President Aquino signs EO for governing body on govt’s financial inclusion bid

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by Joann Santiago, Philippine News Agency | Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The government’s bid to establish a financial system that is equitable to all Filipinos gained further traction through the issuance of Executive Order (EO) No. 208, which institutionalizes the Financial Inclusion Steering Committee (FISC).

FISC, institutionalized after President Benigno Aquino III signed EO No. 208 on June 2, 2016, is the governing body and overnight group in the implementation of the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI).

”The issuance of the EO represents another milestone in the country’s efforts to establish a financial system that benefits all Filipinos, regardless...

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PAGASA expands weather forecast dissemination

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by Catherine J. Teves, Philippine News Agency | Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Beginning this year, State-run Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) will increase the frequency of its severe weather bulletins' issuance.

"We'll issue those bulletins every three hours instead of the former six hours," PAGASA Weather Division chief Dr. Esperanza Cayanan said on Wednesday (June 15) at a forum the agency spearheaded in Metro Manila.

She said such move aims to better update the public on status of tropical cyclones (TCs), which in 24 hours can either landfall or hover very near the country, so people can prepare...

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Duterte administration to deal with lawless elements, ASG -- Panelo

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by Lilian C. Mallejor, Philippine News Agency | Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The incoming administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will deal with all lawless elements including the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu Province but will clearly uphold a “no ransom policy” of the government on kidnapping.

This was emphasized by incoming Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in an interview with the media at the Marco Polo Hotel on Tuesday when sought for the stand of Duterte with regard to the ASG.

”President-elect Duterte will solve problem on criminality and illegality - that is his commitment, to suppress all these,” Panelo said, adding that...

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President Aquino urges Filipinos to sustain gains of his administration

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by Philippine News Agency | Wednesday, 15 June 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III (left) receives a copy of the "Ulat ng TESDA Kina Juan at Juana" from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Irene Isaac at the TESDA Complex in Taguig City on Tuesday (June 14, 2016). (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon) President Benigno S. Aquino III (left) receives a copy of the "Ulat ng TESDA Kina Juan at Juana" from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Irene Isaac at the TESDA Complex in Taguig City on Tuesday (June 14, 2016). (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)

President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday called on the Filipino people to continue supporting the government to ensure that the gains achieved by his administration in the past six years would become permanent.

In his speech during the “Ulat ng TESDA kay Juan at Juana” in Taguig City, the President also urged the public to guard the government’s achievements these past few years.

“Panawagan ko po: Ngayong tinatamasa na natin ang pagbabago, patuloy tayong mag-bantay at maki-ambag upang gawin itong permanente,” he said.

“Lalo nating patibayain ang ating mandato upang makapaghatid pa...

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