• 24 July 2016
MANILA, July 24 - Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has formally created the Anti-Red Tape Team at the Department of Finance (DOF) and has appointed Undersecretary Gil Beltran as its chairperson, in line with President Duterte’s very first directive for all government offices to provide fast and hassle-free frontline services to the public.In Department Order No. 38-2016, Dominguez directed this anti-red tape team to formulate measures designed to speed up work-related processes not only at the department but also in DOF-attached agencies such as the Bureaus of Customs (BOC) and of Internal Revenue (BIR) and government-owned and –controlled corporations (GOCCs).“The Department is committed to streamline the delivery of government services and intends to pursue this by designating employees and officials specifically for this purpose,” said Dominguez in the DOF order.This order is in support of Republic Act No. 9485 (or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007), which mandates all public offices to implement measures promoting transparency, simplified procedures as well as expedite transactions in government.RA 9485 likewise calls for effective practices aimed at preventing graft ...Read more

MGB moves to save the threatened Philippine endemic tree species

 CENTRAL  24 July 2016
QUEZON CITY, July 24 - The Mines and Geosciences Bureau upholds the planting of premium seedlings of threatened Philippine endemic tree species that can be found in mineral lands of the country. This will also serve as a venue to showcase the species widely used or can be used by the mining compan ...Read more

Piñol urges SOCCSKSARGEN local officials to work with DA

 CENTRAL  24 July 2016
QUEZON CITY, July 24 - “Let us not make the lives of the farmers difficult, let us make it easy for our stakeholders to do business in agriculture.”This was the firm instruction of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol during the Region XII leg of the “Tapatan:Gobyerno at Mamamayan”, held at ...Read more