Statement of President Aquino on the passing of Don Emilio Yap

President Aquino: “At noon today, respected industrialist, publisher, and philanthropist, Don Emilio Yap passed away. I convey my deepest sympathies to the Yap family in this time of loss and mourning, and hope that they can draw strength from the knowledge that Mr. Yap lives on in the legacy he leaves behind, one distinguished both by personal success and by an abiding generosity.”

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DPWH traffic advisory for R. Diokno Highway in Batangas City

The R. Diokno Highway in Batangas City is passable only to light vehicles effective April 7, 2014. Cargo trucks, heavy equipment, and other vehicles exceeding 10 tons will have alternate detour routes at Tagaytay-Nasugbu and Palico-Balayan-Batangas Roads.

Message of President Aquino to the Panay News on the occasion of their 33rd Anniversary, April 7, 2014

May this achievement inspire you to fulfill your duties in fostering inclusive and enlightened dialogue, and leading your readership towards meaningful participation in nation-building. May you affirm the media’s role as a pillar of our democracy by putting forward the most relevant issues and engaging our citizens in narratives that enable and reach out to our fellowmen who have been relegated to the margins of society. I ask too that you see these stories to the end, that the voices of our people may gain the audience they deserve.

Statement: The Presidential Spokesperson on the user accounts for partner countries and orgs for FAith

FAiTH has always been an embodiment of the Aquino administration’s commitment to enhance mechanisms for transparency in government. This development brings into the process our partners and friends in the international community—a testament to the importance of monitoring and managing aid, and, more importantly, a testimony to the shared responsibility of holding everyone accountable. It is a significant step forward: one that underscores that we are all working to build back better communities devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.

Infographic: 2014 RIPS cases

The Department of Finance has released an infographic listing the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs employees who have attempted to evade their taxes.

Message of President Aquino to the Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines on the occasion of their 19th Annual Membership Assembly, April 7, 2014

As you hold this meeting, it is my hope that you will continue to join us in harnessing the nation’s talents and resources for our mutual prosperity. My administration assures you that we will continue to work with your organization, especially in areas that will result in our shared progress. It is my hope that you remain among our partners as we push forward on the straight path, in pursuit of our common aspirations.