Palace warns against misinformation after bloody Kidapawan City protest

MANILA, April 4 - The Palace extended its sympathies to the families of the victims of a violent clash in Kidapawan City and countered those sowing misinformation about the incident. "Tayo po ay nakikidalamhati doon sa mga kaanak ng mga nasaktan sa panig man ng mga nagkikilos protesta at maging sa ... Read more

Government ready to assist Filipino fishermen detained in Eritrea, Palace says

MANILA, April 4 - Malacanang said the government is ready to assist Filipino fishermen who were reported to have been detained by Eritrean authorities after they ventured in Eritrean waters from Saudi Arabia. In a radio interview Saturday over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Communications Secretary Herminio ... Read more

DTI-CITEM records over $109M sales in PH participation in Dubai trade fair

MANDALUYONG CITY, April 3 -- The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) records over US$ 109 million worth of negotiated sales generated during the 21st Gulfood: Gulf Food Hotel and Equipment Exhibition and Salon Culinaire at the D... Read more

Filipino news: Pambansang Seminar sa Pagtuturo ng Panitikang Gender-Based

MANILA, Abril 3 -- Magdaraos ng Pambansang Seminar sa Pagtuturo ng Panitikang Gender-Based sa dalawang lugar ang Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino sa pakikipagtulungan sa Jose Rizal Memorial State University at La Consolacion College-Bacolod. Gaganapin ito sa 13-15 Abril 2016 sa Jose Rizal Memorial State... Read more

There's available government assistance in drought-stricken Mindanao areas --Palace

MANILA, April 3 - The government has readied assistance to communities affected by drought in Mindanao even prior to the eruption of violence in Kidapawan City on Friday, a Palace official said on Saturday. It was reported that two farmers died and several others were injured on Friday when police ... Read more

PNoy hails Center for Community Transformation for contributions to nation-building

MANILA, April 3 - President Benigno S. Aquino III hailed the 10,000-strongmembers of the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Group of Ministries for their vast contribution to nation-building. In his speech during the center’s 25th anniversary celebration at the Wack Wack Golf and Country C... Read more

President Aquino witnesses handover of SSF certificate to a Cavite cooperative

CARMONA, CAVITE, April 3 - President Aquino attended the awarding Friday of the Shared Service Facility (SSF) certificate of turnover of modern machines to a garment cooperative here in Cavite. The Covenant Community Service Cooperative (CCSC) received modern sewing machines from the government wor... Read more

President Aquino leads turnover of school building built under PAGCOR project

CARMONA, CAVITE, APRIL 3 - President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday led the turnover of a P43-million classroom project by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) here, which was constructed with the assistance of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Departmen... Read more

Palace wants impartial investigation following violent North Cotabato dispersal

MANILA, April 3 - The Palace called for calm following a violent dispersal of protesting farmers in North Cotabato, which resulted in casualties and injuries. "This is a very, very heartbreaking tragedy. Our farmers deserved better than to have to suffer to receive assistance and aid," Undersecret... Read more

Farmer-beneficiaries in Mindanao undergo training for self-reliance

QUEZON CITY, Apr. 2 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently conducted series of trainings on Self-Reliance and Financial Independence in General Santos City and in the nearby  municipalities of Sarangani to help the farmers boost their managing skills. Provincial Agrarian Reform Office... Read more

Public schools to receive dengue vaccines 

MANILA, Apr. 2 -- The Department of Health (DOH) spearheads the administration of dengue vaccines to a number of 9-year-old students in public schools residing in Region III, IV-A, and National Capital Region (NCR). The Philippines is the second country to license dengue vaccines in December 2015.... Read more

PH economy to grow faster by integrating manufacturing, agri and service sectors 

MAKATI CITY, Apr. 2 -- The Philippine economy can grow faster by integrating manufacturing, agriculture and the services sectors. Department Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary for Industry Development Ceferino Rodolfo called on industry players and stakeholders in both government and the privat... Read more

PH receives Atoms for Peace Award at Nuclear Industry Summit 

 MANILA, Apr. 2 -- Secretary Mario G. Montejo of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), head of the Philippine Delegation at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), accepted the Atoms for Peace Award on behalf of the Philippines at an awards luncheon of the recently held Nuclear Industry ... Read more

DND signs contract for anti-submarine helicopters

MANILA, April 2 -- The Department of National Defense and AgustaWestland Limited signed the P5.36-billion contract for the acquisition of two AW-159 anti-submarine helicopters for the Philippine Navy in a ceremony held on 29 March 2016, at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.Defense Secretary Voltaire T. G... Read more

HR symposium on managing transitions set

QUEZON CITY, Apr. 1 -- The 2016 election is expected to usher in a wave of new leaders in the bureaucracy. With these new leaders are new directions introducing significant changes in priorities, programs, and processes. Given all these changes, there is a need to maintain a healthy balance between ... Read more