Six of 82 Pantawid Pamilya scholars graduate as Cum Laude 

TACLOBAN CITY, Mar. 29 – Of the 82 student beneficiaries of the Expanded Students Grants-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation who concluded their tertiary education last March 21, six topped their class and graduated from Leyte Normal University as Cum Laude. These grantees came from household... Read more

PIDS, CLSU to hold policy forum on impact of govt’s major agri programs

QUEZON CITY, Mar. 29 -- State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), in partnership with the Central Luzon State University (CLSU), will conduct a forum on the assessment of the irrigation and postharvest facilities, two of government’s flagship agriculture projects tomorr... Read more

2nd CAB signing anniversary celebration to be held in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY, Mar. 28 – Stand up for peace. Long live the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB)! This is the theme of the 2nd anniversary of the signing of the 2014 negotiated political settlement between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MI... Read more

Eastern Visayas gets largest share of 2016 BuB funds

 MANILA, Mar. 28 - Eastern Visayas, the region hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, gets the largest share of the total P24.7 billion Bottom-Up Budgeting funds (BuB) for 2016, according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). "This means the 4.1 million people living in the provinces of... Read more

DBM releases P5.3-B subsidy to Agri GOCCs

MANILA, Mar. 28 - The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has announced the release of P5.3 billion in subsidies allocated to the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and the National Food Authority (NFA). The releases were charged under the 2016 authorized appropriations of the two government-o... Read more

DepEd, Albay gear up for Palaro 2016

 MANILA, Mar. 28 - The Department of Education (DepEd) and the provincial government of Albay continue to gear up for the 59th Palarong Pambansa to be held at the Albay Sports and Tourism Complex, Legaspi City from April 10 to 16, 2016. This is the first time that Albay will host the week-long even... Read more

New Iraqi Ambassador to the Philippines calls on DFA Secretary

MANILA, Mar. 28 - The new Iraqi Ambassador-designate to the Philippines, H.E. Hazim Ahmed Mahmud Al-Yousifi, recently, paid a courtesy call on Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras. During his call, Ambassador Al-Yousifi expressed his eagerness to work with the Department and his enthusiasm to foster bi... Read more

V Air inaugural flight from Taipei touches down in Manila

  MANILA, Mar. 28 - The maiden flight of Taiwanese low-cost carrier V Air from Taipei to Manila arrived at around 7:45 p.m. Sunday with over 70 percent load factor from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. This marked the beginning of V-Air’s Manila to Taipei service which will operate four fl... Read more

President Aquino’s Easter message: ‘Let us seek the light amidst the clouds of uncertainty’

 MANILA, March 28 – In his last Easter message as chief executive, President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the public on Sunday to “seek the light amidst the clouds of uncertainty” as the country is set to vote for its next leader in the May 9 elections. ”As our nation approaches another... Read more

DA awards P206M farm assistance to Laguna

QUEZON CITY, Mar. 27 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has awarded P206 million worth of farm implements and projects to the farmers groups and association of the province of Laguna.  The assistance composed of multi-tilling machine, coffee processing facility, cacao growing facility, shallow t... Read more

Top Filipino diplomat in Syria retires

MANILA, Mar 27 - Charge d’ Affaires en pied at the Philippine Embassy in Damascus Nestor N. Padalhin was met at the airport by his colleagues from the Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of Middle East and African Affairs (DFA-OMEAA) as he returned to Manila after serving in war-torn Syria for... Read more

UNIO launches “Barangay Diplomacy” and “Model UN 2.0” initiative

MANILA, Mar. 27  – The Office of the United Nations and International Organizations (UNIO) of the Department of Foreign Affairs, in coordination with Barangay San Antonio, Pasig City, and Barangay Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City, hosted the launch of the first Barangay Diplomacy / Model UN 2.0 recent... Read more

DBM releases P700M for resettlement of families living near Metro danger areas waterways

MANILA, Mar. 27 - The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P700 million intended for the construction of housing units for Informal Settler Families (ISF) currently living in danger areas and along easements of Metro Manila’s various waterways. “This P700-M release will ensure... Read more

President Aquino signs EO 203 adopting compensation, position classification system for GOCCs,GFIs

MANILA, Mar. 27 – President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Executive Order No. 203 series of 2016, “Adopting   a Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS) and a General Index of Occupational Services (IOS) for the GOCC Sector that are covered by Republic Act No. 10149 or the GOCC Go... Read more

PhilHealth garners 2nd Highest Excellent Rating

 QUEZON CITY, Mar. 26 - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) lauded the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) as the second to the top red tape-free agency among the ten government agencies that passed the CSC’s Anti-Red Tape Report Card Survey (RCS) for the year 2015. According to ... Read more