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  • Lacson submits P170.9 billion rehabilitation plan for typhoon-hit areas to President Aquino

    MANILA, Aug. 2 --  Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Secretary Panfilo Lacson submitted the P170.9 billion ‘Yolanda’ Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan to President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday.Secretary Lacson submitted the rehabilitation plan to the President after the mass to commemorate the fifth death anniversary of former president Corazon Aquino at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City.During an interview, Lacson said the pl... Read Full Story - Lacson submi...
  • DOST scholarships for Aklanons up for grabs

    KALIBO, Aklan, August 2 (PIA6) --  The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here is calling on young Aklanons to avail of  scholarships being offered by the government for the next school year – 2015-2016 for incoming high school and college students who want to pursue careers in science, mathematics and engineering. For incoming high school students, they have a chance to study at various campuses of Philippine Science High School (PSHS) in the country provided they ... Read Full Story - DOST scholar...
  • Palace focused on pushing social reforms, not politics, official says

    MANILA, August 1 -- The Aquino administration remains focused on carrying out reforms and solving the country's problems, and is not giving priority to politics, a Palace official said Thursday. "Ang focus ng Pangulo at ng pamahalaan ay ang pagpapatupad ng mga ipinangakong reporma at paghahatid ng serbisyo publiko sa nalalabing 23 buwan ng administrasyon. Hindi pinagtutuunan ng pansin ang usaping pampulitika," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Co... Read Full Story - Palace focus...
  • DepEd, NHA turnover 1,000 new classrooms

    Quezon City, 1 August (PIA)--Owing to the fruitful collaboration of the Department of Education and the National Housing Authority, 1,000 classrooms have been constructed in various resettlement areas within regions III, IV-A and National Capital Region (NCR). Since 2010 to present, the NHA has allotted space for educational facilities and has been able to construct 1,000 classrooms (76 school buildings) in 40 different areas within regions III, IV-A and National Capital Region (NCR). ... Read Full Story - DepEd, NHA t...
  • DBM: DAP did not deprive government employees their salaries, bonuses

    MANILA, August 1 --  Government employees were not deprived of their salaries, bonuses, or pensions, because of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Thursday said, correcting statements made by COURAGE President Ferdinand Gaite. In a statement, Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio “Butch” Abad advised Gaite and COURAGE to be careful with their statements and analyze their sources of information carefully, as t... Read Full Story - DBM: DAP did...
  • Hiligaynon news: Palasyo nakasentro sa pagduso sa mga reporma sosyal

    Manila, Agusto 1 (PIA6) –Ang administrasyon Aquino nagapabilin guihapon nga nakasentro sa pagpatigayon sang mga reporma kag sa pagsolbar sang mga problema sang pungsod kag wala nagahatag sang prayoridad sa politika, suno sa isa ka opisyal sang Malacanang.Ang Pangulo kag ang gobyerno ang nagapatuman sa ginpangako nga reporma kag sa paghatag sang serbisyo publiko sa mga nabilin nga 23 ka bulan sang administrasyon. Wala ini nagahatag sang prayoridad sa mga sugilanon sa politika, suno  sa... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon n...
  • Tagalog News: Palasyo nakatutok sa pagtulak ng repormang panlipunan, hindi sa pulitika, sabi ng isang opisyal

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Agosto 1 (PIA) - Nanatiling nakatutok ang administrasyong Aquino sa pagtulak ng reporma at paglutas mga suliranin ng bansa, at hindi nagbibigay ng prayoridad sa pulitika, ayon sa opisyal ng Palasyo noong Huwebes. "Ang focus ng Pangulo at ng pamahalaan ay ang pagpapatupad ng mga ipinangakong reporma at paghahatid ng serbisyo publiko sa nalalabing 23 buwan ng administrasyon. Hindi pinagtutuunan ng pansin ang usaping pampulitika," sabi ni Presidential Communicati... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • TESDA gets job done for first half of 2014 in SurSur

    TANDAG CITY, Aug. 1 (PIA) – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Surigao del Sur has gotten their job done for the first half of 2014.  Aside from the six major programs it is tasked to accomplish as shown with corresponding numerical outputs, provincial director Rey Cueva also cited the key initiatives and interventions his office has carried out.  These cover the various skills training and services it has provided in partnership and coo... Read Full Story - TESDA gets j...
  • Gov. Dy supports BRO – Pag-IBIG savings

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, July 30 (PIA)- Isabela governor Faustino G. Dy III has included the BRO-Pag-IBIG Savings as another component of the provincial government's BRO - Farmer Program. During his State of the Province Address (SOPA), Dy said that they are now preparing and coordinating with the Pag-IBIG Fund for the documentary requirements in the inclusion of Bro-Pag-IBIG Savings in their program as one of its 12 components. He acknowledged the benefi... Read Full Story - Gov. Dy supp...
  • ARMM inaugurates the Office of the Bangsamoro People

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, July 31 (PIA) ---  The newly-refurbished building of the Office of the Regional Governor (ORG) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) located in Cotabato City was inaugurated Wednesday, July 30, in an occasion that is festive and symbolic of the present administration’s brand of leadership.ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman, who led the inauguration, said they are formally renaming the building as the Office of the Bangsamoro People to emphasize a pro-... Read Full Story - ARMM inaugur...
  •  TESDA Kalinga allotted 673 scholarship slots 

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 31 (PIA) - -  A total of 673 scholarship slots of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was awarded  to the province this year. John Adawey, provincial TESDA director, here said the slots  are distributed to the different training qualifications offered at the provincial training center and in private technical and vocational institutes accredited by TESDA. Under the Training for Work Scholarship program (TWSP), 68 slo... Read Full Story -  TESDA ...
  • Water System project in IGaCoS completed

    ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMALl, July 31 -  The Samal Water Sanitation (WatSan) Team chaired by City Mayor Aniano P. Antalan  together with City Local Government  Operations Officer Rosario Laid inaugurated and turned over the completed   “Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat” (SALINTUBIG ) level II project to Barangay Aumbay, Samal District  and IGaCoS Water District  at Aumbay Elementary School last July 25. Island Garden City of Samal i... Read Full Story - Water System...
  • DTI-Ifugao launches Timbangan ng Bayan program

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 31 (PIA)- - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently launched its “Timbangan ng Bayan Program” (TBP) at the public market here. DTI Provincial Director Valentin Baguidudol turned-over a hanging weighing scale to the municipal government including a Price Billboard indicating the current prices of prime and basic commodities installed at the public market for the information and guidance of consumers. Six other recipient municipalities  &... Read Full Story - DTI-Ifugao l...
  • Execs in Naga CIty, Pili laud PNoy’s SONA

    NAGA CITY, July 31 (PIA) --- President Benigno Aquino III stressed about reforms and positive changes that dramatically transpired after he took the reign of leadership in our country and we are now reaping the fruits of the worthy fight against corruption. This was how Pili Mayor Alexis San Luis encapsulized the gains of the country after President Aquino delivered his more than an hour State of the Nation Address on Monday, adding that “I watched and listened to the SONA of Presiden... Read Full Story - Execs in Nag...
  • SurSur BIR chief confident to hit 2014 tax goal

    TANDAG CITY, July 31 (PIA) – Despite posting a deficit of -0.64 percent or equivalent to P2,151,237.28,  Monib Dimakuta, Revenue District Office 106 (RDO 106) chief of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Surigao del Sur expressed confidence to hit the 2014 tax goal of P745,763,000. He pointed out that their flop was mainly caused by the continuing rise in collection goal year after year. However, Dimakuta stressed that he is not making this snag as an excuse, saying that they ... Read Full Story - SurSur BIR c...
  • Cebuano News: PNoy nagduso sa 2015 nga Pundo alang sa inclosive growth;Abad:Gisugyot nga P2.6T nga pundo sa 2015 nagtimaan og mas malamdag nga mga kalambuan

    MANILA, July 31 -  Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III- pinaagi sa Department of Budget and Management (DBM) – karong adlawa nga gisumite sa gobierno nga gikasugyot nga P2.606 Trilyones nga 205 National Budget ngadto sa Kongreso, agig pagtuman sa pagkigsaad sa Administrasyon sa dugang pagpahigayon sa madali, inclusibo og mapadayonon nga pagtubo sa nasud.Ang gisugyot nga programa sa paggasto sa Administrasyon alang sa 2015 mokabat og 15.1 ka porsiento ang gisakaan gikan sa kasamtangan nga... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Informal settler families find new homes in Cavite

    TRECE MARTIRES CITY, CAVITE, July 31 (PIA) -- A total of 98 informal settler families originally residing in Estero Tripa de Gallina in Barangay 156, Pasay City was warmly welcomed last  July 25 by national and local officials in their new homes in Barangay Hugo Perez, this city. During the short program at the Golden Horizon Housing Project, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region IV-A Director Josefina Castilla-Go reiterated the message of Secretary Mar Roxas t... Read Full Story - Informal set...
  • Aklanon News:  Mga Pilipino takus ipakig-away  -  Pangueong Aquino

    MANILA, Hulyo 31 (PIA6) -  -  “Mga Pilipino takus ipakig-away.”  Raya ro gindugang ni Pangueong Benigno S. Aquino III sa linya ku mga kataga ku anang tatay, ro nagtaliwan nga Senador Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., sa anang ika-limang State of the Nation Address (SONA) sa Batasang Pambansa sa Quezon City ku Lunes. Rayang mga kataga hay ginsambit ku Pangueo sa katapusan nga parte ku anang diskurso pag pasaeamat na sa katawhang Pilipino sa pagtao kana it ts... Read Full Story - Aklanon News...
  • PNoy cites declining crime incidence in Metro Manila

    QUEZON CITY, 30 July (PIA) –The Police has posted major gains in fighting crime and ensuring peace and order, particularly in Metro Manila, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday. In his fifth State of the Nation Address, the President said the Philippine National Police (PNP) has carried out several operations to boost security and ensure public safety. Last June, he said, the PNP implemented Operation Lambat in the National Capital Region (NCR), increasing the number of... Read Full Story - PNoy cites d...
  • Palace seeks cooperation of Congress in passing proposed P2.6 trillion budget for 2015

    MANILA, July 30 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has sought the cooperation of Congress in passing the proposed P2.6 trillion National Budget for 2015 which the Executive department will file soon. "Sa unang araw po ng trabaho matapos ang SONA, ihahain natin sa Kongreso ang panukalang P2.606 trillion na 2015 National Budget," the President said in his fifth State of the Nation Address on Monday. The administration drew up the 2015 budget with the participation of the p... Read Full Story - Palace seeks...
  • President Aquino to submit proposed P2.6 trillion National Budget for 2015 to Congress on Wednesday

    MANILA, July 30--  President Benigno S. Aquino III is getting ready to submit the proposed P2.6 trillion National Budget to Congress on Wednesday, a Malacañang official said Tuesday.Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said the President spent the Eid’l Fitr holiday reviewing his budget message to Congress.“As he said yesterday (Monday), the proposed 2015 budget of 2.606 trillion pesos will be submitted to Congress ‘on the fir... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • Disaster Consciousness celebration in SurSur highlights 1st Gov. Johnny T. Pimentel Rescuelympic; gets praise from PNP SERTSS member

    TANDAG CITY, July 30 (PIA) – The observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month this July in Surigao del Sur highlighted the 1st Governor Johnny T. Pimentel Rescuelympic for its celebration. SPO1 Ranilo Malong, an active member of the Search and Rescue Team of Surigao del Sur (SERTSS) and the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the Police Provincial Office (PPO) under Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Provincial Director P/SSupt. Narciso Verdadero, came out with all praises for the fir... Read Full Story - Disaster Con...
  • Aquino pushes for reasonable, just, acceptable Bangsamoro Law

    MANILA, July 30 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III affirmed that he will aggressively push for the enactment of the Bangsamoro Basic Law that will formalize and implement the provisions of the historic Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) that the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed in March 2014. “Sa abot ng ating makakaya, isusulong natin ang isang panukalang batas na makatuwiran, makatarungan, at katanggap-ta... Read Full Story - Aquino pushe...
  • Cebuano News: Pundo sa gobyerno alang sa Grassroots Participatory Budgeting sa rehiyon 10 misaka sa P1.497B

    OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Hulyo 30 (PIA) – Duolan usa ug tunga sa bilyon ka pesos (P1,496,640,958.98) ang gibobo sa gobyerno alang sa lain-laing proyekto ubos sa Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) Process, ning tuig.                                   Sumala sa datus nga nahipos sa Department of Interio... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DA gets P734.65M for region 10’s Grassroots Participatory Budgeting in 2014

    OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 30 (PIA) – A total of P734,648,668.45 was allocated by the government to the Department of Agriculture (DA) for implementation of projects under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) Process in region 10, this year. The highest allocation representing 49.09 percent of P1,496,640,958.98, the total amount of region 10’s GPB for 2014, the  fund was used mostly on integrated livestock, organic fertilizer and vegetable production, ... Read Full Story - DA gets P734...
  • Region 10 Grassroots Participatory Budgeting fund reaches P1.497B

    OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 30 (PIA) – A total of P1,496,640,958.98 have been poured in region 10 for various projects under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) Process of the government, this year. Data gathered by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) show that this amount is actually higher by 47.36 percent compared to P708,800,000, that was allocated for GPBP projects, in the region’s five provinces for 2013. Formerly called the Bo... Read Full Story - Region 10 Gr...
  • PNoy SONA highlights Albay’s zero casualty goal, Albayanos all praises for Salceda

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 30 (PIA) – President Benigno Aquino III commended in his SONA last Monday the province of Albay for attaining zero casualty goal in the wake of the wrath of recent typhoon Glenda citing in particular the good governance of Governor Joey Salceda.  “In Albay, which recently had to endure the wrath of Typhoon Glenda, there were no recorded casualties attributed to the storm, thanks to the effective leadership of Governor Joey Salceda,” the President sa... Read Full Story - PNoy SONA hi...
  • Cebuano News: Pag-empleyo og mga lisensyadong gwardiya sa City Hall gisugyot

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 30 – Si Konsehal Candy Darimbang, chairman sa komite sa turismo, misugyot sa pag-empleyo og mga lisensyadong gwardiya alang sa City Hall. Kini aron paghatag og dugang kapaseguroan dili lang sa mga kawani kun dili ilabina sa publikong magproseso sa ilang mga transaksyon sa City Hall. Si Darimbang naningkamot nga mahatagan og seguridad ang tanan tungod usab kini sa nagsunod-sunod nga mga insidente sa krimen sa syudad ning panahon nga daghan ang mga establi... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Opening of new route from Iponan to SM sought

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 30 – The City Council committee on public utilities during its meeting this morning presided by councilor Roger Abaday endorsed to the Barangay Council of Iponan the request for the opening of new route from different subdivision in barangay Iponan to SM City and vice versa. This, after councilor Teodulfo Lao noticed that the request was not supported by a resolution from barangay Iponan or from the subdivision homeowners, who will be benefitti... Read Full Story - Opening of n...
  • Finance body endorses bottoms-up-budgeting projects under DA, DTI

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 30 -- The City Council committee on finance and ways and means favorably endorsed to the committee on laws and rules the proposed Memoranda of Agreement to be entered into between the city government and the Department of Agriculture (DA-10) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-10) for priority poverty reduction projects under the Bottoms-Up-Budgeting (BUB). Councilor President Elipe, chair of the committee, said this is subject to the submission by the Lo... Read Full Story - Finance body...
  • Hiligaynon news: BIR nagapahanumdum sa importers kag customs brokers sang deadline sa Hulyo 31

    Manila, Hulyo 30 (PIA6) – Ang  Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) nagapahanumdum liwat sa tanan nga mga importers kag customs brokers  nga ang Hulyo 31, 2014 amo ang deadline para makapatigayon sila sang mga rekisitos sang accreditation sang ahensya.Ang deadline para sa pagtuman sini una nga ginpalawig sadtong Hunyo 30, 2014.  Subong ang mga importers kag customs brokers may ara tubtub sa Hulyo 31 para mag-apply sa accreditation sa BIR, isa ka rekisito bag-o sila ma-accredit k... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon n...
  • Aquino’s good governance draws support from women groups

    PAGADIAN CITY, July 30 (PIA) – The good governance and anti-corruption (GACC) program, the centerpiece of President Aquino’s administration was lauded by two housewives here. In his penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered on Monday at the Plenary Hall of the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III mentioned the highlights and gains of the GACC and other reforms implemented since he assumed office in June 20, 2010. Housewi... Read Full Story - Aquino’s goo...
  • 2 schools in NorthCot town acquire new classroom

    MAKILALA, North Cotabato, July 30 (PIA)—Students in  Buena Vida Elementary School and Kawayanon Elementary School in this municipality are now benefiting  from their new classroom buildings  recently  turned over by the  provincial  government. The infrastructure project implemented by the provincial government was funded P1.3 million each. According to  building  plan, the roofs and the iron grill walls  of the classroom buildings wer... Read Full Story - 2 schools in...
  • Maramag pushes law prohibiting sale of non-fortified food, beverages in schools

    MARAMAG, Bukidnon, July 30 – Policy-makers of Maramag local government unit (LGU) has crafted an ordinance that would help address the country’s problem on malnutrition.This, after the Department of Education (DepEd) sounded the call of National Nutrition Council (NNC) to discourage elementary pupils and high school students from buying non-fortified food and beverages sold in school premises.Krisynthia Raquel Cabinta-Pader, chairman of the Committee on Health and Sanitation in Maram... Read Full Story - Maramag push...
  • Tagalog news: CSC Romblon, nagsagawa ng oryentasyon sa mga opisyal ng LGU

    ROMBLON, Romblon, Hulyo 30 (PIA) ---  Nagsagawa ang Civil Service Commission (CSC) Romblon Field Office ng tatlong araw na orientation workshop sa pagbuo ng Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) para sa mga department heads ng LGUs kamakailan sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall, Romblon Capitol Building. Naglalayon itong maituro ang pagbuo ng isang strategic human resource plan sa lahat ng departamento ng lokal na pamahalaan upang makabuo ng isang Human Resource (HR) prof... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • What Ilocos residents expect of SONA

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 29 (2014) – Moments before President Aquino stood to deliver his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 28, a cross section of communities in Region 1 was harping on a wish-list that the President should address ranging from soaring prices of oil and goods, education sector woes to the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Rhoda Madrid of PagIBIG Fund said she had no doubt of the President's commitment to his "Tuwid na Daan (straig... Read Full Story - What Ilocos ...
  • President Aquino: The Filipino is worth fighting for

    QUEZON CITY, July 29 --  “The Filipino is worth fighting for!”President Benigno S. Aquino III added this line to the slogan of his father, the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., when he delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday.The President made the remark towards the end of his speech when he was thanking the Filipino people for giving him the chance to lead them.“Ang transpormasyong tinata... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • 98 Pasay ISFs maaari nang muling mangarap- Roxas

    LUNGSOD PASAY, Hulyo  29, (PIA) - -Abot sa 98 na informal settler families (ISFs) sa Lungsod Pasay ang nabigyan ng pabahay sa ligtas na lugar ng pamahalaang lungsod. Ang “awarding” ng pabahay ay ginanap noong Hunyo 25 na ginawa sa relocation site sa Cavite kung saan naging panauhing pandangal si Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Manuel Roxas III at kasama ring dumalo sina National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Chito C... Read Full Story - 98 Pasay ISF...
  • ESamar hails PNoy’s SONA

    BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, July 29 (PIA) – Whenever the highest official of the land mentions one particular person or place in his rarely  said State of the Nation Address(SONA),  there is no other reaction of the concerned party but to be proud of the unexpected recognition. This was the common reaction of the people here, when His Excellency President Benigno Aquino III included in his 2014 SONA, Eastern Samar as one  of the provinces whose Rehabilitation Programs... Read Full Story - ESamar hails...
  • AgNor lady guv assures increase in funding for Red Cross local chapter 

    BUTUAN CITY, July 29 (PIA) – The provincial government of Agusan del Norte (AgNor) through governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba has held out assurance in granting a hundred thousand increase of its funding aid to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter, making it P300,000 from the regular amount of P200,000 each year. The PRC local chapter through its chairperson Atty. Felixberto Guiritan and board member Crispin Young expressed their gratitude ... Read Full Story - AgNor lady g...
  • POEA 8 bares accomplishments

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, July 28(PIA) – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Regional Satellite Office, this city has recorded some significant accomplishments for the first semester of the year. During the press conference held recently at the Training Center of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office 8, POEA Regional Coordinator Ma. Rosario Jervoso said the processing of documents is faster now compared to previous years, as part of the improve... Read Full Story - POEA 8 bares...
  • Gov’t agencies encouraged to embrace ICT

    ILOILO CITY, July 28 (PIA6) – Government agencies were encouraged by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Francisco T. Duque III to embrace information and communication technology (ICT) in providing services to the public.Owing to the progress and advancement in technology, particularly ICT, we have really to embrace and incorporate it in the way we operate our services and offices in providing much-needed services and interacting with clientele, said Duque.The CSC chairperson led t... Read Full Story - Gov’t agenci...
  • 4 Trenas bills transmitted to Senate for concurrence

    ILOILO CITY, July 28 (PIA6) – Four of the bills authored by Congressman Trenas at the House of Representatives during the first regular session of the 16th Congress which ends this week have already been transmitted to the Senate for its concurrence.These are:-          HB 04411 that seeks to penalize the hoarding of legal tender coins of the Philippine currency;-          HB 04261 that seeks the conv... Read Full Story - 4 Trenas bil...
  • Cebuano News: Buhatan sa City Social Welfare and Development mibutyag sa ilang 2014 accomplishments

    SURIGAO CITY, Hulyo 28 (PIA) - Pipila ka mga programa ug proyekto karong tuiga alang sa mga Surigaonon malamposong naakomplisar sa buhatan sa City Social Welfare and Development. Sumala ni Gloria Salvador ang Acting Social Welfare and Development Officer nga sa mga nakalabay nga bulan karong tuiga nahimong malamposon ang ilang mga nagkadaiyang proyekto ug programa nga gipasiugdahan sa ilang buhatan kabahin na niini mao ang pag-akreditar sa mikabat 34 ka mga Day Care Workers ug Day... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • NFA-Kalinga assures rice supply for lean & typhoon months

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 28 (PIA) - -The National Food Authority (NFA) provincial office has stocked sufficient rice in time for the lean and typhoon months  this year.Provincial Manager Antonio Macato reported that  NFA-Kalinga has more than 19,000 bags buffer supply for its mandate to provide ready and cheap rice that includes other social commitments for disaster relief. According to Macato, NFA-Kalinga maintains about 80 “bigasan ng bayan” outlets in the different... Read Full Story - NFA-Kalinga ...
  • Ilonggo cooperation key to successful APEC hosting

    ILOILO CITY, July 28 (PIA) --- The cooperation of the Ilonggos is a key element to ensure the successful hosting of the ministerial meetings for the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) summit slated in 2015.In a media release, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said that with developments on the confirmation of Iloilo City as one of the two areas in Region 6 selected to host high level meetings for APEC 2015, it is also vital to gain the full support of people from both the city and provi... Read Full Story - Ilonggo coop...
  • Aklanon News: Presidente Aquino maga pabilin nga komitado sa pagsueong it mga reporma  

    MANILA, Hulyo 28 (PIA6) - - Bisan sa katung-anan it kontrobersiya hanungod sa Disbursement Acceleration Program o DAP, si Pangueong Benigno S. Aquino III hay determinado gihapon nga pataason pa gid ro kalidad it pag pangabuhi it mga  tawo sa mga habilin pang dinag-on it anang administrasyon. Bilang sabat sa mga pangutana kung ro mga sunod-sunod nga mga diskurso ku Pangueo hanungod sa DAP hay maka-tao it kabaskog para sa motion for reconsideration nga gin sumiter sa Korte Suprema, ... Read Full Story - Aklanon News...
  • Advocacy forum on Indigenous Peoples set in Antique          

    SAN JOSE, Antique, July 27 (PIA6) - - For the advancement of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) rights, the Province of Antique through the Office of IP Affairs here will conduct an Advocacy Forum on July 30, 2014 at the Tuburan Sang Kabuhi Conference Hall, San Jose, Antique. Consultant for IP Affairs Rosie A. Dimamay said that IP legal luminaries have been invited as resource persons to discuss the key international and national instruments and protection systems related to IP rights and how that... Read Full Story - Advocacy for...
  • Kinaray-a News: Probinsya magapatigayon Advocacy forum on Indigenous Peoples   

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hulyo 28 (PIA6) - - Para sa pagkilala sa mga kinamatarong kang mga Indigenous Peoples (IP) ukon mga tumandok, ang probinsya kang Antique pinaagi sa Office of IP Affairs rudya sa San Jose magahiwat kang will Advocacy Forum sa Hulyo 30, 2014 kag pagahiwaton sa Tuburan Sang Kabuhi Conference Hall. Suno  sa consultant kang  IP Affairs,  Rosie A. Dimamay duro nga mga  IP legal luminaries ang gin imbitar para magtalakay kang mga nagapanguna nga mga  int... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Cigarette -buster for a healthy Maasin City

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, August 1 (PIA) - Getting the highest recognition in the country for successful implementation in anti-smoking campaign is no fun. Being a Hall of Fame awardee in anti-smoking campaign where Maasin City got the prestigious Red Orchid Awards for three consecutive years, took a herculean cigarrette -buster Maasin City Mayor Maloney Samaco, whose ardent desire is to create a healthy and smoke- free city. “Just like in a family, the father will muster all ... Read Full Story - Cigarette -b...
  • Davao del Norte lauds blood galloners

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, July 28 (PIA) - - The provincial government of Davao del Norte has the 169 blood galloners of the province at the Bulwagan ng Lalawigan during a ceremony held last Tuesday (July 2). Through the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and the Provincial Economic Enterprise Development Office (PEEDO), blood galloners from the municipalities of the province received plaques during the 14th Blood Donors Recognition and Awarding Ceremony. Mary Beth Ruth Eculiada of the municipa... Read Full Story - Davao del No...
  • Cebu's varied reactions to PNoy's SONA tomorrow

    CEBU CITY, July 27 (PIA) -- Though expectedly, President Benigno Aquino III’s 5th State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) will enumerate the accomplishments the current administration has done in the past year to fast track economic progress through inclusive growth, some sectors here are still waiting to hear how the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was spent in detail and the continuing fight against corruption.Kapisanan ng Brodkaster sa PIlipinas (KBP) – Cebu Chapter President J... Read Full Story - Cebu's varie...
  • Construction of 66,813 classrooms answers backlog, says President Aquino

    MANILA, July 27 (PIA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said a total of 66,813 classrooms have been constructed, as of December 2013. This has answered the 66,800 classroom-backlog that he promised in his State of the Nation Address (SONA), last year, the President said. Out of this number, more than 35,000 classrooms were funded by the national budget while 13,189 were built using local government unit (LGU) funds, 14,886 from local donations, 1,215 from foreign donations and 2,... Read Full Story - Construction...
  • Cebuano News: Benepisaryo sa 4P’s misaka sa P4 milyon pag-abot sa 2014

    MANILA, Hulyo 27 (PIA) – Kapin sa upat ka milyon (4,090,667) ka benepisaryo sa Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s) ang natala sa gobyerno pag-abot sa Hunyo 25, ning tuig. Kini ang gibutyag ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, kinsa miingon nga ang 4P’s mao’y usa ka gitawag nga “flagship program” sa gobyerno aron mamenosan ang kawad-on sa katawhan nga gidumala sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Mahinumduman nga sa iyang Sta... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Universal Health Care Program nakakuha P35.3B gikan sa DBM

    MANILA, Hulyo 27 (PIA) – Kapin traynta e singko bilyones pesos (P35.3B) ang kantidad nga gipagawas sa Department of Budget and Management (DBM) aron ibayad sa health insurance premiums sa duolan kinse milyones (14,706,524) ka mga membro sa pamilya, gikan sa Enero hangutd Disyembre, ning tuig.Matud pa ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, kini nga mga  benepisaryo nga giila sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)  National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduc... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Pagtukod sa 66,813 ka lawak-tunghaan nakatubag sa kakulang sa classroom sa nasud, matud ni Presidente Aquino

    MANILA, Hulyo 27 (PIA) – Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III miingon nga duolan sa saysenta e siyete ka mga lawak-tunghaan (66,813) ang natukod, pag-abot sa Disyembre 2013. Kini nga mga lawak-tunghaan ang nakatubag sa 66,800 classroom-backlog nga iyang gisaad sa iyang State of the Nation Address (SONA), sa milabay nga tuig, ang Presidente miingon. Niini nga gidaghanon, 35,000 ka mga lawak-tunghaan ang gipundohan sa gobyerno nasyonal, kapin trese ka libo (13,189) ang sa mga local ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • 4P household-beneficiaries reach 4,000,000 mark in June 2014

    MANILA, July 27 (PIA) -- A total of 4,090,667 household-beneficiaries have been covered by the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s), as of June 25, this year. This was revealed by President Benigno S. Aquino III, who said 4P’s is a flagship project of the government to alleviate poverty and managed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). As recalled during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of the President in 2012, he promised to target 3,800,... Read Full Story - 4P household...
  • Comelec Antique notes low turnout of registration

    SAN JOSE, Antique, July 27 (PIA6) - - The extended period of voters’ registration in the province had low turnout since May this year, according to a Comelec Antique official. COMELEC Antique  Acting Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Roberto A. Salazar said that the Comelec activity which started May 6 will end on October 31, 2015, yet very few people have visited the office despite the modification of our work schedule. “Our activities are to conduct registration f... Read Full Story - Comelec Anti...
  • Baldoz bares local job vacancies for OFW repatriates from crisis-stricken countries

    MANILA, July 27 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said OFWs repatriated from countries wracked by crisis or in emergency situations, such as Libya,  may opt to stay in the country for good because there are job opportunities available for them. "Local employment is one of the components of the package of assistance the DOLE offers to repatriates through the Bureau of Local Employment under Assist WELL, a package of assistance and services ... Read Full Story - Baldoz bares...
  • TESDA certificates now come in tamper-proof cards

    TAGUIG CITY, July 26 -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will soon issue ATM-sized plastic cards that would serve as the National Certificate (NC) and/or Certificate of Competency (CoC) of technical vocational training graduates and skilled workers.  In a memorandum circular, Secretary Joel Villanueva said the new cards, which would be available starting August 1, would be the new badge to show one's expertise on a certain skill or set of skills... Read Full Story - TESDA certif...
  • Affordable SSS savings scheme reaches 74,000 workers from 748 ISGs

    QUEZON CITY, July 26 -- Offering social protection for as little as P11 per day, the AlkanSSSya program of the Social Security System (SSS) has attracted more than 74,000 members from 748 informal sector groups (ISGs) nationwide as of May 2013. Amalia Tolentino, SSS AlkanSSSya Program Director, said informal sector workers who save at least P11 per day – about the price of cellphone load or softdrink --- can complete the minimum P330 monthly AlkanSSSya contribution based on a declared... Read Full Story - Affordable S...
  • Kinaray-a News: Manaba gihapon ang ‘turnout’ kang pagparehistro kang mga botante

