DOLE reminds employers to grant workers with five days leave with pay

MANILA, 18 March (PIA)---Workers are entitled to a yearly five-day service incentive leave with pay. Thus was the reminder Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz citing Labor Code as its basis. “Service Incentive Leave Pay is an employee benefit that enables them to take or av... Read more

Manila Archbishop calls on faithful to take part in “Earth Hour”

MANILA, 18 March (PIA) – Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is calling the faithful to give the planet Earth “a little rest” and take part in the worldwide observance of the “Earth Hour.” Cardinal Tagle said the event is a great opportunity for people to take a simple step to s... Read more

Makati celebrates Women's Month with Zumba session

MAKATI CITY, 18 March (PIA) -- The local government is inviting the public to join early morning zumba dance sessions dubbed, "Zumba Fest: Making Moves to End Violence Against Women and Children" this Saturday at 6:00 AM at the Makati City Hall Quadrangle.   This is part of the city's observ... Read more

Use interactive materials to teach science and math to young people

MANILA, 18 March (PIA) – To be globally competitive, the Philippines needs a critical mass of young people interested in science and math.  “One of  the way to achieve this is by teaching those subjects using interactive materials.When we expose children and adults to our interactive science... Read more

CCC calls on public to participate Earth Hour

QUEZON CITY, 18 March (PIA) --- Climate Change Commission (CCC) Secretary Emmanuel De Guzman called on the public to observe the annual Earth Hour awareness campaign on March 19 (Saturday) from 8:30PM to 9:30PM."Even Mother Earth needs some time off," Sec. De Guzman stated in the recent release of t... Read more

QC inaugurates facility for victims of violence and abuse

Former PhilHealth Director Risa Hontiveros, together with Dra. Josephine Sabando of the Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH), cut the ribbon to signal the opening of the Protection Center for Gender Based Violence and Abuse. Also in photo are House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, MAyor Herbert Bautista... Read more

DPWH issues guidelines for bridges, flyovers

MANILA, 17 March (PIA) -- Elevated structures such as railways, flyovers, bridges, and footbridges must now comply with the latest minimum vertical clearance requirement of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). This after DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson issued Department Order (D.O.... Read more

PAGCOR photo contest back with a “Throwback”

QUEZON CITY, 17 March (PIA) - The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s (PAGCOR) photo contest is back with a “Throwback” theme. PAGCOR’s Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Maricar Bautista said the themes for its photo contests have always been consistent with t... Read more

Makati gets international recognition

MAKATI CITY, 16 March (PIA) -- The local government has received an international recognition, a Platinum Certification from the Toronto-based World Council on City Data (WCCD) for the year 2015. Mayor Romulo "Kid" Peña attributed this latest recognition to the efforts of the city's Special... Read more

DanceMotion USASM, CCP hold dance workshops for PWDs

MANILA, 16 March (PIA) - DanceMotion USASM, in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), will conduct dance workshops for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) today, March 16, 2016. Showcasing the best in contemporary American dance, the workshops will train 30-35 students aged 13-... Read more

No province was left behind—PNoy

MANILA, 16 March (PIA) – “No province was left behind (during my term).” Thus said President Noynoy Aquino in his keynote addressing some 80 provincial governors from across the country during the 7th General Assembly of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) held in this city Tuesd... Read more

QC, UN Women joined hands to protect women’s rights

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or UN Women and the Quezon City Government led the call to put an end to harassment and sexual violence against women in public places as the campaign kicked off in celebration of National Women's Month and the Internatio... Read more

Child-friendly regional LGU winners vie for Presidential Award

MANILA, 15 March (PIA) -- Regional winners of the 2015 Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) will vie for the 2015 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities (PACFMC) to be conferred in April 2016. The SCFLG is being given by the Department of Interior and Local Gov... Read more

DILG to strictly implement jail rules, procedures

MANILA, 15 March (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) to strictly enforce the jail rules and regulations to all city, district, provincial and municipal jails nationwide. DILG Undersecretary for Public S... Read more

April is National Literature Month

 MANILA, 15 March (PIA) --  The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by its chairman Felipe M. de Leon Jr. and OIC-executive director Adelina M. Suemith, and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) with National Artist Virgilio Almario as chairman is spearheading the celebration... Read more