• 30 August 2015
MANILA, Aug. 30 -- The Bangsamoro peace process will serve as the lynchpin of the country’s 12th National Peace Consciousness Month, with the two-pronged objective of encouraging Congress to finish the work on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) while at the same time continuing to raise awareness and understanding on the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. Government chief peace negotiator Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said this year’s observance “comes at a most opportune time as the leadership of both Houses of Congress are eyeing a September passage of the BBL.” On separate occasions, both Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. made public pronouncements that there was still time to pass their respective BLBARs (Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region), the amended version of the BBL, in September. “September has always been an important month for us in the peace process. This year will be extra special and memorable if our esteemed lawmakers in the House of Representatives and the Senate will finally finish their work on the Bangsamoro law,” Ferrer said. The chief negotiator also shared that the OPAPP was planning sev ...Read more

POEA warns OFWs on ‘third-country recruitment’ 

 CENTRAL  30 August 2015
MANDALUYONG CITY, Aug. 30 -- Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac yesterday advised Filipino workers who are presently employed overseas to be more careful about accepting offers of employment in another country.  Cacdac said his office has received a report from the Philippine Embassy in Turkey on ...Read more

Bank lending continues to grow in July

 CENTRAL  30 August 2015
MANILA, Aug. 30 -- Outstanding loans of commercial banks, net of reverse repurchase (RRP) placements with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), expanded by 13.5 percent in July from 14.5 percent in June, BSP said in a statement. Similarly, bank lending inclusive of RRPs grew by 13.4 percent from ...Read more