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hulyo 26 (PIA6) - - Ginpabutyag kang Commission on Elections (COMELEC) sa probinsya kang Antique nga manaba gihapon ang porsyento kang pagparehistro kang mga botante bisan nga may rudyan nga  extended period of voters’ registration halin kang Mayo kadya nga tuig. Suno   kay COMELEC Antique  Acting Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Roberto A. Salazar ang hirikuton kang COMELEC nga nag-umpisa kang Mayo 6 magatakop sa  October 31, 2015, pero mano... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino misaysay sa ehemplo sa gitawag nga “cross-border transfer” sa pundo sa gobyerno

    TANAUAN CITY, Batangas, Hulyo 26 (PIA) – Gisaysay ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino ang mga ehemplo sa gitawag nga mga “cross-border transfer” sa pundo sa gobyerno.                                    Kini nga mga ehemplo ang gipadayag sa Presidente atol sa iyang pagtambong sa ika-150 ka tuig nga kasumar... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino subling mipasabut sa legal nga  basihan sa DAP

    TANAUAN CITY, Batangas, Hulyo 26 (PIA) – Subling gipasabut ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III ang legal nga basihanan sa pundo nga gipagawas ubos sa Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Ang subling pagpasabut gihimo sa Presidente sa dihang siya mitambong sa ika-150 ka tuig nga kasumaran sa adlaw nga natawhan sa gitawag nga “Sublime Paralytic” nga si Apolinario Mabini, ning siyudad. “Akong usbon: Sa dihang atong gisugdan ang DAP, anaa na ang Section 38, 39, ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • 6 WV frontline agencies earn ARTA excellence award

    ILOILO CITY, July 26 (PIA6) – Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Francisco T. Duque III conferred July 25 the Citizen’s Satisfaction Center Seal of Excellence Award to six government agencies in Western Visayas which obtained a rating of Execellent in the 2013 Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) Report Card Survey.The awardees are Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Antique Satellite Office, Public Attorney's Office-Roxas City District Office, PAO-Bacolod City District Office... Read Full Story - 6 WV frontli...
  • Pangasinenses look forward to PNoy’s SONA

    DAGUPAN CITY, July 26 (PIA) – Pangasinenses again await President Benigno Aquino III’s fifth State of the Nation which he will deliver in a joint session in Congress on Monday, July 28. President Aquino is expected to outline his accomplishments based on his promises in his 2013 SONA. Among the topics he outlined in his last SONA include education, agriculture, job generation, infrastructure development, sin tax revenues, health care,  poverty reduction and disaster &n... Read Full Story - Pangasinense...
  • City council grants free movie pass for senior citizens

    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, July 24 (PIA) – Senior Citizens here can now watch free films at SM Cauayan City after the city council passed a resolution granting them the privilege to enjoy free admission at the malls’ movie house. The free movie admission, based on resolution No. 2014-66, applies only every Monday of the week to all senior citizens in the city. Ruben Tumbaga, President of the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) here, has expressed gratitude to the city gove... Read Full Story - City council...
  • President Aquino remains committed to carrying out reforms, says official

    MANILA, July 25 -- The Palace on Thursday assured that despite the controversy surrounding the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), President Benigno S. Aquino III is determined to uplift the lives of the people during the remaining years of his administration.Responding to questions if the President’s successive speeches on the DAP would bolster the motion for reconsideration that has been submitted to the Supreme Court, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • DBM launches DAP web page 

    MANILA, July 25 --  The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Thursday announced the launch of the web page for the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), shortly after Budget and Management Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad furnished copies of the full list of DAP projects to members of the Senate Committee on Finance this morning. The DAP web page (http://www.dbm.gov.ph/?page_id=9796) contains all relevant information on the Aquino administration’s... Read Full Story - DBM launches...
  • Abaya confirms transfer of 5 major airlines from Terminal 1 next week

    MANILA, July 25 -- Seventeen (17) years after the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) awarded the concession agreement for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 project, the modern passenger terminal building (PTB) will finally be ready for full airline operations this coming July 31st. “We are extremely pleased to confirm that full airline operations will begin at NAIA Terminal 3 next week. Our gateway airport will now be able to welcome 3.5... Read Full Story - Abaya confir...
  • DTI confers excellence awards to biz establishments in Baguio, Benguet

    BAGUIO CITY, July 25 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry conferred the DTI Bagwis Awards to more than a hundred business establishments in Baguio City and Benguet.DTI Assistant Regional Director Carmelita Usman and Baguio-Benguet Provincial Director Freda Gawisan with Baguio City Councilor Elaine Sembrano and Apolinario Bagano representing Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan spearheaded the awarding ceremony at the Crown Legacy Hotel  here last week.The DTI recognized the efforts of t... Read Full Story - DTI confers ...
  • Aklanon News: Pangueong Aquino nag isyu it mga proklamasyon ku mga piyesta opisyal para sa dag-ong 2015

    MANILA, Hulyo 25 (PIA6) - - Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III hay nag paguwa it mga proklamasyon nga naga deklarar it tanan nga piyesta opisyal para sa dag-ong 2015.Ro Malacanang hay nag paguwa it kopya ku Proclamation No. 831, nga gin pirmahan it pangueo ku Hulyo 17.May 18 ka holidays nga naka lista sa proklamasyon, kaibahan ro 8 ka long weekends para sa masunod nga dag-on.Ro mga regular nga holidays:New Year’s Day – January 1 (Thursday); Maunday Thursday – April 2; Good Fri... Read Full Story - Aklanon News...
  • Cebuano News: President Aquino mohisgut sa social welfare, kalinaw ug seguridad sa  nasud sa iyang SONA sa Lunes   

    Cebuano News: President Aquino mohisgut sa social welfare, kalinaw ug seguridad sa  nasud sa iyang SONA sa Lunes  MANILA, Hulyo 25 (PIA) – Ang Kahimtang sa Nasud kun State of the Nation Address (SONA) nga ipahayag ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III sa Lunes, Hulyo 28, mosentro sa mga nahimo sa gobyerno sa pagpa-uswag sa kahimtang sa kinabuhi sa mga Pilipino.Kini ang gibutyag ni Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., atol sa usa ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DOST now accepting applications for scholarship

    SAN JOSE, Antique July 25 (PIA)  - - The Department of Science and Technology announced it is now accpeting applications for 2015 Science and Technology Scholarship Program for incoming first year college student  for school year 2015-2016.Engr. Eleazar Moscoso of DOST Antique said the scholarship is open to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics and willing to pursue priority fields of study in Basic Sciences, Engineering and other Applied Sciences and Science Teaching... Read Full Story - DOST now acc...
  • 650 households in Veruela benefit from PCF project

    VERUELA, Agusan del Sur, July 25 (PIA) -- Having suffered from a high prevalence of water-borne diseases resulting to the increasing morbidity rate of the municipality of Veruela and having been deprived of access to potable water for so long, the 650 households of Barangays Anitap. Katipunan, Del Monte, Sisimon and Sta. Cruz are now enjoying access to safe drinking water. Access to safe water supply is made possible through the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) of the Department of the Inte... Read Full Story - 650 househol...
  • 300 new permanent homes eyed for Yolanda survivors in Tanauan, Leyte

    TANAUAN, Leyte, July 25 (PIA) – More permanent homes are to be built for 300 families made homeless by super typhoon Yolanda in the Municipality of Tanauan, Leyte. This was learned recently from Tanauan Mayor Pelagio Tecson following the ground breaking ceremony of the SOS Primetown Housing Project in Brgy. Pago, this municipality. The ground breaking ceremony signifies the immediate start of the construction of the housing project.   Mayor Tecson said the project is th... Read Full Story - 300 new perm...
  • DTI, city govt install  Timbangan ng Bayan, price billboards  in public market

    BAGUIO CITY, July 25(PIA)-- The Department of Trade and Industry in partnership with the city government of Baguio installed two Timbangan ng Bayan and Bantay Presyo Billboard at the Baguio City public market on Monday. DTI-Cordillera Regional Director Myrna Pablo, Baguio-Benguet Provincial Head Freda Gawisan and city councilor Elaine Sembrano,  together with the Baguio Local Price Monitoring Council and representatives of other government agencies  led the event. Pablo said ... Read Full Story - DTI, city go...
  • DAP funds went to the right and needed services of the people- DSWD Sec.

    TUBA, Benguet, July 25(PIA) - Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman said  the  Disbursement Acceleration  Program (DAP) funds under President Aquino  went to the right and needed services of the people.In an interaction with Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries and media practitioners at the Tuba Municipal Library on  Tuesday, Soliman  reported that under the DSWD,   P1.9 Billion D... Read Full Story - DAP funds we...
  • Waray News: Nagpapabilin nga komitido an Pangulo pagpatuman hin mga reporma

    MANILA, Hulyo 25 – Ginpatapod kakulop han Malacañang nga bisan pa hiton kontrobersiya bahin han Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), determinado hi Pangulo Benigno S. Aquino III nga mapaangat an panginabuhi han katawhan durante hiton nahibibilin pa nga mga tuig hiton iya administrasyon. Dida han iya pagbaton ngada hin mga pamakiana kon an magkasunod-sunod ba nga mga pamulong han Pangulo bahin han DAP en magpapabakod han mosyon para hin rekonsiderasyon nga iginsumiter ngadto... Read Full Story - Waray News: ...
  • Performance challenge funds boost local government dev’t projects

    MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, July 25 (PIA)- The local government unit of Mambajao has successfully completed the second phase of its public market project from the one million performance challenge fund (PCF) awarded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for winning the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) award in 2012. The public market commercial project is now an income generating facility of the local government unit (LGU), while another construction is up, this month, for the Pa... Read Full Story - Performance ...
  • BSP cites Prov'l Vet

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 25 (PIA6) - - The Provincial Veterinary Office was cited by the   Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as one of its stakeholders.PVO is a recipient of the 2014 Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)Outstanding Partner for Information Support in Region VI.The award was given during the 2014 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders held at Days Hotel in Iloilo City.The award has recognized PVO for consistently providing valuable information to the... Read Full Story - BSP cites Pr...
  • DOST leads govt’s launch of own fiber optic network

    TAGUIG CITY, 25 July (PIA)--The government is scheduled to formally launch Friday (July 25) the fiber optic network currently in the final stages of development at the ongoing National Science and Technology week organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) at the SMX Convention Center. Government operations can expect a significant improvement in their operations and the delivery of their services with the use of fiber optic technology and systems currently being developed ... Read Full Story - DOST leads g...
  • 97 construction workers get P2.1M benefits

    BACOLOD CITY, July 25 (PIA6) - - A total of 97 construction workers who sought the assistance of the Department of Labor and Employment got their financial benefit amounting to P2,116,064.These construction workers, helpers and foreman employed by contractor Master Incorporated were assisted through the DOLE’s Single Entry Approach program.SENA is a 30-day mandatory conciliation-mediation approach that is practiced by the SEADOs to assist workers in resolving their complaints and requests ... Read Full Story - 97 construct...
  • Waray News: DOE ginmando-an nga repasohon an panginahanglan ngan suplay han kuryente para hiton 2015

    MANILA, Hulyo 25 – Ginmando-an ni Pangulo Benigno S. Aquino an Department of Energy (DOE) nga repasohon iton ginbabana-bana nga panginahanglan ngan suplay hiton elektresidad ha Luzon para hiton tuig 2015 ngan sugad man iton abelable nga mga alternatibo ha pagtagad hiton posible nga paghingulang hin kuryente dida hiton katsirak nga mga bulan, pahayag han Malacañang Huebes. Dida han gindumara nga press briefing, nagsering hi Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary... Read Full Story - Waray News: ...
  • DOLE's DAP allocation benefited & improved the lives of vulnerable workers-Baldoz

    MANILA, 25 July (PIA)--The Labor and Employment chief recently declared that the funds allocated to the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was wisely spent and in fact benefitted and  improved the lives of vulnerable workers. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, in a statement bared that DOLE has been granted by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) additional funding of P143.330 million between 2012 and 2013 through the DA... Read Full Story - DOLE's DAP a...
  • COA says more accountants needed to audit peoples' money

    LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, July 25 (PIA) – The Commission on Audit said it needs 2,000 new accountants to help review the Filipino peoples' money. Commissioner Jose Fabia said the commission is short of manpower to audit Congress' Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the local governments' Internal Revenue Allotments (IRA). “We need a lot of accountants to join us and help protect the revenues and resources of the government,” Fabia said to faculty m... Read Full Story - COA says mor...
  • DOLE Caraga aids 299 workers with P2.3M in monetary claims

    BUTUAN CITY, July 25 - Two hundred Ninety Nine (299) Caraganons benefited through the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Single Entry Approach Program amounting to P2,363,634.62 from January to June 2014. This conciliation arsenal of the department provides a speedy, impartial, inexpensive and accessible settlement procedure for all issues/complaints arising from employer-employee relations to prevent them from accelerating to full blown disputes. There were 132 requests... Read Full Story - DOLE Caraga ...
  • BFAR orients LGUs on fisherfolk registration

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato,  July 25  (PIA) --  Over   80   representatives   from  various   local  government  units  in  SOCCSKSARGEN Region   gathered in  General  Santos City  recently    for  an orientation  on the  Improved Municipal Fisherfolk Registration System (fishR) Hosted  by the Bureau of Fisheries  and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)&n... Read Full Story - BFAR orients...
  • PNP, BFP, LGU team up to serve depressed areas

    PENABLANCA, Cagayan, July 24 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Local Government Unit of Penablanca have joined forces in bringing services right at the doorsteps of the far-flung communities here. Police S/Insp. Jhonalyn Q. Tecbobolan of Penablanca said the activity is part of this year’s Nutrition Month, National Disaster Consciousness Month and Police Community Relations Month celebrations. “We were able to extend ... Read Full Story - PNP, BFP, LG...
  • DOH-7 celebrates National Disaster Month

    CEBU CITY, July 24 (PIA) --- The Department of Health (DOH-7) celebrates National Disaster Consciousness Month with the theme, “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran.”DOH-7 Health Emergency Management and Staff (HEMS) chief Dr. Expedito Medalla in a recent AGIO-7 Forum said, DOH is now conducting series of trainings and seminars on disaster preparedness to the local government units (LGUs) in celebration of the disaster month.Medalla said, traini... Read Full Story - DOH-7 celebr...
  • MGB-7 urges LGUs to undertake preemptive evacuation efforts

    CEBU CITY, July 25 (PIA) --- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-7) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) called on local government officials to undertake the necessary preemptive evacuation efforts in low-lying, landslide and flood-prone areas that had been identified in the four provinces in Central Visayas.MGB 7 Regional Director Loreto B. Alburo said that these communities should be prepared always or even “overprepared” to ensure their safety since t... Read Full Story - MGB-7 urges ...
  • Building a Healthy Community: The Quirino Way

    Recently, the provincial government under the leadership of Gov. Junie E. Cua unveiled a program that will work for the building of a healthy community, the Quirino Way or the Q-CARE. The health program has been carefully planned taking into consideration the  socio-economic, cultural and ecological dimensions and factors  that come into play in the packaging of the health program.Firstly, Quirino which is located in the southeastern part of the Cagayan Valley region is  boun... Read Full Story - Building a H...
  • Officials hope for PNoy to support Cordillera Autonomy in his SONA

    BAGUIO CITY, July 23 (PIA) -- Cordillera officials are hoping for President Benigno Aquino III to at least mention the efforts of the Cordillerans in attaining its self determination in his  forthcoming State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 28. Officials believe that the mere mention of the Cordillera Autonomy by the President will mean a lot for the pursuit of the Cordillerans of the elusive autonomy. Ifugao Congressman Teddy Baguilat Jr. said   the mention of thi... Read Full Story - Officials ho...
  • DAP funded peace, dev’t projects in Cordilleras—OPAPP

    MANILA, July 24 --  The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Wednesday said that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds received by the agency supported peace and development initiatives in the Cordillera region—not rights abuses, contrary to media spins and allegations of certain groups. “While it is true that OPAPP received DAP funds for peace and development initiatives in conflict-vulnerable and -affected areas, it is malici... Read Full Story - DAP funded p...
  • Tuguegarao City is ready for ‘Pavvurulun Afi’ festival

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 22 (PIA) - - To promote the culture of ‘togetherness’ and to establish a festival to be recognized nationwide, officialdom of the city government here will integrate the traditional and contemporary festivals of the city dubbed ‘Pavvurulun Afi’ this August. Mayor Jefferson Soriano said this year’s festival will showcase ‘festival of fire’ for Tuguegarao is believed to have come from the word ‘Tugui’ which m... Read Full Story - Tuguegarao C...
  • Duterte defends the president's right to be heard

    DAVAO CITY, July 24 (PIA) Mayor Rodrigo Duterte defended President Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s right to be heard when the latter expressed his take on the Supreme Court ruling citing unconstitutional portions of the Disbursement Allocation Program (DAP). He clarified that his defense on the President does not concern about either the DAP or the Priority Development Assistance Fund since he has nothing to do with it. “Everybody has the right to be heard,” Duterte said.... Read Full Story - Duterte defe...
  • Kinaray-a News: Pagbantay kang NFA rice sa merkado buligan kang mga LGU

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hulyo 24 (PIA6) - - Ginpabutyag kang  National Food Authority nga mahimo nga magapangabay sanda kang bulig kang mga pangulohan lokal (Local government Units) sa pagbantay ukon pagmonitor kang bugas nga NFA sa kadya nga panahon nga ginakabig ‘lean months period.’ Suno  kay NFA 6 Acting Assistant Regional Director Hedy G. Jardeleza  importante gid ang bulig kang mga LGU agud maseguro nga ang NFA rice wara gina-divert nga commercial rice. Ginp... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Mambajao gains approval for 15M GPBP projects

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, July 24 (PIA) - Hefty projects under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) with capitalization of P15-million gains approval from the oversight agencies. These include programs and projects for the enhancement of health facilities, sustainable livelihood, farm to market road, repair and rehabilitation of school buildings, social pension for indigent senior citizens, and rice production. Mambajao mayor Maria Luisa Romualdo said they are fast tracking ... Read Full Story - Mambajao gai...
  • DAP is not at all bad says Leyte Vice Governor Loreto

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, July 24 (PIA) - The vice governor of the province of Leyte Atty. Carlo P. Loreto addressed the Sanguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte through a privilege speech in their recent regular session supporting the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP. DAP is a process wherein the savings of different agencies of the government  are pulled  into one common fund  and disbursed through the Disbursement Acceleration Program of the Office of the President and the Dep... Read Full Story - DAP is not a...
  • Cebuano News: Konseho misuportang mabayran ang claim for just compensation

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 24 (PIA) – Gitinguha sa komite sa public works sa konseho ni Konsehal Alden Bacal nga mabayaran ang pamilyang Yañez sa barangay Pagatpat, ning syudad sa ilang mga pananom nga naigo sa proyekto sa dakbayan. Giingon nga ang mga improvements lakip na ang mga tinanum nga kahoy ang naapektuhan sa City Housing Project diha sa maong barangay. Matud  sa  representante  sa claimant nga  boluntaryo silang  muhawa... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • NFA to tap LGUs for rice monitoring

    SAN JOSE, Antique, July 24 (PIA6) - - The National Food Authority here said that they will tap the assistance of the local government units (LGUs) in monitoring the availability of NFA rice during the lean months period. NFA 6 Acting Assistant Regional Director Hedy G. Jardeleza said that the LGU assistance is important to ensure that NFA rice is not diverted into commercial rice. Jardeleza said in a PIA interview that the NFA will conduct regular monitoring of NFA rice supply,  a... Read Full Story - NFA to tap L...
  • Aklanon News: Pangueong Aquino pagatalakayon ro parte sa social welfare, peace ag security sa anang SONA

    MANILA, Hulyo 24 (PIA6) - - Ro State of the Nation Address o SONA ni Pangueong Benigno S. Aquino III sa Lunes, Hulyo 28 hay maga sentro sa kung hasta siin eon ro gobyerno para sa pagpa-umwad it kondisyon it mga Pilipino, suno sa sangka opisyal it palasyo.Parehas ku dati, gusto nanang masayran ag maintindihan it mga pumueoyo kung ano man ro gina-inobra ku andang Presidente ag ku anang pamunu-an sa naga ka sari-sari nga mga patag it pangueohan,”suno kay Presidential Communications Operations... Read Full Story - Aklanon News...
  • NEA suspends Canoreco former execs, directors for 60 days

    DAET, Camarines Norte, July 23 (PIA) – Seven members of the present Board of Directors and two past officer-in-charge of the Camarines Norte Electric Cooperative (Canoreco) were placed under 60 day preventive suspension under Administrative Case No.11-07-14b issued by Administrator Edita S. Bueno on July 7, 2014 of the National Electrification Administration (NEA). The order was acting on the Memorandum dated May 27, 2014 of the Deputy Administrator for Electric Distribution Utility S... Read Full Story - NEA suspends...
  • Games body to convene July 25

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 24 – The City Council committee on games and amusement will meet July 25 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss issues and complaints regarding the conduct of the PBA Games at Xavier University Gymnasium last June 7, 2014. This was reported by councilor President Elipe during the regular session of the city council last June 9, 2014. The committee, chaired by councilor Adrian Barba will also tackle the application of Renzroyce Corporation to operate E-Bingo Outle... Read Full Story - Games body t...
  • DOLE-Caraga transforms Butuan brgy into a Child Labor Free

    BUTUAN CITY, July 24 – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga, in partnership with the local government here has created Resolution No. 7-206-14 Series of 2014 containing initiatives or activities for the development of the children in Barangay Doongan of this city, particularly in the former dump site area, which is a perfect picture of poverty. “Although the dump site is currently being converted into an Eco-Park, the place is still packed with informal sect... Read Full Story - DOLE-Caraga ...
  • SurSur DPWH 1st District Eng’g Office bares CY 2014 project status

    TANDAG CITY, July 24 (PIA) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) First District Engineering Office (DEO) in Surigao del Sur under Engr. Alipio Grana has bared the status of all the 2014 infrastructure projects it is dealing with as of June 30. Asst. District Engr. (ADE) Ruel Bantugan said that of the 32 national and local projects, eight have already been completed; 21 are on-going; and three have yet to start construction based on the calendar year (CY) 2014 Proje... Read Full Story - SurSur DPWH ...
  • WV plays host to GRECON Congress

    SAN JOSE, Antique July 23 (PIA) - - The officers and members of the Grains Retailers Confederation (GRECON) of the Philippines in the Visayas region will gather in Iloilo City for a three-day Congress on August 14-16, 2014. GRECON National President Jaime Magbanua said that the same activities are also scheduled for the GRECON of Luzon and Mindanao areas this year. Magbanua said that the gathering of retailers from GRECON Region 6, 7 and 8 is important because it will not only strength... Read Full Story - WV plays hos...
  • DOLE 12 seeks stronger link with barangays

    KORONADAL CITY,  South Cotabato, July 24 (PIA)  --  Regional  Director  Ofelia  Domingo of the Department of Labor and Employment  in SOCCSKSARGEN Region has  urged  the  Public Employment Service Office (PESO) managers  to  reach out  to barangays in their  areas  for dissemination of the agency’s programs  and projects. “Please continue to link with barangay chairmen since they are the most effecti... Read Full Story - DOLE 12 seek...
  • BOC revenues grow 17.5% in June 2014

    MANILA, July 23 -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) posted revenues of P27.33 billion for the month of June 2014, up 17.5% versus the same month last year. The final report from the Bureau of the Treasury showed that cash collections—those generated from BOC operations net of the Tax Expenditure Fund (TEF), or paper transactions from government importations—grew 17% to P27.28 billion. Month on month, there was an increase in the total collection growth from 11.1% in May 2014 to ... Read Full Story - BOC revenues...
  • Solons okay 2014 annual investment plan

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 23 – Through Resolution No. 11732-2014, the 17th City Council during its regular session on Monday approved the Annual Investment Program (AIP) of Cagayan de Oro for calendar year 2014. Vice mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas presided the session of the city council. Projects to be funded under the 20-percent Development Fund (DF) this year under the Economic Development Sector are: the concrete paving of roads with drainage at the Lumbia-Pagalungan road; P... Read Full Story - Solons okay ...
  • Reforms happening in conflict areas due to DAP

    MANILA, July 23 -- Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles said that people are feeling the consequences of "reforms that are now happening in most difficult areas," such as conflict-affected and vulnerable communities.  Deles cited the reforms being undertaken in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), where the regional government, under the administration of Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman, has been pushing long-awaited reforms as it ... Read Full Story - Reforms happ...
  • Antique assures support to PWDs

    SAN JOSE, Antique(PIA)  - - The local officials of the province assured support to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) during their provincial gathering recently held in San Jose in observance of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.Governor Exequiel B. Javier and his son Congressman Paolo Javier of the Lone District of Antique likewise committed  their support to PWDs.“We are trying our best to capacitate you so that you can live a normal life, so don’t ... Read Full Story - Antique assu...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino gitin-aw nga wala siya makig-away batok sa mga mahistrado sa Hataas nga Hukmanan

    MANILA, Hulyo 23 (PIA) – Giklaro ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III nga wala siya mideklarar ug away batok sa mga mahistrado sa Hataas nga Hukmanan kun High Tribunal. “Ang mensahe ko kanila mao nga: Dili nato kini ipadangat pa sa puntong magbangga ang duha ka managpatas nga sanga sa gobyerno, diin kinahanglan pang magpatunga ang ika-tulong sanga niini,” siya miingon.Matud sa Presidente nga ang Malacañang moapelar sa desisyon sa Supreme Court  bisan pa man kung... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Supreme Court wala makakita sa legal nga basihan pagpatuman sa DAP, matud ni Presidente Aquino

    MANILA, Hulyo 23 (PIA) – Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III miingon nga natingala siya nga ang Supreme Court (SC) wala mokonsiderar sa iyang legal nga gibasihan sa pagpatuman sa Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Sa baynte-singko minutos nga pakigpulong nga gisibya sa tibuok nasud, gabii sa Lunes sa milabay nga semana, ang Presidente miingon nga ang Supreme Court wala makalantaw sa legal nga basihan sa DAP, ang Book VI, Chapter 5, Section 39 sa 1987 Administrative Cod... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Pundo sa DAP gigamit sa bag-ong capital sa PTV4, matud sa Malacanang

    MANILA, Hulyo 23 (PIA) – Ang Malacañang miingon nga ang Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) mao ang gihimong tinubdan sa bag-ong capital sa gipanag-iyahan sa gobyerno nga television network, ang PTV-4. Kini nga pahayag ang gipaabot pinaagi sa usa ka mensahe ngadto sa mga membro sa Malacañang Press Corps, ni Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., kinsa miingon nga kini nga kasayuran nalista nga numero 88 sa mga proyek... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Tandag City seeks media, public support against dengue

    TANDAG CITY, July 23 (PIA) – The city government here led by Mayor Roxanne Pimentel has sought the help of media to drum up its campaign against dengue. Through former mayor, now city administrator Alexander Pimentel, the local government unit (LGU) has appealed to radio stations to announce “as frequently as possible” the anti-dengue campaign slogan contained in the “info-education-communication (IEC) material” of the Department of Health (DOH). According... Read Full Story - Tandag City ...
  • Grassroots participatory budgeting brings potable water to 53 barangays in NorMin

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 23 – Fifty three barangays in northern Mindanao benefited from the Grassroots participatory budgeting process (GPBP) on the access to safe and potable drinking water involving the total amount of P93.35 million for the year 2013. According to lawyer Rene K. Burdeos, regional director, Department on Interior and Local Government (DILG), region 10, GPBP, formerly called Bottom-up Budgeting, is an approach to preparing the budget proposal of agencies, taking int... Read Full Story - Grassroots p...
  • DPWH to complete scheduled projects

    DAVAO CITY- The Department of Public Works and Highways in Region XI has promised to complete their projects programmed for the year. Regional Director Mariano R. Alquiza, said that on-going projects will be completed according to their respective programmed date for completion or not beyond December 31, 2014. As of June 30 this year, DPWH-XI has P7,896,160.9-billion  for 366 projects of which  11 projects has been completed with 171 on-going and 84 other projects that h... Read Full Story - DPWH to comp...
  • Body to tackle concerns of urban poor

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 23 – The City Council committee on urban poor will convene tomorrow, July 24  at 3:00 p.m. to discuss,  among others, the request of the Purok 13 Mindanawan V-Watch Neighborhood Association,Inc. of Barangay Tablon.   The association would like to acquire the lot they are presently occupying and is requesting for the installation of water system in the area.  The committee, chaired by councilor Leon Gan, will also tackle the request of... Read Full Story - Body to tack...
  • Cebuano News: Pangagamhanan posibleng konsiderahan ang sugyot alang sa Bataan Nuclear Power Plant conversion, matud sa Palasyo

    MANILA, July 23 - Ang gobierno maglantaw sa mga sugyot kalabot sa pag-komberte sa Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) ngadto sa usa ka natural nga gas-powered nga kahimanan aron sa pagsulbad sa nagkadaku nga panginahanglan sa enerhiya sa nasud, matud ni Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma,Jr kaniadtong Martes."Mainam na pag-aralan ang panukalang iyan, kung ito ay posible at kapaki-pakinabang," matud ni Coloma sa dihang gipangutana kon ang gobierno anda... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • 7.8 MW power plant inaugurated in SurSur

    TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, July 23 (PIA) - A 7.8-megawatt diesel-fired power plant aimed at augmenting the province’s peak power demand was inaugurated on Monday, July 21. The power plant is owned by King Energy Generation Incorporation (KEGI) situated at Sitio Panubigan in Barangay Telaje, this city. First district representative Philip Pichay hailed the power plant as a welcome development for the province, which could curtail the power shortage in the province and maki... Read Full Story - 7.8 MW power...
  • NGCP monitors power situation in Luzon grid

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, July 23 (PIA) – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is closely monitoring the power situation in the Luzon Grid due to lack of power supply from producers because of the effect of typhoon Glenda. Lilibeth Gaydowen, north Luzon communications and public affairs officer, said there are available power capacity of 6,826 megawatts while there is expected peak demand of 7,345 megawatts with a deficiency of 519 megawatts yesterday. Gaydowe... Read Full Story - NGCP monitor...
  • TESDA advocates craft 2nd Sem ComPlan

    BUTUAN CITY, July 23 (PIA) -- To ensure smooth implementation of the agency’s advocacy and promotions, regional information officers of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) attended the two-day Communications Planning workshop held recently at TESDA Women’s Center, Taguig City. The activity, which was originally scheduled for three days, was conducted in two days because of typhoon Glenda that hit Metro Manila on July 16, 2014. “We will hav... Read Full Story - TESDA advoca...
  • DA releases P266.5 million for agri projects in Caraga

