A July 26, 2011 press release from the Department of Finance, Bureau of Internal Revenue: The Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) has secured the dismissal of a top official of the BIR found with wealth disproportionate with his earnings as a public official. Similarly, the Manila city treasurer was also ordered suspended by the Ombudsman pending a probe of RIPS’s administrative complaint against her.
At posting, RIPS has filed a total of 86 cases against 126 public officials, 51 of whom were suspended, while 19 were already dismissed from service.
A July 26, 2011 press release by the Department of Labor and Employment: Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz warned yesterday fishermen and would-be fish workers not to be lured into paaling, the fishing method that has replaced muro-ami because its is a dangerous occupation.
A July 26, 2011 press release by the Department of Labor and Employment: Overseas Filipino workers who are members of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), including former OFWs who were also OWWA members, are qualified to apply for enterprise loan under the OFW-Reintegration Program (OFW-RP). Interested eligible borrowers may proceed to the nearest OWWA-Regional Office and LBP branch, or contact the NRCO at Tel. No. 526-2633 / 526-2392.
A July 26, 2011 press release by the Department of Labor and Employment: Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced yesterday the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will provide a package of livelihood assistance valued at P914,000 to the 38 fishermen workers who have filed complaints against Master Fisherman Andrew Labao/Pesca Maharlika Marine Resources, Inc. to ensure they will not engage in paaling, a deep-sea compressor fishing similar to muro-ami where fishermen, using crude apparatus, usually of junk iron and steel materials, pound coral reefs to scare and drive the fish into a net laid out in the ocean floor.
A July 26, 2011 press release by the Department of Budget and Management: President Benigno S. Aquino III today submitted to Congress the proposed National Budget of P1.816 trillion for 2012 that focuses on achieving the Aquino Social Contract with the Filipino People.
A July 26, 2011 press release prepared by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Government panel chair Marvic Leonen underscored that while the Aquino administration is resolved in reaching a negotiated political settlement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and other rebel groups within its term, it is also bent on addressing the development needs of conflict areas.
A July 26, 2011 advisory from the Department of Education: Afternoon classes from the preschool to high school levels are suspended today in the NCR, and parts of Regions 1, 2, 3, 4A, 5, and CAR.
Today marks President Benigno S. Aquino III’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA). He started his day with a cabinet meeting in the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of Malacañan Palace. Afterward, he proceeded to the House of Representatives, Quezon City via helicopter, where upon the invitation of Congress he will deliver his second State […]
A July 25, 2011 press release by the Department of Budget and Management: President Benigno S. Aquino III will submit to Congress a proposed P1.816 trillion 2012 National Budget on Tuesday, a day after his second State of the Nation Address (SONA): the first time that such will be achieved after more than a decade.
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For the second time, the President will be reporting to Congress and the Filipino people the State of the Nation. In only a year, the new administration has cleaned house, eliminated waste, and put in place the foundations for a more prosperous, peaceful, and progressive future.