• 31 March 2015
MANILA, March 31 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III signed last Friday a joint resolution with Congress, increasing the daily subsistence allowance of uniformed personnel from P90 to P150 per day, effective January 1, 2015, Malacañang has announced.In a press briefing at the Palace on Monday, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that the current allowance is “no longer adequate to meet the basic needs of Filipino military soldiers and uniformed personnel… in view of the increasing prices of commodities”. The higher allowance is for all officers, enlisted personnel, candidate soldiers, probationary second lieutenants, cadets and civilian active auxiliaries of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, commissioned and non-commissioned personnel of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy, Philippine Coast Guard, including candidate coast guard men, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA).“The amount necessary to implement the provisions of the resolution shall be charged against the savings of the DND (Department of National Defense), DOTC ...Read more

MILF members will not be integrated into National Police, Armed Forces, says government peace panel chair

 CENTRAL  31 March 2015
MANILA, March 31 -- Chairperson of the government peace panel, Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, on Monday clarified that members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will not be integrated into the Philippine National Police or the Armed Forces of the Philippines, once the draft Bangsamoro B ...Read more

Public urged to reject misinformation on BBL

 CENTRAL  31 March 2015
MANILA, March 31 -- Deliberate attempts to misinform the public and demonize the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law continue, according to a member of the legal team of the  government peace negotiating panel. Atty. Mohammad Al-amin Julkipli said among the misinformation are continued assertions by anti- ...Read more