• 25 June 2016
TAGUIG CITY, June 25 -  The Department of Energy (DOE) upholds the advancement of the implementation of the policy frameworks and programs under the Republic Act 9513 otherwise known as Renewable Energy (RE) Law of 2008, which supports the promotion of RE resources’ development, utilization and commercialization. Energy Secretary Zenaida Y. Monsada said “We have a binding law which is the RE Law, and the DOE is mandated to implement it.” Sec. Monsada emphasized that the policies and programs currently being executed by the government have undergone stringent procedures following the guidelines provided under the law.Following a series of stakeholders’ consultations nationwide since 2011, the DOE conducted on 16 June 2016 its 8th public consultation concerning the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) at the Shangri-La Fort, Bonifacio Global City. This is in an effort to present the shared perspective on the provisions of the issuance for further fine tuning. The RPS refers to a market-based policy that mandates participating companies to source an agreed portion of their energy supply from eligible RE resources.“The outcome in the discussions will help us finalize the Dep ...Read more

PHL ambassador wins seat in UN Treaty Body on gender equality, women's rights

 CENTRAL  25 June 2016
QUEZON CITY, June 25 -  Philippine Ambassador Rosario G. Manalo won a seat in the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in elections held recently at the United Nations Headquarters.Ambassador Manalo, one of the Philippines’ most accomplished diplomats, was among 2 ...Read more

Microsoft and DepEd team up to hatch the EGG

 CENTRAL  25 June 2016
PASIG CITY, June 25 - To bring quality education in far-flung areas that have no electricity or connectivity, the Department of Education (DepEd) has teamed up with Microsoft Philippines  in launching the EGG – a self-contained classroom that can be transported to remote areas,   generate  its ...Read more