• 10 February 2016
CAPIZ, Feb. 10 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday led the inauguration of the 6,200th kilometer of paved national roads.The road upgrading of Jct. National Road Mianay-Duyoc – Calaan-Panitan Road was carried out by the Capiz 2nd District Engineering Office.The P151.68-million project, implemented in five phases with Phase 5 still ongoing, covers a total of 8,040.3 linear meters. It will finally connect with the same road project under the jurisdiction of the Capiz 1st District Engineering Office.The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), which implemented the first phase in 2012, has already completed Phases 2, 3 and 4. The department bid out the fifth phase in November last year.Upon the completion of the project, the government expects the travel time from Jct. Mianay, Sigma in Capiz 2nd District to Panitan town in Capiz 1st District to be reduced from one hour to 30 minutes.Neighboring towns and provinces will also benefit as a result of the shorter travel time that would enable farmers and producers to bring their products to the market and warehouses more quickly by bypassing the town of Ivisan or Barangay Timpas in Panitan.Those coming from central Iloi ...Read more

Comelec to conduct mock elections in 20 cities, municipalities nationwide

 CENTRAL  10 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 10 -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct mock elections on 13 February 2016 in 20 cities and municipalities nationwide, in preparation for the 9 May 2016 National and Local Elections. The objective of the mock elections is (1) to test and ensure the adequate securi ...Read more

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement to enhance the ease of doing business in the Philippines

 CENTRAL  10 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 10 -- Philippine products and services are bound to reach an even wider international market once the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is ratified. “The TFAenables streamlined, transparent, and efficient customs procedures which would result to ...Read more