The Philippines welcomed a total of 4,681,307 foreign visitors in 2013, surpassing the 4,272,811 arrivals recorded in 2012 by 9.56%. This performance marked a new milestone for the tourism industry as visitor arrivals demonstrated sustained growth despite the challenges of the previous year.
President Benigno S. Aquino III flew to Davao City today for the 2nd Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Local Government Units Summit on Governance and Development. Read his keynote speech at the Summit: http://www.gov.ph/2014/02/12/speech-of-president-aquino-at-the-2nd-armm-lgus-summit-on-governance-and-development/ The Summit highlights the role of ARMM government units in the Mindanao peace process; and it likewise tackles LGUs’ disaster management, […]
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario, upon the recommendation of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, has lowered the Crisis Alert Level for Yemen from 3 (voluntary repatriation) to 2 (restriction phase).
From day one of this administration, there has been focus and determination to create a wave of reforms in the way governance has been pursued in the ARMM. I can still vividly remember how determined President Noy was when he said that the people in the ARMM deserve more than what they were getting that we will do what it takes to reform and revitalize the ARMM. And so today, we are happy to see the progress that the ARMM has achieved so far.
Nearly one month after sulfur upwelling occurred in Taal Lake, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has observed marked improvement of the dissolved oxygen and water transparency in the said body of water.
Two Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional offices yesterday reported to Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz their successful celebration of the first anniversary of the passage of the Republic Act No. 10361, the law instituting the policies for the protection and welfare of the domestic workers, popularly known as Batas Kasambay or Domestic Workers Act.
To update the public on its ongoing relief, early recovery, and rehabilitation efforts for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched a radio program over the local station DYVL.
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio L. Singson calls on the public to never entertain any request from unscrupulous individuals using his name or the DPWH to solicit funds, by way of financial assistance, sponsorship or selling raffle tickets, as he is never involved, nor is supporting any group, firm or corporation to solicit on his or the DPWH’s behalf.
Ang ating mga Boss, ang taumbayan, ang siya na pong nagkukumpas ngayon sa direksyong tinatahak ng ating bayan—ang landas ng pangmatagalang kaunlaran at kapayapaan. Iyan po ang bagong mukha ng inyong gobyerno; at iyan din ang nakikita nating magiging bagong mukha ng Bangsamoro sa mga darating na panahon.
Signed on February 12, 2014: Declaring Saturday, 22 February 2014, as a special (non-working) day in the City of San Pedro, Province of Laguna.