ILOILO CITY, Jan. 29(PIA)—Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Massimo Roscigno was here over the weekend to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor for a P21-M post-Yolanda assistance.
The assistance, according to Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, is intended for livelihood of farmers and fishermen in hard-hit northern Iloilo towns.
Ambassador Roscigno said earlier after Yolanda hit the province they already identified the northern towns of Iloilo for continued assistance, as expansion of their efforts in Leyte and Easten Samar.
From the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
The peace panels of the Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will meet in Kuala Lumpur on Friday to sign the protocol on implementing the decommissioning of MILF arms and forces.
MANILA, Jan. 28 -- Leaders from various sectors called on the public to remain committed to the peace process amidst recent challenges, especially the tragedy in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, last January 25, which claimed nearly 50 lives.
“[It’s] difficult but we still have to believe in the peace process. My brother, a captain, was killed in Basilan in 1998. I dedicated my support to waging peace in memory of his sacrifice,” Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat Jr. said. The solon intimated that among those killed in Mamasapano was his cousin.
Statement of Chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer: On the armed encounter in Maguindanao
[Released on January 26, 2015]
We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the tragic encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao yesterday, January 25, involving the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police and various armed groups.
By SALLY ATENTO-ALTEA
LEGAZPI CITY, Jan 26 (PIA) —The government is poised to move about 200 families from their shanties on hazardous areas in Camarines Sur for their own safety, a government spokesperson said Friday.
The plan is to save the informal settlers in Tinambac town from being sweeped away by floods and twisters, said Evelyn Jerusalem, the Department of Social Welfate and Development’s information officer for Bicol.