Malacañang welcomes survey results showing decrease in unemployment

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Malacañang welcomes survey results showing decrease in unemployment 

MANILA, June 9 — The Palace has welcomed the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) report on the April 2015 round of the labor force survey, which showed a significant drop in unemployment and underemployment rates.

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President Aquino okays release of Php 2.2 B for gov't employees affected by ‘Yolanda,’ Bohol quake

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino okays release of Php 2.2 B for gov't employees affected by ‘Yolanda,’ Bohol quake 

MANILA, April 22 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has approved the release of Php 2.259 billion in financial assistance to national government employees who were affected by Typhoon Yolanda and the Bohol earthquake, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said on Wednesday.

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PHL aggressive on advocacy on maritime row, still uses diplomatic track

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHL aggressive on advocacy on maritime row, still uses diplomatic track 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — A Palace official on Wednesday said the Philippines remains aggressive on its advocacy to make its position on the South China Sea maritime dispute known.

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Mangrove planting highlights Earth Day celebration in Eastern Visayas

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Mangrove planting highlights Earth Day celebration in Eastern Visayas 

TACLOBAN CITY, April 22 – As the nation celebrates Earth Day on Wednesday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Eastern Visayas has lined up activities designed to draw attention to the important role that mangroves play in protecting the region’s coastal communities.

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Eastern Mindanao Command prepares for 'Hagupit'

December 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on Eastern Mindanao Command prepares for 'Hagupit' 

MANILA, Dec. 3 — The Eastern Mindanao Command has alerted all its disaster response units in preparation for the expected entry of typhoon Hagupit on Thursday.

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DSWD-6 releases P59.2-M livelihood assistance to typhoon-affected families

November 11, 2014 by · Comments Off on DSWD-6 releases P59.2-M livelihood assistance to typhoon-affected families 

ILOILOCITY, Nov. 10 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD-6) released a total of P59.2 million livelihood assistance to typhoon-afected families in the region, especially the beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program almost one year after "Yoland" struck Western Visayas on November 8 last year.

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President Aquino thanks New Zealand for supporting Mindanao Peace Process

November 11, 2014 by · Comments Off on President Aquino thanks New Zealand for supporting Mindanao Peace Process 

BEIJING, China, Nov. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday expressed his gratitude to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for his country’s support for the Mindanao peace process.

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Road dike project to save Leyte from future disasters –President Aquino

November 8, 2014 by · Comments Off on Road dike project to save Leyte from future disasters –President Aquino 

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, Nov. 7 — Part of the government’s Build Back Better program is to build a road dike that would protect areas devastated by Typhoon "Yolanda" from future disasters, President Benigno S. Aquino III said here Friday.

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President Aquino underscores role of private sector in rebuilding typhoon-hit communities

November 8, 2014 by · Comments Off on President Aquino underscores role of private sector in rebuilding typhoon-hit communities 

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, Nov. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday underscored the importance of private sector efforts in rebuilding communities devastated by Typhoon "Yolanda."

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President Aquino dismisses rumors of financial grant for families affected by Typhoon 'Yolanda'

November 8, 2014 by · Comments Off on President Aquino dismisses rumors of financial grant for families affected by Typhoon 'Yolanda' 

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, Nov. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday dismissed rumors circulating in areas struck by Typhoon "Yolanda" that the government will give each family a financial grant.

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