• 26 April 2015
MANILA, April 26 --  President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday noon left for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit slated from April 26 – 28.In his departure speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2, the President said among the agendas during the summit is developing trade, improving relations among citizens of the ASEAN region, responding to the impact of climate change and promoting security in the region.“Ididiin po natin, kailangan ang ganap na kaayusan upang tuluyan tayong umarangkada sa kaunlaran. Anumang hindi pagkakaunawaan ay marapat na tugunan sa mahinahon at payapang paraan,” the President added.The Chief Executive emphasized that there must be “ASEAN centrality” in the region.“Sa halip na pagkakanya-kanya, pagbubuklod ang susi upang maabot ang mga adhikaing nakabubuti sa lahat. Malinaw po ang lehitimong problema ng isa, problema rin ng lahat,” said the President.On April 28, the President will be in Lankawi, Malaysia to join the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines - East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).“Pagtutuunan natin dito ng pansin ang kahalagahan ng transport connectivity para sa maunla ...Read more

NEDA to oversee the rehab of Typhoon Yolanda devastated areas, says Palace

 CENTRAL  26 April 2015
MANILA, April 26 --  The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will carry out the rehabilitation works in the areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda, a job previously handled by the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery, the Palace said on Saturday."Ipagpapa ...Read more

Reformed Customs Bureau to play major role in ASEAN integration

 CENTRAL  26 April 2015
MANILA, April 26 -- Malacanang said it is confident that the Bureau of Customs would do its part effectively as the country becomes part of a more integrated Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).President Aquino appointed Alberto Lina as the new chief of the Bureau of Customs following the ...Read more
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