• 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

Agri-Fair showcases organic, artisanal, natural and indigenous food items

 CENTRAL  01 June 2016
QUEZON CITY, June 1 - Organic, artisanal, natural and indigenous food took the center stage at the PHILIPPINE HARVEST Agri-Food Fair sponsored by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in collaboration with Rustan’s Store Specialists, Inc. (SSI). DA Undersecretary for Special Concerns Bernadette Rom ...Read more