PH exports slightly decline in November 2015

MANILA, Jan. 14 -- Philippine exports of electronic products showed signs of recovery in November 2015 but overall merchandise exports posted a slight decline, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). As the weak global economy continues to affect Philippine exports, the... Read more

Government program to address effects of drought

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 14 -- The sustainable land management program, led by the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Soils and Water Management—focuses on systematic ways to abate the effects of drought and land degradation through mainstreaming sustainable land management policies and programs of ... Read more

GAA 2016 allocated P2-B for family planning program 

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 13 -- The 2016 national budget law approved by Congress provided P2.27 billion for this year’s implementation of the reproductive health law. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma on Tuesday said P2,275,078,000 billion from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2016 can be us... Read more

CSC brings gov’t services to the public through ARTA caravan

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 13 -- Public service delivery made more accessible to clients. This is the objective of the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) Caravan organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) with the theme, “#KontraRedTape: Kabataan, Kaakibat sa Mahusay na Pamamahala.” The event is schedule... Read more

First foreign bank to operate in PH seen to attract more investors 

MANILA, Jan. 13 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday graced the opening of the Manila branch of Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), the first foreign bank to operate in the country, which is seen to attract more foreign investors. “This ceremony represents the beginning ... Read more

Manufacturing sector growth accelerates in November 2015

MANILA, Jan. 13 -- Growth in the manufacturing sector accelerated in November 2015, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). In the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries for November 2015, the Volume of Production Index (VoP... Read more

EDCA is constitutional—SC 

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 13 -- The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States is constitutional, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The SC voted 10-4, in favor of EDCA. Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said that SC’s decision “streng... Read more

Random inspection by LTFRB to be implemented at NAIA

PASAY CITY, Jan. 13 -- To augment the surveillance of transportation operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will be conducting random inspections at the NAIA starting today.This comes following various complaints... Read more

State visit of Japanese Emperor, Empress starts January 26

MANILA, Jan. 13 -- Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed the Japanese imperial couple for a state visit in the Philippines which will start on January 26 to 30, 2016.  The itinerary of Their Majesties will be as follows:26 January (Tuesday): Arrival in Manila27-28 January (Wednesday and Thursday): Ac... Read more

DSWD holds First CCT Conference 

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 12 -- As its first major activity for the new year, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is pioneering the conduct of an international conference to discuss the gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program in the Philippines. The conference starts today,... Read more

Malacañang welcomes lates SWS survey results on hunger

MANILA, Jan. 12 -- The Palace on Monday welcomed the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing a decrease in the number of Filipino families experiencing involuntary hunger.In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the SWS fourth quarter 2015 survey resul... Read more

DOLE reiterates effectiveness of SEnA in resolving labor disputes

MANILA, Jan. 12 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Sunday urged officials and employees of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) to continue facilitating the conciliation-mediation in resolving labor disputes and sustaining industrial peace in the country.... Read more

First International Conference on Conditional Cash Transfer

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 12 -- As its first major activity for the new year, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is pioneering the conduct of an international conference to discuss the gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program in the Philippines. The conference starts today,... Read more

'We'll act upon all observations, recommendations'–OPAPP on COA report 

MANILA, Jan. 12 -- “We are already enforcing disallowances made by the Commission on Audit (COA) from past rulings. And for the 2014 COA report, if and when COA issues future disallowances, we will do nothing less.” The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Executive D... Read more

Red Cross assisted injured, sick during Nazareno Feast

MANDALUYONG CITY, Jan. 12 -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) tended to the sick, gave first aid treatment to the injured, transported patients needing advanced medical attention to hospitals and tried to revive a patient who was pulseless, breathless and unconscious, who later on became the processio... Read more