President Aquino meets with Singaporean hotelier in Malacañang

MANILA, May 14 - Veteran hotelier Jennie Chua of Singapore, accompanied by Jollibee Foods Corp. founder and chairman Tony Tan Caktiong, paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III at the Palace on Friday.Also present during the courtesy call were Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr., Co... Read more

Palace distances itself from Abalos' acquittal over controversial NBN-ZTE broadband deal

MANILA, May 14 - Malacañang has belied the statement of Jun Lozada that the government had used him in prosecuting former Commission on Elections (COMELEC) commissioner Benjamin Abalos regarding the controversial NBN-ZTE broadband deal.Lozada, former technical adviser to then socioeconomic planning... Read more

PH launches the world's first 'AIDS Hour'

MANILA, May 14 -- The Department of Health (DOH) in collaboration with the Local Government of Quezon City will spearhead the observance of the 33rd International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (IACM) at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle today, 14 May  2016. The IACM is an annual globa... Read more

BOI conducts industry roadmaps conference for competitiveness

TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN, May 14 –The Board of Investments (BOI), the industry development and investments promotion arm of the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), jointly with the DTI Regional Office in Cagayan Valley, gathered for a conference today Thursday (May 12, 2016) around 300 particip... Read more

Presidential Transition Committee scheduled to meet on Friday afternoon

MANILA, May 13 - Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. is scheduled to meet with the members of the Presidential Transition Committee (PTC) at the Office of the President on Friday (May 13) afternoon.President Aquino has named Executive Secretary Ochoa as head of the transition committee tasked t... Read more

President Aquino signs order creating Presidential Transition Committee

MANILA, May 13 - President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed an order creating the Presidential Transition Committee and other agency transition committees in a bid to ensure the continuity and maintain the efficiency of government services.“In order to have a smooth transition, the outgoing Admin... Read more

PH’s anti-torture campaign lauded

MANILA, May 13 --  The Philippines’ anti-torture campaign has been hailed as a model by an international human rights body and a leading global anti-torture organization, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).DILG Undersecretary Peter Irving C. Corvera, head of t... Read more

Road repair schedule in QC

MANILA, May 13 - The Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) will undertake reblocking and road repair on the following roads in Quezon City, effective 10 PM of May 13, Friday to 5 AM of May 16, Monday: 1.Along Commonwealth Avenue from Commonwealth Market to San ... Read more

Filipino news: Panawagan para sa Gawad KWF sa Pinakamahusay na Aklat sa Pag-aaral ng Wika

LUNGSOD MAYNILA, Mayo 13 --  Panawagan para sa Gawad KWF sa Pinakamahusay na Aklat sa Pag-aaral ng Wika sa ika-34 National Book AwardsTinatawagan ang mga awtor at pabliser na magpása ng kanilang nailimbag na aklat sa pag-aaral wika bilang mga nominasyon sa Gawad Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino sa Pina... Read more

PWD wins silver medal in international skills competition 

QUEZON CITY, May 13 -- Julius Rosalinda, a person with disability (PWD)  from Tagum City, Davao del Norte, brought honor and pride to the Philippines when he won a silver medal and the Excellence Award in the Waste Re-Use Category during the 9th International Abilympics competition​ in Bordeaux, ... Read more

Bureau of Immigration to adopt online payment system

MANILA, May 13 -- The Bureau of Immigration through Commissioner Ronaldo A. Geron entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Global Payments Asia-Pacific Phiilippines Incorporated headed by Ms. Kay A. Dela Paz, Country Head and Mr. Jerome B. Vinarao, Sales Manager, Partner Channel together with th... Read more

Gov’t commends teachers for orderly, peaceful elections

MANILA, May 13 - Department of Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro  commended the public school teachers for their efficient and effective performance during the national and local elections. “The teachers went out of their way to make this election generally peaceful and very orderly. Their ... Read more

Manufacturing sector posts strong growth in Q1

MANILA, May 13 -- The manufacturing sector’s output recorded a strong growth in the first quarter of the year despite the slow pace posted in March 2016, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). In the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Se... Read more

DAR launches another farm business school in Leyte

BONTOC, SOUTHERN LEYTE, May 13 – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently launched in Barangay Buenavista in this town the second farm business school in Eastern Visayas to prepare the agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) to be globally competitive.DAR Regional Director Sheila... Read more

NEDA urges tapping of new destinations, products to overcome exports decline

PASIG CITY, May 13 - The Philippines needs to look at non-traditional export destinations and products to widen its market base as the weak global economy continues to pull down the country’s merchandise exports, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).The Philippine St... Read more