Sec. Taguiwalo seeks approval for a ‘pro-poor, pro-people’ 2018 DSWD budget

MANILA, Aug. 13 -- Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo yesterday presented to the members of the House Committee on Appropriations the proposed budget of the Department for 2018.    “Narito ako ngayon sa diwa ng pakikipagkaisa para bumuo ng isa... Read more

DOF eyes P30-B bond float for Marawi rehabilitation

MANILA, August 12 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has directed the Bureau of Treasury (BTr) to study the possible issuance of P30 billion-worth of debt securities to help fund the planned massive rehabilitation and reconstruction  effort for Marawi City.   Dominguez said the “Ma... Read more

Dominguez says Sulong 2017 proposals back Duterte admin’s economic breakout strategy

MANILA, August 12 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III extended his thanks and appreciation to this year’s participants of the second Sulong Pilipinas consultative workshop for their valuable inputs that support the Duterte administration’s economic breakout strategy anchored on high and... Read more

DA Secretary Piñol on service delivery: 'If there is a need, the government will provide'

GUIMARAS, August 12 -- Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol met face to face with Guimaras farmers and fisherfolks bringing in 16M worth of agricultural assistance.                                            As part of his ‘Biyahe... Read more

DSWD leads inter-agency Serbisyo Caravan on “Edukasyon, Kalusugan at Proteksyon”

MANILA, Aug. 11 -- The Duterte Administration, through the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, the Presidential Communications Operations Office, and the different agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster (HDPRC) I such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSW... Read more

New courses offered in DOST scholarship

MANILA, Aug. 11 -- The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announced its call for applications for its Undergraduate and Junior Level Science Scholarships.   For AY 2018-2019, SEI has added more courses to its S&T priority courses for scholarship. New ... Read more

Gov't unveils first ever Filipino-made multi-mission vessels

MANILA, Aug. 11 -- Two 50-meter offshore multi-mission vessels will be added to the growing number of floating assets of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR).   The vessels are built in the Philippines and are now undergoing finishing touches... Read more

Tagum inaugurates Center for Justice and Transformation

TAGUM CITY, Aug. 11 -- Starting last Tuesday, 08 August 2017, constituents who are in need of legal help no longer had to travel all the way to the Provincial Capitol to seek assistance from “justice” offices situated there as the City Government of Tagum formally opened to the public its ... Read more

PhilHealth consults stakeholders on program sustainability initiatives

MANILA, Aug. 12 -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) recently consulted with national employers’ organizations on proposed measures, including adjustment in premium contributions, to ensure the sustainability and viability of the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP). ... Read more

DOLE issues pay rules for 2018 holidays

MANILA, Aug. 11 -- Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 269, s. 2017 declaring the regular holidays and special non-working holidays for 2018, the Department of Labor and Employment issued yesterday a labor advisory prescribing the appropriate computation of holiday pay.   Labor Adviso... Read more

DOF cites substantial progress in ASEAN financial integration initiatives

MANILA, Aug. 11 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has cited the substantial inroads made by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on a wide range of initiatives aimed at establishing a seamless financial system  across the region.    Dominguez also said this regional... Read more

Ten conservation advocates receive 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award

MANILA, August 11 -- Ten biodiversity conservation advocates representing the grassroots, government, academic, and business sectors received the 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award at a ceremony held in Manila, Philippines on 07 August 2017. The inaugural award forms part of the celebration o... Read more

ASEAN marks 50 years of successful regional solidarity

MANILA, August 11 -- In has been 50 years since the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formally established by the foreign ministers of five countries, namely Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.   For its golden year anniversary celebration, hundre... Read more

Tagalog news: 25% Deskuwento at mga Talakayan, abangan sa Paglulunsad ng Aklat ng Bayan ng KWF

LUNGSOD MAYNILA, Agosto 10 -- Magbibigay ang Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino ng 25 porsyentong deskuwento sa piling publikasyon sa darating na 11 Agosto 2017, 8 nu–5 nh. Sa araw ding iyon ay ilulunsad din ng KWF ang mga bagong publikasyon. Binubuo ito ng salin ng panitikan ng mga rehiyon, mga klasik... Read more

Gov't assures full implementation of Free Tuition Law by June 2018

MANILA, Aug. 10 -- Filipino students can now expect the full implementation of the recently signed law granting free tuition in all state-run universities and colleges in the country by June 2018, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) assured on Thursday, August 10. In a press briefing in Ma... Read more