    BUTUAN CITY, July 23 (PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office (DA-RFO 13) has released a total of P266.543 Million that financed various agriculture related projects in the region in 2013 under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB). GPB, formerly known as Bottom-Up Budgeting or BuB, is an approach to formulating the budget proposal of national government agencies, taking into consideration the development needs of poor cities/municipalities as identified in t... Read Full Story - DA releases ...
  • Four-month SSS collections in Mindanao jump 13 percent to P3.2-B

    DIPOLOG CITY, Zamboanga del Norte – The Social Security System (SSS) has collected P3.2 billion in members’ contributions in Mindanao from January to April this year, up by 13 percent from P2.9 billion over the same period in 2013, with nearly 80 percent of overall collections coming from the employed sector. Atty. Rodrigo Filoteo, SSS Assistant Vice President for Western Mindanao, said the contributions from regular and household employers from Mindanao rose by 13 percent ... Read Full Story - Four-month S...
  • 900-SARO count a “misleading” measure for DAP projects

    MANILA, July 22 --  The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Monday said that the number of Special Allotment Release Orders (SAROs) issued to agencies for lawmaker-backed projects was not the proper measure for the program’s reach. DBM was responding  to news reports implying that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) mostly supported legislator-endorsed projects,  “Judging the DAP by these figures is misleading to the public. When the DBM... Read Full Story - 900-SARO cou...
  • President Aquino conveys messages of love and unity to critics

    BOCAUE, Bulacan, July 22 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday conveyed messages of love and unity to enemies he may have made while pursuing reforms in the government.The President issued the statement amid several impeachment complaints filed by different groups against him, following his defense of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), parts of which were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.Quoting Bible verses before thousands of members of Iglesia ni Cristo (IN... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • Ika-36 National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week ipinagdiriwang sa Camarines Norte

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Hulyo 22 (PIA) -- Ipinagdiriwang ngayon sa lalawigan ng Camarines Norte ang selebrasyon ng ika-36 National Disability Prevention Week (Hulyo 17-23) sa pamamagitan ng Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWSDO) ng pamahalaang panlalawigan. Sa programa ngayong araw, isinagawa ang misang pasasalamat sa St. John the Baptish Parish sa bayan ng Daet kasunod din nito ang parada mula sa mga paaralan ng Special Education (SPED). Isinagawa ang aktibidad sa ag... Read Full Story - Ika-36 Natio...
  • CDO mulled ‘model city’ on business permit, licensing computerization program

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 22 -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), region 10, has chosen Cagayan de Oro City’s ‘Taxpayer-Friendly Kiosk and Automated Business Permit and Licensing System’ as ‘model on good practice’ among local government units in the region. The selection came during the agency’s recent ‘Training on Documenting LGUs Good Practices’ which was participated in by 11 cities and municipalities in Northern Mind... Read Full Story - CDO mulled ‘...
  • NAPOLCOM calls for PNP entrance, promotional examinees

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 18 (PIA) – The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Region 2 is inviting examinees to take the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on November 9, 2014. Danilo Pacunana, regional director, said the commission will utilize the On-line Examination Scheduling System where applicants can log on to the NAPOLCOM’s website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. He said the website will be available on August 11 onwards and on... Read Full Story - NAPOLCOM cal...
  • ES submits to OPARR P10.6B budget for rehab, recovery

    BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, July 22 (PIA) - After a series of long and tedious compliance with  required  documents, Governor Conrado B. Nicart, Jr. has finally submitted the final copy of the Provincial Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan to the Office of the Presidential Assistance on Recovery and Rehabilitation (OPARR). It is costing a total of P10.6B, so said Provincial Agriculturist, Mr. Regalado Opena, who informed media recently through DYES. According to Opena, OPARR S... Read Full Story - ES submits t...
  • ICT Initiatives Earn E-Readiness Leadership Award for Makati

    MAKATI CITY, July 22 (PIA) -- The city was recently conferred the e-Readiness Leadership Award in recognition of its initiatives that integrate information and communication technology (ICT) to hasten the delivery of public services, improve revenue collection and promote transparency in its systems and operations. The award came as a result of the e-Readiness Survey jointly conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Science and Technology (D... Read Full Story - ICT Initiati...
  • Ifugao  reorganizes its Provincial Solid Waste Management Board

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 22 (PIA)- - The Provincial Solid Waste Management Board (PSWMB)  was recently reorganized to make it operational. Provincial Administrator Evelyn Dunuan, who represented Governor Denis Habawel, said  a functional PSWMB is mandated not only by Republic Act 9003 also known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 but also by Provincial Ordinance No. 2010-023  or  the Environment Code of Ifugao. The PSWMB was created in 2012 with the Go... Read Full Story - Ifugao  ...
  • ASEAN 2015, regional autonomy tackled  in CAR’s  anniversary celebration

    BANGUED, Abra, July 22(PIA)- - For the first time in the 27 years of existence of the Cordillera Administrative Region, its anniversary was  celebrated outside of Baguio City. Abra  was  privileged to be the first host province. Anchored on the theme “Boosting the Economic Competitiveness of the Cordilleras for ASEAN 2015”, the opening program of the week-long  celebration from July 9-15   was carried out with  cultural events and a mix of lect... Read Full Story - ASEAN 2015, ...
  • Cebuano News: Komite sa Turismo magtigum

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 22 (PIA) – Gipaabot tukion sa kometiba sa Torismo ni Konsehal Lourdes Candy R. Darimbang ang sugyot ordinansa nga nag-amendar sa ordinance no.05239-96 kon Tourism Codified Ordinance. Ang maong ordinansa naglangkob sa mga palisiya ug regulasyon sa mga establisamento, pagmentenar sa mga hotel, motel ug uban pa nga may kalabotan ang turismo ug mga negosyo nga naglambigit sa torismo ingon man multa alang  niadtong  makalapas niini.&n... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: 2014 annual budget sa Patag giaprobahan sa Konseho

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 22 (PIA) – Mapatuman na sa mga opisyal sa barangay Patag ning syudad ang ilang mga programa ug proyekto alang karong tuiga. Kini tungod ang konseho sa daklayan sa ilang sesyon sa miaging semana nga gidumala ni bise Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas hiniusang mipalabang sa resolusyon nga nag-uli sa ordinansa sa maong barangay nga may kalabotan sa ilang 2014 Annual Budget alang sa hingpit nga implementasyun niini. Lakip sa mga proyekto nga&n... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DOT-6 pays tribute to Apolinario Mabini

    ILOILO CITY, July 22 (PIA6)—The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Western Visayas is paying tribute to Apolinario Mabini, the Sublime Paralytic, in a commemorative program at SM City-Iloilo, on July 23. DOT-6 Director Helen Catalbas said in a press release, that the event is celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mabini, who is considered among the country’s revolutionists for Philippine Independence. Catalbas said the commemorative program centers on the life and ideals o... Read Full Story - DOT-6 pays t...
  • Aklanon News: Pangueong Aquino pumirma it limang ka bag-ong laye

    MANILA, Hulyo 22 (PIA6) - - - Ro Malacanang hay nag anunsyo ko Domingo nga si pangueong Benigno Aquino III hay nag pirma it lima pang bag-o nga laye nahanungod sa economic growth, consumer protection ag pinabaskog nga drug abuse law.  “Ku nagtaliwan nga Biernes, gin paabot ni Secretary Manuel Mamba it Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) ro pag pirma ni Pangueong Aquino sa limang bag-o nga laye,” hambae ni Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Hermini... Read Full Story - Aklanon News...
  • Relief caravan para sa mgas sinalanta ng bagyo, patuloy na isinasagawa sa Quezon

    LUNGSOD NG LUCENA, Quezon, Hulyo 22 (PIA) --Ang pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Quezon ay patuloy na nagsasagawa ngayon ng relief caravan o pamamahagi ng relief packs  sa mga pamilyang naapektuhan ng bagyong Glenda sa iba’t ibang bayan sa buong lalawigan ng Quezon. Nagsimula ang pamamahagi noong  Hulyo 17  kung saan umabot na sa 23,800 family food packs ang naipamahagi sa 19 na bayan sa lalawigan kabilang ang Gumaca, Unisan, Plaridel, Atimonan, Padre Bur... Read Full Story - Relief carav...
  • SurSur extends tax amnesty

    TANDAG CITY, July 22 (PIA) – The amnesty program for real property taxes in Surigao del Sur has been extended until the year 2014 ends. Provincial Treasurer Wenifreda Perez said that this is by virtue of Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 457 Series of 2014 passed on July 1, 2014 entitled “Extending the tax amnesty on the payment of interest, basic and special education fund (SEF) of real property tax delinquencies in the province of Surigao del Sur from January 1 to June 3... Read Full Story - SurSur exten...
  • Cebuano News: Gross income sa merkado publiko misaka karong tuiga

    SURIGAO CITY, Hulyo 22 (PIA) – Misaka ang kinatibuk-ang kita sa merkado publiko sugod sa bulan sa Enero hangtod Hunyo karong tuiga kumpara niadtong niaging tuig 2013. Sumala sa gibutyag ni Surigao City Public Market supervisor Albert T. Lustiva, misaka ang ilang nahimong kinatibuk-ang kita diha na sa sulod sa merkado publiko diin kini mikantidad sa P8,633,000 sugod sa bulan sa Enero hangtod Hunyo 2014 diin kini misaka sa kantidad P287,810.00 kumpara sa  miaging tuig sa susam... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DILG-9 bares PQE passers

    PAGADIAN CITY, July 22 (PIA) – Seventeen examinees passed the pre-qualifying examination (PQE) administered by Ms. Kristina B. Laborte and Joy Christine M. Sartillo of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Central Office on July 4, 2014 at Saint Columban College in this city. In an announcement issued today by the regional office of DILG-9, it said 17 out 99 examinees hurdled the test, which is part of the screening process in hiring its employees. “The PQE... Read Full Story - DILG-9 bares...
  • DFA raises Alert Level 2 in Israel and West Bank

    MANILA, July 22 -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised the Alert Level in Israel and the West Bank to Alert Level 2 (Restriction Phase) in view of the threats to security posed by the continued conflict between Israel and Hamas. Alert Level 2 is issued when there are real threats to the life, security, and property of Filipinos arising from internal disturbance, instability, and external threats. Filipinos are instructed to restrict non-essential movements, avoid open spaces,... Read Full Story - DFA raises A...
  • Tabuk ERB holds hearing of applications of  voter’s registration

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 22 (PIA) – The Tabuk City Election Registration Board (ERB) started today  the hearing of applications of voter’s registration, transfer and correction of entries filed from May 6 until June 30, this year  in line with the Commission on Election’s (COMELEC) aim for credible elections in the country. Tabuk City Election Officer and ERB Chair Reyman Solbita informed that as of June 30, there are 1,867 applications that needed to be approve... Read Full Story - Tabuk ERB ho...
  • Abra PLGU responds to transport need in upland towns

    BANGUED, Abra, July 22(PIA) -- People in the upland towns of Luba and Tubo  are grateful  for the provision of a motorized barge needed for crossing the Botic River in Luba. The Maeng tribes in the municipalities of Luba and Tubo have requested Governor Eustaquio P. Bersamin in one of his visits to their place for a motorized barge to ferry their vehicles in crossing the Botic River that connects the barangays of Luba and the rest of the municipality of Tubo. For years, peopl... Read Full Story - Abra PLGU re...
  • DOLE reminds rules of payment for July 29 holiday

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 22 (PIA) - As the nation marks Eid’l Fitr, or the end of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims on July 29, a holiday, the labor department has reminded employers to comply with the law in paying employees' salaries during holidays. The Department of Labor and Employment in Ilocos said provisions of the Labor Code govern the terms of payment during holidays. Arly Sta. Ana Valdez, DOLE1 information officer, said an employee shall be paid 100 percent of h... Read Full Story - DOLE reminds...
  • Pag-IBIG Fund bares promos for members, TODA

     PEÑABLANCA, Cagayan, July 21 (PIA) – The Pag-IBIG Fund-Tuguegarao has announced recently its newest promos to its members including tricycle operators and drivers associations (TODA). Geraldo P. Soriano, Supervising Marketing Specialist, said the Fund’s ‘TODA Panalo Savings Raffle Contest and May Premyo sa Loan,’ are exclusively  for Fund members in Region 2 who are qualified to avail of the Multi-Purpose Loan Applications (MPLAs) and to F... Read Full Story - Pag-IBIG Fun...
  • P27-B Iloilo rehab plan up for PNoy’s signature

    ILOILO CITY, July 21(PIA) – The more than P27 billion Yolanda rehabilitation plan for the province of Iloilo is just awaiting the signature of President Benigno S. Aquino III. Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor,Sr. said in a radio interview that the plan has already been endorsed by the Cabinet Cluster on Rehabilitation and presented to the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery headed by former Senator Panfilo Lacson. Defensor said the plan covers 32 t... Read Full Story - P27-B Iloilo...
  • Tagalog news: LGU Alcantara, Romblon, ginawaran ng Red Orchid Award ng DOH

    ALCANTARA, Romblon, Hulyo 21 (PIA) --- Bunga ng masigasig na kampanya ng local government unit (LGU) ng Alcantara laban sa paninigarilyo kung kaya nakamit nito mula sa Department of Health (DOH) ang prestihiyosong Red Orchid Award na iginawad kamakailan sa Baguio City. Ayon kay Alcantara Mayor Eddie Lota, ang Red Orchid Award ay binabase sa komprehensibong pagpapatupad ng krusada kontra sa paninigarilyo hanggang maabot ang 100 porsiyento na pagiging ligtas ng kapaligiran sa usok ng tabako.&... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Cebuano News: Hulyo 27, gideklarar nga ‘special non-working holiday’

    MANILA, July 21 (PIA)--Gideklarar sa Malakanyang isip special non-working holiday ang Hulyo 27, 2014, Domingo. Matud pa ni Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Kalihim Herminio Coloma Jr., ang deklarasyon isip pagsaulog sa ika-100 nga anibersaryo sa pagkatukod sa Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) base sa Joint Resolution No. 2 nga gilagdaan sa Presidente.  Base sa datos sa National Statistics Office (NSO) niadtong tuig 2000, 2.3% sa kinatibuk-ang populasyon sa nasud ang mga m... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: SONA ni PNoy, dili holiday – Malakanyang

    MANILA, July 21 (PIA)--Wala gi-deklarar sa Malakanyang ang Hulyo 28, 2014 isip holiday alang sa ika-lima nga state of the nation address (SONA) ni Presidente Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III. Matud pa ni Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, walay long-weekend nga mapaabot ang mga kawani sa gobyerno o pribadong sektor bisan gi-deklarar sa Presidente nga holiday ang Hulyo 29 tungod sa pagsaulog sa Eid'l Fitr o ang pagtapos sa Ramadan. Gipasabot ni Valte nga dili kas... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News:  P3.46B pundo sa DAP gibayad sa wala mabayri nga GSIS premium, matud ni  President Aquino

    MANILA, Hulyo 21 (PIA) – Kapin tulo ka bilyon ka pesos (P3.46B) nga pundo ubos sa  Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) ang gipagawas sa Administration aron ibayad sa wala mabayari nga Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) premium.Matud ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III kini nga mga wala mabayri nga mga premium ang naka-ingon nganong ang halos walo ka gatus ka libo (800,000) ka mga magtutudlo ug mga wala magtudlo nga empleyado sa Department of Education (DepEd) wala makadawa... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Mga ospital, health center migamit usab sa pundo sa DAP, matud ni President Aquino

    MANILA, Hulyo 21 (PIA) -- Ang pundo ubos sa Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) nagamit usab sa pagpa-ayo sa mga ospital ug mga health center ug pag palit mga bag-ong ekipo ug gamit niini. Gigamit usab kini sa pagsweldo sa mga Nurse ng mga Midwife nga gipakatag sa mga dapit diin sila labaw nga gikinahanglan, matud ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III.Matud pa sa Presidente, ang DAP ang naghatag sa pundo aron mapalapdan pa ang conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, ang gitawag nga flags... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino miingon nga nagasto sa DPWH ang P33B ug sa NHA, ang P11B nga pundo sa DAP   

    MANILA, Hulyo 21 (PIA) -- Kapin traynta e tres bilyones pesos (P33B) nga pundo ubos sa Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) ang nadawat sa Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Kini ang gibutyag ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, kinsa miingon nga gigamit sa DPWH ang nasangpit nga kantidad alang sa pagtukod ug pag-aayo sa mga dalan, tulay, proyekto sa pagpugong sa baha ug uban pang kritikal nga imprastraktura sa tibuok nasud."Nakatabang kini sa pag-usbong sa ekonomiya ug... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Katunga sa P144B nga pundo sa DAP nagamit sa 3 ka ahensiya sa gobyerno, matud ni Presidente Aquino

    MANILA, Hulyo 21 (PIA) – Kapin tunga sa gatus ug kwarenta e kwatro bilyones pesos (P144B) nga pundo ubos sa Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) ang nagasto sa tulo ka mga kritikal nga ahensiya sa gobyerno. Kini ang giluwatan ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, kinsa miingon nga kini nga ma ahensiya naglakip sa Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), ug National Housing Authority (NHA).Sa iyang pakigpulong atol sa “Daylight Dialogue... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Mga negosyante mipahayag suporta sa mga reporma ni President Aquino, matud sa usa ka opisyal sa Palasyo

    MANILA, Hulyo 21 (PIA) – Giaw-hag sa mga negosyante si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III nga ipadayon niini ang iyang mga inisyatibo sa reporma alang sa benepisyo sa katawhan sa nasud. "Atong nadungog sa panag-estoryahanay kalabot sa maayong panggobyerno kun good governance, nga ang mga lideres sa mga komunidad sa mga negosyante nga mi-apirma sa ilang suporta sa posisyon sa Presidente," matud ni Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, J... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Pres. Aquino mopasaka’g mosyon alang sa subling pagkonsiderar sa DAP 

    MANILA, Hulyo 20 (PIA) – Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III miingon nga ang iyang administrasyon mopasaka sa mosyon aron subling ikonsiderar ang desisyon sa Korte Suprema kalabot sa Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).Iya usab nga gihangyo ang mga membro sa Korte nga tabangan siya sa pagpatuman sa mga reporma alang sa benepisyo sa katawhan.Ang Presidente mitapos sa iyang pagpakahilum kabahin sa isyu sa DAP ug mihatag sa iyang esplikasyon kalabot niini gumikan kay ang pipila ka parte s... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • President Aquino signs five new laws  

    MANILA, July 21 -- Malacanang announced on Sunday that President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law five bills aimed at economic growth, consumer protection, and enhancing the drug abuse law.  “Noon pong nakaraang Biyernes, ipinahayag ni Secretary (Manuel) Mamba ng PLLO (Presidential Legislative Liaison Office) ang paglagda ng Pangulong Aquino sa limang bagong batas,” Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., said in a press briefing o... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • Cebuano News: Palasyo mangayo’g supplemental budget alang sa mga proyekto nga apektado sa desisyon sa Korte Suprema kalabot sa DAP

    MANILA, Hulyo 20 (PIA) – Mangayo’g dugang gahin kun supplemental budget gikan sa Kongreso ang Ehekutibong Sanga sa Gobyerno aron maseguro nga ang mga proyektong apektado sa desisyon sa Korte Suprema kalabot sa Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) dili maundang. Kini ang giluwatan ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino, III, kinsa namulong “ngadto sa mga nabalaka sa mga programang gipa-undang na aron sundun ang mando sa Korte Suprema, nga dili lang mabalaka. Balikan namo ang Ko... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Palasyo mipadali sa pagpatuman sa President’s Social Contract

    MANILA, Hulyo 20 (PIA) – Ang Palasyo sa Malacanang misaad sa dali-an nga pagpatuman sa gitawag nga ‘President’s Social Contract’ uban sa katawhang Pilipino, taliwala sa pag-ila sa labing-ulahing resulta sa mga opinyon sa publiko gikan sa survey nga gipahigayon sa Pulse Asia.“Sa nahibiling duha ka tuig niining administrayon, among tumanon ang gipa-abot sa katawhan nga ang gobyerno mopa-ibabaw ug mohatag sa mga mahinungdanon nga nahimo ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Banaue LGU seeks DA’s help for  rice terraces research center 

    BANAUE, Ifugao, July 21 (PIA)- - The municipal government here through the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) requested the Department of Agriculture (DA) for financial assistance  for the establishment of the “Banaue Rice Terraces Research and Development Center (BRTRDC). The structure would specifically undertake the management of data and information researches and studies and technology development of the Banaue Rice Terraces (BTR) and the traditional Ifugao “Tinawon”  h... Read Full Story - Banaue LGU s...
  • Mga pamilyang sinalanta ng bagyong "Glenda," tatanggap ng tulong 

    LUNGSOD NG LUCENA, Quezon, Hulyo 21 (PIA) --Tiniyak ng pamahalaang panglungsod ng Lucena  na may nakalaang ayuda ang lokal na pamahalaan ng lungsod ng Lucena sa mga pamilyang nasalanta ng nagdaang bagyong Glenda. Sa  isinagawang flag raising ceremony kaninang umaga, sinabi ni Mayor Roderick “Dondon” Alcala na bagamat maliit lamang ang calamity fund ay hahati-hatiin ito para sa mga biktima ng bagyo para maiabot ang kaukulang tulong. Ang calamity fund ay u... Read Full Story - Mga pamilyan...
  • Gov. Dy delivers 'report' tomorrow

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, July 21 (PIA) – Isabela Governor Faustino G. Dy III will deliver his 4th State of the Province Address (SOPA) tomorrow to Isabelinos at the provincial capitol here. Jessie James Geronimo, provincial information officer, said the governor's  SOPA will focus on the accomplishments on health, education, youth, gender and social protection;  food security and agriculture; infrastructures; economic opportunities; environmental protection and enhancement ... Read Full Story - Gov. Dy deli...
  • Prov’l gov’t honors PDRRMC members

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, July 21 (PIA) – The provincial government here has recognized the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) member-agencies which contributed in the effective disaster management operation in the province. Provincial Administrator Atty. Noel Manuel Lopez, during today’s flag raising ceremony, handed a special commendation to the member-agencies for showing their dedicated and committed service to the disaster risk reduction and mana... Read Full Story - Prov’l gov’t...
  • Ifugao town regulates use of herbicide, pesticide

    ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao, July 21 (PIA) - - In pursuit of sustainable development and  environmental protection, the local government unit (LGU) here has adopted an integrated and comprehensive regulatory on the usage and application of herbicide within the municipality. “This is to provide a regulatory policy in the usage and application of selective or non-selective herbicide which affects the health and environment and to promote consciousness of the effect of uncontrolled and in... Read Full Story - Ifugao town ...
  • Residents of 2 villages in Matalam thankful for relief assistance

    MATALAM, North Cotabato, July 21 (PIA)-- About 70 families from two conflict-affected villages of this town expressed gratitude for the relief operations conducted by the provincial government through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center (PDRMMOC). Both Melecio Opinaldo, Jr. and Ericson Jaylon, chairmen of Barangay Manubuan and Lower Malamote respectively, thanked the provincial government fo... Read Full Story - Residents of...
  • Cotabato City creates study group on septage management

    COTABATO CITY,  July 21 (PIA) --  After establishing partnership with the Be Secure Project of USAID on the upgrading of its  water  system, the local government unit here has created a  group that would look into the septage management program of city. Mayor Guiapal Guiani Jr., issued on July 10 Executive Order No. 114 creating the study team for the proposed Septage Management Program for the Cotabato. The team, led by Assistant City General Services Officer ... Read Full Story - Cotabato Cit...
  • DENR-7 identifies 41 trees for cutting in Southern Cebu

    CEBU CITY, July 20 (PIA) --- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) has initially identified at least 41 trees of various species within a 5-kilometer road for sanitation cutting in southern town of San Fernando, Cebu.  Three of the 41 trees were century-old trees which environment officials said should be removed immediately as they pose danger to public safety.  DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo Montejo said they are urging the Depart... Read Full Story - DENR-7 ident...
  • Tuguegarao Pag-IBIG Fund updates members on new programs

    PENABLANCA,Cagayan, July 20 (PIA)- The Pag-IBIG Fund Tuguegarao Branch has convened its Fund Coordinators’ Club (FCC)-Batanes-Apayao-Cagayan-Kalinga Chapter to update members of programs, activities and issues at The Valley Hotel here. Pedro G. Darauay, OIC-Vice President of Members Services Branch Operations-Luzon Group, encouraged members to save and patronize the fast and affordable services offered by the Fund. “As part of our transformation scheme, we started to put-up... Read Full Story - Tuguegarao P...
  • PSA-NSO to hold 7th National Workshop on Civil Registration

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 19 (PIA) -- The Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO) will sponsor the 7th National Workshop on Civil Registration (7NWCR) on August 5-7, 2014 at Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City with the theme "Ikaw at Ako Tungo sa Wastong Pagrerehistro".The workshop aims to provide a venue for exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences for the city/municipal civil registrars, mayors, members of the judiciary and other stakeholders. Relevant... Read Full Story - PSA-NSO to h...
  • Palace files motion for reconsideration of DAP decision with the SC 

    MANILA, July 19 -- Malacañang, through the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), filed on Friday afternoon a Motion for Reconsideration in connection with the decision of the Supreme Court on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).In a note he released to the press, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said the motion contains a comprehensive argument regarding the government’s position on the DAP."In seeking reconsideration, the go... Read Full Story - Palace files...
  • BIR Large Taxpayers Service to audit VAT compliance of large taxpayers

    MANILA, July 19 -- Consistent with the strict directive of Commissioner of Internal Revenue Kim S. Jacinto-Henares, the Large Taxpayers Service (LTS) headed by Assistant Commissioner of Internal Revenue (ACIR) Nestor S. Valeroso will vigorously conduct an intensive audit of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) returns of large taxpayers in its bid to enhance compliance and increase revenue collection. It has been observed that among the type of taxes being collected by the LTS, numerous large taxpayer... Read Full Story - BIR Large Ta...
  • DAR-7 conducts farm equipment testing under ARCCESS project

    MANILA, Jyly 18 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Region VII recently inspected and tested P1.68-million worth of farm equipments to boost the farm products of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations  (ARBOs) in Cebu and Bohol. Regional Director Stephen Leonidas said the farm machineries, which are composed of ten (10) hand tractors with farm implements will be used for coffee, palm oil, and vegetable farming, were acquired through the Agrarian Reform Community Connecti... Read Full Story - DAR-7 conduc...
  • Malacañang to file motion for reconsideration of SC decision on DAP on Friday, says official

    MANILA, July 18 --  The Executive branch is working to file today a motion asking the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), a Palace official said on Thursday. According to the rules of court, the Palace has 15 days from the date of receipt to file a Motion for Reconsideration, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said, noting that they received the decision last July 4. “Ang pinag-uuk... Read Full Story - Malaca&ntild...
  • Tabuk City barangay acts on stray animals  

    TABUK CITY,Kalinga, July 18 (PIA) -- Owners of stray animals in Barangay Casigayan  have started keeping their pets with the massive campaign against stray animals launched last July 16 by the barangay council, here.Everyday, barangay chairman Abraham Galinggan leads barangay tanods and other council members in their operation against stray dogs and other animals around the barangay. Before the launching, the barangay council had dialogues with  barangay residents who throw suppor... Read Full Story - Tabuk City b...
  • DAP benefitted agrarian reform stakeholders - DAR

    QUEZON CITY, July 18 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said today that funding under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) concept made possible the implementation of rural and social infrastruture subprojects under the Agrarian Reform Communities Project 2 (ARCP 2). These ARCP 2 subprojects eventually benefited some 738,505 farmers and community members of whom 440,387 were agrarian reform beneficiaries. The ARCP2 is a US$208 million foreign-assisted project of the DAR of wh... Read Full Story - DAP benefitt...
  • SP hails barangay for addressing health concerns of residents

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 18 -- The City Council committee on health and sanitation lauds barangay Bonbon for enacting an ordinance, which addresses the complaint of residents regarding foul odor emitted from the used water of drenched fishes.  Through Barangay Ordinance No. 01 enacted last May 17, 2014, the barangay seeks to impose penalties to fish traders, laborers or fisherfolk, who will be throwing used water of drenched fishes at road premises.  ... Read Full Story - SP hails bar...
  • DTI to award Timbangan ng Bayan in Kalinga public markets

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 18 (PIA) - - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to award ten units of Timbangan ng Bayan to four municipalities in the province as part of the agency’s continuing  effort to promote consumer welfare and a healthy business environment.Maria Cecilia T. Baral of DTI Kalinga said recipients are Dagupan Public Market (two units) and the Bulanao Public Market (two units) of Tabuk City; Balbalan Public Market (one unit); Rizal Public Market ... Read Full Story - DTI to award...
  • Kinaray-a News: Lupong Tagapamayapa sa Antique pasakop ka Rehiyon 6 sa nasyonal nga paindis-indis

    SAN JOSE, Antique,  Hulyo 18 (PIA6)  - -  Darwa ka barangay sa probinsya ka Antique ang gindeklalar bilang tagdaug sa Rehiyon 6 sa Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Award  (LTIA)  nga ginapatigayon kang Department of Interior and Local Government .Amo dya ang Barangay Igbonglo San Jose para sa 1st to 3rd Class nga banwa samtang ang Poblacion, Belison ang gindeklarar nga tagdaug sa 4th to 6th Class nga banwa.Hambal ni Raymund Palanog, Cluster Head ka DILG-Antique ang amo dya ... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Abra Gov Bersamin is new RDC Chairman

    BANGUED, Abra, July 18(PIA)-- Abra Gov. Eustaquio Bersamin is appointed by President Benigno Aquino III as the new chairman of the  Cordillera Regional Development Council.The announcement was made during the 27th Cordillera Month celebration  last July 15 which was hosted by the province of Abra thru the RDC Economic Development Sectoral Committee.Ifugao Congressman Teddy Baguilat Jr. said that the appointment of Bersamin as chairman would be a boost in the attainment of the Cordiller... Read Full Story - Abra Gov Ber...
  • Pagpapalawak ng “Bicolano Preparado” upang maging kultura sa Camarines Norte, pag-uusapan sa pagpupulong ngayong araw

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Hulyo 18 (PIA) -- Tatalakayin ngayon araw sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng kapitolyo probinsiya ang programang “Bicolano Preparado” upang maging kultura at mapalawak ito sa lalawigan ng Camarines Norte. Sa pamamagitan ito ng multi-sector consultative meeting na pangungunahan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ng Camarines Norte sa pakikipagtulungan ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) ng pamahalaang panlalaw... Read Full Story - Pagpapalawak...
  • Feature: Polanco vet exemplifies genuine public service 

    POLANCO, Zamboanga del Norte - “Becoming a public servant is not a matter of chance but a choice,” declared Dr. Alfred Mel P. Dagaylo-an, a veterinarian of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist in Polanco town and one of the 2014 semi-finalists for the Dangal ng Bayan Award of the Civil Service Commission (CSC).   Choosing the path of simple yet happy life, Dr. Dagaylo-an has been resolute to go back to his hometown, leaving his money-spinning private practice as veteri... Read Full Story - Feature: Pol...
  • RDC6 to host 5th PSRs national convention

