• 28 March 2015
MANILA, March 28 -- President Benigno S. Aquino on Friday said a National Peace Summit will be held to better understand the importance of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).The President made the announcement in a speech delivered on the first year anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro."The Bangsamoro Basic Law is one of the most important proposed bills of our administration. It answers the two most pressing problems of our countrymen: poverty and violence. This bill is the product of 17 years of extensive study and negotiations."Even then, there are those who oppose its enactment. Unfortunately, their criticism solely stems from a lack of understanding of the BBL; take, for example, their statements that there will be a separate police force for the Bangsamoro once it is enacted into law. Should we trust those who say that the peace talks should be ceased, yet offer no other solutions? If we believe these people, where will they take us?"The President said that if the proposed bill is lacking, it can be addressed by pushing through with the debates on it."With the continuation of hearings about the BBL in Congress, each one is given an opportuni ...Read more

Filpino-Chinese biz group urged to empower people even more

 CENTRAL  28 March 2015
MANILA, March 28 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III urged leaders of the Filipino-Chinese business community from all over the country "to do even more" to help government empower the Filipino people.“Make the effort to give your employees a little more, and it will serve to drive them to be more ...Read more

PNoy signs Book of Condolences for Lee Kuan Yew

 CENTRAL  28 March 2015
MANILA, March 28 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III condoled with the people of Singapore as he signed the Book of Condolences Friday for the late Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew who died Monday at age 91.Among those who received the President at the Singapore Embassy in Bonifacio Global Cit ...Read more