• 28 August 2016
MANILA, Aug. 28 -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has lauded the decision of the National Democratic Front (NDF) to extend indefinitely its week-long ceasefire in view of its peace talks with the government. "The AFP have noted with elation and optimism this breakthrough in the peace negotiations," AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said in a statement on Saturday. The rebel ceasefire took effect 12:01 a.m. of Aug. 21 and was supposed to end 11:59 p.m. of August 27. It was declared following the release of ranking leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, who were named consultants to the Oslo, Norway peace talks on August 22-26. During the past week, the government and NDF panels agreed on six major contentious issues that would move the negotiations forward. They also re-affirmed previously signed agreements, among them The Hague Joint Declaration in 1992, Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) in 1996, and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) in 1998. Both panels also agreed to reconstitute the JASIG list, which ...Read more

Start the youth early on voter's education, Comelec says

 CENTRAL  28 August 2016
MANILA, Aug. 28 - The Commission on Elections said that they are ready to work with the Department of Education and TESDA to formulate the Voters' Education curriculum, based on a proposal in Congress to integrate voters' education in the Highschool curriculum.   “It is important t ...Read more

Bello to deploy more Labor Attaches, welfare officers in the Middle East

 CENTRAL  28 August 2016
MANILA, Aug. 28 - Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III yesterday said that the Department will deploy more Labor Attachés and welfare officers in Saudi Arabia where there are huge number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).   “I think we need more labor attachés and welf ...Read more