Makati mayor hails 3,370 graduates of UMak Senior High

MAKATI, April 25 (PIA)--Mayor Abby Binay congratulated some 3,370 graduates comprising the fourth batch of graduates produced by the Higher School ng UMak (HSU) during their commencement exercises last Thursday at the University of Makati oval.   Binay expressed confidence in the quality of e... Read more

Selected consular offices closed this week

MANILA, April 25 (PIA) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced the closure of selected consular offices in Metro Manila.   In an advisory, the following consular offices will be closed on said dates: DFA Aseana (April 27 to 29), and DFA NCR West located at SM Manila on April 28... Read more

PIA-NCR brings "Landmarks of ASEAN Exhibit" to Trinoma

QUEZON CITY, April 24 (PIA)--In an effort to help spread awareness on ASEAN, the Philippine Information Agency-National Capital Region (PIA-NCR) in partnership with the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) will conduct mall tours in Metro Manila. Yesterday, April 23, PIA-NCR put up the La... Read more

DOLE ensures more regularized workers under DO 174

    MANILA, April 25 (PIA)--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has intensified its campaign against illegal forms of contracting and sub-contracting and assured the public that more workers will be regularized with the implementation of Department Order 174.   Labor Underse... Read more

QC backs move to make DSWD’s conditional cash transfer program permanent

QUEZON CITY, April 24 (PIA)--The Quezon City Council has passed a resolution supporting the institutionalization of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) under the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Resolution no. SP-6973, S-2017, introduced by Councilor Melencio Castelo, urges... Read more

QC starts test run for e-trike service on city roads

QUEZON CITY, April 24 (PIA)--Quezon City started today, April 24, the test run for the electric passenger tricycle service that will ferry commuters from Quezon City Hall to the Maginhawa Art and Food Hub in UP Village. Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) chief, Gen. Elmo... Read more

MIAA, air carriers sign agreement re OFWS ease of buying tickets

PASAY CITY, April 24 (PIA)—Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) can soon purchase airline tickets with much ease and speed. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and air carriers recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that OFW exemption shall be recognized at any point of sale ... Read more

PCG, PNP handa na para sa ASEAN Summit

MANILA, April 24 (PIA) – Handang-handa na ang Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) para sa 30th Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) Summit na gaganapin sa Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City simula Abril 26 hanggang Abril 29, 2017.   Ayon kay PCG spokesperson Commande... Read more

DOLE to assist OFWs claim unpaid wages, benefits

MANILA, April 24 (PIA)--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) assured  a group of overseas Filipino workers who were repatriated from Saudi Arabia of help in claiming their unpaid wages and benefits from their employers.   Labor ... Read more

SSS calls on members to settle delinquent loans 

QUEZON CITY, April 21 (PIA)--With the loan penalty condonation deadline on April 27, the Social Security System (SSS) is encouraging all members with short-term loan delinquencies to avail of the Loan Restructuring Program (LRP) which offers affordable payment terms and conditional condonation of lo... Read more

QC govt donates motorcycles to barangays, police

QUEZON CITY, April 21 (PIA)--The Quezon City Council has passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Herbert Bautista to sign a Deed of Donation of five motorcycle units to the different barangays in District III, including Police Station 9 of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD).   Resolution 69... Read more

Search is on for the 2017 Outstanding Valenzuelanos

VALENZUELA, April 21 (PIA)—The search is on for the 2017 outstanding Valenzuelanos who have exhibited excellence in their respective fields and have contributed significantly in community development. The 12 categories of “Gawad Pio Valenzuela” include: (1) Government Service, (2) Community... Read more

QC urges LTFRB to lift moratorium on public transport franchise

QUEZON CITY, April 21 (PIA)--In a bid to curb the proliferation of colorum vehicles, the Quezon City Council has passed a resolution urging the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to consider lifting its moratorium and start accepting new applicants for certificates of publi... Read more

QC grants college scholarships to 300 deserving students

QUEZON CITY, April 21 (PIA)--Close to 300 deserving high school graduates from various indigent communities in Quezon City will receive college scholarships from the city government. According to Rod Torres, coordinator of the School Youth Development Program, qualified students will receive a to... Read more

Duterte leads Cine Lokal launch

PASAY CITY, April 20 (PIA)--President Rodrigo Duterte graced the launching of the Cine Lokal Wednesday (April 19) at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. Cine Lokal is a project of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) in cooperation with SM Entertainment that is dedicated to showi... Read more