KumpaS: Listening to the Filipino, One Barangay at a Time

The President’s communication group intends to hear out concerns and hold discussions on key national issues with a new grassroots campaign led by Secretary Martin Andanar In Manila, an article noting that there’s a dangerous heat wave was circulating all over the net. It was 41 degrees the ... Read more

Consumer confidence is generally unchanged for Q1 2017

MANILA, March 26 -- Consumer outlook was broadly steady for Q1 2017, with the overall confidence index (CI) decreasing slightly to  8.7 percent from 9.2 percent for Q4 2016. Despite the modest decline in the CI, consumer confidence remained positive, registering the second highest reading since the... Read more

CSC issues clarificatory rule on state workers with dual citizenship

QUEZON CITY, March 26 -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that incumbent government employees who have dual citizenship had until last Thursday, 23 March 2017, to renounce their foreign citizenship.   CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said that, per CSC Memorandum Circular (M... Read more

DAR installs farmers in Negros Occidental

QUEZON CITY, March 26 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently installed 114 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the cities of La Carlota and Kabankalan in Negros Occidental. Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Lucrecia Taberna said 90 farmers were installed in the 53-he... Read more

ADB economist sees export prospects for PH amid protectionism fears

QUEZON CITY, March 26 -- Despite the dramatic decline in global trade coupled with protectionist forces in advanced global economies, exports will remain a major growth driver for most Asian economies such as the Philippines, according to an economist from the Asian Development bank (ADB).   In a... Read more

Guimaras takes first step for ICT Council creation

GUIMARAS, March 26 -- The Provincial Government of Guimaras (PGG) initiated the first step towards becoming ICT (Information, Communications, Technology) ready as it holds its Capability Development Workshop on March 21, 2017 attended by various stakeholders from the public and private sectors. ... Read more

Tagalog news: Mahigpit na pagpapatupad ng D.O. 174, tiniyak ni Bello

LUNGSOD MAYNILA, Marso 26 -- Tiniyak ni Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III sa mga grupo ng manggagawa na mahigpit na ipatutupad ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ang bagong Department Order na nagtatakda ng pagbabawal sa labor-only contracting at iba pang uri ng iligal na pangongontra... Read more

Philippine Red Cross observes World Water Day 2017

QUEZON CITY, March 26 -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) joins the worldwide observance of World Water Day 2017, highlighting its commitment to proper allocation and use of water resources, as well as providing safe water to identified communities in the country.   With this year’s theme, ... Read more

President Duterte breaks ground for drug rehab center in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, March 25, led the groundbreaking of the Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DARTC) here in Bukidnon. With a capacity of around 500-800 patients, the P 700-million drug rehabilitation center will soon rise in a five-h... Read more

New Red Cross ship to serve as ambulance and disaster response vessel

Now on its 70th year, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has welcomed the newest—and biggest—member of its family: a 195-foot military prototype vessel the PRC will use as its ambulance and disaster response ship.  But as with any new member of a family, the ship needs to be christened with its... Read more

More Youth Benefit from SPES and Internship Programs

The labor department has scored a milestone with a record 272,709 youth beneficiaries of its special student employment and internship programs. Citing a report from the Bureau of Local Employment, Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said of the total beneficiaries, 229, 674 completed the Special Pr... Read more

The Philippines celebrates Earth Hour 2017, highlights the need for climate action

At 8:30 pm today, a number of businesses and residences turned off their non-essential lights for one hour in solidarity with worldwide fight against climate change. “This occasion is a good reminder of our commitment to fight climate change and our solidarity to the rest of the world in spread... Read more

DTI, SM’s Kultura sign deal to operate Go Lokal!

MAKATI, March 25 -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Kultura, the country’s largest retailer of homegrown products, signed an agreement on 24 March to open Go Lokal! stores in SM Makati.   DTI in a statement said  Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, together with Industry Promotion... Read more

KumpaS Barangay brings residents' concerns to the government

BACOLOD CITY, March 25 (PIA6)—The first ever barangay interaction program of the Duterte administration, “KumpaS Barangay,” was recently held at Brgy. Singcang-Airport as barangay folks aired their appeals and concerns to President Rodrigo Duterte through Presidential Communications Operations... Read more

President Duterte mulls closer cooperation with China

MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, March 25, reiterated that the Philippines mulls to have closer cooperation with China. In his speech during the Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon, President Duterte said the Philippines just wants to be friends with China.  "Chi... Read more