• 26 June 2016
MANILA, June 26 - Malacanang recognized the contributions of Filipino seafarers as the world celebrates ‘International Seafarers’ Day’ on June 25.“Kaisa tayo ng sambayanan sa pagbibigay-pugay sa mga Pilipinong mandaragat o seafarers. Sa buong daigdig, kinikilala at tinatanghal natin sila bilang pinakamahusay, pinakamasipag at may kakayahang maghatid ng mataas na kalidad ng paglilingkod,” Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said in a radio interview on Saturday.“Dahil dito, ang mga Pilipino seafarers ang pinakamarami sa buong pandaigdigang industriya maritima.“ Filipinos are highly regarded in the global maritime industry because of their competence, skill and high level of professionalism, he told dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.The secretary-general of the International Maritime Office (IMO), Kitack Lim of South Korea, was supposed to lead the gathering Saturday of thousands of seafarers for the International Seafarers’ Day at the SM Convention Center (SMX) in Pasay City.The chief of the IMO was expected to talk about his insights and plans for the estimated 1.5 million seafarers all over the world.IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, securi ...Read more

Strong economy shields Philippines from effects of ‘Brexit’, says Palace official

 CENTRAL  26 June 2016
MANILA, June 26 - The Palace made an assurance on Saturday that the country’s economy is strong enough to be affected by any shock created by UK’s vote to volt from the European Union.In a radio interview on Saturday, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr was asked if the Philippines can w ...Read more

President Aquino thanks Ateneo community for supporting his administration

 CENTRAL  26 June 2016
MANILA, June 26 - President Aquino delivered on Saturday a commencement speech at the Ateneo De Manila University Loyola Schools, thanking the university for supporting his administration in the past six years.In his speech, the President mentioned the achievements of his government in recent years ...Read more