MANILA, Dec. 4 — The 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, to be hosted by the Philippines, will seek to inspire greater confidence that, through the pursuit of the Bogor Goals, APEC member economies could build a vibrant and inclusive future for all. “As the clamor for progress that leaves no one behind resounds the world over, the Philippines has the opportunity to set a global example of inclusivity this year,” President Benigno S. Aquino […]
MANILA, Dec. 4 — The various departments of the National Government are prepared to respond to the possible entry of Typhoon Hagupit into the Philippines as they have appropriate budgetary support worth P4.69 billion, according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). “The departments are equipped with Quick Response Funds (QRFs), standby funds that they can readily access when emergencies or disasters occur. They can use these funds to mobilize the necessary resources and […]
MANILA, Dec. 4 — Local government units (LGUs) have learned to follow the safety guidelines set by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) following the onslaught of Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ last year, a Palace official said on Wednesday. Now that the country is facing another strong storm, to be called Typhoon ‘Ruby’ once it enters the Philippine area of responsibility, LGUs are expected to prepare and coordinate with national agencies to minimize damage and […]
The Philippine National Police gave honors to the 24 PNP peacekeepers from Liberia, after their quarantine in the Caballo Island.
A South Korean fishing vessel sunk in the western Bering sea, with three out of its thirteen Filipino crew rescued. Search and rescue operations continue but chances are slim that the remaining 10 Filipino crew would still be found.
MAKATI, Dec 3 — Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory L. Domingo is calling on producers to make adjustments on the prices of their products commensurate to the decrease in transportation costs they are realizing due to the drop in world oil products. “Filipino consumers,” he says, “should also benefit from the continuous fall in world oil prices that have gone down some 30 percent since June this year.” Secretary Domingo has instructed the DTI’s Consumer […]
PAGADIAN CITY, Dec. 3 — The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be crucial to the participation of the Philippines in the anticipated economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2015. “It is important for us to ensure the security and stability of Mindanao, because geographically, it is our gateway to our ASEAN neighbors,” said Undersecretary Jose Lorena of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process […]
MANILA, Dec. 3 — President Benigno Aquino III has pledged to strengthen and rationalize government’s reform measures in weeding out corruption during the 2nd State Conference on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) held in Malacañan Palace on Tuesday. In his speech, the President said he has approved the proposal to draft an executive order to institutionalize an Integrity Management Program (IMP) in government agencies based on the UNCAC. The Joint Technical Working Group, […]
A suspected hold-upper was arrested in Quiapo, Manila when his attempted hold-upping was foiled when he fell from the jeep.
PAGASA is continuously monitoring a storm with the international name of “Hagupit” which may enter the country this coming Thursday.
Several overseas Filipino workers who went home from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone were placed under a 21-day quarantine. Said OFWs complained about the facilities of the quarantine center.
Oil companies once again implemented price rollback due to the low price of petroleum products in the world market.