• 01 February 2015
MANILA, Feb. 1 --  President Aquino spent more than 12 hours Friday talking with the families of the 44 slain Special Action Force commandos discussing how the government could assist them after the deaths of their loved ones, a Palace official said.In a radio interview Saturday, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the President asked the families about their needs and the dreams of the dead policemen for their relatives.Most of the SAF men wanted their families to have decent lives, send their children to college, and help their parents by giving them livelihood, Coloma told dzRB Radyo Ng Bayan."Sa mga susunod na araw at linggo makikipag-ugnayan ang iba’t ibang kagawaran at ahensya ng pamahalaan upang maihatid sa kanila ang tulong at kalinga sa lahat ng aspetong nabanggit," he said in the radio interview."Para sa hinahangad na tulong pang-hanapbuhay, permanenteng empleyo ang igagawad at tutulungan din sila sa aspeto ng ibayong pagsasanay at pagpapahusay ng skill set."To provide them a source of living, Coloma said the government will provide assistance to those engaged in farming, fisheries, and trade.The government will also help th ...Read more

Nation should not lose focus on attaining Mindanao peace, says official

 CENTRAL  01 February 2015
MANILA, Feb. 1 --  The country should remain focused in achieving a long and lasting peace in Mindanao and should not allow emotions to rule in overcoming challenges confronting the country today especially after the deaths on more than 40 police commandos in Maguindanao last week, a Palace officia ...Read more

Government says stronger institutions mean stricter adherence to human rights

 CENTRAL  01 February 2015
MANILA, Feb. 1 --  The Philippine government continues to work to have stronger institutions by strengthening the Justice system, the police and the military for them to observe human rights, according to a Palace official. In the Human Rights Watch 2015, it indicated that the Philippine governmen ...Read more