Now, more than ever, let us adhere to the path of reconciliation and continue to work toward lasting peace in Mindanao—to avoid other such instances of violence in the future, and ensure that our heroes’ sacrifice will not be in vain.
SAF OIC Noli Taliño asked, “One international terrorist equals 44 deaths… Was it worth it?” He answered his own question by saying, “I am sure na [that] when you ask them, they will say yes. Because they saved thousands more lives.”
On the basis of amity, equality, mutual respect and cooperation, the two sides stressed that bilateral relations between the Philippines and Viet Nam are growing in various aspects, including in political, trade and investment, fisheries, marine and oceanic affairs, as well as defense and security cooperation, among others.
Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima has instructed the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) to fast-track the filling up of the bureau’s 197 vacant positions as part of the DOF’s revenue agency reform and modernization program. Deadline for submission of applications for first and second level positions is on February 16, 2015.
This is the joint statement from the government and MILF during the Special Meeting of the Panels held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on January 29, 2015.
January 30, 2015, has been declared a National Day of Mourning. All public institutions and military installations, are instructed to lower the Philippine flag to half-mast as a sign of solidarity with the 44 members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force that fell during an armed encounter in Maguindanao last Sunday.
The fourth quarter and full year growth rates of 6.9% and 6.1% respectively, resoundingly affirm that the Philippine economy is on an upward growth trajectory buoyed by strong macroeconomic fundamentals.
Our improved growth in the last quarter of 2014 is a testament to the soundness of the Aquino administration’s fiscal management strategy.
Finding employment opportunities in the job market will become even easier with the deployment of 200 additional job search kiosks (JSKs) in the country’s 16 regions, seven DOLE offices, bureaus, and attached agencies, including the Commission on Higher Education.
The National Income Accounts (Gross Domestic Product and Gross National Income) is one of the major macroeconomic statistics compiled and disseminated by the Philippine Statistics Authority, to provide information about the performance of the Philippine economy as basis for economic analysis and policy formulation.