President Aquino says Asean must assist Myanmar in its democratic transformation

April 4, 2012 10:10 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino says Asean must assist Myanmar in its democratic transformation 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 4 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said he is convinced that Myanmar is serious in its march towards democracy as manifested by the recent actions of its leadership.

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DND chief says government committed to supporting WW II vets

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MANILA, April 4 — As the country formally celebrates the start of Philippine Veterans Week this Wednesday, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin reiterated the government's commitment to honor and support the remaining World War II veterans.

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Aquino issues EO No. 69 to strengthen Presidential Commission for Urban Poor

April 4, 2012 10:10 pm· Comments Off on Aquino issues EO No. 69 to strengthen Presidential Commission for Urban Poor 

MANILA, April 4 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has issued Executive Order No. 69 further strengthening the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP).

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De Lima orders 16 immigration officers to explain departure of undocumented OFWs to Syria

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MANILA, April 4 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has given 16 Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers three days within which to explain why they should not be charged administratively in connection with the processing and departure of undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Syria.

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PA celebrates Philippine Veterans Week, 'Araw ng Kagitingan'

April 4, 2012 10:10 pm· Comments Off on PA celebrates Philippine Veterans Week, 'Araw ng Kagitingan' 

MANILA, April 4 – The Philippine Army announced Wednesday it will be participating in the series of activities and events highlighting this year's Philippine Veterans Week and "Araw ng Kagitingan" celebration.

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Layug new PA's 8th Infantry Division commander

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MANILA, April 4 – Brig. Gen. Gerardo Layug is the new head of the 8th Infantry Division, tasked to secure the eastern Visayas.

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Asean members spelled out commitments to realize an integrated Asean region

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 4 — The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) gathering for the 20th Asean Summit here in Phnom Penh made several commitments for the realization of a progressive and unified Asean community by 2015 and beyond.

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Asean leaders meet Civil Society Organization representatives

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 4 — President Benigno S. Aquino III joined other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in meeting the representatives of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from the Asean member-States at the Peace Palace, here in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.

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Aquino: Nations must unify to persuade NoKor to cancel planned rocket launch

April 4, 2012 10:10 pm· Comments Off on Aquino: Nations must unify to persuade NoKor to cancel planned rocket launch 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 4 — Members of the international community must work together in persuading North Korea to abandon its planned missile launch this mid-April because of the risks it poses to the Asian region, President Benigno S. Aquino III told fellow leaders during the Retreat Session of the 20th Asean Summit here.

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PHL spearheads regional dialogue to resolve West Philippine Sea dispute

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 4 — President Benigno S. Aquino III reiterated Wednesday the proposal for Philippines to host a meeting among claimant states in the West Philippine Sea, including China to arrive at a peaceful and diplomatic resolution on the disputed territory.

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