President Aquino witnesses turnover of rebels’ weapons, decommissioning of combatants

June 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino witnesses turnover of rebels’ weapons, decommissioning of combatants 

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao, June 16 — President Benigno S. Aquino III here Tuesday witnessed the historic turnover of 75 firearms by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to the Independent Decommissioning Body (IDB) and the decommissioning of 145 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces.

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Princess Anne arrives at the Reception Hall of Malacañang

March 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Princess Anne arrives at the Reception Hall of Malacañang 

150317162116Visiting Princess Anne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland arrives at the Reception Hall of Malacañang for a courtesy call on Tuesday (March 17, 2015). Her visit is in connection with her charity and various humanitarian works. She has been President of Save the Children for more than four decades and an active advocate of children’s rights and protection. This is the second trip of Her Royal Highness to the Philippines. The first was in March 1999. The Princess Royal is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Before receiving the title Princess Royal from her mother in June 1987, she was known as Princess Anne. The Princess Royal heads about 320 organizations. Also in photo is Ambassador Asif Anwar Ahmad of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Philippines. (Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau/PNA)jme