• 01 April 2015
MANILA, April 1 -- Malacañang on Tuesday guaranteed the independence of the National Peace Council created by President Benigno S. Aquino III to discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).  Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said during the daily press briefing that the council members are “chosen men and women of integrity and independence” who can look at the draft BBL with “fresh eyes” because they were never part of the peace negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the crafting of the proposed law. “Having no active involvement in the negotiations, other than a genuine interest in the peace process — as all of us have a genuine interest in the peace process — they were chosen to guide deliberations on the peace summit,” Lacierda explained. President Aquino announced the creation of the National Peace Council during a speech on March 27, the first anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. The President invited Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, businessman Jaime Zobel de Ayala, former Chief Justice Hilario Davide, former Ambassador to the Holy See and Malta Ho ...Read more

Civil society commends Aquino’s National Peace Summit

 CENTRAL  01 April 2015
MANILA, April 1 -- The announcement of President Benigno S. Aquino III on the creation of a National Peace Summit that will deliberate on and discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was met favorably by members of civil society. “A more inclusive dialogue on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic ...Read more

PAGASA launches simplified weather and climate info materials

 NCR  01 April 2015
QUEZON CITY, 1 April (PIA)--The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) unveiled a series of new tools and information products under the name Payong PAGASA, including the USAID-supported simplified templates for public dissemination of PAGASA materials. ...Read more
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