• 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

PH, France enhance cooperation in intelligence sharing to fight terrorism, says President Aquino

 CENTRAL  27 February 2015
MANILA, Feb. 27 --  The Philippines and France have agreed to enhance their cooperation in intelligence sharing to fend off future terrorist attacks, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday.One of the major concerns of both countries is the attack by a terrorist acting alone, or the 'l ...Read more

President Aquino: Nations must agree on a universal climate change pact to prevent catastrophes

 CENTRAL  27 February 2015
MANILA, Feb. 27 --  The international community of nations must conclude a universal climate change agreement when they meet in Paris late this year to save the planet from destruction, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday.In a statement during the launch of the Manila Call to Action on ...Read more