Statement: DSWD on the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility

We affirm with the fundamental truth that Filipino children can be rehabilitated and lead away from the life of crime. But the children cannot do it alone; the State and society can, and must, give them that choice, in order to make the change possible. This will not only benefit our children, certainly this will benefit our nation. Thus let us join hands in assuring a good future for our children.


Statement: DepEd on the shooting incident at PNHS

We at DepEd condemn all forms of violence especially as they occur in schools. We maintain that schools are zones of peace where the safety and well-being of students, teachers, and personnel are of utmost importance.


Budget reforms highlighted in good governance meet

The two-day national forum—which is spearheaded by the Aquino administration’s Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Cluster—will bring together around 200 participants coming from various Local Government Units (LGUs), civil society organizations (CSOs), business groups, academe, international partners, and the media, to talk about reforms on open governance and fiscal transparency.


Statement: The Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law

Presidential Adviser Deles: ‎Presidential review of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was completed almost two weeks ago. On the basis of the President’s comments, there were further discussion and exchange of notes between MILF and the Office of the President, the results of which were also submitted to the President. The draft BBL is now undergoing final stages of refinement.


DepEd, Marikina City finalize plans for 6th ASEAN Schools Games

The ASG is an annual sports competition among students of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Apart from providing the youth with opportunities to showcase their sporting talents, the ASG promotes solidarity and fosters cultural exchange among the youth of participating countries. In November 2013, the Philippines hosted a Golf Tournament of the 5th ASEAN Schools Games hosted by Vietnam.


Pantawid Pamilya beneficiary cites PhilHealth benefits

From the Department of Social Welfare and Development In Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiary cited the benefits of being a member of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and urged her fellow cash grantees to also avail of the health package to help them  meet their medical needs, when needed. […]


DOLE orders organization of Diskwento Caravans

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday signed Administrative Order No. 351, series of 2014, directing all Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional directors to organize Diskwento Caravans all over the country in the third quarter of 2014.

The President’s Day: September 1, 2014

Today at 10:00 a.m., President Benigno S. Aquino III attended the launch of the Ligtas sa Tigdas at Polio mass immunization campaign at the Department of Health (DOH) convention center. At the event the President delivered a speech. Afterwards at 1:00 p.m., the President led the oath-taking of appointed officials of the National Peace and Order Council at […]