• 23 November 2014
JOLO, Sulu, Nov. 23  -- The Sulu Sea, including the Moro Gulf, shall retain their names and shall neither be removed from the Philippine map nor be deleted from the history of the Philippines, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel chair Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said. Coronel-Ferrer made this clarification during the recent House of Representatives Special Ad Hoc Committee Public Hearing held at the Provincial Capitol Gymnasium in Jolo, Sulu, on November 19 in response to the concerns expressed by the people of Sulu who stand firm on their right over the Sulu Sea as it is the reflection of the long history and ancestral domain of the Tausug and Sama peoples, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process said in a statement. “The Bangsamoro waters and the Zones of Joint Cooperation in the Sulu Sea and the Moro Gulf will not change the name of the Sulu Sea. It will not be eradicated from the map of the Philippines. In fact, it will be protected so that the people of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi will be the first to benefit from its resources,”  Coronel-Ferrer said.  Coronel-Ferrer further explained that the “Bangsamoro waters is within the vas ...Read more

Palace sees continues business confidence for Philippines

 CENTRAL  23 November 2014
MANILA, Nov. 23 -- The Palace said it expects business confidence in the Philippines to continue in the coming years after a new survey found high expectations for the Philippines. The survey shows a rosy picture of business confidence for the Philippines in the last quarter of 2014.  "Nakita din ...Read more

DENR, birdwatchers team up to conserve wild birds

 CENTRAL  23 November 2014
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 23 --  Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje has called on the public to “shoot birds with camera” instead of gun.  “Shoot birds with camera, not with gun,” Paje said, as he reminds the public on the need to conserve and protect the country’s bir ...Read more