2017 Palarong Pambansa opening soars to new heights

ANTIQUE, April 25 – The 60th Palarong Pambansa officially opened Sunday, April 23 at the Binayaran Sports Complex in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique. This year’s opening highlights featured cultural presentations, a grand parade and a fly-by and sky dive by the Philippine Air Force (PAF). ... Read more

Country’s budding scribes to capture 2017 Palaro highlights

ANTIQUE, April 25 -- Consistent with the theme of youth engagement and empowerment, the celebrated actions and thrill of the 2017 Palarong Pambansa will be documented and published through the eyes of young writers from different regions in the country – a first in the history of the biggest yo... Read more

Calling a​​ll writers as 67th Palanca Awards deadline nears

MANILA. April 25 -- The deadline for entering the 67th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature is fast approaching! At midnight of April 30, 2017, the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc., its sponsor and organizer, will be closing submission to the country’s longest running and most prestigious... Read more

Watch group lauds Caloocan barangay for taking action vs. improper E-waste recycling

QUEZON CITY, April 25 -- A non-profit watch group on toxic chemicals and wastes lauded the leadership of Barangay 178 in Camarin, Caloocan City for taking a stance to combat the improper recycling and disposal of electronic waste or e-waste. The EcoWaste Coalition commended Punong Barangay Edith... Read more

PhilHealth to OFWs: Beware of Fake Receipts

QUEZON CITY, April 24 -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) again warned its members, particularly the Overseas Filipino Workers, against fake official receipts for premium contribution payments circulating in various parts of the country. Reports have reached PhilHealth tha... Read more

DAR launches Farm Business School in So. Cotabato

QUEZON CITY, Aril 24 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in South Cotabato recently launched a Farm Business School (FBS) program in Brgy. Lambontong, Surallah to help farmers   build knowledge and skills on agricultural business to make their farms more profitable. This project came a... Read more

Taxpayers earning P21,000 monthly and below to pay zero tax under revised CTRP Package One

MANILA, April 24 - Call center agents and other employees with a monthly income of P21,000 will be exempted from paying the personal income tax (PIT), generating savings of over P20,000 annually, under the first package of the comprehensive tax reform plan (CTRP) as crafted and filed by the head of... Read more

Reaching out to street dwellers must be a collective effort among LGUs, NGAs, private sector

QUEZON CITY, April 24 --  “To address the needs of street families and street children, we must make sure to use a whole-of- government approach. Multi-stakeholder strategy ang kailangan natin dito at dapat community-based (We must apply a multi-stakeholder and community-based strategy).” T... Read more

SPED student-athletes ready to prove mettle in 2017 Palarong Pambansa

PASIG CITY, April 24 – Some 900 Special Education (SPED) athletes are expected to troop to San Jose de Buenavista, Antique to compete in the different categories of Special (Para) Games in the 2017 Palarong Pambansa and prove that no physical barriers can restrict them from going for the gold. ... Read more

President Duterte tells athletes to love and defend their country

SAN JOSE BUENAVISTA, Antique, April 24 -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Sunday led the formal opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2017 underscoring the importance of building competitiveness, camaraderie and values among the youth. In his speech, President Duterte said his administration is givi... Read more

Gov't preparations for ASEAN Summit, state visits of Widodo, Bolkiah in full swing

MANILA, April 24 -- The Philippine government has stepped up preparations for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and the State Visits of Indonesian President His Excellency Joko Widodo, and His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Ya... Read more

Dutertenomics Forum II Pitches to Global Media

MANILA, April 24 -- More than 200 delegates are flocking to Dutertenomics II, a forum on President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic and development blueprint for the Philippines. It follows the successful launch of Dutertenomics on April 18, 2017. In its second leg, foreign media are the audience as ... Read more

Beauty consultant, carpenter among top vacancies recorded at PhilJobNet this week

MANILA, April 24 -- PhilJobNet, the Department of Labor and Employment’s internet-based job and applicant matching system, recorded this week 7,959 new active vacancies in the local employment industry, and among them are Beauty Consultant and Finishing Carpenter. The said vacancies, along wit... Read more

DOF execs in overseas trips highlight PH bright prospects

MANILA, April 24 -- Key officials of the Department of Finance (DOF) are attending the annual spring meetings of the World Bank this month in Washington DC to discuss with global investors, credit rating agencies and representatives of other countries the bright economic prospects for the Philippin... Read more

Technical officials, coaches ensure Palaro success in solidarity meeting; Rio Olympic referee to officiate basketball game

ANTIQUE, April 24 -- With the ultimate goal of ensuring the successful conduct of the 2017 Palarong Pambansa, a Solidarity Meeting of Technical Officials and Coaches with various sports events was held at Saint Anthony’s College (SAC), San Jose de Buenavista, Antique, Saturday morning. Depar... Read more