• 15 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 15 -- Malacañang said on Sunday President Benigno S. Aquino III is expected to tackle political and security concerns, particularly the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issue, in the United States-Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Sunnylands, California this week. President Aquino is set to leave on Monday to attend the two-day special summit between the leaders of the ASEAN and the US to be hosted by President Barack Obama. ”Expected to be discussed are the political and security issues such as the maritime security, transnational challenges and effective fight against the threat of violent extremism,” Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a state-run Radyo ng Bayan interview. Coloma said the US-ASEAN Summit will be informal where the leaders of the ASEAN member nations can express their opinions regarding issues that they feel need to be addressed. ”Based on the discussion during the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur last November, it is most likely that President Obama will hold dialogue with ASEAN member states regarding the maritime security,” Coloma said. The Palace Communications c ...Read more

DOLE: Job fair participants fewer in 2015 but hired jobseekers rose to 59%

 CENTRAL  15 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 15 -- Not so many job applicants visited the 1,661 job fairs throughout the country in 2015 compared to those who visited the job fairs in 2014, but the number of jobseekers who were hired-on-the-spot (H.O.T.S.) rose to 59.07 percent of the total job fair registrants, or 135,590 out of ...Read more

Marcos ill-gotten jewels worth more than a billion pesos

 CENTRAL  15 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 15 -- Following the weeklong appraisal in November 2015 of the massive ill-gotten jewelry collection seized from the Marcoses and stored in a vault at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for almost three decades, the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) announced that the ...Read more