• 07 May 2016
MANILA, May 6 - Interior and Local Government Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento is calling on all local government units (LGUs) to open their daycare centers on election day to ensure that mothers with small children would be able to vote.Sarmiento, in a memorandum circular addressed all provincial governors, city and municipal mayors and punong barangays, strongly urged them to keep open the Daycare Centers in their areas of coverage during Election Day from 6 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon.The DILG Secretary issued the directive in compliance to the resolution unanimously passed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc requiring all LGUs to ensure the participation of mothers with small children in the electoral exercise.“We are one with the Comelec in encouraging women from all walks of life to be involved in choosing the country’s next set of leaders, by casting their vote on Monday without having to worry about their children and whether they will tag them along in the polling precincts,” he said.In his memorandum, the DILG Secretary also said LGUs should make sure that Daycare Centers observe standard operations as well as perform their regular functions, ...Read more

DTI E-Commerce caravan attracts over 700 prospective online merchants

 CENTRAL  07 May 2016
MAKATI CITY, May 7 -- The Department of Trade and Industry launched the E-commerce Caravan last month (April 2016). The series of Negosyo Center Seminars on Expanding Your Business through E-Commerce were held in Davao City, Santiago City in Isabella, and Baguio City.  In its first month, the E- ...Read more

Comelec issues Notice of Counting and Canvassing

 CENTRAL  07 May 2016
MANILA, May 7 - Pursuant to Comelec Resolution Nos. 10112 and 10113, the Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) of Committee on Detainee Voting will CONVENE on May 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. and everyday thereafter, until terminated, at the Session Hall, Commission on Elections, 8th Floor, Palacio d ...Read more