Makati seniors get cash gift

MAKATI CITY, June 7 (PIA) -- The local government, through its Elderly Welfare Section of the Makati Social Welfare Department (MSWD), has distributed the mid-year cash gifts of some 72,875 senior citizen BLU Card holders. The yearly cash gift, which is given in two equal instalments every Jun... Read more

MIAA implements Oplan Ligtas Biyahe: Balik Eskwela 2016

PASAY CITY, June 7 (PIA)--The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) leads government agencies at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in implementing security measures for the opening of classes this year. Travelers, especially students and teachers, using public transportation are... Read more

All MRT escalators set for restoration

MANILA, 7 June (PIA) -- The second batch of conveyance facilities of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) is set for restoration, as the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded the contract to rehabilitate the remaining escalators of the metropolis’ main light rail lin... Read more

10,000 new police recruits to take oath in July

MANILA, June 7 (PIA) -- Police visibility is expected to improve nationwide according to Mel Senen S. Sarmiento, the outgoing Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and concurrent Chairman of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) with the 10,000 new policemen a... Read more

DILG needs 11,200 more cops 

MANILA, 7 June (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is in need of 11,200 more policemen and policewomen in the service. “Another 11,200 police officers will be hired in the second cycle of recruitment of PO1 called attrition. It will start in June 2016 and the oath ... Read more

DOLE teams up with DA to provide agri training to OFWs

QUEZON CITY, June 6 (PIA)--Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families should take advantage of the undertakings provided by the government to make the most of their savings and investments. One such opportunity is venturing into agricultural businesses. Executive Director Chona Mantilla of... Read more

National Museum, open on Independence Day

MANILA, June 6 (PIA) – In celebration of the 118th Philippine Independence, the National Museum in Manila will be open and free to the public on June 12, 2016 (Sunday). Likewise, museums in the regions will be opened on June 12: Vigan (Ilocos Sur); Kabayan (Benguet); Kiangan (Ifugao); Angono-Bina... Read more

PNP Balik Eskwela Safety Tips 

LUNGSOD QUEZON, 6 Hunyo (PIA) – Ngayong napapalapit na naman ang pasukan, muling nagbigay paalala ang Philippine National Police (PNP) para sa mga magulang at estudyante. Payo ng PNP sa mga magulang na palaging makipag-ugnayan sa mga guro o gwardiya ng paaralan. Mahalagang ipaalam sa kanila (guro... Read more

DOH urges seniors to avail of free pneumococcal vaccines

MANILA, June 6, (PIA) - The Department of Health (DOH) urges senior citizens to avail of the free pneumococcal vaccination in their respective health centers.  DOH Secretary Garin explained that senior citizens are the prioritized beneficiaries of the vaccine because age related-impairment of the ... Read more

QC steps up declogging of waterways

QUEZON CITY, June 03 (PIA)--To minimize flash floods this rainy season, the Quezon City government has stepped up declogging of the city’s waterways, especially rivers, creeks and big canals. City engineer Joselito Cabungcal led the conduct of a a massive clean-up drive in the city’s more than ... Read more

OWWA, PhilHealth team up to provide additional medical assistance to OFWs

PASAY CITY, JUNE 03 (PIA)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administrator (OWWA) Administrator Rebecca J. Calzado and PhilHealth President and Chief Executive Officer Alexander A. Padilla signed on Thursday, June 2, 2016, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the implementation of the Supplemental Progr... Read more

Advanced PH river flow management vital to facing climate change 

MANILA, June 03 (PIA) -- Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson said Thursday that improved river flow management in the Philippines will be vital to protecting communities from the effects of climate change. This, after the DPWH, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Devel... Read more

QC may sapat na classroom ngayong pasukan

LUNGSOD QUEZON, Hunyo 2 (PIA)--Tiniyak ni Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista na may sapat na silid- aralan sa lungsod para sa mahigit 400,000 mag-aaral na inasahang dadagsa ngayong pasukan sa iba’t ibang pampublikong paaralan sa ciudad sa unang araw ng klase sa ika-13 ng Hunyo. Naglaan ang pam... Read more

Aquino cites improvements in the Navy's capabilities

MANILA, June 2, (PIA)—The Philippine Navy’s (PN) 118th year of resolute service to the nation was marked on Wednesday, June 1, in an unprecedented celebration aboard PN’s newly-commissioned vessel, with President Benigno S. Aquino III as the guest of honor and keynote speaker. Aquino, in his ... Read more

JICA reaffirms continued active role in PH economic development

MANILA, June 2 (PIA) – In the light of the recently held G7 Summit in Ise-Shima, Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) reaffirms stronger development cooperation initiatives in the Philippines. “The G7 Summit is an opportunity for development partners like JICA to further str... Read more