Aspiring law students to take PhilSAT on 16 April

QUEZON CITY, March 25 (PIA) -- As part of the legal education reforms in the country, the Legal Education Board (LEB) will conduct the first-ever Philippine Law School Admission test (PhilSAT) on 16 April 2017 in selected sites, nationwide.    “Aspiring law students need to pass the said... Read more

Expand agri-insurance in PH thru PCIC-LGU partnerships – PIDS study

PASIG CITY, March 25 -- An innovative way to promote agricultural insurance nationwide is to strengthen the linkage between local government units (LGUs) and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), the government’s insurance provider for farmers, says state think tank Philippine Institu... Read more

PH Open Gov’t Dialogues kick off in Davao City

Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno and participants of the Open Government Dialogues: Co-Creating the 4th Philippines Open Government Partnership (PH-OGP) National Action Plan (Mindanao Regional Consultation). March 22, 2017, Davao City. DAVAO CITY, March 25... Read more

Group forges to commit for Kalikasan GP3 2017 and transform advocacy into action

MANILA, March 25 (PIA) -- The continuing green fervour that aims to advance climate-smart businesses and concur the country’s commitments on global actions for Climate Change, a group formed to advance Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in the country is hugging the lime lights at the ne... Read more

CGMA urges Congress to pass tax reforms as one package

MANILA, March 24 -- The government’s experience in 2009 of a massive erosion in revenues as a result of the Congress’ failure the year before to approve a revenue-neutral package in its entirety underscores the necessity of passing the proposed  Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) of the D... Read more

DAR, LBP to go automated land amortization collection

QUEZON CITY, March 24 -- Good news for agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs). They will be spared from the tedious process of accomplishing payment slips for annual land amortization as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has gone high-tech, availing itself of the SIM-based wireless point of sale... Read more

Lopez, Yang push for MSME partnerships

MANILA, March 24 -- Following the signing of the two-year strategic cooperation agreement during the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Beijing last October 2016, Department of Trade Industry Secretary (DTI) Ramon Lopez and China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang recently (18 March) launched the Philipp... Read more

DOLE assures labor on D.O. 174

MANILA, March 24 -- Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III assured various labor groups that the labor department will strictly enforce the new department order which imposes a total ban on labor-only contracting and other forms of unlawful contractual arrangements.   “Kahit na anong ganda... Read more

Briones emphasizes women's role in bringing positive changes

PASIG CITY, March 24 --  “Women should be active drivers in bringing about positive changes and that they should also reap from development efforts.”   This was the statement of Education Secretary Leonor Briones in an issued Memorandum No. 52 s. 2017 in line with the celebration of Marc... Read more

Maynilad, NWRB honor 14 water champions in 3rd World Water Day Awards

MANILA, March 24 -- West Zone concessionaires Maynila Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) and the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) honored 14 water champions who have made a difference in the area of water access and environmental sustainability at the World Water Day (WW) Awards 2017, held at Quez... Read more

DAP, Harvard alumni group forge partnership

PASIG CITY, March 24 -- The Development Academy of the Philippines has entered into a partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of the Philippines, Inc. in a tieup that is expected to open new doors for the DAP in its mandate as a government research and training institution. ... Read more

Tagalog news: Nationwide job fairs ginaganap

LUNGSOD MAYNILA, Marso 24 -- Inanyayahan ni Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III ang mga naghahanap ng trabaho, mga mag-aaral na magsisipagtapos, mga walang trabaho, at kahit ang mga bumabalik na overseas Filipino workers na dumalo sa mga job fair na ginaganap at naka-iskedyul sa n... Read more

DTI, AWEN urge women to explore opportunities in science and tech

MAKATI CITY, March 24 -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (AWEN) highlighted the impact of encouraging more women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics at the S.T.E.A.M. Ahead in ASEAN: A Forum on Women and Techno... Read more

DepEd, Australia set new directions for the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) program

PASIG CITY, March 23, 2017 – Department of Education (DepEd) key officials, representatives from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and implementing partners from the academe convened during the first Joint Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting of the Basic Education Se... Read more

BIR wraps up 2017 tax campaign launch in Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY, March 24 -- In what was hitherto never done by any Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay closed out a near-complete tax campaign joust with a final rally at the 2017 Tax Campaign Kickoff program of Revenue Region (RR) No. 10 – Legazpi City in this City of Fu... Read more