DepEd School Building Program: A Briefer

PASIG CITY, Aug. 17 -- On par with the President’s directive to “Build, Build, Build”, the Department of Education (DepEd) has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to outline the strategy for the implementation of the Basic Education... Read more

PH is Asia’s next economic powerhouse

  MANILA, Aug. 16 -- The Duterte Administration’s cabinet members, headlined by Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr., and Executive Secretary... Read more

Jordan town tags new marine reserve

  GUIMARAS, Aug. 16 -- A new Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the marine waters of Barangay Sinapsapan, municipality of Jordan in Guimaras island-province has been declared by the Municipal Government as a new marine protected area.   Through Municipal Ordinance No. 004-2017, the mari... Read more

DepEd pushes for signing of Safe Schools Declaration

PASIG CITY, Aug. 16 – Cognizant of the State’s responsibility to maintain the neutrality of schools as zones of peace, and to protect learners, teachers, personnel, and community members from attack by state and non-state armed groups, the Department of Education (DepEd) fully accepts and str... Read more

Dominguez urges foreign investors to do business in ‘rapidly growing’ PHL economy

SINGAPORE, Aug. 16 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has pitched the Philippines’ “rapidly growing” economy to foreign investors, saying in a regional business forum here that the country is itself building its own “Silk Road” by modernizing its infrastructure, harmonizing business... Read more

Philippine Red Cross intensifies its campaign to halt the spread of bird flu

MANILA, Aug. 16 -- In response to the recent bird flu outbreak in Pampanga, the Chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Richard J. Gordon, immediately instructed all PRC Chapters nationwide to monitor their respective communities against the virus.   This was after the announcem... Read more

BIR exceeds collection goal for July 2017 by P3.66 Billion

MANILA, Aug. 16 -- For the month of July 2017, the BIR collected P138.38 Billion in tax revenues, P3.66 Billion or 2.72% more than the collection goal of P134.72 Billion. Compared to the July 2016 collection of P117.61 Billion, the BIR posted a growth rate of 17.66% or an increase of P20.77 Billio... Read more

The country's governors, councilors support TRAIN

MANILA, Aug. 16 -- Two of the country’s national organizations of local government executives have separately expressed their full support for the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) on the belief that it will make the tax system more “equitable, progressive and ef... Read more

Love, Peace, and Music: Luzon celebrates International Youth Day

MANILA, Aug. 15 -- The National Youth Commission (NYC) led this year's celebration of International Youth Day (IYD) with the theme, "Youth Building Peace".  Commissioner Paul Anthony Pangilinan, head of NYC Committee on Global Mobility, emphasized the importance of today's celebratio... Read more

Gov’t doing ‘right things at right time’ to build inclusive economy

MANILA, Aug. 15 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the Duterte administration is doing “the right things at the right time” in taking full advantage of the country’s demographic strengths and the opportunities offered by the global economy to achieve its goal of building a stro... Read more

PH team bags 6 medals at International Math Olympiad

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 15 (PIA) -- Six students brought pride to the country after winning at the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in July 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. IMO is considered to be the Olympics of Mathematics and is the grandest stage of Math competitions for high school stude... Read more

DepEd proposes 2018 budget for inclusive, nurturing learning environment

PASIG CITY, Aug. 15 -- Bolstering its commitment to provide quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, the Department of Education (DepEd) is dedicating its proposed 2018 budget to ensuring that education will continue in an environment that is inclusive and nurturing for learn... Read more

Dominguez pays tribute to Tetangco, welcomes Espenilla

MANILA, Aug. 15 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has paid tribute to the immediate past and current governors of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for their “adept management” of monetary policies,  which has earned global recognition for the country's central banking instit... Read more

DOLE helps Negros workers claim P10-M benefits

NEGROS ISLAND, Aug. 15 -- More than 600 workers from Negros Island Region were assisted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in claiming their monetary benefits amounting to P10 million pesos.      The request for assistance filed by the workers involve complaints on illegal di... Read more

BIR Quezon City holds Benchmarking and Tax Reform roadshow

QUEZON CITY, August 15 -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region (RR) No. 7 – Quezon City led by Regional Director Marina C. De Guzman held its Benchmarking and Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) roadshow last August 8, 2017 with an SRO crowd of 1,984 filling very nook... Read more