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Message of President Aquino to the Philippine EpiCentre Climate Change Magazine on the occasion of their 1st Philippine Tourism Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, August 23, 2012

We are at the mercy of nature’s might; it is unyielding, and it determines our very survival. Even as we enjoy the natural beauty and biodiversity of our country, we must recognize that threats to it exist and cannot be ignored. Unregulated development, overpopulation, and environmental destruction have hastened the deterioration of our biosphere, and these are concerns we must confront urgently.

Drug mules charged by Customs

An August 23, 2012, press release from the Department of Finance, Bureau of Customs: This is Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon’s message to those wanting to earn quick money as drug couriers when the Bureau of Customs today filed cases against seven foreign nationals for violation of certain provisions of the Tariffs and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP) and Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Message of President Aquino to the Organization of Socialized Housing Developers of the Philippines Inc. on the occasion of their 3rd OSHDP-HUDCC National Convention, August 23, 2012

Housing is an integral part of our agenda to institute inclusive growth and uphold the dignity of our people. We in government rely on our partners in the private sector, with their resources and expertise, to complement our efforts in addressing our people’s basic right to shelter.

July spending climbs by 22% year-on-year

An August 23, 2012, press release from the Department of Budget and Management: The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) today announced that departments and agencies disbursed a total of P162.55 billion in July 2012, 21.8 percent higher than the P133.4-billion tracked in July 2011. This is also the highest and fastest year-on-year spending posted by the National Government this year.

PHL Consulate General in New York, Filipino-American community commemorate Ninoy’s 29th death anniversary

An August 23, 2012, press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: The Philippine Consulate General in New York and members of the Filipino community in New York commemorated the 29th death anniversary of national hero, the late Senator Benigno Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., with a series of events last August 21.

Statement: The DSWD on the passing of the Secretary of Interior and Local Government, August 23, 2012

The Department of Social Welfare and Development would like to thank the people of Naga for sharing Jesse with the nation and proving that true democracy can work. It is possible to have a democracy of the people, by the people, and for the people because Jesse and the people of Naga have proven that people-driven governance is not only possible—it works.