• 30 August 2016
MANILA, Aug. 29 - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday said that he wishes to seat in front of the Chinese Ambassador or his representative in order to lay down the Philippines’ position regarding the West Philippine issue (South China Sea) as he reiterated his stand for peace. President Duterte in his speech during the commemoration of the National Heroes Day at the “Libingan Ng Mga Bayani” in Taguig said “China, it’s not worthy, I don’t go to war.” The President said he wants the talks with China to prosper and will not do acts that may affect it. The Philippines through former President Fidel Ramos, who leads the panel for the talks with China, has met with Chinese officials recently to look into future discussion between the two countries on the West Philippine Sea issue. Earlier, the President said that the country will not open the topic on the South China Sea nor the arbitral decision so as not to affect the on going talks between the two countries. “I’ll keep silent now, and the ambassador is there. But I will state my case before you. I will never bring the matter, because it might lead only to the suspension of the talks with China,” Dut ...Read more

Civic groups commit to rehabilitate 30 hectares more of Marikina watershed

 CENTRAL  30 August 2016
QUEZON CITY, Aug. 30 - Buoyed by the success of their six-year-old alliance, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has renewed its partnership with two service-oriented organizations for the rehabilitation of the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL). This ...Read more

Tax reform to ensure safer communities, fairer society, DOF Secretary says

 CENTRAL  30 August 2016
MANILA, Aug. 30 - Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the Duterte administration is seizing on an “opportune convergence” of growth-friendly factors to reconfigure our tax system that is “crying out for reform” as a way to make Philippine communities safer and our society fairer f ...Read more