• 06 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 6 -- The Department of Labor and Employment sees no alarm on the employment of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) especially in the Middle East even with the continuing decline of oil prices. In a press briefing Friday, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz presented the weekly monitoring report of the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices showing no direct effect on the OFW employment due to oil prices slump. There are no monitored reports on a drop in job offers in Riyadh and Kuwait. The Labor Office in Dubai reported an 18.78 percent decrease in job orders but not in the oil sector. There is an observed 1.11 percent decrease in job orders processed in Eastern regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, however, it is not directly attributed to the oil price decline. Rather, it is possibly due to Saudization and fiscal constraints of companies. The DOLE, however, monitored an 82 percent decline in job orders in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 85 in the first week to 16 in the fourth week of the month. Oil and gas HR personnel reported less manpower demand because of non-renewal of projects and suppliers contract termination. Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary ...Read more

DepEd sets February 15 deadline for SHS Voucher Program

 CENTRAL  06 February 2016
PASIG CITY, Feb. 6 -- The Department of Education (DepEd) has set February 15, 2016 as the deadline of application for the Senior High School (SHS) Voucher Program for Grade 10 completers who are not Education Service Contracting (ESC) grantees, who will pursue SHS in June 2016. The SHS voucher ...Read more

President Aquino joins roster of UN’s Male Champions for gender equality

 CENTRAL  06 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 6 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III is now one of the 10 Head of State IMPACT Champions for the United Nations’ (UN) HeForShe Movement.IMPACT Champions are composed of Heads of States, Corporate Executives, and University Presidents from around the world who committed to make gen ...Read more