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.”
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.
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.
Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Corazon Juliano-Soliman today said that charges would be filed against an eatery owner here who was caught selling rice packs labeled “DSWD Relief Supplies, Not for Sale.”
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.
Secretary of Labor and Employment Baldoz: “The DOLE encourages tripartite participation in making policy and carrying out its programs through inclusive social dialogue. It continues to reach out to all its consultation that could lead to productive tripartite cooperation.”
Opening remarks of Secretary Deles at the AIPR Symposium on Peace Reconciliation Processes and Initiatives
Secretary Deles: “Here in our own turf, the AIPR needs to explore ways for the ASEAN and its member states to strengthen their capacity in early warning, good offices, mediation, and conciliation. We must not only wage peace by stopping hostilities, but by making sure that the gains of peace processes benefit those who need it most.”
Despite of heavy agricultural damage brought about by super Typhoon Yolanda in Western Visayas, the region got an increase of 17.2 percent in rice production this first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year