• 26 November 2014
MANILA, Nov 26 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III is scheduled to have a dialogue with coconut farmers on Wednesday to discuss the coco levy fund, a Palace official has said.“Makikipagdayalogo si Pangulong Aquino at ang mga miyembro ng Gabinete sa pangkat ng Kilos Magniniyog sa Malacañang bukas. Handang pakingggan ng Pangulo ang mga usapin na ihaharap ng mga magsasaka at tukuyin ang mga programang isinasagawa ng pamahalaan para sa kapakanan nila,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in a press briefing on Tuesday.Some 71 coconut farmers have been conducting a 71-day march, walking 1,075 kilometers from Davao City to reach Malacañang Palace on Wednesday (November 26). They have sought a dialogue with President Aquino to ask him to resolve the issue regarding the P71-billion coco levy fund.Coloma noted that even though the Supreme Court ruled in November 2012 that the fund must be used to improve the lives of the coconut farmers, the High Court still has to go through an “entry of judgment”.“At dahil dito, hindi pa maaaring ikonsiderang final at executory ang naging pagpapasya na iyon. Kaya’t kailangang maresolba ang usapin ...Read more

Palace welcomes poll results indicating rise in optimism among Filipinos

 CENTRAL  26 November 2014
MANILA, Nov 26 -- The Palace on Tuesday welcomed the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that showed a rise in the people’s net personal optimism.“Ikinagagalak natin ito. We share our people’s high level of optimism that is based on the shared belief that our country is well on the pa ...Read more

Palace expects Congress to approve the P2.6-T 2015 national budget soon

 CENTRAL  26 November 2014
MANILA, Nov 26 -- Given the commitment of the leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate, Malacañang is “reasonably assured” that the 2015 National Budget would be passed on time and would be ready for the President's signature next month, a Palace official said on Tuesday.“Ba ...Read more
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