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PIA News Dispatch - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

President Aquino presides over full Cabinet meeting

President Benigno S. Aquino III presided over a full cabinet meeting on Tuesday to discuss the progress of the administration's efforts to address poverty, peace and order, disasters and other concerns.

The President prayed for God's guidance at the start of the meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the MalacaƱan Palace.

The Cabinet secretaries discussed with the President the measures that are consistent with the administration’s social contract with the Filipino people.

Joining President Aquino during the full Cabinet meeting were Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr., Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. and Presidential Management Staff Head Julia Abad.

Also in attendance were Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala Jr., Budget Sec. Florencio Abad, Education Sec. Armin Luistro, Environment Sec. Ramon Paje, Finance Sec. Cesar Purisima, Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas, Justice Sec. Leila de Lima, Labor Sec. Rosalinda Baldoz, Defense Sec. Voltaire Gazmin, Public Works and Highways Sec. Rogelio Singson, Industry Sec. Gregory Domingo, Social Welfare Sec. Corazon Soliman, Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan, Presidential Adviser on Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo M. Lacson, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Health Secretary Enrique Ona, Commission on Higher Education Chair Patricia Licuanan, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secterary Teresita Deles, among others. PND (js)

President Aquino declares February 24 as a special non-working day in the Province of Zamboanga, Sibugay in celebration of its 13th Charter Anniversary

President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared February 24, which falls on a Monday as as a special non-working day in the Province of Zamboanga Sibugay in celebration of its 13th Charter Anniversary.

The Chief Executive issued the declaration by virtue of Proclamation No. 712 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on January 30 to give the people of the province the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.

Zamboanga Sibugay is a province located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao.

The province was created by virtue of the Republic Act No. 8973 on February 24, 2001. PND (js)