• 30 October 2014
MANILA, Oct. 30 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday approved the P167.9-billion Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP), which shows the government’s commitment to rebuild areas in Eastern Visayas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda last year."Upon the recommendation of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery and the favorable endorsement of the National Economic Development Authority, the President approved yesterday 29 October 2014 the 8,000-page Yolanda Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan, which outlines the National Government’s commitment to implement over 25,000 rehabilitation and recovery specific plans and programs and activities," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in a statement issued on Wednesday.Secretary Coloma said the recovery plan and activities are envisioned to bring forth the recovery of the 171 affected cities and municipalities in 14 provinces and six regions, known as the “Yolanda corridor”, based on the "build-back-better” principle.The recovery plan focuses on long-term and sustainable efforts to reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen the capacities of ...Read more

President Aquino tells soldiers: Contribute to improve the military organization

 CENTRAL  30 October 2014
MANILA, Oct. 30 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III encouraged the members of the armed forces to help make the military organization a much better and professional fighting force by giving their individual contribution. In his speech during the 45th AFP Sergeant Major and 19th Non-Commissioned Offi ...Read more

Bangsamoro, an attempt to redress historical imbalances – retired SC justice

 CENTRAL  30 October 2014
MANILA, Oct. 30  -- ‎Several legal luminaries on Tuesday declared that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law is constitutional and emphasized that it should be read within the context of restorative justice and addressing historical injustices.‎ "‎Bangsamoro is an attempt to redress long histori ...Read more