• 21 November 2014
MANILA, Nov. 21 -- The government remains committed to upholding the rule of law and protecting human rights as the observance of International Human Rights Day draws near, a Palace official said Thursday."Determinado ang administrasyong Aquino na ipatupad ang batas at pairalin ang pagkilala sa mga karapatang pantao," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said during a press briefing, when he was asked how diligent the administration is in ensuring that human rights are upheld in the country. "Ang ating Pangulo ay miyembro ng isang pamilya na tuwirang dumanas sa kanilang personal na kapasidad ng mga kahalintulad na human rights violations. Kaya hindi makatuwirang sabihin na siya ay hindi tumatalima sa mga prinsipyo ng batas na nagbibigay ng proteksyon sa mga karapatang pantao," he explained.Communications Secretary Coloma said that at some point in history, the Armed Forces of the Philippines was criticized for being instrumental in perpetrating human rights abuses, especially during the dark years of martial rule.However, the institution has changed over the years, he said, adding that the military now recognizes the basic rights of everyone ...Read more

Government pours P775.5M into more classrooms, facilities

 CENTRAL  21 November 2014
MANILA, Nov. 21 --  Committed to investing in basic education, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is releasing P775.5 million to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to cover the construction of classrooms in areas experiencing acute classroom shortage nationwide. The DBM ...Read more

DepEd, LGUs to work together on SHS implementation

 CENTRAL  21 November 2014
QUEZON CITY, Nov 21 -- Recognizing the crucial role of the local government units in the implementation of educational reforms, the Department of Education (DepEd) welcomed the help of local executives for the nationwide implementation of Senior High School (SHS) under the K to 12 program at the com ...Read more