The Official Gazette is the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines.
This website, the national government portal, is updated regularly with speeches, reports, statements, press releases, and documents from the Office of the President and other departments of the Philippine government.
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The Official Gazette print edition is published every Monday. Inquiries regarding publication in, subscription to, circulation, and claims may be forwarded to the National Printing Office.
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The Republic of the Philippines is a sovereign state in archipelagic Southeast Asia, with 7,107 islands spanning more than 300,000 square kilometers of territory. It is divided into three island groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Philippines was named after Prince Philip (later King Philip II) of Spain, by the Spanish explorer Ruy Lopez de Villalobos during his 1542-1546 expedition to the islands.
The Philippines is a unitary presidential constitutional republic, with the President of the Philippines acting as both the head of state and the head of government. It proclaimed its independence from the Spanish Empire on June 12, 1898, following the culmination of the Philippine Revolution.
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- Birth, death, and marriage certificates
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- Police Clearance
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- Driver’s license
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- Overseas voting registration
- GSIS membership
- SSS membership
- Benefits for senior citizens
- POEA e-registration
- Registration of landbased applicants
- Registration of seafarers
- Documentation of landbased names hires
- Hiring and placements of government-hired workers
- Documentation of Workers-on-leave
- Filing/docketing of cases
- Legal assistance
- License requirements for recruitment agencies
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The Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (OPS) forms part of the national government’s communications arm. The OPS Secretary and Undersecretary speak on behalf of the President and are the primary sources of information regarding current issues and concerns related to the President.
The official chronicle, for the record, of the activities and undertakings of the Chief Executive on any given day.
This continues the tradition begun in the Official Gazette first, with the Official Month in Review from the Roxas to Quirino administrations, and then the Official Week in Review from the Magsaysay to Marcos administrations, until Martial Law. Eventually, press releases from the Aquino to Arroyo administrations, which served to chronicle the Chief Executive’s day, will be incorporated here.