OCD Launches #BidaAngHanda Campaign for 1st Quarter Nationwide EQ Drill

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Regional DRRM Councils will conduct the first Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous (NSED) on 31 March 2017, Friday, 2 pm. The ceremonial venue will be at the Provincial Capitol, Cebu City. In line with this, the Office of... Read more

DOF eyeing establishment of PHL bank in Bahrain

MANILA, March 23 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is exploring the possibility of opening a subsidiary of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) in Bahrain to cater to the banking needs of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) living there and facilitate trade and investments between the Ph... Read more

DepEd sends delegates to Japan for JENESYS 2016

  PASIG CITY, March 23 -- The Department of Education (DepEd) sends delegates to Japan for the 2016 Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS): Rugby Exchange.   The JENESYS program is a project of the Japanese government from the standpoint of providing a... Read more

DSWD holds national consultation with stakeholders for 2018 budget preparation

QUEZON CITY, March 22 -- As part of of its efforts to uphold transparent and efficient public service, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) conducted a consultation dialogue last week with members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and representatives of media groups on the De... Read more

115 Northern Mindanao farmers now landowners

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, March 23 -- Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano led the distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) covering 282 hectares of land to 115 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) yesterday at Loiza’s Pavlilion in the town on Casisang here.   Mari... Read more

Duterte's Thailand visit highlighted by signing of bilateral agreements

BANGKOK, THAILAND, March 23 -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha witnessed the signing of documents on areas of cooperation between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Thailand at the Santi Maitri Building, Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday... Read more

PCW pays tribute to its former Chairperson, women’s rights champion Senator Shahani

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one with the nation in remembering the life and works of its former Chairperson, Leticia Ramos Shahani.  Her passion to advance women’s rights is immeasurable. On March 20, former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani, feminist, diplomat and farmer returned ... Read more

GSIS invites entries to its 2017 art tilt

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is inviting entries to the 2017 GSIS National Art Competition, one of the country’s biggest and much-awaited art contests. According to GSIS officer-in-charge and Senior Vice President for NCR Operations, Atty. Nora Malubay-Saludares, Filipino arti... Read more

PRRD meets Myanmar’s top leaders

MYANMAR—Following developments on the presidential visit to Myanmar, the recent meeting (20 March) among Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw, State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President Rodrigo Duterte resulted to a substantial discussion on concrete ways to strengthen bilat... Read more

CCP presents three–day Performance Literature festival

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, through the CCP Intertextual Division, will mount the Performatura 2017: Performance Literature Festival on March 31 to April 2 at its venues. The festival features poetry readings, cultural performances, film showings, marathon readings, book fair, and int... Read more

Feature: The First World Water Day Celebration in the Philippines

Due to the growing seriousness of water problems even at that time, various initiatives have been done in the international level to bring to focus these water issues. Although, experts said that the world’s potential sources of fresh water have not decreased, factors such as pollution, growing po... Read more

NFA steps up palay buying strategies

MANILA, March 22 -- With the onset of the summer harvest season, the National Food Authority has made it easier for famers to sell their palay to the agency and take advantage of the good buying price it offers. NFA Administrator Jason Laureano Y. Aquino said that the food agency has simplified i... Read more

Andanar: PHL, Thailand should tap rich area of cooperation in media, public information

BANGKOK, THAILAND, March 22 -- Communications Secretary Jose Martin Ruperto Andanar on Tuesday, March 21 met with Lt. Gen. Werachon Sukonthapatipak, Deputy Government Spokesman under the Secretariat of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand to exchange on-ground experiences and forge coopera... Read more

DBM: Rightsizing Bill to improve delivery of gov't services; not a forced retirement or separation scheme

MANILA, March 22 -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) welcomes the support of legislators for the bill Rightsizing the National Government Act of 2017. Senator Loren Legarda, Chairperson of the Committee on Finance and Sub-Committee on Senate Bill Nos. 1339, 1337, 1162, and 1167 of ... Read more

Bangko Sentral circulates the 1-Piso ASEAN commemorative coin

MANILA, March 22 -- On 1 March 2017, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) circulated to the public the 1-piso ASEAN 2017 commemorative coins. The coin was officially unveiled by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and BSP Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. during the launch of the Philippines’ ASEAN ... Read more