    ILOILO CITY, July 17 (PIA6) --  The Regional Development Council VI (RDC VI) is hosting the 5th RDC Private Sector Representatives’ (PSRs) National Convention, scheduled on August 13-15, 2014 in Diversion21 Hotel, Benigno Aquino Drive, Iloilo City. This year’s theme is “PSRs: RDCs’ Crucial Partners in the Pursuit of Inclusive Growth and Job Creation”. A  report prepared by  the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region VI&nbs... Read Full Story - RDC6 to host...
  • Isabela town launches campaign against dengue

    ROXAS, Isabela, July 16 (PIA) – The municipal health office here has launched the ‘Aksiyon Brigada Kontra Dengue or ABKD’ program as an initial step to thwart the occurrence of dengue cases in the town. Mario Lacnac, Rural Health Unit sanitary inspector, said the program aims to raise awareness of preventive methods against dengue such as cleaning of surroundings and canals and spraying for mosquitoes in schools. Lacnac also urged schools and barangays here to pr... Read Full Story - Isabela town...
  • Trillanes  assures support  to Cordillera’s renewed pursuit of regional autonomy

    BANGUED Abra, July 16 (PIA) - - Cordillera’s renewed pursuit for regional autonomy got another boost with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV  assuring    support in his keynote speech at the 27th Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) month program held at the Abra Sports Complex Gymnasium here last July 15.   “I pledge my support to the move of Cordillera provinces for regional autonomy;  you just tell me what we need to do and I will lead the march (for... Read Full Story - Trillanes &n...
  • Gov’t contact center now accepts reports on kotong, suhol

    QUEZON CITY, July 16 -- The Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB), the government’s central helpline against red tape, is expanding to accommodate complaints on extortion (kotong) and bribery (suhol) from micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) through its text messaging hotline 0908-881-6565. This was announced today by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), project owner of the CCB, during the launch of WASAK or “Walang Asenso sa Kotong” project in Q... Read Full Story - Gov’t contac...
  • Daylight Dialogue spotlights long-term reform--Abad

    MANILA, July 16 -- Budget and Management Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said that the Daylight Dialogue—held yesterday at the Rizal Hall of Malacanang Palace—was a prime opportunity for the government to reflect on its accomplishments in facilitating good governance in the country, as well as for engaging various stakeholders to boost the Aquino administration’s reform agenda.The Daylight Dialogue was held after the success of the Good Governance Summit in January... Read Full Story - Daylight Dia...
  • Palace to request for supplemental budget for projects affected by SC ruling on DAP

    MANILA, July 16 -- The Executive branch will ask for a supplemental budget from Congress to ensure that projects affected by the Supreme Court's decision on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) would not be halted, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday."Doon naman po sa mga nag-aalala tungkol sa mga programang pinahihinto na, dahil kailangan nating sundin ang kautusan ng Korte Suprema, huwag kayong mag-alala. Babalik kami sa Kongreso at hihingi ng supplemental budget upa... Read Full Story - Palace to re...
  • Antique's Lupons  are WV bets

      SAN JOSE, Antique  (PIA)  - - Two Barangays in the province were declared winners in the search for Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Award  (LTIA) Regional level recently facilitated by the Department of Interior and Local Government .  Barangay Igbonglo San Jose for 1st to 3rd Class Municipalities while Poblacion, Belison was declared winner for the 4th to 6th Class towns.   Raymund Palanog, Cluster Head, DILG-Antique said these barangays will be the entry of t... Read Full Story - Antique's Lu...
  • Youth rules World Population Day celebration

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 15 (PIA)---Almost 1,000 high school and college students here have joined the rest of the country in celebrating this year’s World Population Day on June 11 with the theme: “Investing in Young People”. The one-day event was capped with the launching of the U4U (You-for-You) youth hub initiatives led by the Commission on Population (PopCom) region 2. “The U4U aims to deliver critical information to Filipino teens aged 10-19 to preve... Read Full Story - Youth rules ...
  • SP okays annual budgets of Barangay 11, Consolacion

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 16 -- Drainage problems in Barangay No. 11 and Consolacion will soon be addressed. The City Council during its regular session Monday presided over by city vice mayor Caesar Acenas adopted separate resolutions returning to the respective barangays their 2014 annual  budgets for implementation.  Barangay 11 under Punong Barangay Ferdinand Pabilona allotted the entire 20% of its budget in the amount of P166,118 for the rehabilitation of the drainage sy... Read Full Story - SP okays ann...
  • DavNor gov cares for local journalists

    DAVAO DEL NORTE July 16 (PIA) – The Provincial Government of Davao del Norte sustains its policy of recognizing the very important role of the provincial media in attaining local development.  In a dialogue with Davao del Norte-based journalists, Provincial Information Office (PIO) Coordinator Sofonias Gabonada, Jr. revealed the province, under the leadership of Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, continues to view the local media as a strong ally in advancing growth and progress.... Read Full Story - DavNor gov c...
  • DSWD Secretary assures livelihood opportunities for Tanauan resettlement project beneficiaries

    TANAUAN, Leyte,  July 16 (PIA) - The residents of the Pago Resettlement Project in Tanuan, Leyte were given  assurance for livelihood opportunities by Secretary Corazon Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development  (DSWD). This after some 48 families who lost their houses due to typhoon Yolanda, were given the chance to have an audience with the President of World Bank,  Dr. Jim Yong Kim who visited the area together with Secretary Soliman. Kim and So... Read Full Story - DSWD Secreta...
  • Palace vows to step up performance to deliver on promises in PNoy's Social Contract

    MANILA, July 15 -- The Palace on Monday vowed to step up the fulfillment of the President’s Social Contract with the Filipino People, as it acknowledged the latest results of a public opinion survey conducted by Pulse Asia.“Heading into the last two years of this administration, we discern our people’s rising expectations that the government will level up and deliver on the salient points of the President’s social contract,” Presidential Communications Operations Of... Read Full Story - Palace vows ...
  • Aquino admin clears GSIS backlog for ARMM teachers

    MANILA, July 15 --  The Aquino Administration through the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released P891.4 million to settle the unpaid Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) premium contributions of Department of Education (DepEd) personnel in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). DBM in a statement, the release is in accordance with the recently signed Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the three agencies, a landmark development that clears pre... Read Full Story - Aquino admin...
  • Dinagat farmers get land titles

    LIBJO, DINAGAT ISLANDS, July 15 -- Farmers here shed tears of joy after receiving their certificates of landownership awards (CLOAs) from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). A total of 427 farmers were given CLOAs covering 632.5 hectares of agricultural land. DAR Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Jamil Amatonding said that “the CLOA is just the first step towards more support from the government. The department has lined up livelihood programs and infrastructur... Read Full Story - Dinagat farm...
  • 2 Iloilo projects funded by DAP

    ILOILO CITY, July 15 (PIA6) – Two projects in Iloilo have fund allocations from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), records of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) showed.These are the National Housing Authority (NHA) Relocation Sites for Informal Settlers along Iloilo River and its Tributaries in Iloilo City with P100 million from the 2011 DAP and the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) in the province with P450 million.Based on the DBM List of DAP-Iden... Read Full Story - 2 Iloilo pro...
  • Good governance susi laban sa korapsyon – DILG

    VIGAN CITY, July 15 (PIA)-  Nakakatulong ang tapat na pamamahala sa riyenda ng gobyerno para maiwasan ang katiwalian o korapsyon at para maiparating ang mga pinakamimithing programa at serbisyo sa mga mamamayan ayon sa opisyal ng Department of Interior and Local Government. Ayon kay Victoria Ramos, provincial director ng DILG, good governance ang susi laban sa korapsyon. Hinamon ng opisyal ng DILG ang mga local officials na ipatupad ang “transparency and accountability&rdquo... Read Full Story - Good governa...
  • DAR support services continue

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 15 (PIA6) - - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) gave out loans, certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) and citations to program beneficiaries as part of their support services during the 26th anniversary celebration of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program here. More than P35 million worth of loans as part of the Agrarian Production Credit Program (APCP) were turned over to 10 agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) while seven ARBOs are awai... Read Full Story - DAR support ...
  • Laoag City earns global award on good governance

    LAOAG CITY, July 15 (PIA) - Laoag City received an international award for best practices in local governance for 2014 from the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) in Belgium. Laoag City Mayor Chevylle Fariñas said Philippine Ambassador to Belgium Roland Van Remoortele welcomed her in simple rites held at the Hotel le Plaza in Brussels, Belgium last June 2. It was during the European Award for Best Practices 2014 convention when Ambassador Remoortele received the award ... Read Full Story - Laoag City e...
  • NIA continues to maintain and develop irrigation system in SurSur

    TANDAG CITY, July 15 (PIA) – The Provincial Irrigation Management Office (PIMO) under the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in Surigao del Sur led by acting division manager Engr. Salome Layasan has continued to maintain and develop the irrigation system in the province. In a report dubbed as Project Status of calendar year (CY)-2012, CY-2013, Quick Response Fund, and CY-2014 Projects, Layasan bared the sum total of P1,241,509,765.52 as direct cost/awarded amount of irrigation ... Read Full Story - NIA continue...
  • Brgy. chair cites the importance of proper solid waste management

    DAVAO CITY, July 15 (PIA) A barangay chair in this city takes pride on their waste disposal using organic farming. Ralph Abella, chair of Barangay Vicente Hizon Sr., said proper waste disposal ensures not only cleanliness of surroundings but also the wellbeing of the residents. He said that even before the passage of the Solid Waste Management Program and the corresponding local ordinance to that effect, his barangay has practiced already the proper disposal of waste through a barangay... Read Full Story - Brgy. chair ...
  • PNoy to DBM: Release DAP list

    MANILA, July 15 --  Following his National Address on the filing of a motion for reconsideration on the High Court’s ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), President Benigno S. Aquino III today instructed the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release the official list of projects funded through the DAP. According to Budget and Management Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, the list—which will contain salient details on projects... Read Full Story - PNoy to DBM:...
  • DSWD to hold convergence caravan in Isabela

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, July 14 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – 2 will conduct a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) convergence caravan on July 16, 2014 at Faustino N. Dy Sr. hall at the provincial capitol here. Remia Taspispisan, regional director, said the caravan will be conducted for the first time in the province which aims to highlight the impacts of 4Ps program together with the collaborative efforts of partner-agencie... Read Full Story - DSWD to hold...
  • DSWD readies relief assistance for possible vicitms of Typhoon Glenda

    QUEZON CITY, July 14, (PIA)- -The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has readied food and non-food relief assistance to typhoon Glenda possible affected families. DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman in a statement said that DSWD-Field Offices in Northern and Central Luzon which are along  ‘Glenda’s’ path have  prepositioned 78,608 family food packs, 209,875 assorted food items, and 101,326 non-food items for immediate distribution to LGUs.&nbs... Read Full Story - DSWD readies...
  • DAR SNegOcc reaches all time high land distribution

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 14 (PIA6) - - Since the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program with Extension and Reform or CARPer in July 2009, the Department of Agrarian Reform Negros South reached its all time high of land distribution target at 1,509 hectares.For the first semester of the year, DAR South was able to distribute 1,509 hectares of compensable agricultural land.Assistant Regional Director for Operations Florentino Siladan explained that although it fell short of its target for the period... Read Full Story - DAR SNegOcc ...
  • Aklan campaigns for more blood

    KALIBO, Aklan, July 14 (PIA6) --  The province of  Aklan will be joining the nationwide celebration of Blood Donors Month this July by holding a motorcade around Kalibo and a Grand Blood-letting at the ABL Sports Complex, Kalibo from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 15. The motorcade and blood-letting will be simultaneously held in all six provinces in Western Visayas and two highly urbanized cities in the region, to be spearheaded by the National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBS... Read Full Story - Aklan campai...
  • Bagong ospital sa Caloocan North, itatayo

    CALOOCAN CITY, July 14 (PIA) -- Pinangunahan ni Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan, mga opisyal ng Department of Health, at ng pamahalaang lokal nitong Sabado ang groundbreaking ceremony para sa itatayong Caloocan City Medical Center-North, sa Susano Road, Camarin. “Ito po ang una at pinakamahalagang hakbang sa katuparan ng isang pangako na maihatid sa ating mga kababayan sa Caloocan North ang dekalidad na serbisyong medikal at pangkalusugan. Ang gusali ay isang 2-palapag, 50-be... Read Full Story - Bagong ospit...
  • North Caloocan soon to have a new  hospital

    CALOOCAN CITY, July 14 (PIA) -- Mayor Oscar Malapitan lead the ground breaking ceremony over the weekend of a new Caloocan City Medical Center-North, along Susano Road, Camarin in Caloocan. “This is the first and very important step towards the realization of a promise to bring quality health and medical services to the residents of Caloocan North. It will be a 2-story, 50-bed hospital catering mostly to the underprivileged,” Mayor Malapitan said. The ma... Read Full Story - North Calooc...
  • 45 Arakan-based farmers receive livestock from OPVet

    ARAKAN, North Cotabato, July 14 (PIA)—Some 45 farmers of this town were recently granted with livestock from the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPVet).  Dr. Rufino C. Sorupia, acting provincial veterinarian said that a total of 17 heifer cows and 28 cara-heifers or carabaos were distributed to farmer-beneficiaries from at least 26 villages of Arakan. “The distribution is under the Animal Dispersal Program which is aimed at providing assistance to the farmers in... Read Full Story - 45 Arakan-ba...
  • NorthCot IPHO extends health services to over 33,000 individuals in 1st sem

    KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, July 14 (PIA)—A total of 33, 822 individuals from 62 villages in the province were provided with different health services from January to June this year through the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO). Dr. Eva C. Rabaya, officer-in-charge of the IPHO said that they have reached the said number with the help of the Rural Health Units (RHUs) of every municipality and in partnership with the 40th Infantry Battalion (IB) and 57th IB of the 602nd Bri... Read Full Story - NorthCot IPH...
  • PopCom observes world population day

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 14 (PIA) – The Commission on Population (POPCOM) regional office has led the celebration of this year’s World Population Day on July 11 with the theme: “Investing in Young People”. Around 500 high school and college students from different schools and universities, heads of the regional line agencies, local officials and media here attended the one-day event at the Cagayan State University Amphitheatre this city. The event was... Read Full Story - PopCom obser...
  • Cebuano News: Pres Aquino mupagawas ug pamahayag Lunes sa gabie kabahin sa kasamtangang isyu sa nasud

    SURIGAO DEL SUR, Hulyo 14 (PIA) - Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III mopagawas og pamahayag kabahin sa kasamtangan nga nag-una nga mga isyu og hisgutan sa tibuok nasud sa telebisyon karong Lunes sa gabii. “Nangayo ug higayon ang Presidente nga maestorya ang iyahang mga boss, diin mao kini ang mga katawhang Pilipino, aron mohatag og katin awan sa mga isyu nga kasamtangan nga giatubang sa atoang nasud," kini ang gisulti ni Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Her... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DAR bares 2014 mid-year feat in SurSur

    TANDAG CITY, July 14 (PIA) – Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (PARO) Benjamin Mataksil bared the 2014 mid-year accomplishment report of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Provincial Office in Surigao del Sur.  It covers three operational areas:  Land Tenure Services (LTS), Agrarian Legal Services (ALS), and Technical Advisory Support Services (TASS). Mataksil, as usual, has put premium on Land Acquisition and Distribution (LAD) under the LTS, which aims to achiev... Read Full Story - DAR bares 20...
  • Pantawid beneficiaries undergo corn production training

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 10 (PIA)---Forty Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Sta. Maria, Isabela have availed of the 6-month Farmer-Scientist Training Program (FSTP) in Corn Based Production System for Sustainable Agricultural Development. Josephine Bautista, OIC-Municipal Agriculturist of Sta.Maria, said the training aims to increase the knowledge of Pantawid beneficiaries on the latest technologies in corn production. FSTP, she said is a program of the Department of Agricul... Read Full Story - Pantawid ben...
  • Search for "Gawad Albay sa Edukasyon" on

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 14 (PIA) - The Albay Council on Education (ACE) and Search and Awards Committee (SAC) for the Gawad Albay sa Edukasyon convened last week developments on the implementation of the awards program that has since contibuted to the improvements to the quality of education in the province. Now on its seventh installment, the annual Gawad Albay sa Edukasyon is an awards system that recognizes and rewards the significant contributions of teachers, principals, students and local ... Read Full Story - Search for &...
  • Tagalog news: Punong lungsod ng Calapan, nag-ulat sa bayan

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Hulyo 14 (PIA) – Iniulat sa bayan ni City Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan ang mga nagawang proyekto ng pamahalaang lungsod sa loob ng isang taon. Ang pag-uulat ay nakapaloob sa State of City Address (SOCA) kamakailan na ginanap sa Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Calapan.Base sa naging pag-uulat ni Panaligan, nangunguna sa mga nakamit ng lungsod ang Gawad Saka Award mula sa Department of Agriculture (DA) bilang isa sa mga nangungunang siyudad sa bansa ... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Overseas voter registration breaches the one million mark for the first time

    MANILA, July 13 -- The Department of Foreign Affairs-Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) announced Friday, July 11, that in the entirety of the eleven year electoral history of Philippine overseas voting, the overseas voter registration (OVR) breached the one million mark. “The preparations by the Department and the Commission on Elections led to a successful start for the registration process,” Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario said in a letter.&n... Read Full Story - Overseas vot...
  • DBM  proposes P2.6 trillion budget for 2015

    MANILA, July 13 -- The budget department proposed a P2.606 trillion budget for 2015 during Friday's Cabinet meeting, 15 percent higher than the 2014 national budget, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma said in a statement. President Benigno S. Aquino III directed the Cabinet to fine-tune the budget assumptions and planning parameters for next year's budget, he said. The President convened the Cabinet on Friday for a first-pass review and disc... Read Full Story - DBM  pr...
  • Bangko Sentral   to conduct  anti money laundering  seminar in Baguio City

    BAGUIO CITY, July 13(PIA) - -  The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas ( BSP) and the Anti-Money Laundering Council ( AMLC) will  conduct  a joint briefing and seminar on Presidential Decree No. 114 otherwise known as Pawnshop Regulation Act and Republic Act No. 9160 as amended or Anti Money Laundering Act ( AMLA)  and other rules and regulations governing the business of pawnshop or pawn brokering, money changing and remittance agent on July 24-25,  2014 at the  Golden Pin... Read Full Story - Bangko Sentr...
  • DOTC debunks insinuations against LRT-1 PPP project

    MANILA, July 12 -- The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is setting the record straight: the bidding process for the P65 Billion Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) Cavite Extension (Cavex) project was fully in accordance with law, and recent attempts to block its award are meant to deprive the riding public of better access to jobs and other opportunities in Metro Manila. “This is clearly an attempt to block progress. The project will give residents of Paranaque, L... Read Full Story - DOTC debunks...
  • Tagalog news: Light Stations sa Romblon, aayusin at pagaganahin ayon sa Coastguard

    ROMBLON, Romblon, Hulyo 11 (PIA) --- Tiniyak ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Romblon na lahat ng light stations sa buong lalawigan ay isasaayos at sasailalim sa rehabilitasyon upang maibalik sa normal ang operayon ng mga ito. Ang light houses ang nagsisilbing gabay sa nabigasyon ng mga barko at mga bangkang naglalayag sa karagatan. Ayon kay Philippine Coast Guard Station Commander Bartolome Villanueva, sisikapin ng kanyang pamunuan na maisaayos ang lahat ng mga lighthouse (parola) na n... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Anti-poverty action teams polish 2014 GPBP implementation

    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, July 11 (PIA) – The member-agencies of the Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT) headed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) conducted a one-day meeting dubbed ‘RPRAT-Local PRAT Interface’ here to iron out the implementation of the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) of the. Elpidio A. Durwin, DILG Isabela Provincial Director, said the activity aimed to address the issues and concerns regarding the prop... Read Full Story - Anti-poverty...
  • Food safety trainors' training held in Puerto Princesa City

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, July 11 (PIA)  --  Palawan State University, in partnership with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UP- Institute of Small Scale Industries (UP-ISSI),  conducted recently a ten-day Training of Trainors on Food Safety and Sanitation Management in this city. The training jump-started the capacity development program that will enable government agencies to assist micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in conforming with  food ... Read Full Story - Food safety ...
  • PNP-Penablanca observes Police Community Relations Month 

    PENABLACA, Cagayan, July 10 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) here will extend round-the-clock police services and programs to all barangays of the town.  Police C/Insp. Jhonalyn Quilang Tecbobolan, Acting Chief of Police, said 90 percent of her police personnel were deployed in the different barangays here to render security services to maintain peace and order. “This is in line with our 19th Police Community Relations (PCR) Month celebration which falls ev... Read Full Story - PNP-Penablan...
  • TB free Philippines draws Samar Gov support

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, July 11 (PIA) - TB free Philippines has drawn the support of Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan. During the organization of the Multi-Sectoral Partnership to Achieve Control of TB (IMPACT), Tan signed a commitment for the total support to eradicate TB in the province including budget support. She also pledged to strengthen TB treatment delivery mechanism and ensure access to  TB treatment  of disadvantaged groups. In addition, as the local chief execut... Read Full Story - TB free Phil...
  • Unity Gong Relay brings autonomy advocacy, community development assistance to LGUs

    BAGUIO CITY, July 11 (PIA) - -  Unity  in the pursuit of regional development autonomy  is the  message of the Cordillera Unity Gong  as it began  its third journey around the region’s provinces and cities. The Cordillera unity gong relay around the region started in 2012, is among the highlights of Cordillera Month celebration every July, in line with the Regional Development Council’s (RDC) renewed pursuit for regional autonomy - a mandate that is... Read Full Story - Unity Gong R...
  • COMELEC declares July 20, 2014 as National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities

    MANILA, 11 July (PIA)--The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) declares July 20, 2014 as the National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities, in all COMELEC local offices. In its latest Resolution, dated June 25, 2014, the Comelec directed its election officers nationwide to designate accessible registration venues within their respective jurisdictions, in coordination with organizations of persons with disabilities, in accordance with the pertinent provisions of COMELEC’s r... Read Full Story - COMELEC decl...
  • Mahigit 300 OSY na nakapasa sa pagsusulit ng ALS, tumanggap ng diploma

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Hulyo 11 (PIA) -- Tumanggap ng katibayan o diploma ang 319 mga out-of-school youth (OSY) na nakapasa sa pagsusulit o national exam ng Alternative Learning Sytem (ALS) ng Department of Education (DepEd). Sa pamamagitan ito ng isinagawang “Ika-7 Panlalawigang Pagtatapos ng mga nakapasa sa Pagsusulit sa 2013 Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E)” na ginanap kahapon sa agro-sport center ng kapitolyo probinsiya. Sa naturang bilang, 307 ang nakapasa sa se... Read Full Story - Mahigit 300 ...
  • Ifugao town reconstitutes disaster risk reduction council

    HUNGDUAN, Ifugao, July 11(PIA)- - Mayor Hilario Bumangabang  reconstituted  Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) and Emergency and Medical Rescue Unit (EMRU) in efforts to enhance a coherent, integrated, proficient and responsive emergency management system in the municipality. The MDRRMC is now composed of the mayor as chairperson, vice mayor as vice chairperson, the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator as the MDRRM Officer, the Planning Off... Read Full Story - Ifugao town ...
  • Ifugao dad suspends issuance of permits to mobile peddlers

    TINOC, Ifugao, July 11 (PIA)- - Mayor Marcelo Catalino of this town temporarily suspended the issuance of Mayor’s Permit to mobile peddlers in the area following reports that there were  fake, substandard and expired merchandise being sold by these ambulant  vendors. The temporary suspension  is now in effect until further order  from the local chief executive. Catalino said this is to  protect his people and the public from unscrupulous individuals. The ... Read Full Story - Ifugao dad s...
  • Ifugao town forges sisterhood ties  with Makati City

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 11 (PIA) - - The municipality of Lagawe and City of Makati forged sisterhood  ties last month for a better partnership towards development and unity.Lagawe mayor Ceasario Cabbigat and  Makati mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, Jr. signed the sisterhood agreement aimed  to promote and foster strong special ties,  mutual understanding, friendship and goodwill between the two local government units. The sisterhood agreement stated that the municipality of Lagaw... Read Full Story - Ifugao town ...
  • DOLE-CAR  recognizes 7 labor laws compliant establishments in Baguio City

    BAGUIO CITY, July 11(PIA)- - The Department of Labor and Employment- Cordillera Administrative Region  recently issued to seven establishments in Baguio City  Certificate of Compliance on General Labor Standards and Occupational Safety and Health Standards. The seven establishments who have complied with the new Labor Laws Compliance System are: WI-AL Construction Builders, Tuvera Pension House, Gemma’s Pancit and Spices Grocery, Wilconstruct Enterprises, Carpentrade Hardwar... Read Full Story - DOLE-CAR &nb...
  • New RD vows to bring glory to BJMP Bicol

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 11 (PIA) – The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Bicol welcomed J/SSupt Ignacio Sarabia Panti, DSC as the new regional director effective July 1, 2014. Cited as “a man of few words who have exceptionally done his job through many years of government service,” RD Panti also calls on BJMPBicol personnel to follow his leadership vowing to bring glory to the region under his command. Hailing from a humble beginning, Panti is a Bicolano bo... Read Full Story - New RD vows ...
  • DOLE 12 leads in livelihood, emergency employment implementation

    KORONADAL CITY,   South Cotabato,  July 11 (PIA)  --   The regional  office of the  Department of Labor and  Employment  here  leads  in the carrying out of the government’s   livelihood  and emergency  employment  initiatives, an official  the agency  confirmed. Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba of the Bureau of Workers  with Special Concerns (BWSC)  lauded the  DOLE 12&... Read Full Story - DOLE 12 lead...
  • San Mariano supports BFAR's 'Ludong' protection

    SAN MARIANO, Isabela, July 10 (PIA) – The local government unit here is supportive of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in its continuous protection and preservation of the freshwater species “Ludong”, otherwise known as the President’s fish. Ludong is now considered a rare fish species that are present in fresh water along the Cagayan, Pinacanauan, Ilaguen and Abuan rivers. Sangguniang Bayan member Didero Pascual, committee chairman on agricu... Read Full Story - San Mariano ...
  • Women's organization to benefit from city’s PCF

    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, July 10 (PIA) – The Isabela Green Ladies Organization (IGLO) – Cauayan City chapter will be one of the beneficiaries of the city government’s Performance Challenge Fund (PCF). Maryjane Yadao, special project coordinator of LGU-Cauayan City, said the city agriculture office has suggested before that the IGLO – Cauayan city be provided with funds for the implementation of its programs and projects to boost the livelihood activities of the women s... Read Full Story - Women's orga...
  • Carmona once again bags DOH Red Orchid Award

    TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, July 10 (PIA) – Because of the strict implementation of the Smoke-Free ordinance, the local government of Carmona bagged for the second time, the prestigious Red Orchid Award from the Department of Health (DoH). The award comes with a P100,000 worth of medicines and a distinction as a leading community that implements 100 percent tobacco-free environment. Held at Hotel Elizabeth in Baguio City, the award was received by the Municipal Health Office hea... Read Full Story - Carmona once...
  • DILG holds capacity building seminar-workshop for Northern Luzon SalinTubig recipients 

    ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, July 10 (PIA) -- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon played host to the three-day capacity building seminar-workshop for Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat (SalinTubig) beneficiaries in Regions 1, 2, 3 and Cordillera. “The activity was meant to increase the capability of local government units (LGUs) and functionaries in operating and maintaining their water supply system particularly on enhancing their understanding of the con... Read Full Story - DILG holds c...
  • Cebuano News: Pang-dakop sa tabon sa plate number gi-oktaba

    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 10, (PIA)—Gi-oktaba una ang pagpanakop sa mga tabon sa plaka, lakip na ang pag-pang-usab sa kaha sa mga sakyanan, patin-aw sa Land Transportation Office. Apan bisan pa, kadtong nagtaud og salipod sa plaka nga nagpugong aron dili na maklaro ang mga numero ug letra niini, dakponon gihapon.  Kini human nagubot ang industriya sa panakyanan dihang napabalita ang pahayag ni LTO Spokesperson Jason Salvador nagdto sa mga media outlets kabahin sa bisan unsa ng... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: BFDPI mihangyo sa DPWH sa estrikto nga pagpatuman sa accessibility law

    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 10, (PIA) –Giaghat ang Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) sa paghimo sa gimbuhaton nga gimandu sa balaod aron mapatuman na ang accessibility law alang sa mga may diperensya sa lawas. Kini nga panawagan giluwatan ni Mateo Quilas, sa pagpakighinabi sa Kapihan sa PIA sa milabay nga semana. Si Quilas, kinsa usa  ka buta, pangulo sa Bohol Federation of Disabled Persons Inc. naghangyo usab sa DPWH ilabi na sa Office of the Building Official... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • ANECO holds public forum on PPA application

    BUTUAN CITY, July 10 (PIA) – The Agusan del Norte Electric Cooperative (ANECO) conducted on Thursday at their Multi-Purpose Hall here, the Public Hearing on Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Case No. 2014-063 RC or the Application for Approval of the Power Purchase Agreement between ANECO and Asiga Green Energy Corporation (AGEC) with prayer for the issuance of provisional authority. Commissioner Josefina Patricia Magpale-Asirit of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ECC) served as the... Read Full Story - ANECO holds ...
  • Abra Guv calls for unity in facing challenges of AEC 2015,regional autonomy

    BANGUED, Abra, July 10(PIA)-- Governor Bersamin  calls for   a continuous showcase of Cordillera brotherhood in pushing for the development of the region and in facing the new challenges that ASEAN Integration 2015 will bring. Bersamin made the call on Wednesday  during his welcome remarks in the opening of  this  year’s  Cordillera Month  celebration here with the theme, “Boosting the Economic Competitiveness of the Cordilleras for ASEAN ... Read Full Story - Abra Guv cal...
  • CSC-CAR  explains  new computerized examination 

    BAGUIO CITY, July 10 (PIA) –  At least six individuals are added to the  list of  Civil Service Professional  eligibles  since the   Civil Service Commission- Cordillera Administrative Region (CSC-CAR) launched  last April  the CSC Computerized Examination (COMEX) System to  replace the Career Service Examination Computer Assisted Test. Ronald L. Buen, Chief of the Examination Services Division of CSC-CAR,  said CSC COMEX is a new... Read Full Story - CSC-CAR &nbs...
  •  Cordillera  anniversary  celebration opens in Abra

    BANGUED Abra,July 10 (PIA) - -  The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) officials and  Abra Governor Estaquio Bersamin  formally opened on Wednesday here   the 27th  Cordillera Month celebration with the theme, “Boosting the Economic Competitiveness of the Cordilleras for ASEAN 2015. The opening program  started with ribbon cutting of the agri and techno-trade, diskwento caravan and other local products demonstration. It was followed by a s... Read Full Story -  Cordil...
  • Price Monitoring Council reorganized in  Ifugao town

