• 18 April 2015
TARLAC CITY, Tarlac, April 18 --  President Benigno S. Aquino III on  Friday said  he would push for the crafting of an enforceable Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, when he attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Malaysia late this month.The President made the statement amid the United States’ and the Group of Seven’s (G7) pronouncements on the need for a peaceful resolution of the South China Sea disputes. "Sa nalalapit na pagpunta natin sa Malaysia para sa ASEAN, uulitin natin ang panawagan para mabuo na ‘yung tinatawag na Code of Conduct," the President told reporters during an interview on the sidelines of a school building turnover ceremony here.The regional bloc tried to craft a Code of Conduct in 2002 but only came up with the Declaration on the Conduct (DOC) of Parties in the South China Sea, which is a non-binding agreement signed by the ASEAN and China. He said even the DOC is being violated by China's aggressive reclamation efforts in several reefs also being claimed by the Philippines. "Sa ating pananaw, mukhang naba-violate na ngayon, kaya lalong imperative na itulak natin ang pagsulong nga nitong Code of Conduct," ...Read more

Government focused on successful implementation of K to 12 program

 CENTRAL  18 April 2015
 (TARLAC CITY, Tarlac) President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the turnover ceremony of the two new 3-storey school buildings at the Tarlac National High School in Barangay San Roque here on Friday (April 17, 2015). Also in photo are Tarlac City Mayor Gelancio Manalang, TESDA dir ...Read more

President Aquino leads turnover of funds for 'Matuwid na Daan sa Silid-Aralan'

 CENTRAL  18 April 2015
TARLAC CITY, Tarlac, April 18 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday led the turnover of P3 billion from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for the Department of Education's "Matuwid na Daan sa Silid-Aralan" program, which aims to build more classrooms in public scho ...Read more