Proclamation No. 748, s. 2014

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.

Message of President Aquino to the Biology Teachers Association of the Philippines on the occasion of their 49th Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions, April 3, 2014

The task of training future generations to become responsible, productive members of society is a challenge that rests squarely on the shoulders of our teachers, who must impart to our youth not only the knowledge to succeed but also important values like compassion and integrity. I trust that you will take your responsibilities to heart, that we may sustain our present revitalization and secure our nation’s bright tomorrow.

Statement of President Aquino during the state visit of President Tan of the Republic of Singapore

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.


Eastern Visayas local execs speak up on Yolanda relief issues

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.