President Duterte visits Marawi evacuees in Iligan City

ILIGAN CITY, June 21 --- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited Iligan City on Tuesday, June 20, to personally check the condition of evacuees currently being housed at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries in Barangay Buru-un here. In his speech, Duterte vowed to give assistance to famili... Read more

Palace lauds country’s improvement in Global Innovation Index

MANILA, June 21 -- The Palace welcomed on Tuesday, June 20, the improvement of the Philippines’ ranking in the 2017 Global Innovation Index report, as it climbed a notch higher to 73rd place. During a press briefing in Malacañang, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the report speci... Read more

DepEd reports smooth opening of classes, ongoing interventions for Marawi learners and teachers

PASIG CITY, June 20 -- Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones emphasized the importance of providing quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education for all learners nationwide, wherever they are and whatever situation they may be in. Briones, together with Undersecretary Jes... Read more

Mokna is important for Muslim

ILIGAN CITY, June 20 – For a Muslim woman, the mokna she received during a relief operations for displaced Marawi residents was an important component on fulfilling her obligations as a worshipper. Maria Mamangkao was one of the beneficiaries who received relief packs from the Office ... Read more

Government forces seize shabu, firearms in Marawi City, gear towards city’s rehab

MANILA, June 20 -- Government forces recovered illegal drugs as well as cache of high-powered firearms over the weekend in Marawi City, a Palace official said on Monday, June 19. During the regular Mindanao Hour press briefing in Malacañang, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said eleven ... Read more

LGU accountants, gov’t workers back tax reform

MANILA, June 20 -- The country’s association of local government accountants and an umbrella group of over 400 public sector labor unions have joined the growing number of organizations that have expressed their full support for the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), ... Read more

US, PH Naval forces to strengthen alliance at the 'Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama'

MANILA, June 20 -- The U.S. and Philippine navies will participate in the Maritime Training Activity "Sama Sama" on 19-25 June 2017 in the vicinity of Cebu. Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama is designed to enhance the complexity and diversity of training opportunities, while strengthening th... Read more

Tagalog news: Pangunahing serbisyo ng PRC nasa Robinson malls na

LUNGSOD MAYNILA, Hunyo 20 -- Ilalapit ng Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ang kanilang mga pagunahing serbisyo sa publiko sa pamamagitan ng PRC Service Centers na matatagpuan sa mga piling Robinsons Malls sa buong bansa.  Ang PRC ay isang ahenisya sa ilalim ng pangangasiwa ng Department of... Read more

Tagalog news: Bello naglabas ng patakaran upang tugunan ang mga reklamo, hiling na tulong sa Hotline 8888

LUNGSOD MAYNILA, Hunyo 20 -- Nagpalabas si Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III ng DOLE operational guidelines and procedures upang tugunan ang mga reklamo at hiling na tulong na tinanggap mula sa 8888 Citizen’s Complaint Hotline at isinangguni sa Department of Labor and Employme... Read more

DOH open 'quitlines' to help Filipinos quit smoking

MANILA, June 20 -- The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), today launched phone and mobile-centered support services to help Filipino smokers quit tobacco. Harnessing the power and potentials of communication technologies, the DOH now offers F... Read more

DOTR observes strict bidding process

MANILA, June 20 -- Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade reiterated his directive to DOTr officials, as well as to interested parties in all projects of the Department, that he shall enforce strict observance of bidding and procurement processes, and shall not entertai... Read more

CALAX Laguna segment breaks ground today

MANILA, June 19 -- Construction works for the 18-kilometer Laguna Section of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) will formally commence with a groundbreaking ceremony set today – June 19. “The whole CALAX project which will have eight (8) interchanges and one (1) main toll barrier is expec... Read more

Statement of of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza on recent NPA attacks

19 June 2017 "Since the latest statements of the National Democratic Front and the government to mutually refrain from taking offensive operations against each other cover only Mindanao, and since there is yet no mutually agreed bilateral ceasefire agreement in place nationwide, the NPA attack in... Read more

Bello issues guidelines to address Hotline 8888 complaints, requests for assistance

MANILA, June 19 -- To continuously enhance and transform the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) into an efficient, responsive, purposeful, and accountable institution, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III issued DOLE’s operational guidelines and procedures on complaints and requests for... Read more

PIDS study urges gov’t to provide mobile schools for PWDs

PASIG CITY, June 19 -- To address the low school participation rate of children with disabilities (PWDs) in poor areas of the country, a study by state think thank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) recommends to  government to provide mobile special education (SPED) ... Read more