SSS taps GCash for members’ contribution and loan payments

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 8 -- Social Security System (SSS) members can now pay their contributions and monthly amortizations for salary and real estate loans using Globe GCash, a virtual wallet service offered by Globe Telecom which enables users to carry out financial transactions using their mobile phone... Read more

DOE working with local governments to secure power supply in Mindanao

MANILA, Jan. 8 -- The Department of Energy is coordinating efforts to ensure a continuous and reliable power supply in Mindanao, particularly in areas where transmission towers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) had been bombed, the Palace said on Thursday.Communication Secre... Read more

Bottom-up Budgeting to cover all barangays next year

MANILA, Jan. 8 -- Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB), the government’s much-lauded reform program which institutionalized the people’s participation in the budget process, will be expanded next year to cover 42,036 barangays nationwide, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced. The Baran... Read more

BOI-approved investments create new jobs

MAKATI CITY, Jan. 8 -- Investments approved by the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI), the industry development and investments promotion arm of the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), reached P366.74 billion in 2015, up by 3% from the P354.76 billion posted in 2014.The aggregated investment ap... Read more

Feature: In Ilocos Norte, tourism remains a growth driver

LAOAG CITY, January 8 (PIA) – Locals saw the rise of more tourism infrastructures and facilities in Ilocos Norte in 2015 signifying that the provincial government continues to cash in on and considers tourism as a key growth driver. Most facilities erected were museums and heroes’ shrines which... Read more

Abrenian kid makes name in US boxing area

SAN JUAN, Abra, Jan .8 (PIA) -- Eleven year old  Chris Jaykob “Blade” B. Ortega was recently   declared as  Junior Olympic Champion and the world’s 7th placer in the 60-pounder division  in boxing in California, USA. Ortega hails from this town  but his family migrated to Sacramento, Ca... Read more

CAR to get P62 M El Nino mitigation fund

BAGUIO CITY, Jan.9 (PIA) - - With the forecast of what the El Niño  can bring  to farmers and livestock growers, the Department of Agriculture assures that mitigation plan and funds are set in the regions.DA Cordillera Regional Director Dr. Lorenzo Caranguian, in an interview over DZEQ Radyo ng B... Read more

DSWD assures support to families of SAF heroes

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 8(PIA) -- Almost a month  into the first anniversary of the  Mamasapano encounter in Maguindanao,  the bereaved families of the Special Action Force (SAF) heroes from the Cordillera received livelihood assistance from the government. Department of Social Welfare and Development... Read more

Cebuano News: 3,791 ka mga Agusanon nakabenipisyo sa ISDAP

BUTUAN CITY, Enero 8 (PIA) – Mikabat  sa 3,791 ka mga Agusanon ang nahatagan og ayudang medical, tranportasyon, Edukasyon ug uban pang panginahanglan sa mga yanong lumulopyo sa probinsya sa Agusan del Norte pinaagi sa Integrated Social Development Assistance Program (ISDAP).P8 milyones ang orihin... Read more

SoLeyte LGU delivers food items to Northern Samar devastated by Typhoon Nona

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte January 8 (PIA) - The provincial government of Southern Leyte delivered food items to the victims of Typhoon Nona in Northern Samar in a week's time after the devastation.According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Luzviminda Rosete, the provincial ... Read more

Catbalogan implements anti-smoking law in 2016

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, January 8(PIA)—Aware of the dangers and ills that smoking brings to both smokers and non smokers, the Catbalogan City health Office will implement anti smoking ordinance this year. In an announcement post written in the Samarnon language, the message on the ill effects of ... Read more

NFA license renewal on

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 9 (PIA6) - - The National Food Authority (NFA) here reminded grain retailers and businessmen in the city and province of Iloilo and Guimaras that the renewal for licenses for 2016 which started this January is ongoing and will last until June.“To our grain retailers, if you have ... Read more

Australian Ambassador receives Order of Sikatuna

MANILA, 8 January (PIA) – Outgoing Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Ambassador Bill Tweddell, was recently conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu Katangiang Ginto (Grand Cross, Gold Distinction). Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, on behalf of President Benigno ... Read more

Hiligaynon News: Bugas bastante bisan pa may El Niño

SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Enero 8 (PIA6) – Sa tunga sang ginakahangaw-an nga epekto sang El Niño sa panguma, may nagakaigo sa gihapon nga suplay sang bugas para sa Capiz. Ginpasiguro sang National Food Authority nga bastante ang suplay sang bugas para sa adlaw-adlaw nga kinahanglanon sang bug-os... Read more

PNoy underscores new power plant’s role in addressing Mindanao's power shortage

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 08 (PIA) – President Benigno Aquino III underscored the significant contribution of Therma South Inc.’s 300 mega watts Davao Baseload Power Plant generated from coal to help address the perennial power shortage in Mindanao. The President graced the inauguration of the coal-fire... Read more