, the DOLE, DOST, and other partners work together in a convergence program designed to assist local workers, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and survivors of natural calamities in their livelihood undertakings.
Indeed: Singapore is a true partner of the Philippines, and we are hopeful that this visit will give our countries more opportunities to deepen our engagement. On this note, may I wish President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his delegation a truly “fun” stay in the Philippines—especially since this is his first State Visit to our country. Whether in his further interactions with the Philippine business community, or in his visit to Basey, I am sure that the rest of his activities will be as meaningful and productive as our discussions today.
At least seven mayors, along with other local chief executives, from Eastern Visayas expressed their satisfaction of how the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has augmented their resources for relief efforts in their respective towns in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.
We assure the good Senator and the public that through every stage of the negotiations, we remained ever mindful of the President’s instructions that any agreement we must conclude must be within the framework of the 1987 Constitution, and accordingly, the roadmap set by the CAB leads to Congress as the established lawmaking institution.