• 02 August 2015
MANILA, Aug. 2 -- The Palace expressed gratitude to United Nations Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani who commended the Philippines for its effective response to the devastation brought about by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. Beyani praised the Philippine government for its efforts in extending assistance to internally displaced persons, adding however, that government efforts must be sustainable and durable. “We agree with the observations and we thank him for recognizing the efforts of government when it comes to caring for internally displaced persons,” Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview Saturday. Rebuilding communities and helping displaced people is a big task, Valte said noting the government cannot extend one-time help and then leave communities that are still recovering. “That is also a task that involves the national government, in cooperation with the local government," she said over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan. Valte cited Sabah, when the government relocated a large number of Filipinos after Malaysia initiated a crackdown on illegal immigrants. The palace official also acknowledged the gargantuan task ahead, especially the sen ...Read more

DOLE remits to Treasury P351.76-M of excess in verification fee

 CENTRAL  02 August 2015
MANILA, Aug. 2 --  The Department of Labor and Employment for the first six months of 2015 has remitted to the Bureau of Treasury (BTr) P351,760,136.38 representing the excess amount of verification fees it has collected. “The remittances of the Department to the Bureau of Treasury will augment ...Read more

LightED PH campaign to improve learning for underprivileged students 

 CENTRAL  01 August 2015
PASIG CITY, Aug. 1 -- The Department of Education (DepEd) expands its commitment to learners in ensuring that school and home environments are conducive to learning with the launch of the LightEd PH campaign which aims to provide solutions to schools and homes that have no power through conventio ...Read more