Philippines inks ASEAN Banking integration accord with Malaysia

 MANILA, Mar. 24 – The Philippines recently inked with Malaysia the ASEAN banking integration accord. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. and Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz in Kuala Lumpur recently signed the Heads of Agreement (HoA) that provides t... Read more

DPWH  warns motorist on road works along Manila-La Union, Ilocos 

MANILA, Mar. 24 - The Department of Public Works and Highways has advised that on-going road works along Manila North Road in La Union and Ilocos Sur may slowdown the travel to the Ilocos and Cordillera Provinces. District Engineer Ray Organo of DPWH Ilocos Sur 1st District Engineering Office repor... Read more

DTI, DLSU hold forum on ASEAN Economic Community

 MAKATI, Mar. 24 - The Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), in partnership with the De La Salle University (DLSU), recently organized a forum titled “Examining the Foundations of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) for an ASEAN Curriculum” at the Multi-Purpose Hall... Read more

DAR builds processing facility for coffee farmers

SEN. NINOY AQUINO, SULTAN KUDARAT, Mar. 24 — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently spearheaded the construction of a coffee processing facility to raise the farmers’ level of competency from being mere raw farm producers into food processors themselves. Municipal Agrarian Reform Prog... Read more

Be climate-conscious this summer, DENR urges public

QUEZON CITY, Mar, 24 - Environment Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje has called on the public to be climate-conscious and to use water more efficiently during the Holy Week and the rest of the summer season amid a strong El Niño phenomenon. “The prevailing heat nowadays should remind people that we are... Read more

External debt ratios remain at comfortable levels in 2015

QUEZON CITY, Mar. 23 - Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. announced that the outstanding Philippine external debt stood at US$77.5 billion as of end-2015, up by US$1.9 billion (or 2.5 percent) from the end-September 2015 level of US$75.6 billion. The increase in the debt l... Read more

President Aquino awards medals to outstanding soldiers during the Philippine Army’s 119th anniversary

MANILA, Mar. 23 - President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday led the awarding of medals to outstanding soldiers during the 119th founding anniversary of the Philippine Army (PA) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.The President was joined by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Armed Forces of the Philippi... Read more

Pag-IBIG declares highest ever P 14.24 B dividend

QUEZON CITY, Mar. 23 - State-owned Pag-IBIG Fund has declared more than P 14 billion in dividends, the highest payout in the 35-year history of the agency. “This year, we declared dividends worth P 14.24 billion. This is the highest amount that Pag-IBIG has ever declared since it opened its doors... Read more

Sin tax collection in Jan.-Feb. 2016 exceeds target, BIR says

QUEZON CITY, Mar. 23 – The excise tax collection from sin products like cigarettes and alcohol, for January to February 2016 amounted to P18.46 billion exceeding the P16.19 billion target. The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Tuesday said sin tax collections in January to February exceeded the targe... Read more

Filipino news: DOLE naglabas ng patakaran ng tamang pasahod para sa Mahal na Araw

MANILA, March 23 -- Hinimok ni Kalihim Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz ng Paggawa at Panghanapbuhay ang mga employer ng pribadong sektor na sundin ang wastong patakaran sa pagbibigay ng sahod at ang pamantayan sa malusog at ligtas na manggagawa kasabay ng paggunita ng mga Pilipino sa Semana Santa partiku... Read more

Research on healthier rice promoted at Asian Farmers Exchange Program

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Mar. 23 -- Farmers, media practitioners, researchers, and scientists from various Asian countries recently received an overview of how the nutrient content of rice could be increased through genetic engineering.Violeta Villegas, senior scientist at the International Rice Research... Read more

NAIA advisory for Holy Week 2016

PASAY CITY, Mar. 23 -- Passengers with flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport are once again advised to be at the airport early.In view of the recent attack in Brussels, the Manila International Airport Authority is on heightened alert to ensure the safety and security of the flying publi... Read more

On explosions in Brussels, DFA advises overseas Filipinos to exercise caution 

MANILA, Mar. 23 – The Department of Foreign Affairs, in a statement said, explosions have been reported at the Brussels Airport and Metro Station on March 22. DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Brussels is closely monitoring the situation and is in touch with relevant Belgian authorities. The Em... Read more

DTI embarks on PEDP implementation

MANILA, Mar. 23 -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), the Export Development Council (EDC) with the assistance from the European Union Trade-Related Technical Assistance 3 (TRTA 3) Project, will be implementing the 2015-2017 Philippine Export Develo... Read more

P2P bus service suspended for Holy Week

QUEZON CITY, Mar. 22 - The Department of Transportation and Communications released the following statement regarding the P2P (point-to-point) bus service: To our Valued P2P Customers, In observance of the Holy Week season, there will be no operations from Maundy Thursday (24 March) to Easter Sund... Read more