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

Makati pharmacy students win nationwide contest

MAKATI CITY, 11 Jan. (PIA) -- Four B.S. Pharmacy students of the University of Makati (UMak) have emerged as champions in both the debate and patient counseling contests for top pharmacy students held recently at the Manila Central University in Caloocan City. “Congratulations to these four UMak... Read more

US Embassy to implement new Visa appointment system staring February 1

MANILA, 11 January (PIA) – The United States Embassy in Manila recently announced of the new Visa appointment system which will take effect on February 1, 2016. In an advisory, starting February 1, Immigrant Visa interviews will be scheduled at 6:45am, 7:30am, 8:15am and 9:00am. Embassy personne... Read more

DBM hinikayat ang mga barangay na alamin, makilahok sa BuB

LUNGSOD QUEZON, 11 Enero (PIA) ---Hinikayat ng Department of Budget & Management (DBM) ang bawat pangulo ng mga liga ng barangay sa buong bansa na ipagbigay-alam kahalagahan ng Barangay Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) sa kanilang nasasakupan. Ayonsa DBM ang pagbibigay-alam tungkol sa BuB ay hindi dapat l... Read more

DOE urges public to report “backyard refilling” of butane canisters

TAGUIG CITY, 10 Jan. (PIA)--The Department of Energy (DOE) urges the public to report any information on “backyard refilling” of butane canisters. DOE emphasized that these butane canisters are not intended nor designed to be refilled, more so with LPG, which has a higher pressure than butane t... Read more

GSIS members urged to convert life insurance policy

PASAY CITY, 10 Jan. (PIA)--The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is encouraging its 382, 405 active members who are still holders of life endowment policy (LEP) to convert their GSIS insurance plan into enhanced life policy (ELP). In a statement, GSIS said that aside from higher insurance ... Read more

DOLE: “Virtual interview” available in 2016

MANILA, 09 Jan. (PIA)--Jobseekers should take advantage of every opportunity offered by modern technology to access gainful employment opportunities.Thus said Labor & Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DOLE and BPO CareerHub ... Read more

PHLPost welcomes new OIC

MANILA, 9 January (PIA) – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) welcomed its new Corporate Officer-in-Charge, Director Joel Otarra, replacing former Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz. Malacanang recently approved Otarra’s designation as corporate officer-in-charge by virtue of a memorand... Read more

Australian Ambassador receives Order of Sikatuna

MANILA, 8 January (PIA) – Outgoing Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Ambassador Bill Tweddell, was recently conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu Katangiang Ginto (Grand Cross, Gold Distinction). Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, on behalf of President Benigno ... Read more