With next month’s opening of this school year’s second semester, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminded the different schools and educational institutions nationwide to admit only foreign students who have the required study visa or permit.
State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) today announced that it will start paying the suspended survivorship pension of qualified Employees’ Compensation (EC) pensioners and dependents, after the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), resolved to lift the suspension of its payment beyond the five-year guaranteed period.
All department secretaries and heads of agencies, bureaus or offices of the government in Zamboanga City and adjoining provinces have been directed to ensure the delivery of government services by virtue of Memorandum Circular No. 54, s. 2013, issued last September 12, 2013. The following steps have been taken by the different agencies to rehabilitate areas affected by the Zamboanga situation
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), the Philippine government agency tasked to promote and supervise the welfare of animals, will celebrate Animal Welfare Week with an opening March (Rally) today, September 29, 2013 at the Quezon City Circle at 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Philippine Consulate General in New York, the Autism Hearts Foundation (AHF) and the Autism Speaks jointly held a forum called “A Conversation with the Filipino American Community About Autism” on September 24, 2013 at the Philippine Center.
In the interest of transparency, we want to set the record straight on releases made to support projects that were proposed by Senators on top of their regular PDAF allocation toward the end of 2012. These fund releases have recently been touted as ‘bribes,’ ‘rewards,’ or ‘incentives.’ They were not. The releases, which were mostly for infrastructure projects, were part of what is called the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) designed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to ramp up spending and help accelerate economic expansion. To suggest that these funds were used as “bribes” is inaccurate at best and irresponsible at worst.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), together with the Philippine National Police (PNP), strengthened security measures in the JPE Sports Complex, the biggest evacuation center in Zamboanga City.
The Aquino administration joins the Filipino people in congratulating Ms. Megan Young for being crowned Miss World 2013.
Environment Secretary Ramon Paje has announced that the Philippines will host the 4th ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHP) Conference in Tagaytay City on October 1-4, 2013.