• 20 December 2014
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 20 --  President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday conveyed his admiration for the members of the Kristiyanong Kabataan para sa Bayan (KKB) movement who have managed to develop some sense of selflessness, despite all the distractions offered by the digital age. The Chief Executive said lending his support to these young men and women is the primary reason behind his decision to grace the KKB’s Youth Summit for the second time at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. President Aquino noted that today’s youth is facing a greater deal of distraction, compared to his or his father’s time, with the popularity of online games and social media; hence, that sense of altruism on their part is definitely worth acknowledging. “Instead of playing ‘Clash of Clans’ or practicing how to take a ‘selfie,’ here you are… Going towards something with meaning, something of value, and something that will redound to others’ benefits. So, given that, why shouldn’t I support the things that you are undertaking?” the President said in answer to a KKB member who asked what made him come back to the Youth Summit this year. President Aquino first graced ...Read more

Palace welcomes New People’s Army’s ceasefire declaration

 CENTRAL  20 December 2014
MANILA, Dec. 20 -- The Palace welcomes the ceasefire declared by the New People's Army (NPA) for the holidays and the Papal visit next month, an official said, expressing hope that the gesture would lead to a long-term solution to the country's insurgency problem. "Ang pagpapahayag ng tigil ...Read more

Paje tells public to keep it ‘green’ this holiday season

 CENTRAL  20 December 2014
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 20 -- Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje is encouraging the public to have a “green” Christmas by properly managing their waste during the season when most households produce more trash than usual. “Christmas does not have to be a burden on the environment. There are a n ...Read more