• 30 March 2015
MANILA, March 30 -- Malacañang on Sunday reminded Filipinos to exercise caution as more citizens travel to the provinces to spend the Lenten Season. "May we encourage and may we remind our motorists to exhibit safety as they drive. We also would like to remind common carriers of their responsibility to exercise extraordinary diligence in conveying our Filipino passengers to and from their points of destination," said Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda in a radio interview with dzRB Radyo ng Bayan. Lacierda noted that the Lent is a season of reflection and contemplation. It is also a time for Filipinos to be away from work and with their families back home in the provinces.  He added that concerned government agencies are on alert to ensure the safety of travelers.  "So, in all this, may we ask everyone—the Filipino motorists, the Filipino commuters, our respective and appropriate agencies, and all common carriers whether by sea, air, or land—to exhibit and to keep in mind the primacy of safety as we spend this Holy Week with our families," said Lacierda. (PCOO/PND (ag) ...Read more

ODA loan disbursement triples in Q4 2014 

 CENTRAL  30 March 2015
MANILA, March 30 --The financial performance of projects and programs funded through Official Development Assistance (ODA) improved as the disbursement level in the fourth quarter of 2014 tripled from the same period of last year, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). ...Read more

PCW welcomes law decriminalizing premature marriage

 CENTRAL  30 March 2015
MANILA, March 30 --The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes the approval of the law abolishing the Revised Penal Code provision that makes it illegal for a woman to marry within certain conditions after the death of her husband or annulment of marriage. On March 13, 2015, President Benigno ...Read more