• 17 August 2017
PASIG CITY, Aug. 17 -- On par with the President’s directive to “Build, Build, Build”, the Department of Education (DepEd) has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to outline the strategy for the implementation of the Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF).   Part of the agreement was for DepEd and DPWH to jointly conduct the validation of proposed school building to determine: a) buildable spaces, b) classroom building types, and c) actual project costs. An important part of this strategy is the conduct of geo-technical investigation (soil testing), which serves as basis in the final design for the foundation, and the determination of hauling costs.   Delays were encountered early on as DepEd and DPWH fastidiously conducted its joint validation of school sites from January to April of this year. The unavailability of funds for soil testing and the need to review existing classroom designs were also issues at the onset, as these factors necessitated the computation of new rates and costing for construction.   However, these steps will help contribute to a more streamlined and efficient flow in t ...Read more

Parts of NE, Aurora to experience 11-hour power interruption on August 30

 R03  17 August 2017
BALER, Aurora, Aug.17 (PIA) -- Parts of Nueva Ecija and Aurora will experience of up to 11 hours of power service interruption on August 30, Wednesday.              “Customers of NEECO II Area 1, NEECO II Area 2 and AURELCO will have outage from 7:00AM to 6:00PM,” Nationa ...Read more

The country's governors, councilors support TRAIN

 CENTRAL  16 August 2017
MANILA, Aug. 16 -- Two of the country’s national organizations of local government executives have separately expressed their full support for the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) on the belief that it will make the tax system more “equitable, progressive and ef ...Read more