• 28 June 2016
MANILA, June 28 - Malacanang has defended anew the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), which according to critics, encourages dependency on the government.According to Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., the 4Ps has been proven to be effective since its implementation in 2010.“Napatunayan naman kasi sa nakaraang anim na taon na kung maayos ang pangangasiwa ng ganitong programa, ito ay definitely hindi isang dole-out at definitely din, hindi ito lumilikha ng dependency,” said Secretary Coloma when asked to comment on calls from the business community to review the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program.Coloma also quoted President Aquino’s “Social Contract with the Filipino People” which stated “From government anti-poverty programs that instill a dole-out mentality to well-considered programs that build capacity and create opportunity among the poor and the marginalized in the country”.“Mula pa sa umpisa ay determinado na si Pangulong Aquino na ang ating anti-poverty program ay hinding-hindi maituturing na dole-out dahil ang salitang dole-out ang ibig sabihin ay inaabot lang. Merong kamay na nakabukas, at inaabot lan ...Read more

Authorities closely monitoring activities in West Philippine Sea, says Palace official

 CENTRAL  28 June 2016
MANILA, June 28 - Malacanang on assured that authorities are keeping a close watch on activities in the West Philippine Sea.Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said the safety of the public is the government’s main concern as he noted the recent war ...Read more

Palace official sums up accomplishments of Aquino government in six years

 CENTRAL  28 June 2016
MANILA, June 28 - Few days before leaving office, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr summed up the major accomplishments of the Aquino administration in the last six years.Among the major accomplishments is the change on the perception of other countries on the Philippines with regards to c ...Read more