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

P1-B insurance fund available to 25 disaster-prone provinces

MANILA, August 15 -- A P1 billion insurance fund that will enable 25 disaster-prone provinces to act faster and better respond to the devastating impact of natural calamities is now available under the government’s Parametric Insurance Pilot project, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). ... Read more

When advocates for Women, Peace and Security traverses their ordinary job

MANILA, Aug. 14 -- Not just advocates, but champions.   This was how the first batch of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Speaker’s Bureau was described by Undersecretary Diosita T. Andot of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) during the Training of Trainers ... Read more

BOI approves Php6.1 B air transport project

MANILA, Aug. 14 -- The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) recently approved Cebu Air Incorporated’s Php6.1 billion air transport project under the public infrastructure and logistics activity of the 2017 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP).   The project involves the acquisition of one Ai... Read more

DOST-II celebrates Science & Technology week

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, Aug. 14 -- In line with the celebration of the Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW), the Department of Science and Technology – Region II (DOST-II), together with Cauayan City and Isabela State University, is showcasing back-to-back science and technology (S&T) acti... Read more

Memorandum of agreement for M/V Amazing Grace, signed

  MANILA, Aug. 14 -- The Philippine Red Cross’ very own humanitarian vessel, M/V Amazing Grace, enhanced its readiness to sail and operate through its partnership with the Aboitiz Foundation and Aboitiz Jebsen (AboJeb).   PRC Chairman Richard Gordon, PRC Secretary General Atty. Os... Read more

Anti-Overloading Policy moratorium extended until December 31

  MANILA, Aug.14 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) have extended anew the suspension of enforcement of the maximum allowable gross vehicle weight (GVW) for trucks and trailers.   In a joint advisory, D... Read more

Deadline extended for submission of requests for accreditation of services

MANILA, August 14 -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has given government agencies with special concerns until December 31, 2017 to submit requests for accreditation of government services that were rendered without an appointment or on the basis of defective appointment or late submission of ... Read more

NYC celebrates the International Youth Day 2017

MANILA, August 14 -- The National Youth Commission (NYC) spearheads the simultaneous celebration of the International Youth Day (IYD) on August 12, 2017 as declared by the United Nations. With the theme, "Youth Building Peace," the IYD celebration coincides with the observance of the “Linggo ng K... Read more