• 05 July 2015
MANILA, July 5 --  Malacanang expressed optimism on Saturday that the United Nations arbitral tribunal will rule in favor of the Philippines with regards to the jurisdiction issue on the South China Sea territorial dispute with China. “We’re hoping because our team essentially prepared a strong case,” Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview on Saturday. “We believe that we stand on firm legal grounds and we hope that the tribunal will look at our position with favor because, while some people say that it’s merely a jurisdictional issue, if the tribunal sees that it has no jurisdiction, then we cannot proceed,” Valte told dzRB Radyo ng Bayan in an interview. “We cannot even present the merits of our case. But we are confident on the Philippine position on this matter.” Commenting on China’s position not to send any representative in the UN tribunal, Valte said its China’s decision to do so. “That is their choice. We cannot dictate on another country’s position. We can only speak about ours. But they have already spoken that they choose—I think this has been said months and months ago—that they will not participate in ...Read more

Government monitoring development of TS 'Egay'

 CENTRAL  05 July 2015
MANILA, July 5 -- Government is closely monitoring Severe Tropical Storm ‘Egay’ with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council taking the lead to ensure the safety of those affected by the storm. "Patuloy ang pagsubaybay sa bagyong ‘Egay’ ng Pangulong Aquino at ng buong pu ...Read more

Palace announces new appointments

 CENTRAL  05 July 2015
MANILA, Juy 5 --  President Benigno S. Aquino III filled the last commissioner post under the Commission on Human Rights by appointing Roberto Eugenio T. Cadiz for a term expiring on May 5, 2022, the Palace announced on Saturday. In an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday, Deputy Preside ...Read more