• 21 April 2015
MANILA, April 21 --  The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported that a total of P30.8 billion is allotted to fund 86,994 unfilled positions in government, contrary to the 190,000 positions reported in media recently. The latter figure comprises the Staffing Summary of the 2015 National Expenditure Program (NEP), which shows the number of permanent positions per agency and the amount required for these positions. The 2015 NEP reported that there are 1,433,186 permanent positions in government, and that 86 percent (or 1,244,931) are filled while 188,255 are unfilled. However, of this amount, only 86,994 unfilled positions can be provided for based on the funding requirements of agencies for 2015. Lodged under the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF), the 2015 National Budget can provide funding for unfilled positions of select agencies, which primarily covers education and healthcare. This includes the following agencies: ·  Department of Education (DepEd)·  State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)·  Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) – also includes the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and     Penology (BJMP), ...Read more

APEC Dialogue to discuss the convergence of SMEs into the Automotive Global Value Chains

 CENTRAL  21 April 2015
MAKATI, April 21 -- The 22nd APEC Automotive Dialogue (AD) will  held at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines from 22 to 24 April 2015. This year’s Automotive Dialogue will focus on the theme “Integrating SMEs into the Automotive Global Value Chains”. The forum aims ...Read more

Palace emphasizes necessity of implementing K to 12 program

 CENTRAL  21 April 2015
MANILA, April 21 --  The Palace on Monday reiterated the necessity of implementing the K to 12 basic education program in enhancing the competitiveness of the Filipino workforce in the global economy.“Kailangang-kailangan ang pagpapatupad nito upang mapanatili at matiyak ang competitiveness ng mg ...Read more