Institutionalization through legislation has always been one of the key goals of Open Data Philippines. From the beginning, the Open Data Task Force has worked toward making openness and transparency the norm for government processes. We are therefore pleased to announce two important updates on this front.
To immediately attend to repair and improvement of calamity damaged infrastructure, Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, through Department Order 96 dated September 11, 2014 directed the immediate submission by the Regional Directors and District Engineers factual ground validation of damages to DPWH projects for request for funding.
Kagayan Evangelical Disaster Response Network (KEDRN), a non-government organization (NGO) in Cagayan de Oro City, built lofts for free as an added feature to the core shelter units constructed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for survivors of Typhoon Sendong.
Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Lebanon, headed by Labor Attache Bulyok Nilong, has facilitated the repatriation of 29 women overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Beirut as part of the repatriation program by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for distressed OFWs.
From the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Typhoon Luis is now over the West Philippine Sea and continues to move away from the country. The center of the typhoon (as of 4:00 a.m.) was located 100 km west northwest of Laoag City, 18.4°N, 119.7°E. Its movement is forecast to move west northwest at […]
In a move to combat the smuggling of tobacco products, the Department of Finance has approved the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s proposed revenue regulation mandating the affixture of internal revenue stamps on imported and locally manufactured cigarettes. The revised regulation also prescribes the use of the Internal Revenue Stamp System (IRSIS) for the ordering distribution, and monitoring of cigarettes.
Tonight, we have a shared opportunity to turn past adversity into prosperity for both our peoples. Let us embrace that opportunity to add new value to the ties between the Philippines and Spain.
Typhoon Luis was forcasted to move West-Northwest at 22 kph. It has maintained its strength and approaches the boundary of Cagayan-Isabela. Later this evening it is expected to make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela. By Monday morning, it would be 288 km West of Laoag City; and then by Tuesday morning, it would be 860 km West-Northwest of Laoag City, already outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility
At 4:00 p.m. today, typhoon “Luis” was estimated to be 115 km East of Tuguegarao City (17.5ºN, 122.8ºE) with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forcasted to move West-Northwest at 22 kph.
The Department of Education has collated a list of class suspensions for September 15, 2014 in light of the effects of Typhoon Luis.