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Aquino swears in ambassadors, new government officials

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III administered the oath of office of newly appointed ambassadors and government officials in a ceremony at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall on Monday. The newly appointed ambassadors were former Foreign Affairs spokesperson Raul Hernandez...
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President Aquino to lead ‘Araw ng Kagitingan’ on April 9

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the nation in observing the “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor), Malacanang said Monday. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, in a Palace media briefing, said that during the event, the President...
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Tan expresses confidence Aquino admin’s efforts will spur economic growth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Thursday expressed confidence that the Aquino administration’s efforts will spur economic growth. “I am confident that your administration’s efforts will further spur growth and bring greater prosperity to the...
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Strengthening PHL-Singapore defense cooperation is key to regional stability: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday that strengthening defense and security cooperation between the Philippines and Singapore is the key to maintaining stability in the Southeast Asian region. The President made the statement as he welcomed...
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Aquino to attend ‘Araw ng Parangal sa Kapulisan’; meet Singaporean President this week

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III is scheduled to attend two more important engagements this week, aside from Monday’s Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) graduation rites in Silang, Cavite. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, in a statement, said the...
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UNDP Administrator Helen Clark pays courtesy call on President Aquino

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday in Malacanan Palace. Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister, is in the country to strengthen UNDP’s partnership and...
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VP Binay hopes CAB will bring progress in Mindanao

MANILA, Mar 27 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said he is hopeful the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) will bring progress in Mindanao. “I am hopeful that with this act of unity and goodwill, we will finally usher in a new era of...
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MARINA capable of doing task of single-maritime agency

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is more than capable of taking over as the country’s single-maritime agency provided that it be given additional manpower, equipment and funding. MARINA administrator Maximo Mejia Jr said this after the legislation,...
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OFWs vulnerable to nuclear terrorism, Binay warns ahead of world nuke summit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – It does matter that the Philippines does not have nuclear weapons nor operate nuclear power plants; millions of Filipinos – particularly those working abroad – are vulnerable to any act of nuclear terrorism. This was the warning of Vice President...
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President Aquino praises Cardinal Quevedo’s contribution to Central Mindanao peace, development

COTABATO CITY (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III attended Tuesday the thanksgiving mass in honor of Orlando Cardinal Quevedo recognizing his contribution to Central Mindanao’s peace and development. In his message, the President particularly expressed his gratitude...