• 28 May 2016
SAN JOSE, TARLAC, May 28 --  With more than a month before stepping down from power, President Aquino reiterated his administration’s position in the South China Sea issue saying adherence to international law is still the best equalizer among claimant countries in resolving the dispute.In an interview during the launch of an irrigation project here, the President also reacted to accusations that his administration committed treason as the Chinese took control of the Scarborough Shoal.The President said he’d like to hear the specific charge so that he can respond appropriately to the Scarborough issue.The President also argued that the Philippines can’t engage China in hostilities because it doesn’t stand a chance against the Asian giant.“If we engage in hostilities there, can we win? O ‘di obviously hindi. Pero even in that aspect, are we endangering lives unnecessarily? Iyong maski papasukan natin ‘yung moral dimension, I think it was parang Saint Thomas Aquinas who talked about Just War,” he told reporters.But one point is clear, he said: all of the claimants discussing the South China Sea keep on saying about adherence to international law.“And I think we ha ...Read more

Palace welcomes survey results on low self-rated poverty, food poverty rates

 CENTRAL  28 May 2016
MANILA, May 28 - Malacañang has welcomed the findings of a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which showed self-rated poverty and food poverty ratings at multi-year lows, noting that good governance has strengthened the economy and increased opportunities for Filipinos.“We welcome the mos ...Read more

CCC sets sweeping review of PHL energy policy

 CENTRAL  28 May 2016
MANILA, May 28 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has set into motion an urgent and comprehensive review of the government’s energy policy to cut down the country’s dependence on coal and move to a low-carbon future.In Commission Resolution No. 2016-001, which President Aquino signed on 18 May 2 ...Read more
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