• 27 April 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 27 --  The Philippines has called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Sunday to “assert its leadership, centrality, and solidarity” in order to thwart China’s massive reclamation activities over the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).In his intervention during the 26th ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting here, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario urged his fellow ministers to support the Philippines in opposing China’s unreasonable actions on its way towards controlling majority of the area. “The threats posed by these massive reclamations are real and cannot be ignored or denied. Their adverse implications are urgent and far-reaching, going beyond the region to encompass the global community,” Del Rosario said.Del Rosario distributed a 'disc' to his fellow ministers, detailing the negative effects of China’s reclamation efforts, especially on the marine environment, while infringing on the rights of other states.“We believe that if these massive reclamations are allowed to be completed, our northern neighbor will succeed in defining and imposing its unlawful sovereignty claim over more th ...Read more

DA partners with WEF’s Grow Asia 

 CENTRAL  27 April 2015
QUEZON CITY, April 27 -- The Department of Agriculture has formalized its partnership with Grow Asia Agriculture Forum through the newly-minted Philippine Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA), which it hopes to become a venue to develop dynamic food and agribusiness ventures in the country ...Read more

TESDA urges senior HS studes to get into tech voc track

 CENTRAL  27 April 2015
QUEZON CITY, April 27 -- Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva enjoined students entering senior high school starting the academic year 2016-2017 under the K to 12 curriculum to get into the technical-vocational-livelihood track as their specia ...Read more