DPWH completes road improvement works in Taguig

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 15(PIA) - The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently completed the road improvement works along Bayani Avenue in Taguig City.     According to DPWH NCR Director Melvin B. Navarro, the 1.2-kilometer section of Bayani Avenue which serves as an access road to ... Read more

Metrobank Foundation names Outstanding Filipinos for 2017

QUEZON CITY, August 14 (PIA) – The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. recently named the ten Outstanding Filipinos for 2017, consisting of  four teachers, three soldiers and three police officers.   Based on the theme “Beyond Excellence,” a Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino is recogniz... Read more

National Library celebrates 130th, offers more hi-tech library services

MANILA, Aug. 14 (PIA) – Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. graced the 130th anniversary of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) over the weekend, which coincided with the launching of various library services.   In his speech, Sec. Evasco said that he accepted a cabinet position ... Read more

DENR distributes trash boats for Manila Bay cleanup

DENR distributes trash boats to help clean up Manila Bay (Phoot by DENR) QUEZON CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA)--The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday distributed four new trash-collecting boats that will be used for cleanup operations in Manila Bay and its tributaries. ... Read more

DOTr backs multi-modal terminal in Marikina

  MANILA, 14 Aug. (PIA) -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has expressed support for the Metro Manila Eastern Multi-Modal Transport Terminal in Marikina City.   Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, MMDA Chairman Danny Lim, and DOTr Undersecretary for Road Tim Orbos joined ... Read more

BFP launches first fire command center

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has launched its very first Fire Command Operation Center (FCOC) at its regional headquarters in Quezon City.   With it, the BFP said the public could expect immediate assistance during fire incidents and other emergencies i... Read more

Makati conducts retagging of lots, survey of households in West Valley Fault zones

MAKATI CITY,  Aug. 14(PIA) -- The local government has started the retagging of properties and survey of households located within the five-meter buffer zone on either side of the West Valley Fault.   The fault line traverses four barangays in the city and is expected to generate a magnitud... Read more

OWWA inks MOA with overseas workers group to intensify reintegration program

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 12 (PIA)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and ATIKHA Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative, Inc. forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the joint implementation of programs, projects, and services for the promotion of savings, investments, and entrep... Read more

DTI to investors: ride the ongoing PH growth

DUTERTENOMICS. The Dutertenomics forum once again gathered the country’s economic managers, including Public Works Secretary Mark Villar (2nd from L), Economic Development Secretary Ernesto Pernia (3rd from L), Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno (4th from L), Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez (4th fr... Read more

PHLPost issues OWWA anniversary commemorative cover

MANILA, Aug. 11 (PIA) - The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released the 35th Anniversary Commemorative Cover of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).   OWWA, which was established in 1982, is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is the le... Read more

Singapore donates relief goods to Marawi victims; more aid to follow

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 11 (PIA) – The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and Singapore Red Cross donated humanitarian assistance to displaced civilians affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City.   According to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the humanitarian assistance is worth $100,... Read more

5-taong driver's license sa Setyembre magsisimula

MANILA, 11 Aug. (PIA) -- Inilahad ng Department of Transportation na ilalabas na sa Setyembre 2017 ang driver's license card na may 5-taong validity.   Ayon kay Transportation Secretary Art Tugade, unang ilalabas ang mga license card sa Metro Manila at agad isusunod ang mga taga-probinsya... Read more

Pagpili ng 2017 Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya ng NCR sinimulan na

LUNGSOD MAYNILA, Agosto 11, (PIA) - - Sinimulan na kahapon, Agosto 9, ng National Capital Region Regional Inter-Agency Committee for Filipino Family ( NCR RIAC-FF) ang pagpili ng 2017 Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya. Abot sa 17 na pamilya mula sa parehong bilang ng mga  lokal na pamahalaan sa NCR ang ... Read more

Seniors, PWDs to get 20% less on domestic online booking

MANILA, Aug. 11 -- Senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs) may soon enjoy a 20% discount when booking a domestic flight online.   This, after the Department of Transportation-Civil Aeronautics Board has approved a resolution requiring local airlines to give a 20% discount on ticket... Read more

Makati's free medicines budget raised by P300M

MAKATI CITY, Aug. 11 (PIA) -- The local government has increased its 2017 budget for its Free Medicines Program from P600 million to P900 million to help defray the cost of medications needed by the beneficiaries of its Makati Health Plus (MHP) Program, better known as Yellow Card.   Launche... Read more