• 27 February 2015
MANILA, Feb. 27  -- President Benigno S. Aquino III and visiting Head of State of the French Republic, President Francois Hollande, witnessed the signing of several agreements on the protection of the environment and marine resources, higher education and research, tourism, and transportation, Thursday, February 26, at the Malacañan Palace. The signing of the agreements took place on the first day of President Hollande’s visit, and is expected to significantly enhance the bilateral relations between the Philippines and France through intensified cooperation in key areas, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. Declaration of Intent (DOI) of the Philippines and France on the Protection of the Environment and the Sustainable Development of Marine Resources Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario and French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Marie Segolene Royal signed a Declaration of Intent (DOI) concerning the protection of the environment and the sustainable development of the marine resources of the Philippines. The collaboration between the Philippine and French Governments is intended to better understand, plan, and manage t ...Read more

DFA repatriates 77 Filipinos from Libya; urges remaining Filipinos to return home to PH

 CENTRAL  27 February 2015
MANILA, Feb. 27 --  Seventy-seven (77) overseas Filipinos from Libya are scheduled to arrive in Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Department of Foreign Affairs said. The first batch composed of forty-six (46) Filipinos will arrive at 04:00 p.m. on February 27 onboard fli ...Read more

Govt to extend assistance to families affected by ongoing military operation in Central Mindanao

 CENTRAL  27 February 2015
MANILA, Feb. 27 -- The government will ensure the welfare of the estimated 3,000 families displaced by the ongoing military campaign in Central Mindanao aimed at going after lawless elements in the region, the Palace has said. "Ayon sa ulat ng ating Sandatahang Lakas ay mayroon nang na-displace na ...Read more