• 29 January 2015
MANILA, Jan. 29 -- President Aquino rallied the support of the Filipino people Wednesday for the Mindanao peace process despite the tragic Mamasapano, Maguindanao incident that left 44 police commandos dead. In a televised address to the nation Wednesday, the President said both the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have invested a lot in building trust to eventually achieve lasting peace in Mindanao. There are groups or individuals who try to ruin the ongoing deliberations of the Bangsamoro Basic Law in Congress and the mutual trust between the government and the MILF, he said, insisting this should not happen. "Hindi po dapat mangyari ito. Nakataya sa batas na ito ang buong peace process. Kung mabibigo ang pagpasa ng batas sa lalong madaling panahon, mabibigo ang peace process, mananatili ang status quo," the President said.Returning to the status quo would mean continuing injustice, escalation of violence in the region, and more displaced people. A more chaotic region would favor the terrorists like Abdulbasit Usman and Abu Marwan, the targets of the January 24 Special Action Force operation, the President said. "Isipin din po natin: Ang mga kasapi ng Specia ...Read more

Kariton Klasrum Program goes nationwide

 CENTRAL  29 January 2015
PASIG CITY, Jan. 29  -- As part of the effort in promoting inclusive education nationwide, the Department of Education (DepEd) is replicating the Dynamic Teen Company's (DTC) Kariton Klasrum made popular by CNN Hero awardee Efren Penaflorida, Jr. By expanding the project nationwide, DepEd and ...Read more

President Aquino lauds contact center industry for helping spur the economy

 CENTRAL  29 January 2015
MANILA, Jan. 29 --  President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday lauded the contribution of the contact center industry to the country's economy.  In his speech during the International Contact Center Conference at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, President Aquino praised the industry ...Read more