• 25 April 2015
MANILA, April 25 --  President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday commended the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) for boosting investor confidence in the country and thanked investors for betting on Filipinos.In his speech during the 20th anniversary celebration and investors’ recognition night of PEZA, held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, President Aquino reported that as of December last year, the PEZA has approved a total investment of P2.86 trillion.The President noted that of that amount, more than 45 percent, or about P1.3 trillion in investments, was recorded under his administration.“Recent developments leave us optimistic that this trend will continue: after all, in 2014, the Philippines recorded an all-time high of $6.2 billion in net foreign direct investments, almost six times what we received in 2010,” he said.“At the rate we are going, PEZA-recorded investments under this administration may soon exceed the value of the investments recorded under the previous three administrations.”The Chief Executive also lauded PEZA Director-General Lilia de Lima for advocating a policy of “no red tape and no corruption, just non-stop service and red-carp ...Read more

Ferrer calls for end to discrimination against Muslims, women in PH during Clinton awards

 CENTRAL  25 April 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25  –Philippine government peace panel chair Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer called  for an end to discrimination against Muslims and women in the Philippines in a speech accepting this year’s Hillary Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security at Georgetown Un ...Read more

President Aquino welcomes Madrid Fusion Manila delegates

 CENTRAL  25 April 2015
MANILA, April 25 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed chefs and culinary experts participating in the Madrid Fusion Manila during a gala reception held at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace on Thursday. One of the biggest culinary events in the world, Madrid Fusion makes its debut in the c ...Read more