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Pimentel dispels fears on threat to stop EDCA

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) – Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Wednesday dispelled fears that President Rodrigo Duterte would stop honoring the Enhance Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Pimentel, ally and party-mate of the President, came to his...
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Aquino: ‘A victory for all’

The Hague tribunal upholds PHL rights over West Philippine Sea By Janice M. Cave MANILA, July 13 (PNA) – The landmark decision of an international tribunal in The Hague upholding the Philippines’ sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea is a “victory for all,” former...
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Military grateful to Aquino for jump-starting AFP Modernization Program

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA (PNA) – For jump-starting the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program, outgoing President Benigno S. Aquino III has the gratitude of the entire military. This was disclosed by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla in an...
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Aquino praises young engineers for helping build the country

MANILA  (PNA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday encouraged young engineers who have undergone the Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) training program not to lose focus on what they are doing so they could help their countrymen. The President told...
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Aquino urges Filipinos to sustain gains of his administration

MANILA  (PNA) – 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...
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Climate Change Commission hails executive order on renewable energy resource management

MANILA  (PNA) – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) sees an executive order making renewable energy (RE) resource management a state policy as a big boost to efforts to drive the Philippines toward a low-emission and climate-resilient future. The commission’s vice chair,...
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Aquino cites armed forces’ modernization feat under his term

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA  (PNA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday underscored his administration’s efforts to bolster the capabilities of the armed forces, particularly its modernization support. During the ceremony for the commissioning of the Philippine Navy’s...
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Aquino meets with security cluster

MANILA, June 2 (PNA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday was briefed on the ongoing military and law enforcement operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). “The President received an update on the ongoing military and law enforcement operations against the ASG in...
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Aquino bullish on growth with power supply surplus

SAN CARLOS CITY  (PNA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said here Tuesday that the present power supply, especially with the surplus in the Visayas, is more reason to be positive about the country’s future economic growth. “It is yet another reason for us to be optimistic and...
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Aquino leads groundbreaking of Bulacan-Metro rail transit

MANILA  (PNA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday led the groundbreaking ceremony for the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT7) project that will shorten the commute between Bulacan and Metro Manila. During the event, held at the Quezon Memorial Circle, the President was...