• 27 June 2016
PASIG CITY, June 27 -- The Department of Education (DepEd) has expressed appreciation to the private sector and other program partners for making possible more than P28.8 billion in donations and education support to public schools through the Department’s Adopt-A-School Program (ASP) from 2011 to 2015. Undersecretary for Partnerships and External Linkages Mario Deriquito said “Because of you and through you, change has indeed come for our schools and our learners,” during the recent ASP appreciation activity at the Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. For 2015 alone, DepEd’s ASP generated a total of nearly P8 billion worth of donations. “You have helped us bring change into the lives of many learners. We are amazed and grateful at the convergence of support the education department has received over the past six years,” he added. ASP enables the private sector to aid the Philippine education system by investing, giving donations and adopting public schools, preferably those in the poorest provinces. Areas of investments or donations include construction or upgrading of school facilities, provision of instructional materials, modernization of ins ...Read more

TD 'Ambo' maintains strength, threatening Aurora province

 CENTRAL  27 June 2016
QUEZON CITY, June 27 --  Tropical Depression Ambo has maintained its strength and is now threatening the Aurora province, according to the 11 pm PAGASA weather update Sunday."Ambo" was located at 150 km Southeast of Baler, Aurora  as of 10 pm Sunday, carrying a maximum sustained winds of 45kph nea ...Read more

Imports growth in April shows strong business, consumer confidence

 CENTRAL  27 June 2016
MANILA, June 27  – Philippine imports grew by 29.2 percent from a year ago in April 2016, due to double-digit growth in purchases of capital goods, raw materials and intermediate goods, and consumer goods, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statis ...Read more