• 03 May 2016
MANILA, May 3 - President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday held a closed-door meeting with Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) leader Eduardo Manalo at the INC headquarters along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.In a media interview after the meeting, President Aquino expressed his gratitude for the support extended by the INC to his administration."First, nagpapasalamat muna ako dahil talaga namang nadama natin ang suporta throughout the administration, and even before I have been in office," he said.The President, who was endorsed by the religious group during the 2010 elections, said he also shared with the INC leader his vision for the Philippines after he steps down from office."Tapos, parang sharing also the vision of sana what [happens] after I step down from office, usual appeals and political appeals.As usual, maganda ang pagkatanggap sa atin ni Ka Eduardo. I have no complaints but to say thanks for all the support," said President Aquino, who did not elaborate on the appeals he made.The INC, whose membership is estimated at one million, practices bloc-voting.Prior to President Aquino's visit, presidential contenders in the May 9 elections, namely Manuel Roxas II, Jejomar Binay, R ...Read more

GSIS allots Php539M in emergency loan for 3 VisMin areas

 CENTRAL  03 May 2016
MANILA, May 3 - The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) allotted Php539 million in emergency loan to active members and old-age pensioners in the El Niño-affected General Santos City in South Cotabato and the provinces of Guimaras and Sarangani. The loan is open to 17,235 active members who ...Read more

President Aquino inaugurates P639.8-million bridge in Cagayan

 CENTRAL  03 May 2016
MANILA, May 3 - President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived in Cagayan province on Monday to inaugurate the P639.89-million bridge in Barangay Masi, Pamplona town. The new 489.9-linear meter bridge replaces the 50-year-old highway bridge that connects Cagayan Valley to the Ilocos Region and the Cordill ...Read more