President Benigno S. Aquino III attended the celebrations for the 38th Anniversary of the Philippine Heart Center last Friday, February 15, 2013.
The iconic photograph of the Malolos Congress, which was tasked with creating a constitution for the Philippines, inside the Barasoain Church, Malolos, Bulacan, on September 15, 1898. President Emilio Aguinaldo sits at the center, as a gentleman reads a document to his left.
Read the 1899 Malolos Constitution here: http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/the-1899-malolos-constitution/
Today is Constitution Day. Learn more here: http://www.gov.ph/constitution-day/
(This photo was digitally colored by the PCDSPO, based on written accounts and the restoration of the Barasoain Church for the 1998 Centennial. View our previous digital colorization efforts here:
The Philippine economy grew by 6.8 percent in the 4th quarter of 2012, bringing full-year growth for 2012 to 6.6 percent, surpassing the government’s official target of 5 to 6 percent.
Top government officials offered insight and reacted to the good news. Access the following links to read the statements of:
The Presidential Spokesperson:http://www.gov.ph/2013/01/31/statement-the-presidential-spokesperson-on-the-gdp-growth-for-2012/
The Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning (NEDA Director General): http://www.gov.ph/2013/01/31/statement-the-secretary-of-socioeconomic-planning-on-the-phl-economy-q4-and-annual-2012/
The Secretary of Finance:http://www.gov.ph/2013/01/31/statement-the-secretary-of-finance-on-gdp-growth-in-q4-2012/
The Secretary of Budget and Management:http://www.gov.ph/2013/01/31/statement-the-secretary-of-budget-and-management-on-the-6-8-gdp-growth-rate-in-q4-2012/
The National Economic and Development Authority traces its roots from the National Economic Council, which was created by Commonwealth Act. No. 2 in 1935. President Manuel L. Quezon convened the council in late 1936. When Martial Law was declared on September 23, 1972, President Ferdinand E. Marcos reorganized the Philippine government and merged the National Economic Council and the Presidential Economic Staff, created by Executive Order No. 8, s. 1966, into the National Economic Development Authority. Presidential Decree No. 107, s. 1973 created the National Economic and Development Authority, which absorbed the National Economic Development Authority.
Speech of the President on the anniversary of NEDA: http://www.gov.ph/2013/01/29/speech-of-president-aquino-at-the-anniversary-of-neda-january-29-2013/
Presidential Decree No. 107, s.1973: Creating the National Economic and Development Authority :http://www.gov.ph/1973/01/24/presidential-decree-no-107-s-1973/
Today, we remember the passing of Antonio J. Molina, National Artist for Music.
During this trip to Switzerland, President Benigno S. Aquino III visited the Filipino community in Zurich.
Read the full transcript and watch the video of the President’s speech here:http://www.gov.ph/2013/01/26/speech-of-president-aquino-during-his-meeting-with-the-filipino-community-in-switzerland-january-26-2013/
(Modified image. Photos by the Malacañang Photo Bureau)
President Benigno S. Aquino III with Bill Gates in Davos, Switzerland.
(Photo from Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima)
After the bloodiest coup attempt of her term, President Corazon Aquino issued AO 146, s. 1989, which created a special ad hoc commission tasked with investigating the events that happened December of that year. Hilario G. Davide, Jr. was appointed as chairman of this committee with Ricardo J. Romulo, Leonardo Z. Legaspi, Carolina G. Hernandez, and Delfin L. Lazaro as members. Congress, thereafter, passed RA 6832, instilling the commission into law and requiring it to submit recommendations to prevent future coups. The Davide Commission finished and submitted the results of its investigation on October 1990.
Download the full report of the Davide Commission:http://www.gov.ph/downloads/1990/10oct/199010-Report-Fact-Finding-Commission.pdf
AO 146, s. 1989:http://www.gov.ph/1989/12/06/administrative-order-no-146-s-1989/
RA 6832: http://www.gov.ph/1990/01/05/republic-act-no-6832/
(In the photo: President Corazon Aquino circa 1987, after an early failed coup attempt.)
For the weekend: Price monitoring charts of basic consumer goods, as of January 25, 2013