“We stand with France”
Tighter APEC security after Paris attacks
The Philippines stands with France. Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III and French President François Hollande at the Malacañang Palace on February 26, 2015. Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau
MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III released an official statement of sympathy and support for the people of France following the coordinated terror attacks of Friday, November 13. The attacks carried out by at least seven militants, all wearing suicide vests, killed at least 132 people and injured about 352 in three different locations in Paris.
In his statement of November 14 Aquino said, “Terror and brutality have plunged the City of Light, Paris, into the darkness of horror and grief. The Philippines and its people stand in solidarity with the people of Paris and all of France, in this time of deepest sorrow and the gravest outrage against the perpetrators of these crimes.
Our 10th anniversary
Our first front page, November 16, 2005
Editorial by Emmie Joaquin
This issue of the Pilipino Express News Magazine is very significant for us. As of November 16, 2015 Pilipino Express is 10 years old.
When we started publishing Pilipino Express in the fall of 2005, we were chockfull of ideas and motivation despite having very limited resources. Fortunately, fortified with our dreams and inspiration, we were able to pull through.
An excerpt of my premier editorial note in the issue of November 16, 2005 reads:
“The Pilipino Express will be your friend. We will tell your stories and reflect your sentiments in ways that may not be as precisely measured as the minutes of a year, but will certainly be a significant expression of fairness, objectivity, trust, confidence, friendship and respect.