DENR exhorts Pinoys to help save endangered PH eagle

QUEZON CITY, June 6 -- Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje renewed his call for Filipinos to help in the fight to save and protect the majestic Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), as the nation celebrates the Philippine Eagle Week (PEW) from June 4-10.This developed as the juvenile Philipp... Read more

DOST shares images from Diwata-1

MANILA, June 5 -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Saturday shared some images from Diwata-1, the country's first microsatellite.DIWATA-1 has four cameras for earth observations. The images will be used for research and in remote sensing, and DOST said multiple test images hav... Read more

BSP exec hopeful for bank secrecy law amendments in incoming 17th Congress

MACTAN ISLAND, Cebu, June 5 -- They say prevention is better than cure. And Philippines’ monetary officials said this is what they have been doing in terms of strengthening the country’s banking system.In the first quarter of 2016, the country was put in a bad light after bulk of the multimilli... Read more

PSA to conduct country workshop on access to new data sources for official statistics: Business models for big data

MANILA, June 5 - In line with the objective of generating timely and relevant official statistics, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in collaboration with the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) will conduct the Country Workshop on Access to New Data Sour... Read more

Former NRCP president is the new DOST secretary

QUEZON CITY, June 5 -- PROF. Fortunato T. Dela Pena Jr., former president of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and former Undersecretary for S&T Services of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) was named as one of the 34 cabinet men of President Rodrigo R. Duterte... Read more

Secretary Almendras undertakes official visit to Brunei Darussalam

MANILA, June 5 - Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras successfully undertook an official introductory visit to Brunei Darussalam from May 29 to 30.During said visit, Secretary Almendras had an audience with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Ya... Read more

DSWD urges Pantawid Pamilya college grads to excel in their future careers

QUEZON CITY, June 5 - Some sixty-six Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program youth-beneficiaries from the National Capital Region recently earned their college degrees through the Expanded Student Grant’s-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) implemented by the Department of Social Welfare ... Read more

MILF camps transformation to productive, civilian communities continues

MUNAI, LANAO DEL NORTE, June 5 – Despite initial uncertainties with regard the continuation of the Bangsamoro peace process with the upcoming change of administration, the planned transformation of the six previously acknowledged Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camps continues as outlined in... Read more

Acting AFP chief to talk terrorism in Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore

MANILA, June 5 - Acting AFP chief Glorioso Miranda will be discussing terrorism today during his participation to the Shangri-La Dialogue being held in Singapore, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said on Saturday.Miranda will be one of the speakers during the 15th security summit in Singa... Read more

Government strives to secure release of abducted Davao Oriental police chief

MANILA, June 5 - The government said it will do everything to secure the release of the chief of the Governor Generoso police station who was abducted by NPA rebels following an attack on their police station in Davao Oriental.In a press conference, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he is no lon... Read more

Government lines up activities for this year’s Independence Day celebration

MANILA, June 5 - The public could join several activities during the Independence Day celebration this year such as job fair and medical and dental missions, the Palace said on Saturday.In a radio interview, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said the Philippine Information Agency, which re... Read more

Habagat will bring rains on Sunday

MANILA, June 5  – The southwest monsoon or "hangin habagat" continues to be the dominant weather system affecting the country, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Sunday.PAGASA weather forecaster Norie Dela Cruz said the southw... Read more

Monetary Board Cancels Registration of Philrem, Werquick, and Peso Remittance 

MANILA, June 4 - The Monetary Board cancelled the Certificate of Registration of Philrem (as a Remittance Agent), Werquick (as a Foreign Exchange Dealer/Money Changer/Remittance Agent), and Peso Remittance (as a Foreign Exchange Dealer/Money Changer/Remittance Agent), due to significant violations ... Read more

Office of the President to act on admin complaints vs elective local officials, says DILG 

MANILA, June 4 - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)  said that the Office of the President (OP) is the disciplining authority in all administrative complaints against elective local officials.DILG Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento said that Administrative Order No. 23 series of... Read more

PCW, DDB’s campaign on domestic violence wins Tambuli Bronze Award

MANILA, June 4 - The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and DDB Group Philippines’s #KnockOutDomesticViolence Campaign bagged the 2016 Asia Pacific Tambuli Bronze Award for Integrated Media Category. The winning campaign shares the same spot with India's “Track the Bite” Campaign, Phil... Read more