UP Resilience Institute integrates UP NOAH, to launch on June

QUEZON CITY, May 23 (PIA)--The revitalized University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP RI), with the integration of the UP National Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center as its core component, will formally be launched on 23 June 2017 as a proactive hub providing benchmark innov... Read more

DENR unveils Museum of Philippine Biodiversity

Director Mundita Lim gives welcome remarks for the launching of biodiversity museum. QUEZON CITY, May 23 (PIA)—The Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) thru its Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) unveiled Monday the highly anticipated museum dedicated to enhancing the appr... Read more

Drug offender minors should be handled properly - JJWC

QUEZON CITY, May 23, (PIA) - - The Juvenile Justice Welfare Council (JJWC) urged law enforcement officers to properly handle minors involved in drug-related offenses. JJWC Executive Director Atty. Tricia Clare A. Oco said Republic Act 9344 as amended by R.A. 10630 should be the guiding principle ... Read more

PPAN 2017-2022 aims for high reduction in prevalence of all forms of malnutrition

QUEZON CITY, May 23 (PIA) - -The Philippine Plan of Action (PPAN) for Nutrition 2017-2022 which was officially set in motion last May 2, 2017 in Iloilo City, aims for high reduction in the prevalence of all forms of malnutrition.   In her keynote speech, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary ... Read more

Australian Embassy joins in nationwide ‘Brigada Eskwela’

MANILA,  May 23 (PIA) – To help prepare for the opening of classes in June, the Australian Embassy in the Philippines has joined the Department of Education (DepEd) in the annual ‘Brigada Eskwela.’   Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely joined parents and other stake... Read more

DILG chief optimistic of ASEAN States' support vs. trafficking in persons

MANILA,  May 23 (PIA) -- Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Catalino S. Cuy expressed optimism the government's campaign against trafficking in persons will get a much needed boost with support from ASEAN Member States.   Cuy said the DILG, tog... Read more

5,000 Makati youths hired for twin summer programs

MAKATI CITY, 23 May (PIA) -- The local government, through its Public Employment Services Office (Makati-PESO) has hired a total of 5,458 young residents for twin summer programs, the Government Internship Program (GIP) and the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES).   In a re... Read more

Tuition fee discounts offered to MManila firefighters, dependents

MANILA, 23 May (PIA) -- The Bureau of Fire Protection-National Capital Region (NCR) recently partnered with a Manila university to grant tuition fee discounts to Metro Manila firefighters and their legal dependents.     premium on education and the professional development of firefighters... Read more

Muntinlupa conducts 11-km boodle fight

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi leads the conducts of an 11-km boodle fight in celebration of the Muntinlupa City's 100th Founding Anniversary. (Photo from Muntinlupa PIO) QUEZON CITY, 22 May (PIA) --- The Muntinlupa local government unit conducted its longest boodle fight in celebration ... Read more

Munti's E-Jeepney project wins award in Canada

Muntinlupa City's E-Jeepney Ride for Free available to Muntinlupa Care Card holders. (Photo from Muntinlupa PIO)   QUEZON CITY, 22 May (PIA) --- Muntinlupa City's e-Jeepney Ride For Free (e-JRF) won the Best Customer Experience award in the Union Internationale des Transports Publics... Read more

DOE turns over energy-efficient cars to gov't agencies

 Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa turned over 24 units of the Toyota Prius (2017 Model) to the representatives of various national government agencies under Japan's Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA) which funded the acquisition of the nex... Read more

Don’t buy, eat unregistered food products - FDA

MANILA, May 22 (PIA) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns the public of buying and consuming unregistered food products.   In an advisory, FDA’s post-marketing surveillance (PMS) activities have verified that the following products: Wangge Cundo Snack Six Packs and BX Lemon Tea ... Read more

Celebrate Philippines-Australia Friendship Day at the BGC

MANILA, May 19 (PIA) – To celebrate the Philippines-Australia Day, the Australian Embassy and the Australia Global Alumni in the Philippines will hold an outdoor festival on Saturday, May 20 at the Bonifacio High Street Ampitheater.   “This is a celebration of the longstanding and close f... Read more

QC joins DepEd in ‘Brigada Eskwela’

QUEZON CITY, May 18 (PIA) – The city government of Quezon City has joined the nationwide kick-off of ‘Brigada Eskwela,’ an annual collaboration among the Department of Education (DepEd), national government agencies, local government units, private sectors, and volunteer groups to prepare and ... Read more

PIA-NCR brings Landmarks of ASEAN exhibit, forum to Valenzuela

VALENZUELA CITY, May 17 (PIA)—The Philippine Information Agency-National Capital Region (PIA-NCR) on Monday (May 13) brings the Landmarks of ASEAN exhibit in Valenzuela City. The exhibit include six feet tall photos of famous landmarks of 10 ASEAN member states that include  Brunei (Sulta... Read more