THE arrival of the BRP Gregorio del Pilar, the largest warship of the Philippine Navy, shows the commitment of the Aquino administration to ensuring the safety of our territorial waters and exclusive economic zones. President Benigno S. Aquino III said this acquisition is a positive development made possible because of responsible governance that follows the straight and righteous path.
THE latest addition to the Philippine Navy, BRP Gregorio del Pilar, formerly a Hamilton 378-foot High Endurance Cutter (WHEC) of the United States Coast Guard (USCG), arrived at Pier 13 of Manila’s South Harbor last week and was inspected by President Benigno S. Aquino III. Its voyage from the United States took three weeks from Alameda Island, San Francisco, California.
LIVESTOCK farmers, traders, and processors can now freely transport their animals and meat products within the country as long as appropriate permits are secured, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported this week.
NOW that the Philippines is Foot and Mouth Disease free, the Department of Agriculture has launched a pilot program for the dispersal of organic pigs in different farmer cooperatives in Southern Luzon in order to market ‘lechon’ as a distinct Filipino dish, preserve indigenous pig species, and give livelihood to far-flung areas.
THE public can now access information on public schools through a website launched by the Department of Education and the Ateneo School of Government called checkmyschool.org.
A partnership between the Philippine Government and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation will help empower teachers and students to take the lead in peace-building in areas with a history of religious conflict.
NATIONAL roads throughout the country will soon be safer with P1.42 billion release of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for the preventive maintenance and installation of road safety devices.