    BANAUE, Ifugao, July 10(PIA)- - To ensure the availability of the basic necessities and prime commodities at reasonable prices at all times without denying legitimate businesses a fair return on investment, Mayor Jerry Dalipog   re-organized the  Municipal Price Coordinating Council (MPCC) to strictly monitor the prices of goods sold in the market. The move  is in response to the continuous hike in the price of oil products that in effect also resulted in the increases i... Read Full Story - Price Monito...
  • PSA invites stakeholders to the 7th National Civil Registration Workshop  

    BAGUIO CITY, July 10 (PIA) - - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is inviting all civil registration stakeholders to the 7th National Workshop on Civil Registration (7NWCR)   set at the Waterfront Hotel In Lahug, Cebu City on  August 5 to 7.PSA Cordillera Regional Director Olivia Gulla said  the workshop aims to provide a venue for exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences for city/municipality civil registrars, mayors, members of judiciary and other stakeholders.Fo... Read Full Story - PSA invites ...
  • 50 LGU  representatives undergo training weighing scale calibration

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 10 (PIA) - - Around 50 participants from the local government units of Kalinga recently underwent  a three-day technology transfer and hands on-training on weighing scale calibration. Victor Benganio of  the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)  Kalinga,  said this activity supports the government’s consumer protection program in  under Fair Trade law.  It aims to ensure that the buying public get the true worth of their money ... Read Full Story - 50 LGU  ...
  • NCMB helps MCU-FDT Medical foundation settles layoff claims

    MANILA, 10 July (PIA)—The National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) has assisted the Manila Central University – Filemon D. Tanchoco Medical Foundation and its employees union in settling claims for separation pay of 92 former employees. According to NCMB Executive Director Reynaldo R. Ubaldo, the Company and the MCU-FDT Medical Foundation Employees Association-Alliance of Filipino Workers reached a compromise agreement on June 10, 2014 that brought to a close the Notice ... Read Full Story - NCMB helps M...
  • Canitoan budget okayed

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 10 – Through Resolution No. 11718-2014, the City Council during its regular session Monday presided over by vice mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas returned to the barangay council of Canitoan for implementation its Ordinance No. 20014-003 series of 2014 covering its annual budget for 2014. This, upon noting that the ordinance is in order and may be given force and effect. The ordinance was reviewed and favorably endorsed by the committees on barangay affairs an... Read Full Story - Canitoan bud...
  • Hiligaynon news: Gobyerno komitido guihapon sa serbisyo publiko

    MANILA, Hulyo 10 (PIA6) – Ang gobyerno padayon nga magahatag sa mga tawo sang mas maayo nga serbisyo, maskin ano man ang resulta sang grado sang katumanan sang nahimu-an sang administrasyon suno sa opisyal sang Palasyo sang Miyerkoles.Suno sa kay Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda  sa isa ka press briefing, nga nanotaran nila ang resulta sang survey, kag maskin maayo man ukon indi para sa administrasyon, padayon sila nga magatinguha sa pagpaayo pa gid sang ila nahimu-an sa pagpa... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon n...
  • Waray News: PPP nga mga proyekto ginlalaoman han Malacañang nga mahuhuman ngatanan hiton 2016

    MANILA, Hulyo 10 (PIA) – Maabot hin 15 nga mga proyekto ha ilarom han Public Private Partnership (PPP) an ginlalaoman han Malacañang nga mahuhuman ugsa matapos an termino ni Pangulo Benigno S. Aquino III hiton 2016. Dida han press briefing kakulop ha Malacañang, nagsering hi Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda nga pira nga mga kaapi han Gabinete en nagpahayag hin kompyansa nga an 15 nga mga proyekto ha ilarom han mao nga programa en matitima ugsa matapos an termino han... Read Full Story - Waray News: ...
  • Pageant local bet earns SB accolades

    BUGUEY, Cagayan, July 9 (PIA) – While she failed to snatch any of the major awards at stake, this year’s candidate to the Bb. Cagayan-Bb. Buguey Mary Anne Tamayo Madrid easily won the nod of the Sangguniang Bayan members. In Resolution No. 143, series of 2014 and titled” A Resolution Congratulating Mary Anne Tamayo Madrid  of Centro, Buguey for Bringing Honor and Prestige  to the Municipality of Buguey by Joining  and Garnering Awards  at the Search for... Read Full Story - Pageant loca...
  • ALS reaches Aparri inmates

    APARRI, Cagayan, July 10 (PIA) – The Aparri Schools East District has launched the Alternative Learning System (ALS) for Calendar Year 2014-2015 at the Bureau of Jail and Management and Penology here. George M. Cortez, District ALS Coordinator, said the program aims to give opportunity for 29 BJMP inmates to finish their elementary and high school studies through the support of BJMP Chief Inspector Nanding Bayle. Cortez said the inmate-learners can be accelerated to high sch... Read Full Story - ALS reaches ...
  • Comelec seeks assistance of village officials on satellite mobile registration

    ALICIA, Isabela, July 9 (PIA) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Alicia is seeking the help of village officials for the conduct of satellite mobile voters registration in order that all voters here could all be registered until the deadline on October 31, 2015. Mary Rose Sibayan, assistant election registrar here, said their office has targeted to register all new voters and those who have not yet undergone biometric registration. Biometric registration, she said is a proce... Read Full Story - Comelec seek...
  • Cebuano News: Gobierno nagbawi og 4,000 ka metro tonelada nga NFA nga bugas gikan sa pribado nga trading nga kompaniya Gobierno nagbawi og 4,000 ka metro tonelada nga NFA nga bugas gikan sa pribado nga trading nga kompaniya Gobierno nagbawi og 4,000

    MANILA - Ang mga paningkamot sa gobierno diha sa pagkigbugno sa sobra nga presyo, manipulasyon og susama sa kartel nga mga kalihokan nagdala ngadto sa pagkompiskar sa gibanabana nga 4,000 ka metriko ka tonelada nga bugas, matud sa usa ka opisyal sa Palasyo kaniadtong Domingo. Si Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr mipahayag nga ang Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) nakakuha niining gidaghanon gikan sa tulo... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Youth leaders support POPCOM's campaign against teen pregnancy

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 9 (PIA) – Fifteen and 10 student leaders from the Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines (MCNP) and St. Paul University Philippines, respectively, assured support to the campaign led by Commission on Population (POPCOM) Region 2 against teenage pregnancy.  Neah Melle T. Rivera, President of Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) of MCNP, said these student leaders will serve as teen facilitators of the U4U (Yo... Read Full Story - Youth leader...
  • DPWH receives new mobile drainage pump from Japan

    MANILA, July 9 -- Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio L. Singson receives from Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe on Wednesday (July 9, 2014) eight new mobile drainage pumps provided by the Government of Japan through the Grant Aid Program for the Project for the Improvement of Equipment for Disaster Risk Management in the Philippines. According to Secretary Singson in a statement, the procurement of mobile drainage pump utilizing part of the grant aid of one b... Read Full Story - DPWH receive...
  • RDC endorses principles on environmental governance

     BAGUIO CITY, July 9 - -The Executive Committee of the Regional Development Council (RDC) endorsed the “Declaration of Principles on Environmental Governance (DPEG) for CAR” to the RDC Full Council during the meeting coordinated by NEDA-CAR  last  June 18. DPEG is the RDC’s response to the growing concerns on the environmental degradation in the region as well as the aspiration to be a model sustainable ecosystem. It provides reasonable and acceptable p... Read Full Story - RDC endorses...
  • Kalinga PPMC moves to check on gov’t.  projects

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 9 (PIA) - - The provincial project monitoring committee (PPMC) met to plan actual field monitoring this month on projects that need to be checked in order to assure taxpayers and beneficiaries that government is serious on its task to account every centavo spent from public coffers. This process aims to improve implementation of projects in the province whether financed  by national appropriations, local government units or  funded by special programs and... Read Full Story - Kalinga PPMC...
  • Pasay continues relocation of families in danger zones 

    PASAY CITY, July 8, (PIA) - - Some 1,500 informal settler families (ISFs) living in danger zones of Pasay City have been relocated under the Oplan Likas of the city government, and, the relocation is still going on. Pasay City Urban Development and Housing Office (UDHO) head Atty. Paul Vega reported that under Oplan Likas, Pasay City recorded the highest number of families relocated. The 1,500 families or more than 5,000 individuals that were relocated were living on top and ... Read Full Story - Pasay contin...
  • Kalinga SP reports accomplishments

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 9 (PIA) -- Vice Governor Allen Jesse Mangaoang reported on the summary of accomplishment of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan  since assuming office last July 1, 2013  in Monday’s inter-agency flag ceremony.   In what he called a ‘modest accomplishment’, Mangaoang said the SP  has  passed and approved 14 provincial ordinances, 19 appropriation ordinances and 122 resolutions. The most significant  of the provincial ord... Read Full Story - Kalinga SP r...
  • Breastfeeding advocates susuyuon an mga mayores sa Masbate yana na bulan san Nutrisyon

    Breastfeeding advocates susuyuon an mga mayores sa Masbate yana na bulan san NutrisyonCIUDAD SAN MASBATE, Hulyo 9 (PIA) – Seryoso na pag-engkaher sa mga meyor sa Masbate an hihimuon san grupo na guin tindog agod kumbinseron an mga gobierno municipal na magbutang san kwarto o cubicle na kun diin ang mga iloy na may trabaho o transakyon sa municipal hall libre na magpadudo sa inda anak. Segun kan Masbate Provincial Nutrition Action Officer Cynthia Llacer, nagporma siya san grupo na maga... Read Full Story - Breastfeedin...
  • SurSur agri chief confirms move to organic farming

    TANDAG CITY, July 9 (PIA) – Following the report on Monday of Surigao del Sur assistant provincial agriculturist (APA) Esmeraldo Odtohan on the effort of the local administration to transform the province into an “organic crop producer,” no less than chief provincial agriculturist Marcos Quico confirmed the move. Odtohan said before capitol employees during the regular Monday flag ceremony program that the province is eventually going to be a producer of organic agricultur... Read Full Story - SurSur agri ...
  • PMA unveils Filipino-American memorial

    BAGUIO CITY, July 9 – - The Philippine Military Academy recently unveiled the Philippine-American Memorial   inside Fort Del Pilar here  in  honor of  all Filipino and American fighters who gallantly fought for freedom and democracy   during World War II and to memorialize the endurance, resilience and strength of the Philippines and United States  of America  bilateral cooperation. The memorial was put up with the combined efforts of ... Read Full Story - PMA unveils ...
  • P320.8-M infra projects pour in Caraga

    MANILA, July 9 -- Agrarian reform beneficiaries in Caraga Region will soon enjoy greater economic opportunities as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), delivers various infrastructure projects in support of the country’s rural development program. The P320.8 million worth of infrastructure include farm-to-market roads (FMRs), irrigation program, bridges, potable water system, warehouse, solar dryer, school buil... Read Full Story - P320.8-M inf...
  • DAR: land acquisition, distribution to continue beyond CARPER term

    IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, July 9 (PIA) – “Land acquisition and distribution to landless Sibugaynons will continue even with the expiration of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER),” said Atty. Judith P. Mantos, provincial agrarian reform program officer II of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) here in a press briefing Monday. Atty. Mantos disclosed that her office had targeted over 2,000 hectares of land to be distributed this year, ... Read Full Story - DAR: land ac...
  • Cebuano News: Pres. Aquino suportado ang ideya nga repasohon sa nasud sa Japan ang ilang Konstitusyon

    MANILA, Hulyo 9 (PIA) – Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III miingon nga suportado niya an ideya sa nasud sa Japan nga repasohon niini ang ilang batakang balaod o konstitusyon aron ilang mahimong mas epektibo ang ilang kaakuhan ngadto sa mga kanasuran.Gipadayag sa Presidente ang iyang suporta atol sa iyang pakigtagbo kang Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sa milabay nga semana, sa iyang pagbisita sa nasud sa Japan.Siya usab miingon nga ang Pilipinas naglantaw sa mas lig-on nga koopera... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Balitang Tagalog:  Geohazard map kailangang aralin at unawain ng mga lokal na opisyal

    LUNGSOD QUEZON, Hulyo 8, (PIA) - - Muling nanawagan si Senadora Loren Legarda sa mga lokal na pamahalaan (LGUs) na aralin, at unawain ang geohazard map upang mabawasan ang mga sakuna na maaring idulot ng mga kalamidad. Kaugnay nito, pinaalalahanan ni Legarda ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) na matapos maipamahagi ang mga geohazard map sa mga lokal na opisyal, kailangang ipaunawa ang mga detalye nito upang maintindihang mabuti at matutunang  gamitin. &ldqu... Read Full Story - Balitang Tag...
  • Customs x-ray machines boost revenues at NAIA

    MANILA, 8 July (PIA)--New X-Ray machines deployed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have generated incremental revenues as the Bureau of Customs (BOC) beefed-up its capability to detect highly taxable items such as jewellery, luxury watches, designer bags, undeclared foreign currencies and even prohibited drugs hidden in travellers’ luggage. “So far, the new fixed X-Ray machines in NAIA have made significant headways in ensuring that duties and taxes are properly ... Read Full Story - Customs x-ra...
  • Immigration bureau to implement cashless transactions

    MANILA, 8 July (PIA)--To facilitate public service and boost the convenience of foreigners who are transacting official business at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) offices, various fees and dues may soon be paid through the use of automated teller machine (ATM) card or prepaid   card. The “cashless payment” is made possible with the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) by the BI officials and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) on the establishment of point-of-... Read Full Story - Immigration ...
  • Peste na maaaring pumasok at sumira sa mga puno ng niyog sa Camarines Norte, pinaghahandaan ng PCA

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Hulyo 8 (PIA) -- Pinaghahandaan na ngayon ng tanggapan ng Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) ng Camarines Norte ang peste na maaaring pumasok at sumira sa mga puno ng niyog dito. Ito ang Coconut Scale Insect (CSI) ayon sa tanggapan ng PCA kung saan ito ay nasa lugar na ng Barangay Kulong-kulong at Laurel ng bayan ng Tagkawayan, Quezon at maaari itong pumasok sa lalawigan. Bilang paghahanda, naglagay ng defense line ang naturang tanggapan sa mga dadaanan ng peste ... Read Full Story - Peste na maa...
  • Catanduanes under State of Calamity in the wake of recurring brownouts

    VIRAC, Catanduanes, July 8 (PIA)-- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Catanduanes has declared the province under a State of Calamity in the wake of massive power outages encountered in almost all parts of the province. The provinical legislative council has passed and approved SP Resolution No. 188-2014 during a the session on Friday, July 04, 2014 declaring Catanduanes under a  State of Galamity authorizing Governor Araceli B. Wong the power to persuade President Benigno S. Aquino III, ... Read Full Story - Catanduanes ...
  • July 15 is  non-working day in CAR

    BAGUIO CITY, July 8 (PIA) - - In celebration  of the  27th foundation day of  the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), President Benigno S. Aquino III  has declared July 15, 2014 as a special (non-working) day in the region. The proclamation stated that it is fitting and proper that the people of CAR be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Boosting the... Read Full Story - July 15 is &...
  • Labason mayor bares accomplishments on 50th birthday

    Labason, Zamboanga del Norte, July 8 (PIA) -Mayor Eddie Quimbo reported his accomplishments as municipal mayor during his 50th birthday celebration last July 1 at his residence in Barangay Gil Sanchez here. He mentioned infrastructure projects that were either started by his predecessor or funded by concerned national government agencies (NGAs), which got completed in his administration. These projects include the DAR/ARCP-II projects in Barangays Balas, Gabu and Lawigan amounting to m... Read Full Story - Labason mayo...
  • San Andres town wins 2014 Saringaya Award

    VIRAC, Catanduanes, July 8 (PIA) - San Andres town in the island province of Catanduanes bagged the Saringaya Awards of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for an effective and efficient programs, initiatives and policies on environment care and protection. Mayor Peter Cua received the citation plaque during the awarding ceremony at Hotel Ellis in Legazpi City on June 30, 2014. Saringaya Award is conferred at the culmination program of the Environment Month celeb... Read Full Story - San Andres t...
  • New PNP-9 chief holds command confab at ZNPPO

    DIPOLOG CITY, July 8 (PIA) - Newly-installed regional director of the Philippine National Police (PNP)-9, Chief Superintendent Edgar Basbas recently held a command conference with the officers and members of the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Police Office (ZNPPO) at its headquarters in Barangay Sicayab this city. In said gathering Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Police Director Sr. Supt. James B. Mejia briefed the new PNP-9 chief on the accomplishment and best practices of the ZNPPO,in... Read Full Story - New PNP-9 ch...
  • AFP, youth conduct  bayanihan activities in Kalinga

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 8 (PIA) - - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is pursuing series of outreach activities in the barangays of this province through its bayanihan program in cooperation with government agencies, local government units, the youth and non-government organizations. Under the continuing “Brigada Eskwela”, the 17th Infantry Battalion headed by LtCol. Resurrection Mariano and in cooperation with the Rotary Club of this city and the Youth Leadership Summ... Read Full Story - AFP, youth c...
  • ARBs hailed as provincial ‘Gawad Saka’ winners

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 7 (PIA)---Five Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in the province were recognized as model farmers in different categories during the 2014 Gawad Saka Awarding Ceremony here recently. This year’s awardees who had contributed in the food sufficiency of the province were Loreto B. Asuncion, Outstanding Rice Farmer of Solana; Renato C. Berlan, Outstanding Corn Farmer of Piat; Eddie C. Carpio, Outstanding Sugarcane Farmer of Solana; Johny Baltazar, Out... Read Full Story - ARBs hailed ...
  • Tupi LGU to implement waste ordinance

    TUPI, South Cotabato, July 8 (PIA)—The local government unit (LGU) here will strictly enforce a waste ordinance in the aim of ensuring proper segregation and handling of wastes. Mayor Reynaldo. Tamayo, Jr., during yesterday’s municipal convocation said that his administration will strictly push for  the implementation of solid waste management (SWM) ordinance. He noted that the ordinance will be first implemented in the respective offices of the LGU. “It wou... Read Full Story - Tupi LGU to ...
  •  Kalinga LGU seeks support for the preservation of  archaeological site

    RIZAL, Kalinga, July 8 (PIA) – Local officials here led by  Mayor Marcelo dela Cruz Jr. are  seeking the assistance of concerned government agencies to promote, protect and develop the historical Elephant Hill, a known archaeological research site  in this town.   “To pinpoint the exact location of the fossils and delineate the archaeological area, we are seeking for the help of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, National Commission of ... Read Full Story -  Kaling...
  • Deped EV awards donors during 39th founding anniversary

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, July 8 (PIA) – As an expression of gratitude to the overwhelming support of the donors to the Department of Education (Deped) in Eastern Visayas, an awarding ceremony was held Monday at Deped Regional Office 8 in time of the celebration of the 39th Founding Anniversary of the agency which was anchored on the theme, “Pasasalamat”. Deped Region 8 Director Luisa Bautista-Yu said the awarding ceremony was the highlight of the celebration as these benefact... Read Full Story - Deped EV awa...
  • Cebu Guv Davide reports on gains of his first year

    CEBU, July 8 (PIA) --- Cebu Gov. Hilario P. Davide III highlighted the gains his administration has achieved on his first year in office during his Report to the People yesterday.   In his report, the governor touted the accomplishments particularly in health and social services, countryside development, education, infrastructure, and environmental protection. Hospital upgradingDavide said the Department of Health (DOH) has upgraded the status of 10 of the total 16 province-owned ... Read Full Story - Cebu Guv Dav...
  • Companies urged to access potato processing materials  as part of their  CSR

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 8(PIA) - - Invoking  companies to uphold their social responsibility may yet be the solution to protect the local vegetable industry which is affected  by the  entry of imported materials. Governor Nestor Fongwan said the government should come up with a policy of regulating companies to purchase even a fraction of agriculture raw materials for processing in the areas where they are operating like what the mining companies are doing  as part of... Read Full Story - Companies ur...
  • NorthCot extends more aid to landslide-affected families in Arakan

    ARAKAN, North Cotabato, July 7 (PIA)-- A team from the provincial government recently conducted a relief distribution to 38 families in Sitio Tinago, Barangay Napalico of this municipality who were affected by a landslide last month. The relief mission which is the second as the provincial government initiated the first relief distribution weeks after the incident, was headed by a composite team which includes the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Council (PDRRMOC... Read Full Story - NorthCot ex...
  • MMDA identifies ongoing road works, flood-prone areas in Metro Manila 

    QUEZON CITY, 8 JULY (PIA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has identified ongoing road projects in the metropolis. MMDA Assistant General for Operations Emerson Carlos said 49 of the 77 projects being undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are road diggings and ongoing drainage works. “While we’ve been experiencing flood-induced traffic delays mainly because of these public works projects, when these are all finished, it is ex... Read Full Story - MMDA identif...
  • DOLE sends Task Force in Batanes

    BASCO, Batanes, July 7 (PIA)---The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional office has deployed additional manpower here dubbed ‘Task Force Batanes’ to strengthen the delivery of programs and services in the province. Atty. Sixto T. Rodriguez, Jr., regional director, said the task force will augment technical assistance to the lone staff assigned in the province from June 25 to July 14, 2014. “This is our initiative to extend our assistance, services and pro... Read Full Story - DOLE sends T...
  • SP seeks to firm-up implementation of policies, ordinances

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 8 (PIA) – Board Member Ma. Olivia Pascual of the 1st District of Cagayan has urged local government units and implementing agencies to strengthen the implementation policies and local ordinances in the province. Pascual, who chairs the Committee on Women, Child, Family and Senior Citizen of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), said local implementers should require continuous efforts to fully implement local policies to include board&nb... Read Full Story - SP seeks to ...
  • Relocation of association up for talks

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 8 - The City Council committee on urban and rural poor, will convene the committee on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the City Council Session Hall. The committee, chaired by councilor Leon Gan, is slated to tackle the request of Zone 8 Cugman Bucana Neighborhood Association, Inc. (ZECUBUNA) for the payment of the 20-percent equity amounting to P340,000 for the lot they are currently occupying. The association is composed of 35 members who have been oc... Read Full Story - Relocation o...
  • Tagalog news: OrMin sumailalim sa Regional Validation and Assessment ng DILG

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Hulyo 8 (PIA) --Sumailalim na sa Regional Validation and Assessment ang performance ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Oriental Mindoro para sa Seal of Local Governance ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Ito ang ipinahayag sa pinakahuling pakikipagpulong ng DILG Regional Assessment Team, sa pangunguna ni DILG Assistant Regional Director Karl Caesar Rimando sa mga opisyal ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan, sa pangunguna ni Provincial Administrator Nel... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: 30 katao,sumailalim sa pagsasanay ukol sa Hygienic Handling of Meat

    LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Hulyo 7 (PIA) --Humigit kumulang  sa 30 katao ang dumalo sa training Course on Hygienic Handling of Meat in Meat Markets na isinagawa ng Livestock Division ng Office of the City Veterinarian and Agricultural Services (OCVAS) noong ika-30 ng Hunyo. Layunin ng nabanggit na pagsasanay na mabigyan ng sapat na kaalaman ang mga meat vendor, mga tauhan sa slaughterhouse at mga meat stall/shop owners sa proper hygiene at tamang slaughtering practices at tamang paghawak ng ... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Pangasinan turns to imported rice to meet needs of storm victims

    DAGUPAN CITY, July 7 (PIA) – Despite a rice surplus, Pangasinan province will continue to import rice from Vietnam to meet the needs of storm Yolanda-affected victims. The National Food Authority  in western Pangasinan said it has a stockpile of more than 30,000 cavans which is enough to tide residents over during the rainy season. Juliet Orias, NFA assistant provincial manager, said the branch awaits some 360,000 bags of imported rice from Vietnam to augment the local stock... Read Full Story - Pangasinan t...
  • Cebuano News: Daku ang nahimo sa administration sa pagtubag sa mga kinahanglanon sa nasud, matud ni Presidente Aquino

    MANILA, Hulyo 7 (PIA) – Nagtuo si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III nga daku ang nahimo sa iyang administrasyon aron matubag ang mga panginahanglan sa nasud, partikular sa edukasyon, imprastraktura, depensa ug seguridad.                             Kini ang iyang reaksiyon sa pangutana kabahin sa iyang nahimo pag-abot sa ika-4 nga tuig sa iyang pag... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Tagalog news: Linggo ng mga may Kapansanan,ipagdiriwang sa lungsod ng Batangas

    LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Hulyo 7(PIA) --Sa ikatlong pagkakataon ay napabilang ang paggunita ng Linggo ng mga may Kapansanan sa listahan ng mga gawaing inihanda ng pamahalaang lungsod ng Batangas sa selebrasyon ng Batangas City Foundation Day. Ang unang bahagi ay gaganapin sa Huly 10 at 11 kung saan magkakaroon ng Festival of Talents of Persons with Disabilities (PWD). Sinabi ni Atty. Ben John Maralit, pangulo ng PWD Federation sa Batangas City, na isang  play na gagampanan n... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Unity Gong to travel the Cordillera provinces on July 9-14

    BAGUIO CITY, July 7 (PIA) -- The symbolic Cordillera Unity Gong Relay will be sent off from the province of Abra on July 9 following the opening ceremonies of the 27th Cordillera Month celebration.  The Cordillera unity gong which has been a symbol of the unity and oneness of the Cordillerans in the celebration of its creation will again be travelling to each of the provinces in the region as part of the annual Cordillera Month celebration. This year’s celebration ... Read Full Story - Unity Gong t...
  • Gov't rejects request for price increase of some food manufacturers

    MANILA, July 7 -- Malacanang said on Sunday that the government has rejected the request of some manufacturers to increase their respective suggested retail prices (SRP). Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Hermino Coloma, Jr., said the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has declined the request of some manufacturers’ petition for price increase.“Tinanggihan (ng DTI) ang hiling ng mga taga-gawa at nagbebenta ng karneng de lata o canned meat, bottled water,... Read Full Story - Gov't reject...
  • Philippine Military Academy  invites applicants  for  2014 entrance exam

    FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, July 7 - -  The  Philippine Military Academy(PMA)  is again  opening its doors to qualified individuals who have  the potential to become part of the Cadet Corps Armed Forces of the Philippines and later on serve   as  among the leaders of  the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Qualified to apply  are  natural born Filipino citizen, single and  never been married nor pregnant nor have a legal obligation ... Read Full Story - Philippine M...
  • Malanyaon cites accomplishments during DavOr's 47th founding fete

    CITY OF MATI, DAVAO ORIENTAL (PIA) --- Marking her seventh year in office and Davao Oriental’s 47th founding anniversary, Governor Corazon Malanyaon is bursting with joy and pride over her leadership’s “unprecedented milestones and landmark accomplishments.”But the Governor refused to take credit for all the accolades she had received for herself, pointing instead to the province and her people that she loved and served.“One and a half year ago, Davao Oriental exper... Read Full Story - Malanyaon ci...
  • Kapalong PNP Advisory Council members take oath of office

    KAPALONG, Davao del Norte, July 7, 2014 (PIA) - The members of the newly constituted Kapalong PNP Advisory Council took their oath as advisory body of the local PNP last July 4, 2014 at the Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall. Hon. Vice Mayor Ma. Theresa R. Timbol was unanimously chosen to head the council during its organizational meeting initiated by PNP Kapalong thru Chief of Police P/CI Carl Omar H. Fiel right after the oath taking. The institutionalization of the PNP Advisory... Read Full Story - Kapalong PNP...
  • DSWD Pantawid workers’ employment status upgraded

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 7 (PIA)---Some 105 workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office working under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) are now upgraded from job order status to coterminous contractual employees. Maricel B. Asejo, information officer, said the 105 employees, who are mostly Municipal Links, are now entitled to receive additional allowances and other benefits aside from their regular salaries until 2016.   The... Read Full Story - DSWD Pantawi...
  • Tabuk City opens first  Business Licensing Processing System  in Kalinga

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga,  July 7 (PIA) - - The Department of the Trade and Industry (DTI) and the  Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), in partnership with the city government of Tabuk, recently  opened the first Business Licensing Processing System (BPLS) in the province. DILG regional director John Castañeda explained  that the project is designed to streamline the business permit and licensing system in the local government units all over the country... Read Full Story - Tabuk City o...
  • Surigao Norte guv to deliver SOPA

    SURIGAO CITY, July 7 (PIA) – Surigao del Norte Governor Sol F. Matugas will deliver her State of the Province Address (SOPA) today during the 52nd Special Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. The special session will be presided by Vice Governor Arturo Carlos Egay, Jr., which will start at 1:30 p.m. at the Provincial Convention Center, this city. The lady governor is expected to outline the past year’s accomplishments of the provincial government under her administ... Read Full Story - Surigao Nort...
  • Brgy, Upper Katungal, Tacurong City named Outstanding Lupon

    TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat,  July 7 (PIA)  --  For the second time in two years,  Barangay  Upper Katungal, this city  was  named  regional  winner of the 2013 Search for Outstanding  Lupon  under theLupong Tagapamayapa Incentives and Awards (LTIA) Program-Component Cities Category. According to a report from the  Tacurong LGU  Information  Office, the  award  was conferred  by the Department of  th... Read Full Story - Brgy, Upper ...
  • CSC confers Seal of Excellence Award to five CL Land Bank branches

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 7 (PIA) -- Civil Service Commission (CSC) has conferred the Citizen’s Satisfaction Seal of Excellence Award to the branches of Land Bank of the Philippines in the cities of Balanga, Gapan, San Fernando and Malolos (Plaza) as well as in Capas, Tarlac. The branches, represented by their managers, each received a wall-mountable glass seal and P100, 000 cash reward from CSC Commissioner Robert Martinez, Regional Director Myna Macatangay, and Deputy Reg... Read Full Story - CSC confers ...
  • DENR-Kalinga acts on titling of public school lots

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 7 (PIA) - - The Land Management Office (LMO) under the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO)  here is urging  administrators of public schools to coordinate with their office for  the titling  of public schools  lots  in the province. Raymond Mabasa of LMO-Kalinga reported there are  160 public schools in the province whose lots need  to be issued titles.The LMO is initiating the move to clear public sch... Read Full Story - DENR-Kalinga...
  • Hiligaynon news: BI magapatigayon sang wala cash nga mga transaksyon

    Manila, Hulyo 7 (PIA6) – Agud mapatigayon ang serbisyo publiko kag  ang pagpahapus sang transakyon sang mga dumoluong nga may opisyal nga kinahanglan sa opisina sang Bureau of Immigration (BI), ang nakalainlain nga mga balayran sarang na mabayaran sa pala-abuton paagi sa paggamit sang automated teller machine (ATM) card ukon prepaid card.Ining  “cashless payment”  mangin posbile paagi sa pagpirma sang memorandum of agreement (MOA)  sang mga opisyales sang BI... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon n...
  • Waray News: Gobyerno waray tugot nga mag-umento ha presyo an  food manufacturers

