Former MMDA flood control chief receives JICA award

Photo shows Quiambao (right) receiving the award from JICA Chief Representative Susumu Ito at an awarding ceremony in the JICA Philippines Office in Makati City and broadcasted simultaneously before JICA officials in the Tokyo office. (Photo by JICA) QUEZON CITY, Jan. 21 (PIA)--Former Flood... Read more

QC bats for strict enforcement of drunk and drug driving  

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 21 (PIA)--Alarmed by the increase in the number of deaths and accidents related to driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, the Quezon City government is pressing for the strict enforcement of Republic Act 10586, otherwise known the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 20... Read more

QC extend deadline for biz tax payment

QUEZON CITY, Jan 21 (PIA)--Quezon City has extended the deadline for first quarter tax payments.   Taxpayers now have until February 3 to settle their tax obligations without penalties.   The extension is provided under City Ordinance 2550 which was approved by Mayor Herbert Bautista o... Read more

QC to DENR: Reconsider Payatas closure

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 21 (PIA)--The Quezon City government appealed to Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to reconsider her order regarding the immediate closure of the Payatas sanitary landfill as the move would derail the city government’s solid waste management system.A statement from the City’s En... Read more

Filipino artist donates oil paintings to Consulate General in Guangzhou

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PIA) – A Filipino artist based in Dongguan, Guangdon, China donated two oil paintings to the Philippine Consulate General in Guangzhou.   Jovel Chavez Kisinamal personally handed the paintings to Consul General Marie Charlotte Tang. The paintings entitled “New Horizons... Read more

ASEAN national TV networks join forum to discuss ways of communicating opportunities, benefits of ASEAN Integration

Assistant Secretary Helen dele Vega, Executive Director at the Office of ASEAN Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) discusses the ASEAN Vision 2025 during the opening ceremonies of the Forum on Maximizing ASEAN National TV Networks in Support of ASEAN Integration held at the Crowne Plaza... Read more

DOLE-OWWA treats OFW’s families to free ‘Sunday Beauty Queen’ screening

PASAY CITY, Jan. 20 (PIA)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) treated on Saturday families and loved ones of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with a free screening of the movie ‘Sunday Beauty Queen’ at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay.   OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac s... Read more

PNP tags 521 drug-free households in Muntinlupa

MUNTNLUPA CITY, Jan. 20 (PIA) --- Five hundred and twenty-one (521) households in Poblacion, Muntinlupa City received Drug-Free Home Stickers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) - Muntinlupa and Muntinlupa Drug Prevention and Control Office (DAPCO), as part of local crackdown campaign against... Read more

DSWD targets 41,708 drug surrenderees for rehabilitation

QUEZON CITY, Jan.19, (PIA) - - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is targeting to rehabilitate 41,708 drug surrenderees nationwide for rehabilitation this year.   A lead agency of Pillar III of the National Drug Rehabilitation Program of the Duterte administration, the D... Read more

Phl Navy donates P3.4M to support education of military orphans

MANILA, Jan. 20 (PIA) – To support the education of the orphans of military personnel, the Philippine Navy recently donated over P3.4 million check to the AFP Educational Benefit System Office (AFPEBSO) #SOS (Support Orphans Scholarship).   Navy’s Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Ron... Read more

PIA connects with Google

QUEZON CITY, 20 Jan. (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency on Wednesday has gone hi-tech after announcing on Wednesday that internet giant Google will now power the agency’s internal connectivity through “G Suite” or Google Suite.   According to Director General Harold Clavite, ag... Read more

Ban sa pag-empleo ng kabataan, pinalawak ng DOLE

MAYNILA, Enero 19 (PIA)--Mas pinalawak ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ang mga bawal na gawain sa pag-eempleo ng kabataan sa agrikultura at pangangalaga ng mga hayop upang mailayo sila sa mapanganib na kondisyon sa paggawa.   Ipinalabas ni Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III a... Read more

QC mayor presses DILG, BJMP for speedy construction of city jail

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 19 (PIA)--Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista reiterated his urgent call to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) to fast-track the construction of the new city jail in Barangay Payatas.   During the recen... Read more

UST’s Guitar Octet to perform at Paco Park

MANILA, Jan. 19 (PIA) – University of Santo Tomas’ (UST) very own Guitar Octet will be performing at the historic Paco Park in San Marcelino, Manila on Friday, January 20 at 6:00 pm. Admission is free.   The group consists of the most dedicated and disciplined students of the UST Conserv... Read more

Activities for ASEAN50 revealed

MANILA, Jan. 18 (PIA) -- To commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, current ASEAN chair the Philippines has planned a variety of programs. These varieties will be conducted under four pillars: culture and media, education and youth, environment, and other sectors.   According to Elizabeth... Read more