Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas wins global award for excellence in remittances for social and economic development

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas wins global award for excellence in remittances for social and economic development

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) is the recipient of the Global Forum on Remittances and Development (GFRD) Public Sector Award for 2015 in an award ceremony held on June 18 in Milan, Italy.
Recently concluded International Forum on Remittances and Social Development 2015 awards the Central Bank of the Philippines the Public Sector Award for […]

Philippines cannot be faulted if other countries support its approach on West Philippine Sea issue, says Palace official

Philippines cannot be faulted if other countries support its approach on West Philippine Sea issue, says Palace official

MANILA — Malacañang said on Friday that the Philippines “cannot be faulted” if other countries agree with its approach in resolving the West Philippine Sea issue.
“We cannot be faulted if other countries have lauded the approach that we have decided to take in resolving this dispute that we have with our neighbor,” Deputy Presidential Spokesperson […]

West PH Sea: Part 2 of documentary now available

West PH Sea: Part 2 of  documentary now available

THE SECOND part of the video documentary on the maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea between the Philippines and China may now be viewed on President Aquino’s Facebook page.
Part 2, ‘Kalayaan: Karapatan sa Karagatan’ released to help increase level of awareness of Filipinos on the maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea between the […]

Internet voter registration system rolled-out for Filipinos in Asia Pacific

Internet voter registration system rolled-out for Filipinos in Asia Pacific

MANILA — The online system for voter registration, iREHISTRO, is now implemented in Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) missions in the Asia Pacific Region, the DFA announced recently.

iREHISTRO is available in the following Foreign Service Posts (FSPs): Philippine Embassies in Bangkok, Brunei, Canberra, Dhaka, Dili, Hanoi, Islamabad, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Phnom Penh, Seoul, […]

Malacañang starts info campaign with video on damages to marine life by China in West Philippine Sea

Malacañang starts info campaign with video on damages to marine life by China in West Philippine Sea

Malacañang has launched a documentary on the maritime dispute in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) and its impact to small fishermen and the maritime ecology.
The documentary titled “Kalayaan: Karapatan sa Karagatan” was launched on Friday on the occasion of the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence at President Aquino’s Facebook public […]

International laws should prevail in resolving Philippines – China maritime dispute: Justice Carpio

International laws should prevail in resolving Philippines – China maritime dispute: Justice Carpio

“IF THE Philippines can bomb a shoal repeatedly over decades without any protest from neighboring states including China, surely the Philippines must have sovereignty over that area,” Philippine Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said during his briefing Friday before Filipino Australian media representatives and lawyers at the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney.
Snr […]

U.S. intervention useless ‘as long as China can finish construction’ in disputed areas: Washington Post

U.S. intervention useless ‘as long as China can finish construction’ in disputed areas: Washington Post

AN EDITORIAL on Tuesday at The Washington Post has warned that the United States intervention “will end up futile” once the construction by China in the South China Sea is completed.
Construction at Calderon (Cuarteron) Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands. [Photo supplied by USP4GG]
The editorial was referring to last Wednesday’s U.S surveillance aircraft over the […]

Malacañang to continue to push for peaceful resolution despite tension in disputed islands

Malacañang to continue to push for peaceful resolution despite tension in disputed islands

MANILA — Malacañang has reiterated its determination to push for a peaceful resolution to the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) issue despite tension brewing between the United States and China, after the Chinese Navy repeatedly warned a US surveillance plane as it flew over the contested waters last Wednesday.
Malacañang’s position was relayed by Communications […]

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