Results of reopened SHS VP online application now out
PASIG CITY, May 18 -- Results of the recently reopened online application for the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS VP) are now out.
All applicants who completed and submitted their application between May 1 and 15 may check the results ahead of the scheduled release dates through the Online Voucher Application Portal (OVAP) at http://ovap.deped.gov.ph.
The qualified voucher recipients (QVRs) may likewise download their QVR Certificates from the OVAP website. The QVR certificates are to be submitted to the non-DepEd senior high school the QVR will enroll in. The voucher must be redeemed this coming school year 2017-2018. (DepEd)
Asia’s economic experts push for SMEs’ clustering to sustain PH’s economic growth
PASIG CITY, June 24 -- To sustain economic gains in the country, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) Board of Trustees Alfredo Pascual urged the implementation of a cluster approach in doing business especially among small and medium enterprises.
“I think we need to promote the clustering of these enterprises so they can work closely with large anchor enterprises which can provide them with markets, production technology, and financing,” he said, adding that this strategy “will make the economic growth inclusive”.
Pascual made this statement as one of the spe...Read more
DOLE to OFWs: Verify legitimacy of recruiter
MANILA, June 24 -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded yesterday overseas Filipino workers and job seekers to verify the status, license, and the legitimacy of placement agencies before applying for overseas employment.
This is to prevent migrant workers from being victimized by illegal recruitment and human trafficking, DOLE said.
DOLE enumerated various ways in checking the legitimacy of a recruitment agency before pursuing a job application.
First log onto the website of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Then check all the status of licensed r...Read more
DOST’s latest innovations for textiles to be featured at the S&T week
QUEZON CITY, June 24 -- Some of the country's finest and most fabulous researches on textile industry will be put in display in the upcoming 2017 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on July 11 to 15 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
During the six-day NSTW, Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) will show to the public the latest innovations, including technologies and products, that would help boost the country’s growing local textile industry.
Anchored by their Lab to FAB (Fabric and Beyond) concept, DOST-PTRI w...Read more
Emergency quick response in PH to get a boost
MANILA, June 24 (PIA) – Soon, emergency quick response in the Philippines will get a boost as the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) have teamed up to train Filipino engineers on earthquake emergency quick response.
“The Philippine experience in recent earthquakes showed that there’s a need to build the capacity of local engineers to conduct quick inspection and evaluation of vital infrastructures after the earthquake,” said JICA Chief Representative Susumu Ito.