• 28 April 2017
MANILA, April 28 -- Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Ma “Joey” Concepcion III on Thursday, April 27, announced the holding of the first Prosperity for All Summit of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) during a press briefing held at The Conrad Manila. PA Concepcion, also the Chairman of the ASEAN – BAC, hopes to convince the more developed countries in the region to help those countries lagging behind, and for big business to give a lending hand to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). “ASEAN stands as 10 countries and it is my belief that 10 countries can co-exist to continue beyond 50 years if everybody is a winner, and not just a few countries are winners.  It is important that ASEAN remembers that the inclusivity especially for those who are at the bottom countries will try to aspire to be successful as Singapore, Malaysia, by more successful countries,” Concepcion said stressing that ASEAN is inclusive. “It is to benefit all nations, and every Filipino and every nationality in the 10 countries. This is the reason why we chose Prosperity for All,” Concepcion underscored.  “And it is very clear from the council members ...Read more

KWF to launch first-ever Sebwano novel in Filipino

 CENTRAL  28 April 2017
MANILA, April 28 -- Walay Igsoon, the first-ever Sebwano novel written by the first Sebwano novelist Juan Villagonzalo, will be launched by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) in this year’s Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF). Published in 1912—more than a century ago—Wala ...Read more

DOLE issues pay rules for April 28 special non-working day in Metro Manila

 CENTRAL  28 April 2017
MANILA, April 28 -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued yesterday Labor Advisory No. 4, series of 2017 or the Payment of Wages for the Special Non-Working Day today, 28 April 2017, as the country hosts the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this week. ...Read more