• 31 May 2015
MANILA --  Encouraging more businessmen to come to the Philippines as well as security issues would be President Aquino's top agenda when he visits Japan next week, a Palace official said. In a radio interview over dzRB Radyo Ng Bayan on Saturday, Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that apart from the bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other high-ranking Japanese officials including the Emperor, President Aquino is scheduled to meet Japanese businessmen. "The President has a long line of meetings with captains of industry of either Japanese businessmen, who already have investments here in the Philippines, and those who are... because of our economy now, are looking to expand or are looking to put in more investments in the country," Valte said during the interview. "Every time the President goes out, he always makes it a point as much as possible to touch base with the captains of industry to really tell them what has been happening to country, and so far, you see that this is bearing fruit." The foreign direct investments are up and the number of foreign businesses that come to the Philippines are also increasing, she noted. Th ...Read more

Solons urge colleagues: Heed call of Bangsamoro people, vote for BBL in plenary

 CENTRAL  31 May 2015
MANILA – Several members of the House of Representatives from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and party-list groups are urging their colleagues to heed calls for peace and development in the Bangsamoro, and vote for the amended Basic Law of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region which is set for plenary delib ...Read more

Gov’t continuously upgrading capability to protect communities from disasters

 CENTRAL  31 May 2015
MANILA --  Government is already doing increased disaster preparedness initiatives to mitigate the impact of possible natural calamities that could hit Philippine communities, a Palace official said. An international humanitarian group suggested that the country improves its disaster risk reductio ...Read more