THE government has allotted P8.9 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s participation to the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 9), which will be held in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) from November 5 to 6.
President Aquino and his lean delegation left Sunday afternoon for Vientiane to attend the ASEM 9, his first since assuming the presidency in 2010. Read more
MALACANANG on Saturday reiterated its stand against proposals to revive the death penalty in the country.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Philippine justice system should be reformed first before the capital punishment could be reimposed.Read more
MALACANANG expressed hope on Saturday that the Philippines could get positive review results as the United Nations Special Rapporteur arrives in Manila Monday to assess the country’s fight against human trafficking.
“We’re hoping that the development will be positive and that the review will be positive because we’ve had several positive actions when it comes to our fight against human trafficking,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan. Read more
MORE often than not, it is the company that makes a trip truly more fun. But when exploring a place that is endowed with natural grace, even four hours of sea travel by oneself would not make the experience less rewarding.
This is the realization from a four-day escapade to Negros Oriental. Traveling alone can still be beneficial in that it provides opportunities to make new friends and develop a personal sense of appreciation and open-mindedness.
Staying in Dumaguete city made adjusting seem simple as the place is known to be the home of gentle people. It was also where activities in line with the famed Buglasan Festival 2012 were centered around from Oct. 12 to 21. [Read more]
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has signed Executive Order (EO) 98 to expand the investment areas and economic activities reserved to Philippine nationals under the 9th Regular Foreign Investment Negative list.
Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said Friday that EO 98, signed by the President on October 29, replaces EO 858, which has been in effect since February 2010. Read more