    MANILA, July 7 – Iginpahayag han Malacanang han Domingo nga adlaw nga waray ini tumugot han ungara han food  manufacturers nga mag-umento han ira suggested retail prices (SRP). Segun kan Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Hermino Coloma, Jr., waray tumugot an Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ha petition para price increase hin  pira nga food manufacturers.“Tinanggihan (ng DTI) ang hiling ng mga taga-gawa at nagbebenta ng karneng de lata o can... Read Full Story - Waray News: ...
  • P30-M worth of ARCCESS subprojects benefit thousands of Bicolano farmers

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 7 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform recently signed a total of  P27-M worth of Business Development Services (BDS) with professional service providers (PSPs) covering 38 subprojects and P3.5-M Agri-Extension Services (AES) covering 20 subprojects, under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity & Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) program in Legaspi City. Regional Director Luis B. Bueno, Jr. said the support services intervention will benefit 15,000 agr... Read Full Story - P30-M worth ...
  • DILG USec reminds LGUs on disaster preparedness, GPBP projects during 17th sharing conference in Daet

    DAET, Camarines Norte, July 7 (PIA) – Usec. Austere A. Panadero of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has reminded local government authorities to prepare for the typhoons that might hit the country this year and to also fast track projects under the Bottoms-Up-Budgetting (BUB) or Grassroots Participatory and Budgeting Process (GPBP). Panadero said during the recent 17th Bicol Cities and Urban Municipalities Sharing Conference that Bicol is one of the regions that ... Read Full Story - DILG USec re...
  • North Samar to celebrate nutrition month

    CATARMAN, Northern Samar, July 7 (PIA) - The provincial government of Northern Samar will celebrate nutrition month on July 22 at Ibabao Hall, Provincial Capitol, Catarman. Provincial Nutrition Coordinator Annabelle Parane said that this year’s nutrition month theme “ Kalamidad Paghandaan, Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan,” aims to provide the venue for the general public to realize the importance of preparedness during emergencies, how to respond and what recovery measures ca... Read Full Story - North Samar ...
  • Agusan Norte town celebrates 93rd charter day, highlights DSWD poverty-reduction programs

    JABONGA, Agusan del Norte, July 7 (PIA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga warmly graced the 93rd charter day celebration of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte on July 1, 2014. One highlight of the activity is the conduct of the very first tagpo (summit) for Poverty-Reduction Programs (PRP) in Jabonga which showcased the different accomplishments in project implementation which contributed the positive shift of the poverty incidence of the municipality. DSWD P... Read Full Story - Agusan Norte...
  • Food chains, restos urged to comply with half-rice law

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 7 -- The City Council committee on agriculture and fisheries, reminds all food establishments to include one-half cup serving of rice in their menu with the corresponding one-half price as an option for public customers.  This is mandated in Ordinance No. 126885-2013, which was enacted by the 17th City Council headed by vice mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas last November 2013. Authored by councilor Annie Daba, chair of the committee, the ordinance sup... Read Full Story - Food chains,...
  • State of the City Address presented by Puerto Princesa Mayor

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, July 7 (PIA)  -- A year after assuming the highest executive post of the city government, Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron reported this morning the achievements of his administration in his first State of the City Address (SOCA). “We will build a ’City of the Future’  sa pamamagitan ng participatory, consultative at demoktratikong pamumuno,” the Mayor said. Flagship programs include the construction of the Sabang Terminal Building... Read Full Story - State of the...
  • Davnor gov’t center, hospital get Red Orchid award

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, July 7 (PIA) - - - The provincial government center here and the Provincial Hospital – Carmen Zone garnered Red Orchid Awards in implementing 100% Tobacco-Free Environment within its premises. Received during the Red orchid awarding ceremony on June 26 at Greenleaf Hotel, General Santos City, the awards were presented earlier during the Monday Convocation program of the provincial government here. Records show that based on the criteria set by the Department of H... Read Full Story - Davnor gov’t...
  • Graduate education programs should address PH development needs

    MANILA, July 6 (PIA) - Philippine graduate education system is critical to serve the country’s development goals.  This was stressed in a research paper published by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). "It is necessary to determine if the graduate education programs in the country contribute to the skills and competencies needed in the labor market," said Mira Alexis Ofreneo, author of the study and PIDS research consulta... Read Full Story - Graduate edu...
  • Balitang Tagalog:  Taguig isinasagawa ang “4 o’clock habit” kontra dengue

    LUNGSOD TAGUIG, Hulyo 6, (PIA)  - Ipinatutupad ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Taguig sa pamamagitan ng Health Office nito ang “four o’ clock habit” laban sa dengue. Sa “four o’ clock habit’ laban sa dengue,  magkasabay na isinasagawa ang paglilinis ng kapaligiran at ang pagpapakalat ng impormasyon sa lahat ng barangay upang maiwasan ang nakamamatay na sakit na dengue. Pagtuntong ng ika-apat ng hapon, gamit ang public address system ay nag-i... Read Full Story - Balitang Tag...
  • 440-km farm-to-market roads completed -DPWH

    MANILA, July 5 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the construction of 440.14 kilometers of Farm-to-Market Roads (FMRs) costing P2.36 billion.  According toa statement, Under the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project Phase 3 (ARISP-III), DPWH implemented the construction of 126 FMR projects that aim to benefit hundreds of agricultural communities from across the country.  In Region 1, 17 farm-to-market... Read Full Story - 440-km farm-...
  • Population, Labor Survey up

    BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, July 5 (PIA) – The Philippine Statistics Office (PSO) is set to conduct in August, a Special Census of Population(SCP) in “Yolanda” hard- hit areas and enumerators will be in want. This was aired recently over DYES  by PSO Provincial Director Ronnie Bajado. According to him, after the tragic incident last November 8, 2013, it is highly relevant to hold the special census in order to establish the correct number of population in the n... Read Full Story - Population, ...
  • 'No politics in implementation of bottom-up budgeting'

    MANILA, July 4 -- The Palace has denied politicizing the government’s bottom-up budgeting, saying the scheme is meant to address poverty at the grassroots level.In a press briefing in Malacañang on Thursday, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr said the basis for the scheme is the Philippine Development Plan, which gives priority to poverty eradication and the achievement of inclusive growth. "Batid naman natin na ang grassroot c... Read Full Story - 'No politics...
  • Palace says government stepping up efforts against hoarders

    MANILA, July 4 -- Malacañang has again warned hoarders and profiteers against actions that jack up the prices of basic commodities."Tinitiyak po ng ating pamahalaan na seryoso ang kampanyang ito at pananagutin ang mga lumalabag sa batas," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said during Thursday’s press briefing in Malacañang.It was reported earlier that police raided a warehouse in Marilao, Bulacan which was operated by indiv... Read Full Story - Palace says ...
  • More Catbaloganons get free education through LGU scholarship program

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, July 4 (PIA) - “In order to develop the city, it is important to educate the youth and give them the duty to educate the  future generation,” thus said Catbalogan City Mayor Stephany Uy- Tan during her report on her first 365 days in the office. More Catbaloganons are now enjoying free education through the local government unit of Catbalogan scholarship program. Tan reported that during her first year as a mayor, from sixteen (16) college scholars i... Read Full Story - More Catbalo...
  • PNP-9 chief lauds Dipolognons for being ‘peace-loving’

    DIPOLOG CITY, July 4 (PIA) – Regional Director PCSupt. Edgar O. Basbas of the Philippine National Police (PNP)-9 commended the people here during the city’s 101st founding anniversary last July 1 at the Dipolog Boulevard for being peace-loving. Basbas, who served as keynote speaker during the said event, said “Dipolog is now an economic and tourist hub in the region because of its peaceful ambience.” He added that the people should continue supporting the PNP an... Read Full Story - PNP-9 chief ...
  • Kalinga PNC sets forum to address malnutrition among children

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 4 (PIA) – - The Kalinga Provincial Nutrition Council is set to  conduct a forum this month with key stakeholders  to level off on the efforts to address malnutrition in the province.  Provincial Nutritionist Frances Sebastian said that there is a need for the key local government officials to know about  the nutritional status  of the province for them to properly address the concern of malnutrition in their localities. This is also to &nb... Read Full Story - Kalinga PNC ...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino miingon nga himoon niyang kabilin ang maayong panggobyerno

    MANILA, Hulyo 4 (PIA) – Matud ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III buot siya magbili’g mga kausaban sa gobyerno nga magsilbing modelo alang sa ubang lideres aron ilang sundogon."Kung aduna’y nag-inusara nga kabilin sa akong pagbiya, mao nga matawag unta sa atong mga kababayan nga kining atong gobyerno gipadagan nga matarong," matud sa President sa usa ka interbiyu didto sa Clark Air Base sa Pampanga, atol sa ika-saysenta e siyete (67th) ka tuig nga anibersaryo sa Phili... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Hiligaynon news: Wala sang pamulitika sa implementasyon sang 'bottom-up budgeting'

     Hiligaynon news:  Wala sang Pamulitika sa implementasyon sang ‘bottom-up budgeting’MANILA, Hulyo 4 (PIA6) – Ang Palasyo nagpanginwala nga ini naga-pamulitika sa ‘bottom-up budgeting’ sang gobyerno sa pagsiling nga ini nga paagi ginatuyo sa pagsabat sa kaimulon sa grassroots level.Sa isa ka press briefing sa  Malacañang sang Huwebes, si Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr nagsiling nga ang basehan para sa... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon n...
  • DavSur provincial LGU strengthens priority programs

    DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, July 04 (PIA) – The provincial government of Davao del Sur has recently turned over vehicles and equipment to various agencies as part of the local government unit’s strengthening of its priority programs. In time for the celebration of the 47th founding anniversary of Davao del Sur on Tuesday, Governor Claude P. Bautista led the releasing of different vehicle units and heavy equipment needed to support the LGU’s programs on peace and order, infr... Read Full Story - DavSur provi...
  • Tagalog news: Wastong sanitasyon at kalinisan sa komunidad tinutukan ng Batangas PHO

     LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Hulyo 4 (PIA) --Seryosong tinututukan ngayon ng Provincial Health Office (PHO) ang kalagayan ng sanitasyon sa mga bayan ng lalawigan  sa pamamagitan ng programang pamimigay ng mga kagamitan sa palikuran o basic sanitation and toilet package program. Sa pag-aaral na isinagawa ng Community Based Monitoring Survey  (CBMS) ukol sa kalagayan ng sanitasyo, lumalabas na ilan pa ring mga tahanan sa mga malalayong barangay ang walang maayos na... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: Housing development tampok sa Provincial Development Council general assembly

     LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Hulyo 4 (PIA) --Naging tampok ang talakayan sa local housing programs sa isinagawang general assembly ng Provincial Development Council (PDC) sa provincial auditorium kamakailan. Naging pangunahing tagapagsalita si Mylene Rivera, director for regional operations ng Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) sa talakayan ukol sa mga panuntunan para sa epektibong pagpapaganap ng housing program sa lalawigan. Ipinaliwanag ni Rivera ang mga h... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Cebuano News: DTI-So. Leyte mipasalig sa mga buot magnegosyo sa ilang paspas nga serbisyo, pag-abag

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, July 4 (PIA)  --  Ang probensyal nga buhatan sa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) nagpasalig sa mga tawo ug mga sector nga buot mosulod sa pamatigayon kinsa nanambong sa seminar on rootcrops processing nga ang ilang ahensiya andam ug tagana pagtubag sa ilang mga panginahanglanon. Sa pag-parehistro og business name pananglitan, mokabat lang og kinse minutos ang panahon pag-proseso, basta han-ay na ang tanang mga gikinahanglan, ug lapas niana lagmit... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DAR indemnifies drought-affected farmers in Quirino

    QUIRINO, July 4 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently awarded P238,291.46 worth of indemnity checks to forty three (43) ARBs in the province of Quirino to safeguard their crops from any disasters. Acting Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO II) Engr. Arthur E. Faeldon said the insurance, implemented under the Agrarian Reform Beneficiary-Agrarian Insurance Program (ARB-AIP), was given to farmer-beneficiaries who were affected by drought last cropping season.&nbs... Read Full Story - DAR indemnif...
  • CANA holds transparency, accountability training in Ipil town

    IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, July 4 (PIA) – “Economies collapsed due to human’s extreme greed,” said Monsignor Gilbert Gente, vicar-general of the Diocese Ipil during an orientation-training on transparency and accountability held here recently. “Corruption does not only enslave the people, but it insults humanity in general,” the vicar general furthered. The transparency and accountability training was spearheaded by the Citizen’s Action Network f... Read Full Story - CANA holds t...
  • Pugad Lawin @ 21: Soaring High in Public Service

    It had proven once that it can fly high, reaching the horizons of all forms of public service. It has been the shoulder to cry and rely on in times of calamities. Pugad Lawin has been in the limelight as it keeps on stretching its wings in the name of public service reaching those marginalized and vulnerable sectors of the society. The civic organization, was established in 1993 with a general objective of extending civic actions for the safety and development of the community. Ra... Read Full Story - Pugad Lawin ...
  • Tagalog news: Paggamit ng Wikang Filipino, isinusulong sa lungsod ng Batangas

    LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Hulyo 5 (PIA) --Bilang suporta sa  pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika sa taong ito, isang resolusyon ang ipinasa ng Sangguniang Panglungsod  na nagtatakda ng paggamit ng wikang Filipino sa lahat ng tanggapan ng gobyerno, mga pribadong institusyon at establisimiento sa lungsod sa buong buwan ng Agosto. Ang resolusyon na iniakda ni Konsehal Arrmando Lazarte ay may pamagat na “Isang Kapasyahan ng Paghikayat sa lahat ng Tanggapan ng Pamahalaan at mga Pribadong Est... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: P280.2M supplemental budget ng lungsod ng Batangas, pasado na

    LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Hulyo 4 (PIA) -- Inaprubahan ng Sangguniang Panglungsod noong Hunyo 30 ang supplemental budget ng lungsod  na nagkakahalaga ng P280.2 milyon. Base sa isinumiteng ulat ng Committee on Appropriations na pinamumunuan ni Konsehala Alyssa Renee Atienza, ang pondo ay manggagaling sa Surplus-General Fund Proper, Colegio ng Lungsod ng Batangas, Market and Slaughterhouse Fund, at Re-alignment/Reversion Continuing Fund. Base pa rin sa committee report,  ang funding... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: 100 school principals, registrars at guidance counselors sumailalim sa pagsasanay sa tamang pagrerehistrong sibil

    LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Hulyo 3 (PIA) --Sumailalim sa dalawang araw na seminar workshop on Civil Registration Procedures ang humigit kumulang sa 100 school principals, school registrars at guidance counsellors  mula sa elementary at secondary public at private schools sa Batangas City noong June 26-27 sa Teachers Conference Center. Ang naturang pagsasanay ay hinggil sa  kahalagahan ng pagbibigay ng tamang impormasyon sa mga civil registry documents tulad ng birth certificate at maipa... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Palace: DAP projects have benefited Filipinos

    MANILA, July 3 -- Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda on Wednesday said projects under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) have benefited many Filipinos and partly boosted economic growth. He cited as examples the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH), the Doppler radar system and school buildings projects. Launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), project NOAH is a responsive program for disaster prevention and mitigation for the country... Read Full Story - Palace: DAP ...
  • DAR-7 assures CARPER to continue beyond June 30

    CEBU CITY, July 3 – Regional Director Stephen Leonidas of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR-7) assured farmers in Central Visayas whose lands have yet to be distributed under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program with Extension and Reform (CARPER) that they would receive the land title as promised. Leonidas gave the assurance during the recent forum of the Association of Government Information Officers (AGIO-7) amid reports that no land acquisition and distribution under the ... Read Full Story - DAR-7 assure...
  • VATAG keeps on contributing increased collections to attain the target revenue

    QUEZON CITY, July 3 -- The Value-Added Tax Audit Group (VATAG) continues to contribute to the increasing collections from VAT audits conducted by four Revenue Regions in Metro Manila as the Bureau aims at attaining the National Government’s revenue target and plugging tax leakages due to unscrupulous practices of taxpayers and practitioners.           The VATAG enhanced voluntary compliance through quality audit of selected VAT returns... Read Full Story - VATAG keeps ...
  • Tagalog news: Lucena City, walang planong magdadadag ng singil sa real property tax 

    LUNGSOD NG LUCENA, Hulyo 3 (PIA) --Inihayag kamakailan ng pamahalaang lungsod na wala silang plano na magdagdag ng singil sa real property tax (RPT). Sinabi ni Mayor Dondon Alcala na  sa halip na magtaas ng buwis ay mas mainam na pagbutihin na lang ang tax collection o magkaroon ng episyenteng pangongolekta nito para madagdagan ang kabang bayan na maaaring gamitin sa iba pang mga programa ng pamahalaang panglunsod. Inatasan na din ng  punong lungsod ang Assesor's Off... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Cebuano News: Mahinungdanong papel sa So. Leyte alang sa pagpahiuli liwas sa Yolanda giduso

    CAPITOL SUNKEN GARDEN, MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, July 3 (PIA)  --  Ang duha ka mga guest speaker nga gi-imbitar alang sa ika-54 nga kasumaran pagkamugna ning lalawigan Hulyo 1 misulti kalabot sa mamahimong importanteng papel huptan sa probinsiya diha sa rehabilitation phase sa mga dapit nga grabeng naigo sa kinakusgang bagyo sa kalibutan walo ka bulan na ang miagi. Si Pedro Noval, Jr., Regional Director sa Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), sa iyang mensahe nag... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • 2014 Nutrition Month celebration activities in SurSur bared

    TANDAG CITY, July 3 (PIA) – Provincial Nutrition Officer Ermelinda Ascares bared the month-long activities for the 2014 Nutrition Month celebration in Surigao del Sur. While the hanging of streamers by all local government units (LGUs) and concerned state agencies was set on June 30, the opening salvo marked by a parade will be done in Tandag City on July 10, she admitted. With the theme “Kalamidad Paghandaan:  Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan,” Ascarez said that the... Read Full Story - 2014 Nutriti...
  • Hiligaynon News: Pag-IBIG Fund – Capiz gin-upgrade

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Hulyo 3 (PIA6) – Gin-upgrade sang Pag-IBIG ang Capiz Extension Office sini nga mangin Capiz Branch agud nga mas labi pa gid nga makapaabot sang madasig kag dekalidad nga serbisyo para sa mga Capiceño. Ginpahayag ni Ronnie Macainan nga Branch head sang Pag-IBIG Fund - Capiz nga ang katuyuan sang pag-upgrade sang mga talatapan sang Pag-IBIG ang kaangut sa liwat nga pag-organisa sang mga empleyado sang ahensya agud lubos nga matagaan pagtalupangod ang mga... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Outgoing 10th ID chief honors civilian partners partners, units, enlisted personnel

    MAWAB, Compostela Valley, July 03 (PIA)--- Three weeks before retiring from military service,   the commanding general of the 10th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday honored those who showed exemplary service during his stint. Major General Ariel B. Bernardo bestowed plaques of appreciation and recognition to individual and civic organization partners, junior officers, enlisted personnel and to military units under his command. Bernardo&n... Read Full Story - Outgoing 10t...
  • IPs, OSYs undergo training on journalistic writing

    PAGADIAN CITY July 3 (PIA) - At least 30 Indigenous People (IP)-students and Out-of-School-Youth (OSY) participated in a two-day Journalistic Writing Workshop conducted at Anastacia Pensionne House in this city starting July 3.Philippine Information Agency (PIA) 9 Assistant Regional Director Franklin Gumapon said the activity hopes to enhance the writing skills of the participants with end in view of empowering them since “they are the most marginalized sector in the region.”Gumapon ... Read Full Story - IPs, OSYs un...
  • PAGIBIG Fund upgrades office in Roxas City

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, July 3 (PIA6) – The Pag-IBIG Fund has recently upgraded its Capiz Extension Office into the Capiz Branch to bring Pag-IBIG services closer to its members.“The aim of branching out is to come closer to the municipalities and is part of the Fund’s push to reorganize its structure to better address the needs of members and current business concerns,” said Pag-IBIG Fund Capiz Branch head Ronnie M. Macainan in the  branch’s newsletter publication.... Read Full Story - PAGIBIG Fund...
  • DAR releases P2M funds for livelihood projects

    CEBU CITY, July 3 (PIA) --- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) – 7 recently released P2million worth of check for the livelihood projects in Carcar City, Cebu. The funds will be used for livelihood projects identified by the Local Poverty Reduction Program under the Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) projects formerly known as the Bottom-Up Budgeting.  DAR -7 Assistant Regional Director/Concurrent Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Dr. Antonio del Socorro... Read Full Story - DAR releases...
  • Tacurong wins Red Orchid Award

    TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat,  July 3  (PIA) --   After implementing its  smoke-free  policy, the  local  government  of Tacurong  City  was   conferred  the  Red Orchid  Award by the  Department of  Health.  Tacurong City  garnered  rating of  94% based on DOH’s set criteria for sustaining a tobacco-free environment. Mayor Lina O. Montilla, Vice Mayor Joseph George Lech... Read Full Story - Tacurong win...
  • Cavite provincial ICT office launches e-learning program

    TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, July 3 (PIA) – The office of the Provincial Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and the Cavite ICT Council launched recently the Learning for English Application for Pinoys (LEAP) at the provincial capitol. About 30 young trainees from various sectors in the province will participate in the 200-hour e-learning program that aims to bridge the gap between the Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) industry and the rich pool of talents in the provi... Read Full Story - Cavite provi...
  • DILG revives convergence knowledge center

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 2 (PIA) - - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) region 2 has revived its regional convergence knowledge center recently with partner agencies and the media. Atty. Odilon Pasaraba, assistant regional director, said there are lots of information posted in Local Government Resource Center (LGRC) of the department which are very vital towards local governance service delivery improvements. He emphasized that there are man... Read Full Story - DILG revives...
  • President Aquino says he wants to leave a legacy of good government

    MANILA, July 2 --  President Benigno S. Aquino III said he wants to leave a legacy of a reformed government that can serve as a role model for other leaders to emulate."If there is a singular legacy that I am leaving and sana, masanay ang kababayan natin na ito ang kaya ng gobyernong pinapatakbo nang matino," the President said in an interview in Clark Air Base, Pampanga, during the 67th anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF).The President was asked by reporters if he is co... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • SSS increases presence in Batanes, reaches out to Ivatans with new Service Office

    QUEZON CITY, July 2 -- As part of the Social Security System's (SSS) ongoing initiatives to provide universal social protection regardless of geographical location, even workers from far-flung island provinces such as Batanes are now placed within SSS' reach through its expanding network of offices and partnerships. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr., Batanes Governor Vicente Gato and Basco Mayor Demetrius Paul Narag led local and SSS officials duri... Read Full Story - SSS increase...
  • DFA NCR-Northeast now provides authentication services

    QUEZON CITY 2 July (PIA)--The Department of Foreign Affairs’ satellite consular office in Ali Mall (DFA NCR-Northeast) is ready to provide authentication services to the public starting July 01, 2014.  DFA NCR-Northeast can authenticate the following documents issued within Metro Manila: 1.       NBI Clearance;2.       Police Clearance;3.       Barangay Certification with Mayor’s Certification;4... Read Full Story - DFA NCR-Nort...
  • BOC, other govt. agencies join efforts to decongest Metro Manila ports

    MANILA, 2 July (PIA)--The government is set to take inter-agency efforts to decongest ports in Metro Manila, thus facilitating the efficient processing and movement of goods not only in the capital, but in various parts of the country. In a news release, the Department of Finance bared the following agencies are working together to implement the immediate efforts: The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will implement a 30-day cargo seizure measure, which will ensure that no cargo overstays in one... Read Full Story - BOC, other g...
  • South Leyte key role for post-Yolanda recovery pushed

    CAPITOL SUNKEN GARDEN, MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, July 2 (PIA)  --  Two guest speakers invited for the 54th founding anniversary of this province July 1 spoke about the potential vital role of the province in the rehabilitation phase of the places worst hit by the world’s strongest typhoon eight months ago. “I hope and trust that Southern Leyte would lead Region 8, for betterment of Eastern Visayas, after Yolanda,” said Pedro Noval, Jr., Regional Director of th... Read Full Story - South Leyte ...
  • Tagalog News: P460K calamity fund, gagamitin sa rehabilitasyon ng mga nasunugan

    LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Hulyo 2 (PIA) --Inaprubaha ng Sangguniang Panglungosd (SP) kamakailan na gamitin ng pamahalaang lungsod ang quick respons fund na nagkakahalaga ng P460,134 mula sa 20 porsyento ng calamity fund para sa rehabilitasyon ng mga nasunugan sa barangay Sta. Clara noong Mayo 13. Bunga nito, inihahanda na ng pamahalaang lungsod ang pagpapagawa ng mga bahay ng mga biktima ng sunog at pagsasaayos ng nasunog na paaralan sa nabanggit na barangay. Ang paggamit ng nasab... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • DAR Sec promotes International Year of Family Farming

    BAGUIO CITY, July 2 (PIA) - - The United Nations  declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming to highlight that small farms run by families are very vital for the welfare of the nation. The country’s observance is being spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).  DAR Secretary Virgilio de Los Reyes, shared this during his recent official visit here. ... Read Full Story - DAR Sec prom...
  • Cotabato City declares war vs illegal drugs

    COTABATO CITY, July 2 (PIA) – City officials here declared an “all-out war” against the sell and use of illegal drugs. Cotabato City Mayor Japal Guiani Jr. has always been very open when it comes to his drive in eradicating this illegal activity. Guiani sais most of the street crimes rcorded in the city  are drug-related and most of the perpetrators have pending warrants for use of illegal drugs. "The selling and using of illegal drugs have been a menac... Read Full Story - Cotabato Cit...
  • P38-M road to link agrarian reform beneficiaries to other barangays in Batangas

    SAN JUAN, Batangas, July 2 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P38,114,246 worth road project in Barangays Sampiro and Sapangan, San Juan, Batangas. Assistant Regional Director IV-A Priscilla E. Ong said this road project will improve the socio-economic activities in the locality by providing safer and faster mobility and reducing the hauling cost of crops and livestock products. Ong said 330 agrarian reform beneficiaries and 1,389 households in Sampiro... Read Full Story - P38-M road t...
  • PWD students toured at SM Cauayan City

    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, July 2 (PIA) – Thirty four students of the Isabela School for the Blind and Special Education Center of St. Elizabeth of Hungary here were toured at the SM Cauayan City recently. Kristal Gayle Agbulig, public relations officer of SM Cauayan City, said the tour aimed to ensure that all sectors in the community particularly PWDs will have an opportunity to experience and enjoy the amenities and products offered here. During the tour, she said that various est... Read Full Story - PWD students...
  • Zambo IDPs receive P9.7-M livelihood funds

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 02   (PIA)  - Nine hundred seventy Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of the September siege recently received livelihood funds/capital seeds funds (CSF) from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) of P10,000 each or a total of P9.7million .The said amount was released recently to the beneficiaries at the DSWD conference room here in this city.The IDP-beneficiaries were “formed from the different transitory sites including ‘home-based&... Read Full Story - Zambo IDPs r...
  • POPCOM urges youth to join U4U community

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 2 (PIA) – Specifically design to cater for the needs of the youth particularly on right information about adolescence, the Commission on Population 2 (POPCOM) encouraged the youth regionwide to become part of the U4U (You-for-You) community. Dir. Angelito Obcena said the U4U is an initiative of the commission that will help convey the right information for the youth. He challenged the students of the St. Paul University Philippines and the Medical C... Read Full Story - POPCOM urges...
  • DOH: No formula milk donations during calamities

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 1 (PIA) - - The Department of Health – Center for Health Development Region 2 (DOH-CHD 2) emphasized that donations of infant formula milk during disasters are not accepted. Carol Jean Domingo, nutritionist and dietician, said the Milk Code or Executive Order 54 provides that donations of products covered by the law including infant formula, bottles  and teats are not allowed, hence, acceptance of said items specially during emer... Read Full Story - DOH: No form...
  • Ifugao observes  National Disaster Consciousness Month Ifugao observes  National Disaster Consciousness Month

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 1(PIA) - - The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Operation Center (PDRRMOC) launched on Monday the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month in the province.  With the theme “Kahandaan at kaligtasan ng pamayanan, pundasyon ng kaunlaran”,  the observance  started with program  and signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the PDRRM council, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Ifugao State University (... Read Full Story - Ifugao obser...
  • Ilonggos assured of continuous reforms

    ILOILO CITY, July 1 (PIA) --- President Benigno Aquino III assured the people of the city and province of Iloilo that his administration will implement continuous reforms to ensure sustainable development.“Maigting nating ipinatutupad ang tapat at mabuting pamamahala sa ating mga institusyon upang hindi ito maging kasangkapan ng mga tiwali para sa pansariling interes,” said Aquino during inauguration of the 2-km portion of Sen. Benigno Aquino Avenue road widening project here held Fr... Read Full Story - Ilonggos ass...
  • BOC, other govt. agencies join efforts to decongest Metro Manila ports

    MANILA, 2 July (PIA)--The government is set to take inter-agency efforts to decongest ports in Metro Manila, thus facilitating the efficient processing and movement of goods not only in the capital, but in various parts of the country. In a news release, the Department of Finance bared the following agencies are working together to implement the immediate efforts: The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will implement a 30-day cargo seizure measure, which will ensure that no cargo overstays in one... Read Full Story - BOC, other g...
  • DPWH 12 is best performing public works and highways office in PH

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato,  July 1  (PIA)  --   The Department  of  Public  Works  and Highways  in  SOCCSKSARGEN Region (DPWH 12) remains  the  country’s best  performing  regional  unit of the agency. Reynaldo Tamayo ,  regional  director of  DPWH  12,  announced  during  a recent  meeting  of  district engineers and  key officials  in Regi... Read Full Story - DPWH 12 is b...
  • PSA Catanduanes commences July 2014 Consumer Expectations Survey (CES)

    VIRAC, Catanduanes, July 1 (PIA) - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) provincial office in Catanduanes will commence early this month the July 2014 Consumer Expectations Survey (CES) According to PSA management headed by Ms. Anavi F. Camacho, the CES aims to provide quick and regular assessments of consumer perceptions and expenditure plans as a tool for evaluating the consumer’s own financial situation, key economic indicators and the economy’s condition over a reference... Read Full Story - PSA Catandua...
  • NNC establishes nutrition cluster for emergencies 

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 1 (PIA) - - To ensure nutritional status of vulnerable population during calamities, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region 2 has established nutrition cluster in emergencies to manage nutrition related interventions. Rhodora G. Maestre, nutrition program coordinator, said nutrition cluster is a group of government, non-government and international humanitarian agencies that take lead in nutrition management during emergencies and disasters. The... Read Full Story - NNC establis...
  • CSC conducts ARTA watch to BIR, GSIS

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 30 (PIA) - - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has conducted a surprise Anti Red Tape Act watch to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Government Service Insurance Service (GSIS) to evaluate the agencies’ compliance with the Anti Red Tape Law. Dr. Maria Luisa Salonga-Agamata, head of the Public Affairs and Information Office of CSC Central Office, personally visited the two agencies at lunch time to determine whether the employees are str... Read Full Story - CSC conducts...
  • LGU Ozamiz intensifies IEC on national disaster consciousness and nutrition month

