• 02 August 2015
MANILA, Aug. 2 -- The Palace expressed gratitude to United Nations Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani who commended the Philippines for its effective response to the devastation brought about by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. Beyani praised the Philippine government for its efforts in extending assistance to internally displaced persons, adding however, that government efforts must be sustainable and durable. “We agree with the observations and we thank him for recognizing the efforts of government when it comes to caring for internally displaced persons,” Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview Saturday. Rebuilding communities and helping displaced people is a big task, Valte said noting the government cannot extend one-time help and then leave communities that are still recovering. “That is also a task that involves the national government, in cooperation with the local government," she said over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan. Valte cited Sabah, when the government relocated a large number of Filipinos after Malaysia initiated a crackdown on illegal immigrants. The palace official also acknowledged the gargantuan task ahead, especially the sen ...Read more

Maynilad launches new multi-channel customer service assistance

 NCR  02 August 2015
QUEZON CITY, August 2 (PIA) – Maynilad customers can now reach Maynilad’s customer service agents through SMS and social media channels Facebook and Twitter. “Part of our efforts to improve services to our almost 9 million customers is to ensure that we are more accessible to them. With thes ...Read more

Olongapo bags overall crown of 12th Central Luzon First Aid and CPR/AED Olympics

 R03  02 August 2015
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, August 2 (PIA) -- Olongapo bested 19 other rescue teams from local government units and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to claim the overall crown of the 12th Central Luzon First Aid and CPR/AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillator) Ol ...Read more