• 29 March 2015
MANILA, March 29 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has instructed concerned government agencies to ensure public safety and comfort in view of the annual exodus of people who will spend Holy Week in the provinces.“Tiyakin ang kaligtasan at ginhawa ng mga mamamayan sa kanilang paglalakbay sa darating na Semana Santa -- iyan ang mahalagang tagubilin ni Pangulong Aquino sa lahat ng mga ahensya ng pamahalaan," Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said on Friday.The President's directive told agencies to ensure order in major bus terminals, seaports and airports, Secretary Coloma said."Iniutos din niyang bigyan ng mabilis na pagtugon ang mga pangangailanan ng mga mamamayan sa pamamagitan ng pagtatatag ng mga public assistance desks sa mga terminal na inaasahang dadagsain ng libu-libong pasaherong maglalakbay," he added.The President specifically instructed the Toll Regulatory Board to ensure that motorists pass the major expressways with ease and to prevent long queues of vehicles at the toll gates.He also wants the Department of Transportation of Communications (DOTC) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to make sure that there are enoug ...Read more

Palace defends creation of citizens' council on the Bangsamoro Law

 CENTRAL  29 March 2015
MANILA, March 29 -- Palace has defended the organization of a National Peace Summit, announced by President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday, arguing that it is not intended to override the work of Congress in crafting the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).In a radio interview on Saturday, Deputy President ...Read more

Women sector leads CAB Anniversary celebration

 CENTRAL  29 March 2015
MANILA, March 29 -- Women’s groups marched in Quezon City Friday, March 27, to mark the first anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). “Ang laban para ...Read more
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