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Bulletin No. 11 from the Committee on Funeral Arrangements and Burial of the late Secretary Jesse M. Robredo

Today, August 27, 2012, the casket bearing the remains of the late Secretary Jesse M. Robredo departed Naga City Hall for the Basilica Minore de Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia. Departure honors were rendered by the Philippine National Police (PNP) at City Hall. The funeral cortege went around Naga City en route to the Basilica where the PNP rendered arrival honors.

98 OFWs win labor case against employer

An August 28, 2012, press release from the Department of Labor and Employment: Albert Valenciano, Philippine Labor Attache to Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, reported that the 98 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom who filed a labor case before the Saudi Labor Court against their employer, Al Swayeh Company, for non-payment of wages and end-of-service benefits (ESBs) have already received payments for their unpaid salaries and ESBs and that 64 of them are already awaiting repatriation pending release of their exit visas.

Message of President Aquino to the 21st North Luzon Area Business Conference, August 26, 2012

From the abundant waters and bountiful lands of the Ilocos, the verdant slopes and valleys of Cagayan, to the rich mineral and agricultural highlands of the Cordilleras, the entire expanse of North Luzon offers a wealth of opportunities for our people. These features make this region one of the promising growth areas in the country and an attractive destination for investments, notably in the areas of infrastructure, tourism, logistics, agriculture, and mining.

Message of President Aquino to the Banag-Banag Inc.-Bisaya-Speaking Association in New South Wales, Australia on the occasion of their 18th Anniversary, August 25, 2012

We Filipinos take pride in the richness of our storied heritage, and the diversity of our language weaves the vibrant fabric of our national tapestry. By upholding the use of your mother tongue, even in your residence abroad, you demonstrate how our sense of identity and love for country bind our people wherever we may be based.

Planting trees, keeping heroism alive

An August 25, 2012, press release from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in partnership with various veterans groups, and Tarlac local government units, will launch on Sunday (August 26) a greening project aimed at growing trees along the historic Death March Trail—the 111-kilometer trail from Bataan to San Fernando, Pampanga, which some 60,000 Filipino and 15,000 American soldiers trekked under the Japanese Imperial Army from April 9 to 15, 1942.