PhilHealth is now very much ahead – Garin

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on PhilHealth is now very much ahead – Garin 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 20 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said that Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is very much more ahead now than before in terms of delivery of coverage of illnesses and in terms of impact .

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Physical or sexual violence as additional grounds for annulment of marriage

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Physical or sexual violence as additional grounds for annulment of marriage 

MANILA, Dec. 21 — A lawmaker has filed a bill, which seeks to amend the Family Code of the Philippines by including marital rape as additional ground for the annulment of marriage.

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Signing of NEDA-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular on Evaluation

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Signing of NEDA-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular on Evaluation 

150715154525Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio B. Abad (left) and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director General Arsenio M. Balisacan exchange views during the signing of the NEDA-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular on Evaluation held at the NEDA Executive Lounge in Pasig City on Wednesday (July 15, 2015). (PNA photo by Ben Briones)
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NEDA-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular on Evaluation

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on NEDA-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular on Evaluation 

150715145955UNICEF Philippines Deputy Representative Margaret Shohan (left) delivers her message during the signing of the National Economic and Development Authority-Department of Budget and Management (NEDA-DBM) Joint Memorandum Circular on Evaluation held at the NEDA Executive Lounge in Pasig City on Wednesday (July 15, 2015). Shown in photo (seated, from left) are: Assistant Secretary Maxine Tanya M. Hamada; Secretary Florencio B. Abad of DBM; NEDA Director General Arsenio M. Balisacan; and Deputy Director General Rolando G. Tungpalan. (PNA photo by Ben Briones)
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Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the construction of the LRT Line 2 East extension project

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the construction of the LRT Line 2 East extension project 

150609181847Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Undersecretary Julianito G. Bucayan Jr. (2nd from left) leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the groundbreaking for the construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 East extension project to Masinag in Antipolo City on Tuesday (June 9, 2015). The PhP2.27-billion LRT-2 Masinag extension project will add 4.2 kilometers to the existing line from Recto Ave. in Manila to Santolan, Pasig City. Also in photo at the groundbreaking ceremony along Marcos Highway in Santolan, Pasig City were Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro Ynares III, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative Noriaki Niwa, Antipolo Rep. Roberto Puno, Marikina Mayor Del de Guzman, and Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) Administrator Honorito Chaneco. (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)
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Roundtable discussion on coco levy fund

April 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundtable discussion on coco levy fund 

150407182845Ka Oca of the Coconut Industry Reform Movement (COIR) appeals to lawmakers for the passage of a measure on the implementation of the Php71 billion coconut levy fund that would benefit small coconut farmers during the roundtable discussion on the coco levy fund held Tuesday (April 7, 2015) at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) in Ortigas, Pasig City. Also in photo is Dr. Rolly Dy of the UA&P who host the event. (PNA photo by Rico H. Borja)

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Japan-Bangsamoro Initiatives for Reconstruction and Development (J-BIRD)

March 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Japan-Bangsamoro Initiatives for Reconstruction and Development (J-BIRD) 

150326151038Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa (at rostrum) delivers his speech during the signing ceremony for the Japanese government’s package of assistance in support of peace and development in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao at the Astoria Plaza Hotel in Pasig City on March 24, 2015. He emphasized the importance of the peace process in Mindanao and that Japan will continue to support the effort for the peace and stability in Mindanao through development assistance such as the J-BIRD. Since the launch of J-BIRD in 2006, Japan has supported 82 Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) in the total amount of 7.19 million US dollars through J-BIRD as of March 2015. (PNA photo courtesy of Japan Embassy)
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Scholarship grants for beneficiaries of fallen SAF members

February 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Scholarship grants for beneficiaries of fallen SAF members 

150202154848Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro announces that DepEd and other government agencies listed the names of the immediate families of the fallen Special Action Force (SAF) commandos for references in providing assistance like scholarship grants for their children and siblings during the press conference on Monday (February 02, 2015) at the DepEd Complex in Pasig City. Luistro said he found out during the necrological services that most of the 44 SAF members recently killed in an operation against terrorists in Maguindanao province were graduates of public schools and breadwinners of their families. (PNA photos by Johnny D. Guevarra)LAM/jme

DepEd, USAID sign bilateral assistance deal on Friday

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on DepEd, USAID sign bilateral assistance deal on Friday 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, Jan. 29 (PNA) –The Department of Education (DepEd) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will conduct a Ceremonial Signing of the Bilateral Assistance Agreement for Basic Education on Jan. 30 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.

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Australian firm to invest in Dagupan

December 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on Australian firm to invest in Dagupan 

By Leonardo V. Micua

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 2 (PNA)-Another big company is coming to Dagupan City just a week after a giant real estate company, Sta. Lucia Land Incorporated, announced its plan to build a 7.7 hectare residential subdivision project in Barangay Bolosan here.

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