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 1(PIA) – The City Government, here, has waged an intensified information, education and communication (IEC) campaign on the National Disaster Consciousness and Nutrition Month (NDCM/NNM), which are both observed, this July.                          The IEC activities will focus on the NDCM theme: “Kahandaan at Kaligtas... Read Full Story - LGU Ozamiz i...
  • Treasury to fully implement TSA in July

    ILOILO CITY, June 30 (PIA) --- The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) in Western Visayas said that the Treasury Single Account (TSA) will be fully implemented beginning July 1 this year to better manage the government’s cash resources.Juliet Alfeche, Officer-in-Charge Director of BTr-6, said that TSA is a vital tool for consolidating and managing government’s cash resources, thus minimizing borrowing costs.She said that the BTr shall operate the TSA to receive remittance of collections of ... Read Full Story - Treasury to ...
  • Gingoog holds 41st city dev’t council confab

    GINGOOG CITY, July 1 – Members of the City Development Council (CDC) in Gingoog City convened for its 41st meeting and was attended by the 79 punong barangays (PB) and 33 civil society organizations. Mayor Marie Guingona, through the city administrator, Tita Garrido, underscored the importance of CDC forum as an avenue for sharing various plans for the citywide development.  The city mayor, as the chairperson, said the city government is committed to strive for the best of t... Read Full Story - Gingoog hold...
  • Palace releases midterm update of Philippine Development Plan

    MANILA, June 30 --  The Palace released on Sunday the midterm update of the Philippine Development Plan for 2011 to 2016 from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA). “Maaari itong ituring na report card ng gobyerno kung hanggang saan na humantong ang mga reporma at programa hinggil sa pagpapahusay ng serbisyo publiko,” said Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., in a briefing over radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.“Acco... Read Full Story - Palace relea...
  • PCL officials commit to promote Tabuk City

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 1 (PIA) -- Two officials of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL)  expressed appreciation for this city calling it a ‘peaceful and beautiful’ city for its natural resources and hospitable people, and committed to promote it. PCL National Chairman Vanessa Lacsamana more popularly known for her screen name Alma Moreno said she had been promoting Tabuk City to friends since her first visit as guest during the 2011 Matagoan Festival activities and 4th... Read Full Story - PCL official...
  • Data on filing of cases, monitoring system on illegal logging, violation of wildlife protection laws now automated- DENR

    LEGAZPI CITY, June 30 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has started to implement the automation of filing of charges and monitoring system of data pertaining to illegal logging and violation of wildlife protection and conservation policies. DENR Bicol executive regional director Gilbert Gonzales said the initiatives is the agency’s latest anti-corruption measure as it embarks e-filing and monitoring system for illegal logging and cases of violation of... Read Full Story - Data on fili...
  • Local officials urged to pass ordinance to save ‘ludong’ of Abra River

    BANGUED, Abra, June 30 (PIA) - - In efforts to protect the ‘ludong’, an endangered freshwater species, local government units (LGUs)  of Abra and Ilocos Sur are urged to pass  ordinance supporting Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Administrative Circular No. 247 series of 2013. Members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Save the Abra River Project implored this  during the 9th Consultative Meeting held at the Diocesan Pastoral Center in Ban... Read Full Story - Local offici...
  • Cordillera observes Disaster  Consciousness Month

    BAGUIO CITY, June 30 (PIA)- - The Cordillera Regional  Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) has lined up several activities in line with the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) in July with the theme, “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran”. Alex Andrew Uy, regional director of Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and CDRRMC chairman said that  the members of the  council will be conducting  trainings, seminars and dril... Read Full Story - Cordillera o...
  • Ifugao PDRRMO strengthens disaster preparedness program

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 30(PIA)- - The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Office (PDRRMO) conducted an inventory of all the available resources of the different Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) member agencies as part of its disaster preparedness program. PDRRMO Coordinator Rebecca Bumahit said  after completing the inventory, they will establish a database of these resources for easy coordination and access for effective response during calamities ... Read Full Story - Ifugao PDRRM...
  •  More reasons for DavOr to celebrate 47th founding day

    DAVAO ORIENTAL, June 30 (PIA)---She bangs the gavel with definiteness. Provincial Gov. Corazon Malanyaon opened the 47th  founding anniversary celebration of  the province last Thursday with certainty that the Dabawenyos of  Davao Oriental indeed have more reasons to rejoice. The recent UNESCO inscription of the Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary hauled the reasons for jubilation that Dadawenyos shared at the center  of celebrating its 47th founding anniversary... Read Full Story -  More r...
  • Bauko dad enjoins barangays to intensify IEC on dengue

    BAUKO, Mountain Province,  June 26 (PIA) - -  Mayor Abraham  Akilit recently  issued an executive order for barangays to intensify   their information education campaign on dengue. This after the result of the dengue vector surveillance activity conducted identified barangays  Bila, Otucan Norte and Otucan Sur as high risk to dengue transmission.The  mayor also tasked the barangay officials to encourage the  community  to actively participat... Read Full Story - Bauko dad en...
  • LUWA to help solve Iloilo's water woes

    ILOILO CITY, June 29(PIA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) is set to help solve the problem of water in Iloilo. In his interaction with the media during his visit here, June 27, Aquino said LWUA will extend help to the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) either by loans or grants to implement projects to solve the water problem. The LWUA may make available some P200 million, according to the President, while the grant or loan s... Read Full Story - LUWA to help...
  • NFA assures sufficient, quality rice for Antiqueños

    SAN JOSE, Antique, June 30 (PIA6) - - The National Food Authority (NFA) here has already mobilized NFA accredited rice retailers  to ensure that sufficient and quality rice will be available starting this month. NFA 6 Acting Assistant Regional Director Hedy G. Jardeleza said that aside from the P27.00 per kilo rice, another quality NFA rice at P32.00 per kilo is now available in the market to counter the commercial rice. Jardeleza hoped that the strategy will help stabilize t... Read Full Story - NFA assures ...
  • NorthCot LGU improves housing condition of employees

    KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, June 30 (PIA)—To further improve the housing condition of employees of the provincial government, North Cotabato LGU inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Pag-IBIG- Housing Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) in a provincial housing summit held recently. The MOU engages both the provincial government and the Pag-IBIG- HDMF in an undertaking which sums up to the responsibilities of each body in ensuring that a mutual support is generated to uphol... Read Full Story - NorthCot LGU...
  • Partners bare comments on DSWD’s list of poor

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 29 (PIA)---The Cagayan State University (CSU) has adopted the list of poor households in the region generated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)- LISTAHANAN here. Johny P. Alvarez, CSU Outreach Coordinator, said they will no longer conducting surveys for potential beneficiaries of their programs and extension activities because of the complete and detailed information from DSWD data base.  “Before the partnership wi... Read Full Story - Partners bar...
  • Kinaray-a News: Nagpasarig ang NFA kang bastante kag dekalidad nga bugas

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hunyo 30 (PIA6) - - Ang National Food Authority (NFA) rudya sa San Jose nagpahulag ron sa mga NFA accredited rice retailers  para maseguro nga bastante kag dekalidad nga bugas ang mabaligya sa merkado umpisa kadya nga mga inadlaw. Ginpabutyag ni NFA 6 Acting Assistant Regional Director Hedy G. Jardeleza nga magluwas sa  P27.00 per kilo nga bugas, may dyan pa gid nga may kalidad nga NFA rice sa tag  P32.00 per kilo ang ginabaligya sa merkado dya para ma... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Committee to tackle COC application of subd developer

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 30 – The City Council committee on subdivision and landed estate is slated to tackle the inventory/inspection report submitted by the City Engineer’s Office relative to the  application for Certificate of Completion filed by Liberty Land Corporation for its Bloomingdale Subdivision, Phase 3 Project located in Barangay Iponan. Based on the inspection report of the City Engineer’s Office, the location with corresponding area of open s... Read Full Story - Committee to...
  • Zamboanga mayor recognizes gov’t information officers’ role in society

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 30(PIA) –The role of information officers is very important in our society, according to Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar of this city.In her message as read by City Information Officer Sheila Covarrubias during the Mindanao Communicator’s Network (MindaComNet) general assembly and Climate Change advocacy forum last June 27 at the Garden Orchid Hotel, the lady mayor said, “information is important and powerful resource that has power to shape opinion... Read Full Story - Zamboanga ma...
  • Sulu holds 1st PDRRM summit

    JOLO, Sulu, June 30 (PIA) – The local government of Sulu held the first Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Summit held at the Sumadja Hall, ACC Building Capitol Complex, in Patikul last June 18-19. In a press release, Sulu OIC information chief Sonny Y. Abing III said that the two-day summit seeks to ensure integration of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation to local development plans, and proper implementation and coordination in Disa... Read Full Story - Sulu holds 1...
  • CSC confers seal of excellence to 4 agencies

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 29 (PIA) - - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) region 2 has conferred Seal of Excellence to four government line agencies which obtained excellent ratings in the implementation of the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA). The awardees include Commission on Higher Education (CHED) region 2, Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Community Environment and Natural Resources Office - Aparri, Landbank of the Philippines-Cauayan City and the Land Registratio... Read Full Story - CSC confers ...
  • Gov't remains focused on achieving growth, carrying out reforms, says official

    MANILA, June 29 -- The administration will work to achieve inclusive growth and strengthen the country's democracy and institutions in the two remaining years of President Aquino, a Palace official said on Saturday. "Our advocacy, our belief is that we would like to have inclusive growth for all and so, we would like to make sure that as the President leaves the… after 2016, he has laid the foundation for an economy that will provide equitable growth for all," Pres... Read Full Story - Gov't remain...
  • 5th Infantry Division offers medical, dental services to all sectors

    CAMP MECLHOR DELA CRUZ, GAMU, Isabela, June 27 (PIA) – The 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army’s medical and dental services unit is offering its services to all sectors in its area of operations. Lieutenant Colonel Aniceto Operana of 5ID, PA medical and dental unit, said his team is prepared to join the private sector, civil society organizations and other government agencies in conducting medical and dental missions in its area of operations. Operana sai... Read Full Story - 5th Infantry...
  • Ilocos Sur holds annual barangay nutrition scholars' congress

    VIGAN CITY, June 29 (PIA) – Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) gathered in the annual congress of theBNS federation at the Candon Civic Center. Board Member Pablito Sanidad Jr., underscored the role of BNS members who work on their function on a  small allowance. He volunteered as the federation's legal adviser.The congress was a venue to update BNS members on current health and nutrition issues through lectures, build capacities to improve nutrition service delivery, help BNS... Read Full Story - Ilocos Sur h...
  • New medical equipment for brgy health workers

    Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, June 29 (PIA) – Officials here turned over various medical tools to barangay health workers for their health service program to the communities.At least 33 villages were given medical equipment ranging from stethoscope, blood pressure apparatus and weighing scales courtesy of Mayor Edgardo Cobangbang, Jr. and Dr. Bernardino M. De Gracia III, OIC, Municipal Health Officer, turned over the units last May 28. De Gracia underscored the importance of medical equip... Read Full Story - New medical ...
  • DOF directs BOC to adjust operating hours of offices handling PEZA shipments

    MANILA, June 28 -- To support the operations of economic zones, the DOF ordered Manila and Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon (Calabarzon) customs offices handling Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) shipments to adjust their operations from 7 am to 7 pm, seven (7) days a week. DOF Department Order No. 45-2014 dated 26 June 2014, notes that this extension of office hours applies to the following ports:Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)Manila International Cont... Read Full Story - DOF directs ...
  • P62-M gov’t peace projects benefit conflict-affected areas in Central Mindanao 

    KORONADAL CITY, June 28 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has facilitated the completion of some P62 million-worth of various community peace projects that are now benefiting families in conflict-affected towns of Pikit, Arakan, and Libungan in Central Mindanao. Built with the funding support of the PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) Project of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPPAP), the projects are part of the government&rsqu... Read Full Story - P62-M gov’t ...
  • President Aquino inaugurates various infrastructure projects in Iloilo City

    ILOILO CITY, June 28 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday led the inaugural drive-through of four bridges along the Iloilo Circumferential Road.  On board an open-type pickup truck, the President made the inauguration crossing of the Jaro Bridge II, signifying the ceremonial unveiling of markers of the other three bridges: Mandurriao I, Mandurriao II, and Iloilo Bridge II.  With the President were Senator Franklin Drilon, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson, I... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • Philhealth urges members, dependents aged 50 to avail of pneumococcal vaccine

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 27 (PIA) – Philhealth Regional Vice President Oscar Abaddu has urged members and their dependents aged 50 years old and above to avail of the 60 percent discount on pneumococcal vaccine. "Instead of paying P1,500 per shot, a Philhealth member and his dependents can only avail it at P600 to accredited health care providers," Abaddu told media in an orientation program dubbed 'i-Shines' held at the Philippine Information Ag... Read Full Story - Philhealth u...
  • DOLE's NCMB settles dispute in an elevator company in Muntinlupa City

    MANILA, 27 June (PIA)--The National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) of the Department Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently averted a strike in an elevator company in Muntinlupa. The NCMB had facilitated the settlement of the dispute between the union and management of the International Elevator and Equipment Inc. led to the ratification of the five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Conciliation-mediation is a DOLE strategy on dispute prevention and settlement with a p... Read Full Story - DOLE's NCMB ...
  • MMDA chief to public, LGUs: Improve disaster readiness

    QUEZON CITY, 27 June (PIA) – Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chief Francis Tolentino called on the public and local government units (LGUs) to improve on disaster readiness. Tolentino made the call following the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that jolted parts of Luzon and Metro Manila Wednesday night. The MMDA chief said earthquake drills and disaster management trainings should be done regularly by government offices, local government units, and private organiza... Read Full Story - MMDA chief t...
  • More overseas Filipino voters register for 2016 national elections --DFA

    MANILA, June 27 -- The number of overseas Filipino workers who have registered for the 2016 national elections is at a “record breaking pace,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. As of June 23, the DFA reported that the number of overseas voter registrants have reached 27,811. The Overseas Absentee Voter (OAV) registration, in preparation for the 2016 Presidential elections, began last May 6. “The preparations by the Department and the Commission on Election... Read Full Story - More oversea...
  • NFA assures rice supply in MP

     NFA assures rice supply in Mountain  Province BONTOC, Mountain Province, June 27(PIA) - -  The provincial office  of the National Food Authority (NFA) here assured a sufficient rice supply for the province  during these lean months. NFA provincial head Miguel Tecson gave the assurance amid speculation of tightening rice supply and the spike in rice prices in some places in the country. Tecson said supply of the basic staple in the province is stable stres... Read Full Story - NFA assures ...
  • Guv urges academe to start talking about AFTA

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 27 (PIA) – Governor Nestor Fongwan urges the academe to start talking about the effects of the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) agreement and  instituting good agricultural practices to be at par with our neighboring countries upon the  implementation  of the AFTA in 2015. Fongwan, who was guest of honor and speaker during the 98th Foundation Anniversary of the Benguet State University (BSU),   said that  ‘while  there is... Read Full Story - Guv urges ac...
  • Naga City to celebrate Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day

    NAGA CITY, June 27 (PIA) --- The city government here has enjoined all locales to participate in activities in line with the observance of the Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day on Monday, June 30. Mayor John Bongat of this city has issued an Executive Order on May 2, 2014 reaffirming the Sangguniang Panlungsod Resolution No. 2014-121 enjoining everyone to make the celebration of friendship between these two countries a meaningful one. City councillor David Casper Nathan A. Sergio, who ... Read Full Story - Naga City to...
  • MRT-3 deploys more trains, serves 2,364 more riders per hour

    MANILA, June 27 -- Two additional light rail vehicles (LRVs) or coaches that were previously on standby at the depot have been deployed by management in its aim of decongesting lines at Metro Rail Transit III (MRT-3) stations, especially during peak hours, to further improve the rail system’s ability to meet passenger demands. “We welcome MRT-3’s report that it has increased the number of running coaches from 18 to 20, which translates to an increased capacity of... Read Full Story - MRT-3 deploy...
  • DAR turns over low-cost water system project in Nueva Vizcaya

    NUEVA VIZCAYA, June 27 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned-over the Community-managed Potable Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene (CPWASH) project in Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya to provide potable water supply to far-flung communities in the said town. Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Cherry N. Magno, said the CPWASH, with a total cost of P160,000, will provide clean water to the residents particulary to the children. The project will also supply water to help the live... Read Full Story - DAR turns ov...
  • COMELEC-Tabuk off-site registration working  well

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 27 (PIA) - - The off-site registration of voters by the Commission on Election (COMELEC) – Tabuk City  for the May 2016 elections is working  well. COMELEC-Tabuk Election Registrar Reyman Solbita reported their Sunday off-site registration and validation of votes in the barangays that  started second Sunday of May,  has already  covered seven of the 42  barangays of the city posting an average of 100 voters registered or validate... Read Full Story - COMELEC-Tabu...
  • DTI confers Gold Seal of Excellence to SM Supermarket in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY, June 27(PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry – Cordillera conferred the first Gold Bagwis Seal of Excellence Award for supermarkets  in the Cordillera Region  to SM Supermarket  last week. The award was accepted by the SM Supermarket team led by Assistant Vice President for Operations Janna Servillejo, Store Manager Princess Baniaga and Operations Manager Lilibeth Sayo  from DTI-CAR Regional Director Myrna Pablo and DTI Baguio-Benguet Provincia... Read Full Story - DTI confers ...
  • Del Rosario to take oath as RDC chair on June 30

    DAVAO DEL NORTE,  June 27 (PIA) - - - Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario announced yesterday during a press conference that he will take his oath as the chairman of the Regional Development Council on June 30 at the National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office in Davao City. Gov. Del Rosario said that Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino appointed him as the RDC chair and he will formally take his oath before the month ends. Gov. Del Rosario expressed his reservati... Read Full Story - Del Rosario ...
  • Gov. Padilla to use P7M DILG fund for various projects this year

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 27(PIA)  - Governor Ruth Padilla said she will cause the utilization of the P7 million Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) recently received by the provincial government from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the implementation of various projects  this year. She said the fund  will be poured for  various quality and high impact  projects for Novo Vizcayanos so that the fund will be maximized to the fullest. ... Read Full Story - Gov. Padilla...
  • 13 business firms in Quirino qualified for Bagwis Silver Seal of Excellence, 6 for Bronze

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, June 26 (PIA)—A total of 13 business establishments in this province have qualified for the Silver Seal of Excellence for upholding the rights of consumers and practicing responsible business. Susan Janer, senior trade and industry specialist of the Department of Trade and Industry here, said the 13 establishments were the Bronze awardees last year and for this year, they are nominated for the Silver category after having met the criteria under the said... Read Full Story - 13 business ...
  • Cordillera Month celebration set in Abra

    BAGUIO CITY, June 27 (PIA) - - Preparations are  all set for the July Cordillera Month celebration which for the first time will be held in Bangued, the capital town of Abra. The Regional Development Council headed by acting chair and National Economic and  Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Director Milagros Rimando  and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Director Julius Caesar Sicat,  the chairman of the Regional Development Council Sectoral Commit... Read Full Story - Cordillera M...
  • Legazpi, San Juan cities sign sisterhood pact

    LEGAZPI CITY, June 27 (PIA) -- Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Rosal and San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez on Wednesday signed a sisterhood agreement at the Ibalong Conference Room of the city hall here. The signing was witnessed by former San Juan mayor and now Senator JV Ejercito and members of the Sangguniang Panlunsod and department heads of both cities. The partnership agreement materialized when Legazpi City Councilor Alan Ranola passed a resolution expressing the desire of Legazpi City ... Read Full Story - Legazpi, San...
  • SP-Student Participation Program ng Naga City, sisimulan na

    LUNGSOD NG NAGA, Hunyo 24 (PIA) -- Nagkasundo ang Sangguniang Panlunsod ng Naga at siyam na unibersidad at kolehiyo dito sa lungsod na isakatuparan ang Sangguniang Panlungsod Student Participation Program (SP-SPP). Una nang ginanap ang paglagda sa Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) noong Hunyo 17 sa session hall sa pagitan ng lokal na gobyerno at mga paaralan. Sina Bise Alkalde Nelson Legacion at mga miyembro ng konseho ng lungsod ang kumatawan sa lungsod ng Naga samantalang dinaluhan naman... Read Full Story - SP-Student P...
  • Cebuano New: Buhatan sa Veterinary gipakusgan ang anti-mortem ug post-mortem inspection sa mga karne

    SURIGAO CITY, Hunyo 26 (PIA) – Gipakusgan sa buhatan sa veterinary ang ilang inspeksyon sa anti-mortem ug post-mortem sa mga karne nga ihawonon dinhi sa dakbayan. Sumala ni Dr. Alan Quines ang nangulo sa City Veterinary Office nga mga nagkadaiyang klase sa karne sama sa baka, kabaw ug baboy nga gibaligya sulod sa merkado publiko ning dakbayan ang mipailawom gayod sa usa ka anti-mortem ug post-mortem inspection adesir edeliver sa merkado ang maong mga karne aron pagsiguro nga luwa... Read Full Story - Cebuano New:...
  • DepEd Caraga readies SHS implementation

    SURIGAO CITY, June 26 (PIA) – “Department of Education is now ready for the implementation of the Senior High School (SHS),” says DepEd regional director Atty. Alberto T. Escobarte during the 79th Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) regular quarterly meeting held at the Provincial Convention Center here. Atty. Escobarte said, DepEd will pilot the implementation of SHS in school year 2015-2016 to determine the areas that would need strengthening and/or enhancement.&nb... Read Full Story - DepEd Caraga...
  • Reforms ongoing in police, military to ensure public safety, says Aquino

    HIROSHIMA, Japan, June 26 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III said reforms are being made in the country's law enforcement system, as well as in the military to ensure public security. In an interview with members of the Philippine media on Tuesday, the President said that while there are concerns on the way the police do their jobs, they also have many achievements. One of the reforms in the police force is increasing the number of policemen patrolling the streets, he said.&nb... Read Full Story - Reforms ongo...
  • NEDA-8 stresses the need for RDC chair

    TACLOBAN CITY, June 26 (PIA) – Regional director Bonifacio Uy of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) in Eastern Visayas stressed the need for an appointment of a new Chairman of the Regional Development Council (RDC) in the region. During the RDC meeting Wednesday, Leyte governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla was nominated, making the nominees to a total of 4. Other nominees include Palo mayor and former RDC chair Remedios Petilla, Governor Jun Ong of Northern Sama... Read Full Story - NEDA-8 stres...
  • Prov’l govt. offers aid in relocation of illegal settlers of RROWs 

             TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 26 (PIA) – To assure peaceful and voluntary relocation of illegal occupants  of  the provincial road right of way(RROWs), the provincial government  vowed  to provide free transport and relocation site.After initial notices were given, the provincial government has issued the order for the illegal occupants to voluntarily vacate.Gov. Jocel C. Baac offered free use of the trucks of the provincial government to r... Read Full Story - Prov’l govt....
  • 4 Kalinga entreps get Bagwis Award

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 26 (PIA) -- Four business establishments in this city were recently conferred the 2014 Bagwis Seal of Excellence, formerly known as Department of Trade and Industry Certified Establishment (DTI-CE),  in recognition for their fair business practices upholding the rights of their consumers. This year’s awardees are: T. Bayle Supermarket (Silver) owned and managed by Thelma Bayle Ng; Take That Grocery (Bronze)  of Regina Castillo; Bayle The S... Read Full Story - 4 Kalinga en...
  • Davao Oriental welcomes home delegation from UNESCO

    BANAY-BANAY, DAVAO ORIENTAL, June 26 (PIA)---- The provincial government of Davao Oriental together with the municipal governments of San Isidro and Governor Generoso and the city government of Mati this afternoon organized a program to welcome the delegates from Doha, Qatar where the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)  inscribed Mt. Hamiguitan as a World Heritage site. Provincial Governor Corazon Malanyaon will lead the home-coming of the delegat... Read Full Story - Davao Orient...
  • MRT-3 deploys additional coaches to meet passenger demands

    QUEZON CITY, 26 JUNE (PIA)--With the aim of decongesting lines at Metro Rail Transit III (MRT-3) stations especially during peak hours, two (2) additional light rail vehicles (LRVs) or coaches  have been deployed by management to improve the rail system’s ability to meet passenger demands. “We welcome MRT-3’s report that it has increased the number of running coaches from 18 to 20, which translates to an increased capacity of 2,364 passengers per hour per peak directi... Read Full Story - MRT-3 deploy...
  • MMDA to dispose thousands of unredeemed, rotting license plates

    QUEZON CITY, 26 June (PIA) –The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will soon dispose two decades old and over 20,000 vehicle license plates left unclaimed by traffic violators. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said, the 22,628 license plates confiscated by traffic constables from 1994 to 2004 are rotting at the agency’s redemption office. “You would wonder why these plates were not claimed over the years. It only shows unscrupulous motorists might have us... Read Full Story - MMDA to disp...
  • Tricycle group shows the way to proper conduct

    Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, June 26 (PIA) – The local government’s partnership with a tricycle drivers’ association has professionalized the public transport system in this town. The 1,250 members of the Cabugao Ilocos Sur Tricycle Operators Drivers Association, Inc. (CISTODAI) likewise observe a dress code while on duty and comply with traffic rules. Residents said drivers look smart whenever they go on duty with decent clothes. Drivers also use only parking areas desi... Read Full Story - Tricycle gro...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino nagtudlo bag-ong mga pangulo sa National Food Authority ug Philippine Coconut Authority

    MANILA, Hunyo 26 (PIA) – Nagtudlo si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III ug mga bag-ong mga administrador sa National Food Authority (NFA) ug Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA).                     Gitudlo sa Presidente Aquino si Arthur O. Juan, kanhi Presidente  San Miguel Foods, Inc., isip NFA Council member ug administrador, aron mosilbi sa wala pa mo-expire nga termino nga nahuman... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Pampanga inks MOA with Negros Oriental on iTax system 

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, June 25 (PIA) -- The provincial government of Pampanga, represented by Governor Lilia Pineda, recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Negros Oriental, through Governor Roel Degamo, for partnership in the Integrated Taxation Management (iTax) system. “This aims to improve the tax assessment and collection of the two provinces specifically in real property tax, business tax and other local fees in order for them to have increased revenues,&rd... Read Full Story - Pampanga ink...
  • State workers undergo seminar on gov’t procurement system

    San Fernando City, La Union, June 25 (PIA)  – At least 97 government representatives were briefed on R.A. 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act during the three-day seminar-workshop at the Pines View Hotel in Baguio City recently. Updates on the procurement law were given courtesy of the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) - accredited trainers. Regional Director Virginia Karganilla of the Department of Budget and Management Regional Office-Ilocos lead a compo... Read Full Story - State worker...
  • DOST commends Makati, Valenzuela and Mandaluyong for e-readiness

    MANILA, 25 June (PIA) - -The cities of Makati, Mandaluyong and Valenzuela were among the ten cities in the country given special citation by the ICT Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST – ICT Office) in the recently concluded 2014 E-Readiness Leadership Awards. The said award recognizes city mayors who are pioneering the adoption and strategic use of information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance their delivery of government services, improve reven... Read Full Story - DOST commend...
  • 6 WV public servants vie for CSC award

    ILOILO CITY, June 25 (PIA6) - - Six public servants from Western Visayas were included in the list of the semi-finalists in the different award categories of the 2014 Search for Outstanding Public Official and Employees.The annual award is given by the Civil Service Commission to recognize exemplary employees in public service.In a press report, CSC said that 11 individuals and two groups made it to the shortlist of the semi-finalists for Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award, 15 individuals for the ... Read Full Story - 6 WV public ...
  • CANA, NUJP conduct  training on public transparency and accountability

    BAGUIO CITY, June 25 (PIA) - - The duty of reporting about corruption issues does not only lie in the hands of journalists, but of citizens as well. This was the encouragement of the Citizen Action Network for Accountability (CANA) and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) when they  trained local journalists, civil society organization members, barangay leaders, women’s organization members, jeepney drivers, and youth who participated in their workshop call... Read Full Story - CANA, NUJP c...
  • Social services caravan to reach Calbayog’s remote areas

    CTBALOGAN CITY, Samar, June 25 (PIA)  - The city government of Calbayog along with the army’s top officials met to plan on holding a social services caravan  for the remote areas located in Seven Hills and Happy Valley. They are proposing a “2-week Seven Hills and Happy Valley LGU Service Caravan”. Mayor Aquino presided the meeting and said that people in the hinterlands should also enjoy all the services of the government and instill in their minds that the... Read Full Story - Social servi...
  • LGU Aparri adds 33 more scholars

    APARRI, Cagayan, June 25 (PIA) – The Local Government Unit (LGU) here has 33 college freshmen scholars this school year in addition to the 59 higher college scholars under its scholarship program. Mayor Shalimar Tumaru said the program provides financial assistance to poor but deserving college students provided that they will pass the qualifying examinations administered by the LGU. “The scholars will enjoy full matriculation fee in a public university in the region and se... Read Full Story - LGU Aparri a...
  • Kalinga dads laud NIA’s  contribution to development

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 25 (PIA)-- Officials in the province lauded the contributions of the National Irrigation Authority (NIA) in the development of Kalinga as one of the agricultural frontiers in the region today especially in rice production. During the regional celebration  here of  NIA’s   51st anniversary, with the theme ‘Tulong-tulong, sama-sama sa pagsulong ng NIA sa pandaigdigang pagbabago ng klima,’ Kalinga Congressman Manuel Agyao  in... Read Full Story - Kalinga dads...
  • DAR awards CPWASH project to Kayapa town

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 25 (PIA)---The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) regional office has turned-over recently the Community-managed Potable Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene (CPWASH) project in Kayapa, Nueva Vizvaya in support to the town’s environmental code. Cherry N. Magno, Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer, said the CPWASH project aimed to provide potable water supply to far-flung barangays particularly school children, help the livestock or swine raisers t... Read Full Story - DAR awards C...
  • Dipolog gears up for 101st anniversary

    DIPOLOG CITY, June 25 (PIA) – A number of activities have been lined up by the city government here for the 101st Araw ng Dipolog come July 1 with the theme, “Himsog nga katawhan alang sa himsog nga dakbayan (Healthy people for a healthy city).” One of these activities is the coco challenge using coconut and its by-products in the games to be played at the Coco Ville, Dipolog City Boulevard on June 27-28. The winners will receive cash prizes. Under the open categ... Read Full Story - Dipolog gear...
  • Salintubig program benefits 352 families in Malangas town

    MALANGAS, Zamboanga Sibugay, June 25 (PIA) – Three hundred fifty two families from the four identified barangays in this town are going to benefit from the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) program being implemented by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). The DILG has earmarked P3.5 million for the construction and rehabilitation of the water supply system in barangays Guilawa, Sinusayan, Overland and Buntong. DILG-9 Regional Director Pai... Read Full Story - Salintubig p...
  • DAR distributes 245 hectares to 131 farmers in Agusan del Norte

