• 30 May 2015
MANILA, May 30 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday said that the country is ready for the implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program, an educational system used worldwide. The K to 12 program, which adds two years to the present 10-year basic education program, has been widely criticized but the President believes that under it, students will learn more and enhance their skills. “Sa kabila po ng mga naisakatuparan nating mga inisyatiba, batid nating may ilan pa ring nagsasabing hindi po tayo handa. Ito po ang tugon natin sa kanila: Handa na tayo. Bunga ang K to 12 ng ilang taong pagpaplano’t masusing konsultasyon, kasama ang mga katuwang natin sa sektor ng edukasyon,” President Aquino said in his speech during the “Sa K to 12, Kayang-Kaya, Sama-Sama” event, held at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. An estimated crowd of 3,500, comprising of government officials, representatives of the private sector, parents and students, were present to witness the President affix his signature to the Commitment Wall, a symbolic act to celebrate the administration’s commitment to continuously improve the state of t ...Read more

President Aquino to visit Japan next week

 CENTRAL  30 May 2015
MANILA, May 30 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III will embark on a four-day state visit to Japan from June 2 to 5 next week to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for Asia and Pacific Affairs Minda Calaguian Cruz said on Friday.Cruz said the two leaders are expe ...Read more

DENR unveils 5-year project to boost marine key biodiversity areas

 CENTRAL  30 May 2015
QUEZON CITY May 30 -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) launched on Thursday a five-year initiative that aims to boost ongoing efforts to protect five of the country's marine key biodiversity areas (MKBAs). The project, called "Strengthening the Marine Protected Areas ...Read more