QC sets up convenient scheme for taxpayers

QUEZON CITY, 15 Jan. (PIA)--The Quezon City government has set up additional lines for city taxpayers for fast and convenient payment of dues. Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) chief Garry Domingo said, in the past the city only implemented a single line for taxpayers.  However, the sch... Read more

DOST: DIWATA 1, first Pinoy-made satellite to launch April 2016

MANILA, 15 Jan. (PIA) -- The Philippines is set to launch its very own and proudly Philippine-made microsatellite codenamed ‘Diwata 1’ or female deity in Filipino, sometime in April 2016. Young Filipino scientists from the University of the Philippines and officials of the Department of Scienc... Read more

Taguig City increases scholarship fund for 2016

TAGUIG CITY, 15 January (PIA) – The city government of Taguig increased its fund for its scholarship program this year. "We invested wisely in human capital and now we are reaping its benefits. This is a priceless legacy that we want to be remembered for,” Mayor Lani Cayetano said. The city go... Read more

Aquino: CCT successfully lifted families out of poverty

MANDALUYONG CITY, 14 Jan. (PIA)--President Benigno S. Aquino III boasted Conditional Cash Transfer program’s gains, saying it has successfully lifted families out of poverty. “The preliminary result of the latest round of assessments conducted by our National Household Targeting System, or what... Read more

Makati’s one-stop shop eases permit, tax payment process

MAKATI CITY, 14 Jan. (PIA) – The local government’s one-stop shop has helped ease the process of real property and business license payments in the city. Mayor Romulo “Kid” Peña said that through the one-stop shop, the whole business and licensing procedure can be completed in an average p... Read more

‘Sentro Rizal’ opens in Cairo, Egypt

MANILA, 14 January (PIA) - The Philippine Embassy in Cairo recently inaugurated the ‘Sentro Rizal,’ which also coincided with the 119th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal.              Philippine Ambassador to Egypt Leslie J. Baja highlighted the importance of establ... Read more

LTFRB to conduct random inspection at NAIA to foil overcharging cabbies

PASAY CITY, 14 Jan. (PIA)-- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will be conducting random inspections at the NAIA starting Wednesday to augment the surveillance of transportation operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). This comes following various c... Read more

International Conference sa Conditional Cash Transfer layuning pagbutihin ang programa

LUNGSOD QUEZON, 13 Enero, (PIA) - - Sa paghahangad na lalong mapaganda ang programang Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) o Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino, ang Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ay magsasagawa ng dalawang araw na CCT International Conference na magsisimula ngayong araw han... Read more

NCCA launches National Traveling Design Exhibit

MANILA, 13 Jan. (PIA)--The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) thru its National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts (NCAAA) in cooperation with the University of the East’s College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design (CFAD) opened a travelling design exhibit. The nationwi... Read more

FEATURE: Paco Park declared a national cultural treasure

MANILA, 13 January (PIA) – Once a municipal cemetery built by the Dominicans in the heart of Manila, Paco Park is now one of the National Cultural Treasures in the country as declared by the National Museum of the Philippines. Formerly known as Cementerio Municipal de Manila y Capilla de San Panc... Read more

DOLE-NCR orders establishment closed for employing minor

MANILA, 12 January (PIA)--The Department of Labor & Employment-National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) has ordered the permanent closure of an establishment found employing minors. Bistro Emilio, a KTV bar along United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila was closed on 6 January 2015 for employing a minor und... Read more

Road reblocking, repairs continue in Metro Manila

MANILA, 12 January (PIA) – After the Feast of the Black Nazarene, road reblocking and repairs continue in Metro Manila. “After the feast, we shall continue with the reconstruction and widening of Bonifacio Drive and Anda Circle on Monday, to ensure that we complete the project by March this ye... Read more

Makati anti-drug body helps drug dependents get rehab

MAKATI CITY, 12 Jan. (PIA) – The Makati Anti Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) said it has referred a total of 231 drug dependents to various rehabilitation centers in Metro Manila and Luzon in 2015. MADAC officer-in-charge Col. Jaime Santos said that their office was able to facilitate their clients’... Read more

DILG’s UBAS partners with DSWD

MANILA, 12 Jan. (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government’s Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan (UBAS) will partner with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to monitor the implementation of joint social welfare projects.UBAS is a strategic partnership of baranga... Read more

DILG's Patrol 117 volunteers help augment Traslacion 2016 prep

MANILA, 11 Jan. (PIA) -- Volunteers have helped augment the emergency preparations during the Translacion 2016, the Department of the Interior and Local Government's (DILG) Patrol 117 said in a statement. Patrol 117 executive director Engr. Edgar Allan Tabell said the volunteer groups with sear... Read more