• 25 May 2016
MANILA, May 25 - Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto hailed the creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) as a "revolutionary act" that will lay the groundwork for the country's transformation into a full-pleged electronic republic. "With the creation of this department, the government can now focus on promoting digital literacy, information and communications technology (ICT) expertise, and knowledge-building among citizens to better equip them in an evolving ICT age," Recto said. Recto is the principal sponsor of Senate Bill 2686 or the DICT Act of 2015, which President Aquino signed into law last Monday as Republic Act No. 10844. "I personally wish to thank President Aquino for affixing his signature on the Congress-approved bill. The passage of the measure is a huge step forward in this age of computers and internet," the senator said. Recto, who is also chairman of the Senate committee on Science and Technology, noted that one of DICT's primary functions is to ensure the establishment of free internet service in public places and schools. "The DICT will establish a free internet service that can be accessed in government ...Read more

President Aquino receives credentials of new envoys

 CENTRAL  25 May 2016
MANILA, May 25 - President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday welcomed four new resident ambassadors to the Philippines in a ceremony held at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace. President Aquino, assisted by Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras and Chief of Presidential Protocol Celia Ann ...Read more

DOH distribute free pneumococcal vaccines to senior citizens

 CENTRAL  25 May 2016
MANILA, May 25 - The Department of Health (DOH) recently launched the Expanded Pneumococcal Immunization Program for Senior Citizens. This year, all senior citizens aged 60 and 65 years old can avail of free pneumococcal vaccination in their respective health centers.  The vaccine will comprise ...Read more