President Benigno Aquino III chaired an emergency meeting on 15 July 2014 of the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) at Camp Aguinaldo, Q.C., on Typhoon Glenda. Heads and representatives of NDRRMC government agencies briefed the President and attendees as follows:
On 15 June 2014, the Philippine Embassy celebrated the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence with members of the Filipino community. More than 200 members of the Filipino community in Northern China joined the Embassy for the get-together.
|Ambassador Erlinda F. Basilio talks about patriotism in her remarks|
Ambassador Erlinda F. Basilio led the officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy in Beijing and their families as they gathered together on 12 June 2014 at the Embassy to commemorate the birth of the Philippines as a nation and the freedom of Filipinos as a people.
The Philippine heritage city of Vigan (in the province of Ilocos Sur) is vying for a spot in the upcoming list of the “New 7 Wonder Cities of the World”. Vigan is the only Philippine city which has reached the finals phase.
The Philippines hopes to count on the support of everyone, by voting online at the following website:www.new7wonders.com/en/cities