• 27 January 2015
MANILA, Jan. 27 -- The government will continue to push for the Mindanao peace process despite Sunday’s encounter between the police and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said on Monday.“Ang pananaw ng pamahalaan ay hindi nagbabago. Mahalaga ang peace process sa Mindanao, mahalaga ang pagpasa ng Bangsamoro Basic Law at patuloy pa ring itinataguyod ang prosesong pangkapayaan,” he said during a press briefing in Malacañang.Some 43 members of the Philippine National Police’s Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) died and 11 were injured during the encounter with members of the MILF.The police were in the area to arrest Malaysian terror suspect, Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan, and Filipino bomb-making expert, Abdul Bassit Usman, who have been blamed for terror attacks in Mindanao.Asked about the announcement earlier made by chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, Senator Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos, that he will stop Senate consultations regarding the Bangsamoro Basic Law due to the incident, Coloma said this is the Senate’s prerogative.“Karapatan naman po ng Senado ang pag ...Read more

High-value terrorist ‘likely’ killed during encounter with police in Maguindanao, says Palace

 CENTRAL  27 January 2015
MANILA, Jan. 27 -- A high-value suspected terrorist linked to Jemaah Islamiyah was “likely” killed during Sunday’s law enforcement operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, a Palace official has said.“On Sunday, 25 January 2015, the PNP Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) conducted a law enforcement ...Read more

Online early renewal for business name now in place

 CENTRAL  27 January 2015
MAKATI, Jan. 27 -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) now offers the online early renewal of business name registration as part of its effort to provide an enabling environment for businesses to grow in the country. “With this initiative, we intend to lower cost of doing business, save ti ...Read more