• 01 December 2015
PARIS, France, Dec. 1 --  President Benigno S. Aquino III urged world leaders to arrive at a "fair consensus" that would help developing countries like the Philippines squarely confront the ruinous impact of climate change especially on their economies.“As President of a nation increasingly affected by the new normal, I believe the real challenge begins with an accounting of capacities: How do we ask everyone to contribute, and how do we ask those with more to help out those with less?” he said.Aquino made the appeal during his three-minute ‘national statement’ at the leaders’ event of the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) held Monday afternoon (late evening in Manila) in Paris-Le Bourget.He asked his fellow heads of state and government, especially those coming from highly industrialized nations, to consider increasing their financial assistance for this cause in aid of those countries that are barely getting by.The President cited the case of Grenada, a developing island state, which sustained damages that amounted to more than 200 percent of its gross domestic product in 2004.“If they lose so much, then their capacity to contribute in our efforts is also dramatical ...Read more

APEC expanded opportunities for the PH in Latin America---DOF Asec. Habitan

 CENTRAL  01 December 2015
MANILA, Dec. 1 -- The recent hosting of the Philippines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) expanded the country’s opportunities for trade in Latin America. “We have numerous products that can be showcased to those countries and because of APEC, we have tapped those markets (Marami ...Read more

Aid for displaced Lumads in Surigao del Sur continues 

 CENTRAL  01 December 2015
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 1 -- Some 574 families or 2,793 persons from Surigao del Sur affected by the civil unrest in the province continue to receive the converged services of concerned government agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), and the local government unit (LGU), according to the Departme ...Read more