• 26 June 2016
MANILA, June 26 - The Palace made an assurance on Saturday that the country’s economy is strong enough to be affected by any shock created by UK’s vote to volt from the European Union.In a radio interview on Saturday, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr was asked if the Philippines can withstand the effects of UK severing its ties to the EU.He responded by saying that according to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, most of the Filipino workers in Britain are nurses who are subjected to British law rather than EU regulations.“Ang kanilang paglilingkod doon ay hindi nakasalalay sa pagiging miyembro ng United Kingdom sa European Union, dahil ang sumasaklaw sa kanilang pagtatrabaho doon ay mga batas ng United Kingdom, hindi ng European Union,” he told dzRB Radyo Ng Bayan.Economically speaking, the British exit or ‘Brexit’ should not cause anxiety in the Philippines, according to Coloma.The Palace official said that the Department of Finance also made an assurance that the country’s economic fundamentals are strong as a result of the initiatives carried out by the Aquino government in the last six years.Despite the stable and strong economy however, the government ...Read more

Tropical Depression 'Ambo' maintains strength, heading towards Aurora

 CENTRAL  26 June 2016
QUEZON CITY, June 26 -- (UPDATE AS OF 5PM) Tropical Depression "Ambo" has maintained its strength and is now heading towards Aurora province, according to the 5 pm PAGASA weather update today."Ambo" was located at 140 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes as of 4 pm today, carrying a maximum sustained ...Read more

NGCP prepares for Tropical Depression 'Ambo'

 CENTRAL  26 June 2016
MANILA, June 26 -- Power system operator and transmission service provider NGCP has implemented the necessary preparations and precautions to minimize the impact of Tropical Depression Ambo on transmission operations and facilities.Preparations included ensuring the reliability of communications eq ...Read more