Mariano, DAR offer 13 action points for Mendiola martyrs

    MANILA, Jan. 21 – The year was 1987 when thousands of farmers trooped to Mendiola to demand agrarian reform from the government. On January 20, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) joined the ranks of the farmers back to where the blood of 13 was spilled, demanding justice and ... Read more

ECC grants additional benefits to retired miner with work related disease

MANILA, Jan. 21 - The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) recently granted additional EC disability benefits to a miner retiree due to lumbar spine disease in relation to his previous work related disease.   For almost 28 years, Henario Guiniawan worked for a mining company in Itogon,... Read more

DepEd to hold 2017 National Schools Press Conference

PASIG CITY, Jan. 21 – To provide a venue for students where they can enhance their skills in different journalistic endeavors and approaches, the Department of Education (DepEd) is set to conduct the 2017 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) from January 22 to 25, 2017 in Pagadian City, Za... Read more

Feature: SSS is new brand of people’s capitalism

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 21 - “With proposed innovations in investments, the Social Security System (SSS) is shaping a new developmental ideology to give the working class an opportunity to be the richest in the country through their pooled savings in the pension fund,” said Social Security Commission... Read more

GRP sends high level delegation to Rome talks

ROME, ITALY, Jan21 — Underscoring the urgency and the seriousness of President Rodrigo Duterte to forge a lasting peace agreement with communist rebels, the Philippine government (GRP) came in full force to the third round of talks in Rome, Italy where the more substantial agenda items will be ta... Read more

COMELEC calls on interested parties to request for satellite registration activities in their areas

MANILA, Jan 21 - The Commission on Elections is encouraging interested parties to request for the conduct of satellite registration of voters in their area to ensure wider voter participation during the ongoing voter registration which resumed last November 7, 2016, in preparation for the October 2... Read more

Angara informs DOF of Senate's Sin Tax Law review

MANILA,  Jan. 21 - Senator Juan Edgardo Angara has informed the Department of Finance (DOF) that the Senate set up last year yet its oversight committee to review the impact of the Sin Tax Reform Act on both revenue collections and public health.   In his capacity as chairperson of the Sena... Read more

Philippine Coast Guard personnel graduate from U.S. Coast Guard Course on Outboard Motor Maintenance

  Above: USCG and PCG personnel take time out of their training schedule for a group photo, Philippine Coast Guard Headquarters, Manila   MANILA, Jan. 21 — A total of 19 Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officers and staff graduate today from a two-week course on Outboard Motor Mainte... Read more

DSWD Sec.Taguiwalo visits CDO, meets with LGU on relief ops for flood victims

MANILA, Jan. 21 - Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo flew to Cagayan De Oro (CDO)​ on January 19 and met with local executives to discuss ways on how to further assist families affected by severe flooding in the city and other nearby provinces due to ... Read more

Environment group urges beauty queens to Junk cosmetics containing plastic microbeads

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 21 - As the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant slated in the Philippines nears, a local environmental group urged candidates from around the world not to use or endorse personal care and cosmetic products (PCCPs) containing plastic microbeads, a global ocean pollutant. Through ... Read more

Feature: Increased funding for Tertiary Education and Technical-Vocational Education to benefit more Filipino students

MANILA, Jan. 21 - The Philippine government recognizes that tertiary education is an important component of human development. It shapes and equips individuals with high-level skills and knowledge that are crucial to national welfare. This is where many professional individuals are trained – profe... Read more

Successful issuance of 25-year ROP bonds underscores investor confidence in Duterte leadership

MANILA, Jan. 21 - The highly successful outcome of the Philippines’ $2 billion global bond sale this week underscores the continuing investor confidence in the  leadership of President Duterte and his resolve to  carry out sweeping reforms to realize his administration’s agenda for high and i... Read more

Philippines ready to export corn; surplus harvest seen in 2017

    QUEZON CITY, Jan. 21 - For the first time in history, the Philippines is ready to export corn to neighbouring countries in the region as corn harvests this year will breach the 5.6-million tons domestic requirement. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that based on the repo... Read more

Yellow Cab Pizza debuts first US branch in Hawaii

  MANILA, Jan. 23 - Yellow Cab Pizza, the New York-style pizza restaurant founded in the Philippines, officially opened its first U.S. branch this morning at 801 Dillingham Boulevard in the neighborhood of Iwilei in Honolulu, Hawaii. With over 130 locations worldwide, Yellow Cab Pizza is ... Read more

DOLE provides P344M worth of livelihood, emergency employment aid to 85,500 marginalized workers in Central Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Jan.22 (PIA) -- Department of Labor and Employment provided Php344 million worth of livelihood and emergency employment grant to around 85,500 marginalized workers in Central Luzon last year.   The DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DI... Read more