We have received reports of individuals soliciting monetary donations for the benefit of earthquake victims in Bohol and Cebu who are claiming to represent both Secretary Ricky Carandang and myself.
For the record: Clarifying the article by Sara D. Fabunan published by the Manila Standard Today titled “China waves olive branch at ASEAN,” on October 10, 2013
The claim of Marcos-era Public Information Minister Senator Francisco S. Tatad that the President spent several hours in “closed-door conversations” with Janet Lim Napoles on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, is fiction.
We are making available the letter of Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio Abad to the editor in chief of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Ms. Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc, on the article “Abad hit for loss of P500M to NGOs.”
This is to clarify the story titled “Palace: PNoy funds different from PDAF” printed on the front page of the Philippine Star on September 3, 2013.
The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) is an agency tasked to perform a range of support services for the President, included, but not limited to, issues management and response, speech writing, and the implementation of new media strategies. This mandate necessitates the heavy usage of communication equipment and auxiliary services.
For the record, the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs reports that there are 29 bills currently being processed by the Office of the President—nine are of national application, and 20 are of local application.
In light of the criticism of some sectors that, at current pace, the acquisition and distribution of agricultural lands under the Agrarian Reform Program will not be completed by June 30 2014, please see the following, as previously reported by the Department of Agrarian Reform:
This report shows that the Philippine Government is continually addressing many areas of policy concern. In fact, our improved scores show how far the country has gone to where our nation was under the previous administration. This, despite the data lag that may yet have been reported in the analysis of some sectors.
As stipulated in the historic Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a Transition Commission will be constituted for the purpose of crafting the Bangsamoro Basic Law—the instrument that will establish the new autonomous entity.