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Despite ‘silent’ celebration, thousands relive spirit of EDSA

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POWER OF WE. Thousands of protesters gather at the People Power Monument to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

Organizers of the rally say 6,000 participated in the ‘Power of We’ protest set on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 26, 2017) — Thousands of Filipinos commemorated the momentous revolution that toppled the authoritarian rule of the late president Ferdinand Marcos as they gathered Saturday evening, February 25, at the People Power Monument on EDSA. Continue reading Despite ‘silent’ celebration, thousands relive spirit of EDSA

Review of PH energy policy underway

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‘It is the obligation of the government to act to save the people from climate change and not wait,’ says Emmanuel De Guzman, vice chair of the Climate Change Commission

MANILA, Philippines (May 26, 2016) — For the next 6 months, the Philippine government will embark on a comprehensive review of its energy policy aimed at cutting down dependence on coal, while taking into consideration the reality of climate change in crafting national and local development plans. Continue reading Review of PH energy policy underway

Central Visayas gets P1.83B for BUB projects

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ALOGUINSAN’S HIDDEN BEACH. Hidden behind thick trees, this pristine beach is only one among southern Cebu’s beautiful beaches. Photo courtesy of Sheilamei Abellanoza and Gian Carlo Jubela
Of the P24.7-billion allocation from 2016 national budget, Cebu gets P1 billion from the total BUB share

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 19, 2016) — Are you from Central Visayas?

In a statement released by the Department of Budget and Management Thursday, February 18, Central Visayas will be Continue reading Central Visayas gets P1.83B for BUB projects

No imminent terror threat in PH but remain vigilant

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REMAIN VIGILANT. President Benigno S. Aquino III urges Filipinos not to let their guard down following the terrorist attacks in Jakarta. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau
In the wake of the Jakarta attacks claimed by ISIS, President Aquino says in Filipino there’s a credible threat but it’s not specific

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 15, 2015) — President Benigno Aquino III urged Filipinos to be vigilant a day after the terror attacks in neighboring Indonesia, even as he maintained that there is no imminent threat in the country.

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Aquino reports CCT gains 7.7M out of poverty

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SUSTAINING CCT. President Benigno Aquino III keynotes the Conference on Sustaining the Gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer in the Philippines at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Mandaluyong City on January 13, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquit/Malacañang Photo Bureau
President Benigno Aquino III says the success of the Conditional Cash Transfer program in fighting poverty attests to the wisdom of ‘Daang Matuwid,’ and why this path must be continued by the next leader, hopefully his preferred one

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 13, 2016) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday, January 13, trumpeted the gains of his administration’s flagship anti-poverty program, saying it has lifted over 7.7 million Filipinos from poverty since he took over in 2010.

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Aquino calls for meeting to address Mindanao power woes

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POWER SITUATION. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the ceremonial switch-on of the Davao baseload power plant, Friday, January 8, 2016. A meeting would be convened next week to address the worsening power situation in Mindanao due to right-of-way violations and bombing of transmission towers. Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau
Issues on right-of-way violations, transmission towers bombing hound the region. The energy department is creating a task force to address the situation.

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 9, 2016) — President Benigno Aquino III will convene a meeting with energy officials next week to address the worsening power situation in Mindanao due to right of way (ROW) violations and bombing of transmission towers, he said on Friday, January 8.

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