• 13 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 13 -- The high approval and trust ratings of President Benigno S. Aquino III in the latest Pulso ng Bayan survey would inspire the government to work even harder to improve the lives of the Filipino people, a Palace official said. “We note the latest Pulso ng Bayan survey of Pulse Asia on the Performance and Trust Ratings of the Top Five Philippine Government Officials which shows President Aquino maintaining high Approval and Trust Ratings of 49 percent and 45 percent respectively,” Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said. “We note further the most significant increases in the President’s ratings came from socio-economic class ABC at both +7, indicating that the government’s programs to institutionalize good governance and transparency, as well as ensuring continued economic reform and inclusive growth have resonated well among the leaders of the professional and business communities,” he added. The Palace official also said that the continuing high levels of approval and trust signified by the other sectors of the country “mirror the positive sentiments and outlook of our Bosses -- the Filipino people -- who have witnessed and experie ...Read more

Peace parties agree to renew Joint Action Group mandate until March 2017

 CENTRAL  13 February 2016
QUEZON CITY, Feb. 13 (PIA) -- The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) agreed to renew the mandate of the Ad Hoc Joint Action Group until 31 March 2017 to ensure the longstanding ceasefire between both parties. “This mechanism has proven time and again ...Read more

Philippines gears up for APEC 2016 in Peru 

 CENTRAL  13 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 13 -- Preparations are underway for the Philippine participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2016 First Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM1) and Related Meetings, which will be held from February 20 to March 4 in Lima, Peru. Using the APEC 2015 Leaders’ Declaration ...Read more