    AGUSAN DEL NORTE, June 25 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed 245-hectare public agricultural lands to 131 landless farmers in Sitio Subait, Bonifacio, Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte. Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) II Andre B. Atega congratulated the new landowners and encouraged them to work hard to develop the lands distributed to them and enjoy the benefits thereon. Atega lauded the local government of Las Nieves for being one of th... Read Full Story - DAR distribu...
  • Ordinansa sa pagbabawal sa paggamit ng plastic, ipapatupad sa bayan ng Labo

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Hunyo 25 (PIA) -- Ipapatupad ng lokal na pamahalaang bayan ng Labo ang pagbabawal sa paggamit ng anumang uri ng plastic sa mga pamilihan dito.Sa pamamagitan ito ng Municipal Ordinance No. 337 o "Anti-Plastic Ordinance" kung saan ipinagbabawal na ang paggamit ng mga plastic bags, styrofoam, cellophane at iba pang-uri nito ganundin ang pagbebenta sa merkado. Batay rin ito sa Resolusyon blg. 129-2014 na nilagdaan ni Mayor Joseph V. Ascutia at Vice Mayor Severin... Read Full Story - Ordinansa sa...
  • Philhealth implements new payment scheme

    TUGUEGRAO CITY, Cagayan, June 24 (PIA)---The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has adopted a new payment mechanism to hasten the reimbusrment of payments to hospitals and health care providers. Dr. Israel Francis A. Pargas, OIC-Vice President for Corporate Affairs said, the shift from ‘fee-for-service’ to ‘all case rates’ is advantageous to the members as well as the health care providers. “With the ‘all case rates’, it will ... Read Full Story - Philhealth i...
  • Pagadian turns 45; mayor urges constituents to work hard, support city leadership

    PAGADIAN CITY June 25 (PIA) – “I call on everyone to be diligent and support my administration for sustainable development,” exhorted Mayor Romeo P. Pulmones during the 45th charter anniversary program of the city held last June 21 at the city’s gymnasium. The chief executive said “the theme of our anniversary celebration is ‘Pagadian: Kakugi ug Paningkamot, Giya sa Malambuong Malungtaron (Industry and hard work, the key to sustainable development)&r... Read Full Story - Pagadian tur...
  • Ifugao SP initiates  legislative advocacy for sports  

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 24 (PIA)- - Determined to improve sports development  in the province, members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) here   have initiated legislative advocacy for sports. The dismal performance of the Ifugao delegation  during the two consecutive Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) despite  bigger budget allotted by the provincial government  prompted the  SP  to act and passed  two  resolution ... Read Full Story - Ifugao SP in...
  • PhilHealth denies payment backlogs

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 24 (PIA)- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) denied it has hospital bill backlogs after the allegations made by the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAPi). Dr. Israel Francis A. Pargas, OIC-Vice President for Corporate Affairs, said Philhealth has no outstanding reimbursements to the private hospitals identified by the PHAPi. He admitted that Philhealth has experienced technical problems in some regions as a re... Read Full Story - PhilHealth d...
  • City election office eyes 17,000 voters until October 2015

    SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, June 24 (PIA) – The Santiago City election office is targeting an additional 17,000 voters until October next year. Atty. Alexander Pilotin, City election officer, urged unregistered voters to visit their office located at the Transport Terminal here to file their Applications for Registration. He also reminded old registered voters who have not yet had their biometrics information digitally captured to file for an application for validation... Read Full Story - City electio...
  • NFA-Ifugao assures ample supply of rice

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 24 (PIA)- -  The National Food Authority(NFA)  here  assured   there is enough stock  of  rice supply  for  the province in case of calamities. NFA Information Officer, Teresita Arcaina,  said that there is no need to worry about lack of rice supply since the average daily consumption of the whole province is 1,640 bags. The total rice stock of the NFA at present is still 25,590 bags which were just  delivered  ... Read Full Story - NFA-Ifugao a...
  • Nueva Vizcaya PLGU receives P7M incentive fund from DILG

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 24 (PIA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)  yesterday awarded the provincial government here with P7 million check  for passing the requirements of good governance.The  incentive, given during the flag raising program, was in  recognition of  the efforts of the provincial government in bringing quality service to Novo Vizcayanos which is anchored on accountability, transparency, performance and participation.... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • 2 Cordi towns forge sisterhood ties

    PASIL, Kalinga, June 24 (PIA) - -The municipalities of Pasil in Kalinga and Sagada of Mountain Province forged sisterhood  ties aimed to foster mutual understanding, promote development and preserve peace and unity.   Pasil Mayor James Edduba and Sagada Mayor Eduardo Latawan Jr. signed the memorandum of understanding(MOU) that binds the two local government units (LGU) into a partnership towards promoting development  during the former’s 48th founding anniversary o... Read Full Story - 2 Cordi town...
  • 431st Aggao nac Cagayan reels off

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 23 (PIA) - - Thousands of individuals from the different sectors participated in the grand opening of the 431st Aggao nac Cagayan today at the Provincial Capitol here. Governor Alvaro T. Antonio, together with other officials, led the opening of the agri-trade fair which aims to promote local products of the different towns.  Participating towns showcased their best products like fruits, delicacies, locally crafted decorations, in... Read Full Story - 431st Aggao ...
  • 7 villages receive postharvest facilities

    ALABEL, Sarangani,  June 24 (PIA)   --  Seven  baranagays  in  Sarangani  province  recently  received   multi-purpose  drying  pavement (MPDP)  courtesy of the   provincial  government of  Sarangani. Recipient   barangays  were identified as  Laguimit (Sitio Paco)  in  Glan,  Domolok (Purok 8) in Alabel,  Kihan (Sitio Kyondong) in  Malapatan,  Ams... Read Full Story - 7 villages r...
  • DILG clarifies issues on Sorsogon dad’s voluntary submission for suspension order

    SORSOGON CITY, June 24 (PIA) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has acknowledged submission of Sorsogon Gov. Raul Lee to the preventive suspension order of the Sandiganbayan First Division for a period of ninety (90) days from June 1 to August 29 this year, yet the former also advised the latter to inform the Sandiganbayan of the circumstances regarding his voluntary submission for the information of the said court. This was the response of DILG Usec. Austere... Read Full Story - DILG clarifi...
  • SB Saguday adopts zoning ordinance

    SAGUDAY, Quirino, June 23 (PIA)—The municipal council here headed by Vice Mayor Dennis Brillantes has enacted the comprehensive zoning ordinance (ZO) which will  guide, control and regulate future growth  of the municipality in accordance with its comprehensive land use plan or CLUP. The municipality is divided into 11 zones  namely  general residential, socialized housing, general commercial, general institutional, agricultural, agro-industrial, parks/open spaces/... Read Full Story - SB Saguday a...
  • SBMA tops free ports and eco-zones with P185-million dividends remittance

    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, June 23 (PIA) -- Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) emerged as the highest dividends contributor among special economic zones in the country during the recent Dividends Day in Malacañang, an annual event recognizing government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) with the highest remittances. SBMA remitted a total of P185 million to the National Treasury this year, the first time for the Subic agency after more than a decade. “Overall, SBMA pl... Read Full Story - SBMA tops fr...
  • Borongan gets new fire truck

    BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, June 23 (PIA) – The city of Borongan is now blessed with one more Fire Truck making two already of this fire-fighting motor vehicle for the protection of  Borongan populace. City Administrator Dayan Ivan Agda cited recently, that this highly-modernized   Fire Truck arrived the City as a gift from Secretary Mar Roxas, Department of Interior and Local Government(DILG). Agda informed further that, this could be a DILG incentive for implem... Read Full Story - Borongan get...
  • Cebuano News: Japan International Cooperation Agency, dako nga kaabay sa kauswagan sa Pilipinas, nagingon ang diplomata

    HIROSHIMA, Japan, June 23 – Ang Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) padayon nga nagtabang sa dugay na nga kauswagan sa Philipinas, ang opisyal sa embahada nagingon. Bahin sa dugay na kauswagan nga plano sa gobyerno, ang JICA padayon nga naghatag ug tabang sa ngalan sa Japanese government, ug gihatagan namo ug bili ang panag’uban ug sa ilang tabang alang sa kauswagan sa PIlipinas, nagingon ang Charge d’ Affaires of the Philippine Embassy sa Tokyo Gilbert G.B. Asug... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • 2014 SOV nominations until July 15

    ILOILO CITY, June 23 (PIA6) – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region VI here said it will accept nominations for the 2014 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) until the deadline, which is July 15, 2014, . Nominations, NEDA-6 said, must be supported by documents including the accomplished nomination forms and portfolio of nominees and should be submitted to The Secretariat, SOV Regional Search Committee, c/o Development Research Division, NEDA Region VI Office... Read Full Story - 2014 SOV nom...
  • No rice shortage in WV

    ILOILO CITY, June 23 (PIA) --- The National Food Authority (NFA) in Western Visayas assured the public that the region’s supply of rice is more than sufficient to last the lean months of July to August this year.Hedy Jardeleza, NFA-6 Acting Assistant Regional Director, said there is no need to be scared for the region’s total rice industry inventory is at 4.2 million bags of rice that include commercial, household and government inventory.“NFA also has sufficient rice buffer st... Read Full Story - No rice shor...
  • Ifugao PGLU commends  district hospital for  exemplary performance

    MAYOYAO, Ifugao, June 23 (PIA) - - The provincial government unit last week  gave a  plaque of appreciation to the Mayoyao District Hospital  for   exemplary performance that brought honor to the province. The hospital  was  recently  awarded  as the best performing newborn screening facility in the Cordillera Region  and the Red Orchid Award  by the Department of Health (DOH). Said health facility was recognized by DOH  Cordi... Read Full Story - Ifugao PGLU ...
  • DAR  installs 165 farmers in 105 hectares of land in Negros Occidental

    SAGAY CITY, Negros Occidental, June 23 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently installed 165 farmers in 105-hectare agricultural land formerly owned by Mirasol Development Corporation in Hda. Lourdes, Brgy. Andres Bonifacio, Sagay City. Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer  Milagros C. Flores said the farmers will initially occupy 29 hectares vacated by the former owner-corporation  pending the processing of the certificate of land ownership awards (CLOAs) w... Read Full Story - DAR  in...
  • Government tightens grip against colorum vehicles

    DAVAO CITY, June 23 (PIA) Transportation officials in Davao region assured that only law enforcers of the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board and the Land Transportation Office  are allowed to run after colorum vehicles now that stiffer penalties are imposed on violators since June 19. Edgar Violan, administrative of the LTFRB 11 said the move is to ensure that corrupt malpractice can be avoided since the penalty imposed is One Million Pesos and impoundment of three months... Read Full Story - Government t...
  • IGACOS LGU distributes relief goods to displaced informal settlers

    Island Garden City of Samal, June 23, 2014 (PIA) -  The city government of the Island Garden City of Samal distributed relief goods to the relocated sixty-seven families of Barangay Camudmud, Babak District on Tuesday,  June 17. The distribution was led by City Mayor’s Office-Housing and Settlement Division headed by Ernesto Tundaan together with DILG-City Local Government Operations Officer Rosario Laid, City Assessor Ramon  Soria, City Social Welfare an... Read Full Story - IGACOS LGU d...
  • LGUs to soon comply with standards of child-friendly governance

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, June 23 (PIA)--- Local Government Units (LGUs) will soon have to comply with the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) aside from going through the rigors of  the Seal of Good House-keeping. In  the recent quarterly meeting of the Regional Council for the Welfare of Children (RSCWC) XI held in Davao City, Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) coordinator Andre Canilang revealed that Interior and Local Govt Sec. Manuel “Mar” Roxas will soo... Read Full Story - LGUs to soon...
  • Kalinga ENROs heighten public awareness on mercury pollution

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 23 (PIA) - - The provincial and city Environment and Natural Resources Offices joined forces in taking a new step to raise public awareness on the life threatening damages brought about by mercury pollution to  man and  environment. Said government agencies recently  called on the participation of their partners both in government and civil society for an awareness raising seminar with planning and workshop to address concerns involving the alleged t... Read Full Story - Kalinga ENRO...
  • Botika sa Barangay benefits Abrenios

    BANGUED, Abra, June 23(PIA) – About  16 barangays in the province are already being benefited by the Botika sa Barangay under the livelihood program of the Office of the Vice Governor. According  Vice Governor Rosario A. Bersamin, the project was conceptualized based on the various resolutions from  the  different barangays  addressed to her office requesting for livelihood projects. The Botika sa Barangay is operated by the barangay officials through the... Read Full Story - Botika sa Ba...
  • Land distribution to landless farmers can go beyond the CARP extension- DAR Sec.

    BAGUIO CITY, June 23 (PIA) - - Distribution of agricultural lands to landless farmers can go beyond the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program’s (CARP) extension deadline by 2016. Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Virgilio de Los Reyes  announced this during a press conference at the Eurotel Hotel here, which topics include the Anniversary of CARP and the UN declaration of 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming. De Los Reyes pointed-out that the governme... Read Full Story - Land distrib...
  • Ordinance seeks official publication for LGU

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 19 (PIA) - Sangguniang Panglungsod member Estelita Dayag has filed an ordinance for the establishment of an official publication of the local government unit. Co-sponsored by four other SP members, the ordinance cited the provision of the Philippine Constitution on the right of every Filipino to information on matters of public concern that should be recognized. It said that under Republic Act 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991, publications of sig... Read Full Story - Ordinance se...
  • DepEd 9 spearheads K to 12 Senior High School Summit

    IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, June 23 (PIA) - To provide broader advocacy and to pave the way for the smooth implementation of K to 12 – Senior High School (SHS) Program, the Department of Education (DepEd)-9 conducted on June 19, a summit for educators, administrators and stakeholders at Sibugay Grand Plaza Hotel here. The SHS summit was held in coordination with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-9, Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-9 and the Region... Read Full Story - DepEd 9 spea...
  • NorthCot LGU sends aid to landslide-affected families in Arakan town

    AMAS, North Cotabato, June 23 (PIA)—After receiving initial reports from the landslide incident in  in Sitio Tinago, Barangay Napalico, Arakan  the provincial government immediately extended relief assistance to the victims of the calamity. At least  38  affected   families  have  been  provided with   relief packs  as well as  beddings and clothing through  the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWD... Read Full Story - NorthCot LGU...
  • Cebuano news: ‘Palengke watch’ gihingusgan sa NFA Bukidnon

    MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, June 23 (PIA)—Gihingusgan karon sa NFA Bukidnon ang padayon nga pag-monitor sa presyo sa bugas aron maseguro nga magpabilin lang gihapon sa naandan ang presyo sa bugas diha sa dagko nga mga baligyaanan niini, ilabi na karong umaabot nga “lean season” kon ting-nihit sa bugas. Atol sa pakisayod sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa “Committee on Agriculture and Food,” si NFA Provincial Manager Juliet A. Obeso miingon nga ang presyo sa  &l... Read Full Story - Cebuano news...
  • PSWDO gives more aid to PWDs

    KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, June 23 (PIA)-- In  line with its  advocacy to promote the rights and welfare  of disadvantaged people, North Cotabato's  Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) continues to provide assistance to persons with disability (PWDs) in the area. Records from  the  said  office indicate that they  distributed at least 83 wheel chairs, 30 canes or walking aid and nine crutches to beneficiaries in different... Read Full Story - PSWDO gives ...
  • Cebuano News: Gobyerno subling mi-apirma nga bawi-on ang ill-gotten wealth

    MANILA, Hunyo 23 (PIA) – Ang gobyerno sa Pilipinas magpabilin sa iyang kaakuhan nga kuhaon pagbalik o bawi-on ang mga gitawag nga ill-gotten wealth” gikan sa mga tawong hingtungdan, taliwala sa daghang balabag nga himoon kini, ang usa ka opisyal sa Palasyo mingon.Matud pa ni Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., atol sa usa ka press briefing, nga nasayud siya sa gisulti ni Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) Chairman Andy B... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DTI awards ‘Timbangan ng Bayan’  to Quirino towns

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 23 (PIA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) regional office has awarded each municipality in Quirino province with ‘Timbangan ng Bayan’ to protect consumers against dirty tricks in the public markets. Atty. Ma. Esperanza C. Bañares, regional director, said the program is in accordance with the DTI’s I-Movers project which means Improved Market Operations for Vigilant, Efficient and Responsive Service. “The 10-kg ca... Read Full Story - DTI awards ‘...
  • DTI conducts ‘Balik Eskwela Diskwento Caravan’

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 22 (PIA)---The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) region 2, in coordination with the Provincial Government of Quirino, has recently conducted the Balik Eskwela Diskwento Caravan at the Capitol Gymnasium in Cabarroguis, Quirino. Zenaida Quinto, information officer, said the project aimed to provide  marginal consumer's easily access to basic and prime commodities particularly school supplies at discounted prices. She said 12 est... Read Full Story - DTI conducts...
  • Subd committee acts on COC application of developer

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 23 -- Councilor Alexander Dacer, chair of the City Council committee on subdivision and landed estate, on Friday asked the City Engineer’s Office to submit its report and recommendation in relation to the application of Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation for its Certificate of Completion (COC) of Pueblo de Oro Township-Business Park 1, 2 & 3 subdivision projects at Upper Carmen. According to the representative of City Engineer’s Office,... Read Full Story - Subd committ...
  • NFA Bukidnon intensifies ‘palengke watch’

    MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, June 23 (PIA)—National Food Authority (NFA) Bukidnon said it is continuing tight monitoring of rice in the province’s major markets to ensure that prices are reasonable and affordable during the lean season.In an inquiry before the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Agriculture and Food, NFA Provincial Manager Juliet A. Obeso said commercial rice prices may increase during months of July, August, and September because this is planting season, and traditi... Read Full Story - NFA Bukidnon...
  • DILG conducts detailed engineering design for Salintubig, GPBP confab

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 23 -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10 will conduct a Seminar Workshop on Detailed Engineering Design (DED) preparation for the beneficiary municipalities of Sagana at LigtasnaTubig Para saLahat (SALINTUBIG) and Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) on June 25-27 in Cagayan de Oro City. The three-day workshop will be attended by the municipal engineers, municipal planning development coordinators together with the eng... Read Full Story - DILG conduct...
  • LGU Diffun undergoes SGLG evaluation

    DIFFUN, Quirino, June 20 (PIA)—The municipal government here has just undergone an evaluation from the Department of the Interior and Local Government for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), the improved  version of the previous Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH). During the evaluation, the evaluators interviewed the local officials on the six core assessment areas such as good financial housekeeping, disaster preparedness, social protection, environmental management, peace an... Read Full Story - LGU Diffun ...
  • Cabarroguis new municipal hall inaugurated

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, June 20 (PIA) – The newly constructed municipal building here which will serve as the   new seat of government was  inaugurated during the opening program of the 45th Araw ng Cabarroguis and 10th Ginnamuluan Festival recently. The cutting of ribbon and unveiling of marker were led by Cong. Dakila Carlo E. Cua, Mayor Avelino Agustin and LBP-Cabarroguis Branch Manager Danilo Viernes. In his inaugural speech, Cua lauded the people of  C... Read Full Story - Cabarroguis ...
  • Kalinga villagers want Saltan  River free from pollutants

    PINUKPUK, Kalinga, June 22 (PIA) - - Residents of this municipality petitioned concerned  agencies to conduct sampling on the waters of the Saltan River to determine pollutants that cause the water body to deteriorate. In their petition to Governor  Jocel Baac, the  residents are  requesting  for his intercession for the environment sector of the province to test the river of toxins  that pose danger to   human and marine life. They  noted s... Read Full Story - Kalinga vill...
  • RNC gears up for Nutrition month celebration

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 22 (PIA) - The Regional Nutrition Committee here has plotted several activities in line with the observance of the 40th Nutrition month on July with a theme “Kalamidad Paghandaan: Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan.” Rhodora G. Maestre, National Nutrition Council's Program Coordinator, said this year’s celebration focuses on nutrition in emergencies. "This is to provide the venue for the general public to realize the im... Read Full Story - RNC gears up...
  • NNC 2 organizes nutrition cluster in emergencies

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 21 (PIA) - The National Nutrition Council (NNC) region 2 has organized the Nutrition Cluster in Emergencies under the Department Personnel Orders 2007-2492 issued August 30, 2007 and 2007-2492A dated March 23, 2013. National Nutrition Council Coordinator Rhodora C. Maestre said the clustering aims to ensure the nutritional status of the affected population especially the most vulnerable groups; pregnant women, lactating mother, infants, children, old... Read Full Story - NNC 2 organi...
  • Cagayan to stage "shoot for a cause" for children with disabilities

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 19 (PIA)  - The Provincial Government here will conduct 'Shoot for a Cause' as one of the lined-up activities during the 431st Aggao nac Cagayan celebration on June 23-29. Jenny Lyn Rosales, chairman of the event, said the event is open to professional or amateur photographers who want to enhance their skills and knowledge particularly in outdoor photography. The event, she added carries the theme &ldqu... Read Full Story - Cagayan to s...
  • DILG starts LGU assessment for SGLG award program

    DIFFUN, Quirino, June 20 (PIA)—A team from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Nueva Vizcaya is in the province for the  conduct of the performance assessment of local government units (LGU) for the  Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award program from June 19-30, 2014. The team is composed of  Lilia Castillo, Nueva Vizcaya DILG cluster officer; Ednalyn Aricheta, municipal local government operations officer, Dupax del Sur and Teresita S. Acost... Read Full Story - DILG starts ...
  • NIA-Kalinga celebrates anniversary  with  collection caravan

     TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 20 (PIA) - -  The National Irrigation Administration (NIA)-Kalinga Division highlighted  NIA’s  51st  founding anniversary by holding irrigation fee collection caravan  in line with efforts to push the agency’s mandate to provide efficient irrigation service.  NIA-Kalinga Provincial Irrigation Manager Benito Estique informed collection teams from their agency  were  deployed to the various service areas of t... Read Full Story - NIA-Kalinga ...
  • DPWH finishes road upgrade of 2 middle lanes along España Blvd

    MANILA, June 21 -- Two middle lanes of España Boulevard from P. Campa Street to N. Reyes Street are now open to motorists after 13 days of round-the-clock road improvement works.  This was after Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) finished early Wednesday (June 18) the Stage 2 of the Concreting with Drainage Improvement of España Boulevard or the construction on 762.6-square meter middle lanes of España Boulevard.  “Motorists tr... Read Full Story - DPWH finishe...
  • Customs reform initiatives seen to boost trade facilitation

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 21 (PIA) --- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is eyeing various reform measures to streamline operations, combat corruption and boost trade facilitation. Lawyer Agaton Teodoro Uvero, customs deputy commissioner for assessment and operations coordinating group, said BOC intends to implement key reform programs to rationalize operations and address concerns on corrupt customs and trade practices. Uvero said customs processes are expected to be fully automated by midd... Read Full Story - Customs refo...
  • City police office receives Red Orchid award

    SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, June 20 (PIA) – The Santiago City Police Office (SCPO) is a recipient of the Department of Health’s Red Orchid award after its efficient implemention of the anti-smoking campaign in its area of operation. The award, which was held in Baguio City recently, was received by P/Supt. Alfredo Baggayan, the police community relations chief of SCPO. Baggayan said the SCPO is one with the DOH's campaign against smoking&n... Read Full Story - City police ...
  • Saguday celebrates 55th founding anniversary

    SAGUDAY, Quirino, June 20 (PIA)— This municipality will be marking its 55th founding anniversary tomorrow,  June 21, 2014 with a simple yet meaningful  program  to be held today  at the Lakas Bayan Center with Gov. Junie E. Cua as guest speaker. According to SB Secretary Joey Gamboa who is also the Executive Committee Secretary General , the celebration will be highlighted with the awarding of Outstanding Anak ti Saguday where more than 100 Sagudayenos will be reco... Read Full Story - Saguday cel...
  • Mt. Province PDRRMC   to be reconstituted  

     BONTOC, Mountain Province, June 20 (PIA) --  In order to make it responsive to the needs of the time, Governor Leonard G. Mayaen   recently  issued an order reconstituting  the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Mayaen in his   Executive Order No. 12, S 2014, stated  that   there is a need to update the membership of the council   to fill up positions left vacant by retired and re-assigned chiefs of of... Read Full Story - Mt. Province...
  •  Barlig and Baguio City  sign sisterhood  ties

    BARLIG, Mountain Province, June 20 (PIA) - - This  fifth-class municipality recently  signed sisterhood agreement with the City of Baguio. According to  Mayor Clark Ngaya, they are please for the twinning agreement where similar qualities and opportunities on  tourism, environment,  trade and commerce can be further developed, implemented and strengthened.     The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) states the city of Baguio shall provide technica... Read Full Story -  Barlig...
  • Ifugao town sets guidelines in accrediting  NGOs

    AGUINALDO, Ifugao, June 20 (PIA) - - The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) members here had crafted an ordinance setting guidelines in accrediting   non-government organizations in the municipality. The SB members reiterated that by being accredited, people’s organization (POs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) have the chance to be a member of the special bodies. All organizations/associations in the municipality applying for  accreditation should submit explained shoul... Read Full Story - Ifugao town ...
  • Efficient case resolution made possible by CSC’s int’l QMS

    QUEZON CITY, June 20 -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC), as the premier human resource institution, acts as a disciplining entity of the bureaucracy, hearing and deciding on administrative cases of state workers for violating civil service rules and regulations. In 2013, the CSC was certified ISO 9001:2008 compliant for its cases adjudication process, which requires the Commission to resolve cases ripe for resolution within 40 days from the time of submission of last pleading. This ... Read Full Story - Efficient ca...
  • ARBs oriented on rights, responsibilities

    ILOILO CITY, June 20 (PIA6) – One hundred fifteen Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) are now undergoing orientation on their rights and responsibilities before they will be installed as beneficiaries in Banate, Iloilo.Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas Region 6 Graft Investigation Officer and Public Information Officer Evangeline Nunal said all concerned agencies are now working together to make sure that the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) of the government is properly impleme... Read Full Story - ARBs oriente...
  • DTI, stops operation of four motor vehicle emission testing centers in Batangas

    CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, June 20 (PIA) --For violations of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Department Administrative Order No. 3, Series of 2002 (DAO 3:2002), four motor vehicle emission testing centers - or private emission testing centers (PETC) - in the Province of Batangas were ordered to cease operations pending compliance to the requirements of said administrative order. Names of the testing centers were withheld pending ruling of their respective c... Read Full Story - DTI, stops o...
  • Cebuano News: Comelec nigahin og ‘express lanes’ alang sa mga PWDs ug senior citizens nga magparehistro 

    MANILA, June 20 (PIA)--Mas mahimong dali na ang pagpa-rehistro ug pagpa-biometrics sa mga senior citizens ug persons with disabilities (PWDs). Matud pa ni Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Grace Padaca, magbutang sila og dugang nga mga special lanes sa satellite registration alang sa PWDs ug senior citizens. Tuyo niining ma-aghat ang mga PWDs ug senior citizens nga aktibong mosalmot sa nasudnon ug lokal nga eleksiyon. Giingong mosuroy usab ang ilang satellite offices ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Tagalog news: 539 estudyante, makikinabang sa pagbubukas ng Tanauan City College

     LUNGSOD NG TANAUAN, Hunyo 20 (PIA) --May 539 mag-aaral ang unang makikinabang sa pagbubukas ng Tanauan City College (TCC) sa Barangay Trapiche sa lungsod na ito noong Hunyo 16, 2014. Ang naturang kolehiyo ay pansamantalang gagamitin ang pasilidad ng Tanauan City National High School sa loob ng dalawang taon at matapos  ay inaasahang makakapagpatayo na ng sariling gusali ito. Sinabi ni DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, na isang malaking tulong ang k... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Commitment of support to intensify campaign against 'cocolisap' launched in Quezon

    LUCENA CITY, Quezon, June 20 (PIA) --Presidential Adviser for food and security and agricultural modernization  Sec. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Mar Roxas led the signing of commitment of support to intensify the campaign against coconut scale insect infestation in the province of Quezon. The signing of commitment of support, held June 10, 2014 at the Bulwagang Kalilayan, is part of the “Kon... Read Full Story - Commitment o...
  • CFO, CDO sign MOA on “BaLinkBayan e-governance project

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 20 -- Philippine’s most competitive city, Cagayan de Oro (CDO) signed a memorandum of agreement with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) to formally pledge its full support, cooperation and collaboration with CFO’s e-governance project called BaLinkBayan: “Overseas Filipinos’ one-stop online portal for diaspora engagement.” The MOA signing between CFO Chairperson, Sec. Imelda M. Nicolas and CDO Mayor Oscar S. Moreno was held Wed... Read Full Story - CFO, CDO sig...
  • CDO tops E-Readiness survey

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 20 -- Cagayan de Oro topped the E-Readiness Survey conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The awarding was done during the Innovation and Connectivity through Technology Forum held at InterContinental Hotel in Makati on June 18, 2014. The forum was attended by various local government units (LGUs) and was organized by the Department of Local Government (DILG), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), DOST, United States Agency for Interna... Read Full Story - CDO tops E-R...
  • DENR, LGU Polomolok sign agreement on public land titling

    KORONADAL CITY,  South Cotabato,  June 20  (PIA)  --   The regional  office of the  Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR 12)  and the municipality of Polomolok in South Cotabato  have recently   signed  an agreement that  would harmonize  implementation  of  public  land titling in the  latter’s  jurisdiction . Principal  signatories  of the  Memorandum o... Read Full Story - DENR, LGU Po...
  • CSC monitors Kalinga agencies vying for Seal of Excellence award

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 20 (PIA) - -Civil Service Commission (CSC) Cordillera Regional Director Marilyn Taldo was recently in the province to monitor the Land Registration Authority (LRA) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)  that are  vying  for the CSC’s Seal of Excellence Award. This is  in preparation for the conduct of the Report Card Survey,  an endeavour supporting Republic Act No. 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) whic... Read Full Story - CSC monitors...
  • DepEd reminds public schools of “Non Collection Policy

    DIPOLOG CITY, June 20 (PIA) - The schools division superintendents ofZamboanga del Norte and Dipolog City have again reminded the school heads of the different elementary and public schools of the outstanding order from the Department of Education (DepEd) on the “No Collection Policy.” Both Zamboanga del Norte DepEd chief Natividad Bayubay and Dipolog City DepEd chief Victorina G. Perez were one in saying during the recent Kapihan sa Dipolog radio program that “the Philipp... Read Full Story - DepEd remind...
  • NGCP turns-over 2-classroom building to Bagocboc ES in Opol

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 20 (PIA) --- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) turned-over Tuesday, June 17, two-classroom building to Bagocboc Elementary School (ES) in Opol town, Misamis Oriental. The turn-over ceremony was graced by Nelson F. Cabangon, Head of NGCP’s Corporate Affairs Department and Pedrito H. Baculio, OP Consultant & PR Adviser to the NGCP President. Also present was Engr. Rico Baiño, Municipal Administrator who represented mun... Read Full Story - NGCP turns-o...
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