• 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

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

President Aquino says Philippines, France share same principles in building a peaceful nation

 CENTRAL  27 February 2015
MANILA, Feb. 27 --  President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday pledged support for the people of France in building a peaceful nation by upholding human dignity and promoting the rule of law.In his toast during the state dinner in honor of visiting French President François Hollande at the Rizal ...Read more