• 19 December 2014
QUEZON CITY, Dec 19 -- President Benigno S. Aquino lII has called on members of the military to shun corruption and instead do their duties well for the benefit of the entire country. "Sa ating kasundaluhan: Huwag sana ninyong kalilimutang sa bawat panahon, obligasyon ninyong gawin ang tama at makatuwiran," the President said in his speech during the 79th Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Day held Thursday morning in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.  "Huwag kayong magpapadala sa tukso o magpapakaladkad sa sinumang nagbabalak na ilihis tayo sa tuwid na landas. Nalalapit na po ang 2016, at alam naman po natin na sa panahon ng halalan, talagang may mga magpupumilit pa ring gamitin kayo para sa pansariling interes." Soldiers, he said, are mandated by the people to ensure an orderly and peaceful election. “Inaasahan ang inyong hanay na manatili sa panig ng taumbayan,” he said. President Aquino also noted that while it is a challenge for soldiers to be away from their families, especially during the Christmas season, they draw their strength from knowing that their fellow countrymen are safe during the holidays.  "Sa ngalan ng sambayanan, maraming salamat sa ...Read more

APEC Informal Senior Official's Meeting highlights sustainability and resilience agenda

 CENTRAL  19 December 2014
MANILA, Dec. 19  -- APEC Senior Officials identified “Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities” as a key priority area for APEC 2015 at the APEC Informal Senior Officials’ Meeting held on December 8-9, 2014 at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. Sustainability and resilience, particularly dis ...Read more

Transport agency vows progress in railway projects in 2015

 CENTRAL  19 December 2014
MANILA, Dec 19 --  With 2014 coming to an end, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) says that it has been a banner year for the country’s air transport sector, while noting that it will have to sharpen its focus even further on railway developments in 2015. “2014 has been ...Read more