Brigada Eskwela 2017: Volunteerism in action

CALAMBA CITY, 23 May (PIA) –The benefits of volunteerism has been shown once again as  teachers, parents, students and volunteers from various government agencies and private sectors  contributed their time, effort and resources  to have made this year’s Brigada Eskwela a success in Laguna ... Read more

PIA ASEAN youth forum kicks off in Sarangani

GLAN, Sarangani, May 23 (PIA)---- Some four hundred youth from all over Sarangani will participate in the Provincial ASEAN Youth Forum on Tuesday (May 23) at Isla Jardin del Mar Gumasa, Glan, Sarangani. PIA Deputy Director General Gregorio Angelo Villar will join the forum, which will kick off a... Read more

Workers with denied EC claims, urged to appeal at ECC

MANILA, May 23 -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has urged workers who were initially denied of their claim for compensation benefits to appeal their cases before the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC). ECC is an attached agency of DOLE which provides a package of benefits ... Read more

It’s Peritoneal dialysis first----PhilHealth

QUEZON CITY, May 23 -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) reminded its accredited health care providers to recommend Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) as the initial line of treatment, particularly to patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Stage 5. Through Advisory 2017-0010, Phi... Read more

DepEd, DOH, DBM execs urge Congress to pass 'pro-poor' tax reform bill

MANILA, May 23 -- Officials of the Departments of Health (DOH), of Education (DepEd), and of Budget and Management (DBM) have appealed to legislators to swiftly approve the first package of the Duterte administration’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) that they described as a “win-win... Read more

PRRD signs order extending capital equipment incentive for BOI-registered firms

MAKATI CITY, May 23 -- The Philippines is poised to attract more innovation-led and technology-driven investment projects as President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed Executive Order (EO) Number 22 extending the capital equipment incentive for qualified business enterprises registered with the Phil... Read more

JJWC clarifies proper handling of children involved in drug related offenses

QUEZON CITY, May 23 -- “Children who are alleged to be involved in drug-related offenses should be handled by law enforcement officers in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act 9344 as amended by R.A. 10630 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act in relation to the Dangerous Drugs Act of... Read more

DOF study links infra, social investments to inclusive growth

MANILA, May 23 -- Quicker economic growth sets the stage for wider fiscal space through greater investments in infrastructure, conditional cash transfer (CCT) and micro-lending programs, which, in turn, accelerate poverty reduction and spell financial inclusion, according to a Department of Finance... Read more

DSWD celebrates graduation of drug surrenderers from Ifugao Reflection Camp

QUEZON CITY, May 23 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) extends its well wishes and support to the first batch of drug surrenderers who graduated from the Ifugao Reflection Camp (IRC) last month at the Ifugao Shrine. “We congratulate the graduates for their p... Read more

GSIS allots P143 million in emergency loan in 2 Mindanao areas

PASAY CITY, May 23 -- The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is allocating P143 million in emergency loans for its active members and old-age pensioners in Jolo, Sulu and Concepcion, Misamis Occidental, which are affected by flashfloods and agricultural damages resulting from heavy rains. ... Read more

Regions 1 and 2, CAR Brigada Eskwela 2017 highlight schools as catalysts for social change

PASIG CITY, May 23 -- Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Alberto Muyot recently emphasized that schools are the center of change in the community during his regional visits for the Brigada Eskwela 2017. In his speech, imparting what he learned during the International Congress on Education he ... Read more

President Duterte seeks robust, comprehensive, and mutually-beneficial partnership with Russia

DAVAO CITY, May 23  ─ President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, May 22 left for Russia, saying that his landmark visit will emphasize the Philippines’ independent foreign policy. In his departure statement, the Chief Executive said the most anticipated visit highlights the independence of the... Read more

Watch group finds school gardening tools laden with toxic lead

QUEZON CITY, May 23 -- An advocate for the prevention of childhood lead exposure alerted school authorities against the use of gardening tools that are coated with lead-containing paints. The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit environmental and health group, aired the warning following the detecti... Read more

Phl Rural Development Project-funded FMR in Nueva Ecija opens

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, May 22 (PIA) -- Department of Agriculture (DA) officials recently graced the opening of the San Juan-Villa Joson-Porais farm to market road (FMR) in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija which was funded under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).   “This 5.1... Read more

Hundreds benefit in medical outreach in Kalinga

TANUDAN, Kalinga, May 22(PIA) - - Four hundred forty two (442)   residents availed of free medical check-up during two separate outreach programs recently conducted by a professionals association and the military   here and in Balbalan municipality. Fifty six were also circumcised while 70 av... Read more