PNP to Personnel: Remain apolitical and non-partisan

QUEZON CITY, May 8 - Active uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of the PNP are continuously reminded to remain apolitical and non-partisan during the entire election period.PNP Chief, Police Director General Ricardo C Marquez reminded PNP personnel of this unwavering stand of the PNP The Chief PN... Read more

MMDA deploys over 2,000 traffic, clean up personnel in rally sites, poll centers

MANILA, May 8 - Starting May 6 until May 10, a day after national and local elections, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be deploying more than 2,000 personnel to man and direct traffic roads near and around the polling precincts in the metropolis.MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos... Read more

Malacanang reiterates priority for honest, orderly elections

MANILA, May 8 - Amidst the call of Vice President Jejomar Binay to President Benigno S. Aquino III to prioritize a clean and honest elections instead of uniting against presidential front-runner Rodrigo Duterte, the Malacanang assured that President Aquino is committed to make the national elections... Read more

First aid, ambulances of Red Cross to be deployed on election day

MANILA, May 8 -- Staff and volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) along with the humanitarian organization’s logistics and equipment like first aid stations and ambulances will be deployed on May 9 for the national and local elections to help ensure the safety of the voters and the genera... Read more

Many Filipinos want next President to implement CAB – SWS

MANILA, May 8 -- Many Filipinos believe that the next President of the Philippines should implement the provisions of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) – a landmark peace deal between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) following more than 17 y... Read more

Filipino news: DOLE ipinaalala sa mga employer ang tamang pasahod para sa Mayo 9

MANILA, Mayo 8 -- Hinimok ni Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz ang mga employer na payagan ang kanilang mga manggagawa sa pagtupad ng kanilang tungkulin at karapatan na bumoto sa nasabing araw.Sinabi ni Baldoz na idineklara ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, sa ilalim ng P... Read more

Palace asks public to reflect on election bets

MANILA, May 8 - The Malacanang urged the public to reflect on their election bets Saturday, noting our choice will mirror the nation."During these last two days before the elections, let us ask ourselves if our candidate is truly the best we Filipinos can offer. On Monday, our choice will tell the w... Read more

DOST-ICT office, PSIA, and Intel Philippines launch the 2016 Philippine startup challenge

MANILA, May 7  – The Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICT Office) and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) officially launched the third installment of the Philippine Startup Challenge in cooperation with Intel Phil... Read more

Comelec issues Notice of Counting and Canvassing

MANILA, May 7 - Pursuant to Comelec Resolution Nos. 10112 and 10113, the Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) of Committee on Detainee Voting will CONVENE on May 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. and everyday thereafter, until terminated, at the Session Hall, Commission on Elections, 8th Floor, Palacio d... Read more

Sarmiento to LGUs: Open daycare centers on E-Day

MANILA, May 6 - Interior and Local Government Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento is calling on all local government units (LGUs) to open their daycare centers on election day to ensure that mothers with small children would be able to vote.Sarmiento, in a memorandum circular addressed all provincial gov... Read more

Family of girl featured in presidential debate gets gov’t support 

QUEZON CITY, May 7 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in partnership with the local government unit (LGU) of Buenavista, Bohol has reached out to the family of Jhessa Balbastro, the 12 –year- old girl featured during the last presidential debate in Pangasinan, and provided ... Read more

BOI, DOF finalizing IRR for Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act

MAKATI CITY, May 7 -- The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Board of Investments (BOI) and the Department of Finance (DOF) are working at full speed to finish the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act (TIMTA). The IRR is about 70 per... Read more

DTI E-Commerce caravan attracts over 700 prospective online merchants

MAKATI CITY, May 7 -- The Department of Trade and Industry launched the E-commerce Caravan last month (April 2016). The series of Negosyo Center Seminars on Expanding Your Business through E-Commerce were held in Davao City, Santiago City in Isabella, and Baguio City.  In its first month, the E-... Read more

NIA, DTI joint program on Vetiver Grass

QUEZON CITY, May 7 -- A 5-day trainers’ training workshop on production and handicraft making of Vetiver Grass were attended by representatives from different NIA regional offices. The said training workshop was held from 2 May to 6 May 2016 at 5th Flr. IEC Bldg. Convention hall NIA compound. ... Read more

SSS outperforms investment benchmarks, earns over P28-B in 2015

QUEZON CITY, May 6 -- The Social Security System (SSS) attained a full-year investment income of P28.65 billion last year while its return on investments (ROI) reached 6.9 percent, outpacing key market indicators such as the 10-year Treasury bond and 364-day T-bill rates which averaged 4.0 percent ... Read more