• 01 June 2016
MANILA, June 1 -- Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed the latest World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) rankings of the International Institute of Management Development, which showed the Philippines at 42nd place among 61 economies and 12th among 14 Asia-Pacific countries.The report was based on 342 criteria clustered under four broad categories — economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in a statement.“We note the WCY report stated the Philippines registered marked improvements in business efficiency and infrastructure and remained stable in government efficiency, while the country’s workforce emerged as the economy’s most attractive feature.  The country’s ranking remains stable and resilient in the face of a general decline among most Asian economies, such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and mainland China,” Secretary Coloma said.The Palace official added that during the past six years, the Philippines has made “significant gains in its WCY, surging by more than 43 places from 85th place in 2010, buoyed largely by the social and economic reforms anchored on good governance ...Read more

Malacañang defends implementation of Executive Order 203

 CENTRAL  01 June 2016
MANILA, June 1 -  The Palace has defended the implementation of Executive Order (EO) No. 203, saying it is a product of an extensive study by the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) in the past few years.“The government remains steadfast in its commitment to improve the salaries and benefits of ...Read more

DepEd Student-trainees learn life skills

 CENTRAL  01 June 2016
PASIG CITY, June 1 - The Department of Education (DepEd) recently held a graduation ceremony for the 97 Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) trainees at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. With the theme, “Fuel up the Youth’s Dream # Achieve, ...Read more