President Aquino to witness signing of Philippine-Japan maritime safety agreement

TOKYO, Japan, June 2 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will witness the signing of the contract on the turnover of 10 patrol boats to the Philippine Coast Guard during his state visit here, Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez has said. The tie-up is...

President Aquino’s state visit to Canada begins

OTTAWA, Canada (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III flew to Ottawa, the first stop of his three-day state visit to Canada, on Thursday (Friday in Manila) after completing a successful one-day working visit to Chicago. Shortly after his arrival in Ottawa, President...

Aquino: Closure agreement between gov’t, rebels in process

BACOLOD CITY, May 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said the closure agreement between the government and the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa–Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPM-P/RPA-ABB) is now in process. He said the...

Palace announces new appointments

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang announced a new batch of appointments to various government positions, including a member of Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Southern Leyte. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte made the announcement during an interview on government-run radio...

Princess Anne of the United Kingdom pays courtesy call on President Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacañan Palace on Tuesday morning. The Princess Royal of the United Kingdom and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II is in Manila for a visit from March 16 to...

Philippines, France sign agreements on tourism, education

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines and France on Thursday signed several agreements to enhance their cooperation in tourism and education. The signing ceremony was witnessed by President Benigno S. Aquino III and President of the French Republic François Hollande. Officials...

President Aquino: Nations must agree on a universal climate change pact to prevent catastrophes

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The international community of nations must conclude a universal climate change agreement when they meet in Paris late this year to save the planet from destruction, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday. In a statement during the launch of the...

President Aquino honors youth organizations in 12th TAYO Awards

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III led the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards ceremony held in Malacañang Palace on Tuesday to recognize the contributions of youth organizations to nation building. In his speech, President Aquino said that as...

Aquino meets with families of PNP-SAF 44, checks status of assistance being given

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday evening met anew with the families of the 44 troopers of the police’s Special Action Force (SAF) killed last month in an encounter with Moro rebels, to fulfill the government’s commitment to provide them assistance....

Aquino names 24 new judges

MANILA, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed 24 new judges in the provinces of Capiz, Leyte, Samar, Guimaras, Mountain Province, Cebu, Bohol and Negros Oriental. This was contained in a one-page transmittal letter sent by Executive Secretary Paquino N....