A July 19, 2012 press release from the Department of Agriculture: The crisis faced by the banana industry still continues at present, brought about by the strict quarantine measures imposed by Beijing on all bananas entering Chinese ports.
Approved on July 19, 2012: An Act reapportioning the Province of Palawan into three (3) legislative districts.
Signed on July 19, 2012: Declaring Wednesday, 1 August 2012, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Compostela, Province of Compostela Valley.
The 29th round of Exploratory Talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) successfully ended today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with both sides expressing confidence in wrapping up discussions on mechanisms towards the realization of a new political entity that would replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
A July 18, 2012 press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: The Honorable John Baird, Canada’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, lays a wreath at the Rizal Monument on July 17, 2012, as part of the official program for his visit to the Philippines. Minister Baird is visiting the Philippines upon the invitation of Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario to discuss further opportunities for strengthening political and economic cooperation between the Philippines and Canada.
A July 18, 2012 press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Ma. Corazon Yap-Bahjin and Consul Raquel R. Solano met recently with Dr. Stephen King, the representative of CHV-Praha in the Middle East and Africa region, and Mr. Andrew Nyaruvaya, the company’s business manager, to discuss the progress in the talks and coordination work on the Philippine side regarding its proposed waste-to-energy project for the Philippines.
The opening of the regular session of the legislative branch is marked by a message from the President. For the chief executive, it is a constitutional duty; for the legislature, an acknowledgment that a function of Congress is oversight: the SONA is in essence an annual report to the legislature.
A July 18, 2012 press release from the Department of Labor and Employment: Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s goal of inclusive growth—which means that no Filipino citizen should be left behind with everyone getting a fair share of the fruits of development—includes a national strategy that takes into consideration the participation and contribution of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the national development effort.
A July 18, 2012 press release from the Department of Budget and Management: The 2013 budget for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) was raised by P11.3 billion to P37.1 billion, up by 44 percent from their 2012 budget.
A July 18, 2012 press release from the Department of Budget and Management: The Aquino Administration has crafted a proposed 2013 Budget that supports rapid, inclusive and sustained economic growth by increasing the share of Economic Services to 25.5 percent or P511.1 billion. The growth of this allocation—by 16.4 percent than the P439.0-billion allocation in 2012—is the highest growth among other budgetary sectors.