• 02 February 2015
MANILA, Feb. 2 -- Justice will be served for the slain  44 Special Action Force commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last week, if the country continues to unite and stand to fight terrorism and at the same time support the Mindanao peace initiative, the Palace said on Sunday. "Mabibigyan po natin ng ganap na katarungan ang kanilang malaking sakripisyo kung tayo po ay magkakaisa bilang isang bansa sa layunin na pigilin at tapusin na ang ligalig at panganib na hatid ng terorismo," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. Said in a radio interview. (We will be able to give justice to their sacrifices if we stand united as a nation in the fight against uncertainty and fear that terrorism brings.) Coloma asked Filipinos to support the ongoing peace efforts to eventually achieve an enduring peace in Mindanao. There is no way but through dialogue to ensure a more stable Mindanao, he said adding decades of war has not made the region stable and progressive. "Kaya mainam po siguro ang pagtalima natin doon sa panawagan na ‘give peace a chance.’ Magkaisa po tayo sa layuning matamo ito habang ipinupursigi po natin ang paggawad ng katarungan at pagp ...Read more

‘A regionally-integrated PH services sector contributes to inclusive growth’ – NEDA

 CENTRAL  02 February 2015
MANILA, Feb, 2 --  The Philippines’ current leadership in the APEC Group on Services can provide a necessary boost to the dynamism of our services sector and the attainment of inclusive growth, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “Services is the largest econo ...Read more

GPH, MILF committed to pursue peace in the wake of the Mamasapano incident

 CENTRAL  02 February 2015
MANILA, Feb. 2 -- The Government Peace Panel and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Saturday committed to continue to work for peace in the wake of the tragic Mamasapano incident that killed 44 Special Action Force Commandos on a law enforcement operation. GPH chief negotiator Miriam Coron ...Read more