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DepEd turns over school building in Batangas

Under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for School Infrastructure Project Phase I, the Department of Education (DepEd) handed over an eight-classroom, two-story building with provisions for Persons with Disability (PWD) at Julian D. Luna Elementary School. Luistro said that DepEd ensured that the classroom building was complete—from electric fans to toilets—before the turnover.


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Trader faces raps for garlic smuggling

The Bureau of Customs filed smuggling-related charges against the owner of a trading firm and its customs broker at the Department of Justice for illegally importing garlic worth an estimated P30-Million.


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PDIC to pay depositors of the closed Asian Consumers Bank (A Rural Bank) starting July 16

The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) will start servicing the deposit insurance claims of depositors of the closed Asian Consumers Bank (A Rural Bank), Inc. on July 16, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Depositors whose accounts have balances of more than P50,000 and who have outstanding obligations with the closed Asian Consumers Bank regardless of type of account are required to file their deposit insurance claims. The announcement on the claims settlement operations of Asian Consumers Bank is posted at its Head Office and branches and on the PDIC website, www.pdic.gov.ph.


PH Consulate General in Sydney holds lecture on Apolinario Mabini’s role in PH revolution

Entitled “When God Provided the Weapon: From Rizal’s La Liga Filipina to Bonifacio’s Katipunan to Mabini and the Revolution-1892 to 1898 and beyond”, the lecture by professor Floro Quibuyen covered the Philippine Revolution and the roles of Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, and Apolinario Mabini in the struggle for independence. According to Professor Quibuyen, Rizal inspired Bonifacio, who began and organized the armed resistance against the Spaniards, and Mabini, who provided the structure for a revolutionary government under Aguinaldo.


PH exports grow by 6.9 percent in May 2014

Philippine exports grew by 6.9 percent in May 2014 and overall outlook for the rest of the year continues to be upbeat, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).


Proclamation No. 826, s. 2014

Signed on July 10, 2014: Declaring Tuesday, 29 July 2014, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan)


National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is stepping up its commitment to disability inclusive elections, with its latest Resolution, dated June 25, 2014, declaring July 20, 2014 as the National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities, in all COMELEC local offices.


Proclamation No. 825, s. 2014

Signed on July 10, 2014: Declaring Wednesday, 20 August 2014, as a special (non-working) day in the City of Lucena.