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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President Aquino leads nationwide celebration of 118th PHL Independence Day

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by Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency | Sunday, 12 June 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the flag-raising ceremony during the 118th Philippine Independence Day celebration on Sunday (June 12, 2016) at the Rizal National Monument in Manila's Rizal Park. (PNA photo by Oliver Marquez)President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the flag-raising ceremony during the 118th Philippine Independence Day celebration on Sunday (June 12, 2016) at the Rizal National Monument in Manila's Rizal Park. (PNA photo by Oliver Marquez)

President Benigno S. Aquino III on Sunday led the nationwide celebration of the 118th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence, his last as leader of the country.

Aquino, who is set to step down as President on June 30, was given military honors highlighted by 21-gun salute upon his arrival in front of the monument of Dr. Jose Rizal at the Rizal Park here.

The President later joined Vice President Jejomar Binay, Manila mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) chairperson Ma. Serena Diokno and his...

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DILG directs LGUs, public to raise PHL flag simultaneously on Sunday

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by Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan, Philippine News Agency | Friday, 10 June 2016

In observance of the 118th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence, Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday called for the support of all provincial governors and city and municipal mayors to the simultaneous Flag-Raising and Wreath-Laying Ceremonies in places of national significance in their respective areas of jurisdiction at 8 a.m. on June 12, 2016.

“I enjoin local chief executives (LCEs) to coordinate with the local offices of the national government agencies in your areas as...

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