He also stated that he respects the co-equal branch that is the Legislature, and that the senators are fully aware of their roles as lawmakers and are mindful of pending legislation—in addition to their corollary responsibility of conducting investigations. Thus, at no time in the media briefing did the President mention that he wanted the investigation stopped.
To symbolize that normalcy is back in this town, a soft opening of the new town plaza and amphitheater was held on Saturday, November 8, after Yolanda hit Tanauan, Leyte, and damaged these vital structures here a year ago.
The gender mainstreaming initiatives, undertaken by Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services-National Community-Driven Development Program (KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), were recently showcased during the Social and Gender Assessment (SGA) College of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington DC, USA.
Philippine merchandise exports grew by 15.7% in September 2014, once again topping trade-oriented economies in East and Southeast Asia since June, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released an additional P50-million to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to augment their P100-million emergency fund to help in the continuing repatriation of Filipinos affected by the deteriorating security situation in Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Gaza.
The LTFRB will now craft an updated set of rules applicable to vehicles-for-hire which would accommodate modern tech solutions, while Uber will submit reforms done in other countries to likewise modernize their own land transport regulations.
We assure everyone that public health is foremost in our priorities and that every vaccine-preventable disease will be given proper attention.
This is a transcription of the press briefing on Yolanda rehab and recovery by Vice President Jejomar Binay, Secretary Panfilo Lacson, Secretary Dinky Soliman, Secretary Babes Singson, NHA General Manager Chito Cruz, UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu, and JICA Visiting Senior Advisor Kimio Takeya held at the PICC, Pasay City, on November 10, 2014.
The Philippine Embassy honored two emergency response groups based in California on November 7 for saving as many as 2,000 lives in Leyte in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan more than a year ago.
From the beginning, the Aquino administration has sought to establish the Philippines as a reliable and responsible member of the community of nations. As such, the President is committed to participating in dialogues that foster greater international cooperation, anchored on the firm belief that the key to overcoming difficulties lies in unity and solidarity.
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