• 22 November 2014
MANILA, Nov. 22 -- Following the release of the Global and Terrorism Index that ranked the Philippines at ninth place, Malacañang said it remains committed to preventing violence and terrorism. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said during Friday’s press briefing that they have seen the report but want to know the details, so that the government could improve the country’s ranking. "We are trying to see what incidents have been counted, kasi nakita natin ang difference from the incidents in 2011, 2012, 2013 and ‘yung most recent year," Valte said. "We’d like to see what those incidents are and compare them with the data that our law enforcement agencies have. But certainly, everyone is unified in the goal that we want to lessen these incidents." In a study conducted by the London-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the Philippines ranked ninth out of 162 countries in terms of the level of terrorist activities in the world in 2013.  The Global Terrorism Index 2014 showed 499 incidents in the Philippines, resulting in 292 fatalities, 444 injuries, and 184 damage to property. The index ranks countries according to the impact of terrorist activit ...Read more

DENR-EMB names most eco-friendly gov’t offices

 CENTRAL  22 November 2014
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 22 -- Eight government offices received Recognition Awards for Eco-friendly Government Offices at the national level from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Environmental Management Bureau Director Jonas Leones said the awardees were recognized for their c ...Read more

First ASEAN PPP Networking Forum set in Manila

 CENTRAL  22 November 2014
MANILA, Nov. 22 --  The Philippines will be hosting the first ASEAN Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Networking Forum in Manila this December 2014, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. The forum will bring together members of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC), ...Read more