• 12 February 2016
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 12 -- The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), together with the various peace structures working under the Bangsamoro peace process, are meeting in the city to re-assess means of moving forward in light of the 16th Congress’ failure to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before it adjourned last week. “Today could have been a much happier occasion, if only we had the law that would have moved our road map forward in leaps and bounds,” GPH chief negotiator Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said. “But we do not have the law – yet. Despite the extraordinary efforts of our teams and all the other tireless peace advocates and congressional allies who traveled with us in this difficult journey of a thousand miles, we saw the session days in Congress wither away, without a BBL in sight.” Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have recessed last February 5 up until after the May 9 national and local elections without passing the BBL. The proposed law would have established a strong autonomous regional parliamentary government that would replace the current Autonomous Region in Musli ...Read more

DOLE steps up operation of ‘Assist WELL’ Centers for returning OFWs

 CENTRAL  12 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 12 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz recently announced the setting up of a more cohesive and synchronized ‘Assist WELL’ Processing Centers in three Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) agencies and 17 regional offices in the country. The centers wil ...Read more

Pres. Aquino inaugurates school building in Iloilo 

 CENTRAL  12 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 12 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III led the inauguration and formal turnover of a brand-new three-storey, 18-classroom school building donated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to Pavia National High School (PNHS), the only public high school in the Municipal ...Read more