Speech of President Aquino at the launch of DOH’s “Ligtas sa Tigdas at Polio” mass immunization campaign

Gagawin ng DOH lahat ng makakaya niya pero siyempre kailangan tayong makipagtulungan sa lahat ng local government units. At ang pinakaimportante po, ‘yung mga magulang na siyang nag-aaruga at gumagabay sa kanilang mga anak, ang siyang talagang manguna para maniguradong mabakunahan ang lahat ng ating kabataan, at talaga namang mailigtas sila dito sa mga sakit na hindi naman kailangang mangyari kung tayo ay magtutulungan.

Speech of President Aquino at the 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awards

I am hopeful that more men and women will follow the footsteps of Ramon Magsaysay and our awardees today, so that we may work together and rise up to the challenge of our times, fulfill the collective promise of our world, and bequeath future generations a global community that is, without doubt, better than we found it.

Bulletin No. 3: The Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights

The Syrian rebels attacked onboard pick-up trucks. Our peacekeepers returned fire in self-defense. Our troops fought back bravely and successfully held their positions. This attack prompted the UNDOF to reposition our troops to a more secure position within the mission area.

Statement: The Deputy Presidential Spokesperson on the week of August 25-29, 2014

As we await further updates, let us reflect on the struggles of our heroes old and new—those whom we revere as national icons, as well as those who perform the everyday tasks of nation-building: serving as liaisons between countries, constructing roads in Mindoro, and safekeeping peace in lands far beyond our borders. Let us pause for a moment in gratitude to these men and women who continue to work tirelessly in the service of the nation.

CHED Statement: P4.1 billion not pork

CHED maintains that the legislated P4.1B Fund DOES NOT QUALIFY as congressional pork barrel or PDAF, contrary to Rep. Tinio’s constant assertions in media that tend to disparage the credibility of CHED as the statutory administrator of the said Fund. Regardless of the persistent but erroneous labeling of the P4.1 B as PDAF, CHED remains committed to its agency’s mandate as stated in Republic Act 7722, i.e. to “ensure that education shall be accessible to all” and “to develop criteria for allocating additional resources such as research and program development grants, scholarships and other similar programs.”

FAQs on Customs hiring and selection

The Bureau of Customs has released a set of frequently asked questions for those aspiring to be under the employment of the newly reformed bureau. Further information is posted in the websites of the Bureau of Customs www.customs.gov.ph; the Department of Finance (www.dof.gov.ph); and the Official Gazette (www.gov.ph). Applicants can also visit the Facebook page of the Department of Finance for updates.

CSC advisory: Testing centers for GAT and EOPT on August 31, 2014

Please be informed of the following schools to be used as testing venues for the August 31, 2014 General Ability Test (GAT)/Ethics-Oriented Personality Test (EOPT) for the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and EOPT for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)