• 02 March 2015
MANILA, March 2 --  The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has allotted 4.85 million pesos for the residence affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Maguindanao, Palace said on Sunday. "Naglaan na ang DSWD ng tulong na nagkakahalaga ng P4,850,000 para sa pagkain at iba pang serbisyo," said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., on Sunday. "May 2,090 pamilya o 10,450 katao mula sa pitong barangay sa bayan ng Datu Salibo, lalawigan ng Maguindanao ang kasalukuyang nasa anim na evacuation centers at binibigyan ng kalinga sa kanilang mga pangangailangan. Ito ay bunsod ng armed conflict sa pagitan ng Sandatahang Lakas at BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters)," Coloma added.The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has an operation against the BIFF who believed to had aided two high value targets. On January 25, police operatives conducted a manhunt on suspected terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan and Abdul Basit Usman in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. The operation resulted to the killing of Marwan, while Usman eluded arrest. Forty-four police commandos were killed by suspected members of the BIFF and Moro Islamic ...Read more

Malta's Prince arrives Sunday for a weeklong Philippine visit

 CENTRAL  02 March 2015
MANILA, March 2 -- The Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta Fra’ Matthew Festing, arrived, Sunday, for a weeklong official visit in the Philippines, the Palace announced Sunday..Fra' Festing, whose official visit marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomati ...Read more

WB commends DA implementation on PRDP

 CENTRAL  02 March 2015
MANILA, March 2 -- The World Bank (WB) has commended the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the successful kick-off of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), which has already allotted at least P11.4 billion (B) for sub-projects by early January. WB Task Team Leader Carolina Geron lauded ...Read more