Manufacturing sector growth accelerates in November 2015

MANILA, Jan. 13 -- Growth in the manufacturing sector accelerated in November 2015, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). In the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries for November 2015, the Volume of Production Index (VoP... Read more

EDCA is constitutional—SC 

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 13 -- The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States is constitutional, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The SC voted 10-4, in favor of EDCA. Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said that SC’s decision “streng... Read more

Random inspection by LTFRB to be implemented at NAIA

PASAY CITY, Jan. 13 -- To augment the surveillance of transportation operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will be conducting random inspections at the NAIA starting today.This comes following various complaints... Read more

State visit of Japanese Emperor, Empress starts January 26

MANILA, Jan. 13 -- Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed the Japanese imperial couple for a state visit in the Philippines which will start on January 26 to 30, 2016.  The itinerary of Their Majesties will be as follows:26 January (Tuesday): Arrival in Manila27-28 January (Wednesday and Thursday): Ac... Read more

DSWD holds First CCT Conference 

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 12 -- As its first major activity for the new year, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is pioneering the conduct of an international conference to discuss the gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program in the Philippines. The conference starts today,... Read more

Malacañang welcomes lates SWS survey results on hunger

MANILA, Jan. 12 -- The Palace on Monday welcomed the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing a decrease in the number of Filipino families experiencing involuntary hunger.In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the SWS fourth quarter 2015 survey resul... Read more

DOLE reiterates effectiveness of SEnA in resolving labor disputes

MANILA, Jan. 12 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Sunday urged officials and employees of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) to continue facilitating the conciliation-mediation in resolving labor disputes and sustaining industrial peace in the country.... Read more

First International Conference on Conditional Cash Transfer

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 12 -- As its first major activity for the new year, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is pioneering the conduct of an international conference to discuss the gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program in the Philippines. The conference starts today,... Read more

'We'll act upon all observations, recommendations'–OPAPP on COA report 

MANILA, Jan. 12 -- “We are already enforcing disallowances made by the Commission on Audit (COA) from past rulings. And for the 2014 COA report, if and when COA issues future disallowances, we will do nothing less.” The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Executive D... Read more

Red Cross assisted injured, sick during Nazareno Feast

MANDALUYONG CITY, Jan. 12 -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) tended to the sick, gave first aid treatment to the injured, transported patients needing advanced medical attention to hospitals and tried to revive a patient who was pulseless, breathless and unconscious, who later on became the processio... Read more

Repair of Bonifacio Drive and widening of Anda Circle resumes

MANILA, Jan. 12 -- The reconstruction and improvement of Bonifacio Drive and widening of Anda Circle in Port Area, Manila has resumed yesterday. Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) Regional Director Melvin B. Navarro said they waited for the grand celebration ... Read more

Agri assistance given to former MILF communities 

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 12 -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) provided over P26.2 million worth of agricultural equipment and materials to the farmers of six previously acknowledged Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camps in Maguindanao and Lanao provinces. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala ... Read more

China test flights rattling the region

MANILA, Jan. 12 (UPDATED) -- Tensions broke out anew in the South China Sea after Beijing announced on January 4, 2016 that it had sent a civilian plane to test a three-kilometer runway it had built on Fiery Cross Reef, one of the sites of China’s island-building activities. This was followed by a... Read more

Gov’t vows to continue delivery of satisfactory public services 

MANILA, Jan. 12 -- Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. on Monday said the government remains committed to address the Filipino people's most important concerns through better public services. "The President has always endeavored to address the people’s most important concerns," Secre... Read more

Holiday season, weather push up inflation in December 2015

MANILA, Jan. 11 -- Upward price movements in food and energy pushed inflation to 1.5 percent in December 2015 from 1.1 percent in the previous month, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). This brought the full-year inflation to 1.4 percent, below the government’s tar... Read more