Palace: Food poverty survey result shows effective gov’t anti-poverty program

MANILA, Jan. 7 -- Malacañang welcomed the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on self-rated poverty and self-rated food poverty which showed a decrease in the number of poor Filipino families, saying the government anti-poverty program is gaining ground.“We acknowledge the... Read more

5,307 families to benefit from housing projects 

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 7 -- This year, 5,307 fishing households in Iloilo will benefit from the Community-Based Shelter and Livelihood (CBSL) Program as a result of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations Human Settlement Program and National Housing Authority (NHA) rece... Read more

NLEX-SLEX Connector Road, ipinapatuloy na ni PNoy pero isusubasta

LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Enero 7 (PIA) -- Matapos ang ilang ulit na pagrerepaso ay tuluyan nang pinatuloy ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III ang North Luzon Expressway-South Luzon Expressway (NLEX-SLEX) Connector Road Project sa kundisyong isasailalim ito sa pagsusubasta. Isang unsolicited proposal kasi it... Read more

Pangasinan PNP on full alert for 2016 polls

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan January 7 (PIA) – The Pangasinan Provincial Police Office (PPPO) has maintained its full alert status even after the holiday season as a precursor to the national elections in May. Police Senior Supt. Rolie Saltat, officer-in-charge of Pangasinan PPO, said the Pangasinan PNP ... Read more

Tabuk City employees “share-a-gift” to 100 families

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Jan. 7(PIA) - - More than 100 families in the highland village of Nambucayan in this city received gift packs under the Share-a-Gift project of city government employees.Mayor Ferdinand B. Tubban, who led the gift distribution, said the share-a-gift project has become part of th... Read more

Most Cordillera towns craft local shelter plan

BAGUIO CITY, Jan.7 (PIA) - - Majority of the municipalities in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) have completed their Local Shelter Plan (LSP), a roadmap to address local government housing requirement.The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) extended assistance in th... Read more

Medical mission set in Ifugao hospital on Jan. 25-28

LAMUT, Ifugao, Jan. 7 (PIA) - - A four-day medical mission on January 25-28 is set at the Panopdopan District Hospital (PDH) in Bannit, this municipality. Dr. Joel Molino, head of PDH, said the activity will be conducted by the Compassion In Action (CIA) medical mission group (USA and Philippines) ... Read more

ARBs, non-ARBs graduate from farm business school in AgSur

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Jan. 7 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Agusan del Sur and Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) as co-implementer of Farm Business School (FBS) within the Municipality of Esperanza, Agusan del Sur recently conducted a joint graduation which involved both Agrarian Refo... Read more

AgSur coop launches microfinance program

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Jan. 7 (PIA) – The Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of Buenasuerte Multi-Purpose Cooperative with the assistance from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Los Arcos Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LAMPCO) recently launched the microfinance program in the province.The program ... Read more

Dinagat Chamber conferred Most Outstanding Young Chamber

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Jan. 7 (PIA) - The Dinagat Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DiPCCI) adjudged as the Most Outstanding Young Chamber of the Philippines by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).The awarding ceremony was held recently during the closing ceremony of ... Read more

Tagalog news: Mga ahensiya, tulong-tulong sa pagbangon ng mga binagyo sa Mimaropa

LUNGSOD QUEZON, Enero 7 (PIA) --- Tulong-tulong ang mga ahensiya sa paghahatid ng mga relief goods at iba pang kinakailangan materyales sa mga lalawigan pininsala ng Bagyong Nona hanggang sa mga huling araw ng 2015. Kabalikat ang Marina at ang Coast Guard Batangas, inaalalayan ng Office of Civil De... Read more

Quiapo rector calls on devotees for a meaningful feast; appeals for cooperation

MANILA, 7 January (PIA) – Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, better known as the Quiapo Church, rector Monsignor Hernando Coronel called on to devotees of the Black Nazarene to celebrate the feast for a meaningful celebration on Saturday, January 9, 2016. “Let us all have a more meaningful c... Read more

Labor chief urges public to learn more about “Batas Kasambahay” online

MANILA, 07 January (PIA)--Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz urges the public to learn more about R.A. 10361, otherwise known as the Domestic Workers Act, or Batas Kasambahay. Domestic workers, or kasambahay, employers, recruitment agencies, DOLE partners in government, and civil socie... Read more

Pork festival set in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA) – Pilmico Food Corporation in partnership with Winrock International will hold the “Mahalin Pagkaing Atin (MPA) – Caraga Pork Festival on January 29 in one of the convention centers here.The MPA campaign, according to  Pilmico Corporate Social Responsibility Unit Hea... Read more

DAR provides P900k calamity assistance to AgSur coop

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Jan. 7 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of this province has recently executed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for cash assistance amounting to P900,000.00 for Sta. Isabel Patrocinio Calamansi Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SIPACAGROMUPCO).The said MOA was executed... Read more