Mindanao trade up by 15 percent despite natural calamities

Mindanao’s total trade last year clinched US$7.6 billion freight-on-board (FOB) receipts which registered a remarkable 15 percent increase despite the natural calamities that hit the island-region’s agricultural lands and production areas in the past two years.

GCG marks third year as overseer of GOCC sector

The Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) marked its third anniversary celebrations today as the central advisory body that monitors and oversees government owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs).

GCG launches GOCC whistleblowing policy system

The rising crusade against corrupt government officials and employees got another boost today with the launching of a whistleblowing system against corrupt officials and workers within Government -Owned-or-Controlled Corporations (GOCCs).

Message of President Aquino to the film Mga Dakilang Lakan, June 6, 2014

Duly elected leaders are mandated to echo the voice of the populace in their actions; effect programs that empower their constituents; and ensure that our country advances on the path of development. May the film’s exploration of the tenure of our former presidents compel us to remain vigilant, conscientious citizens who confer this position only to those who are committed to honestly and effectively serve Filipinos.


DILG and DBM deliver P2.461B for Bohol quake recovery

Roxas explained that the rehabilitation fund would cover civic works for the repair and reconstruction of city and municipal buildings (P150,329,500); public markets (P137,770,800); civic centers (P149,174,000), barangay facilities (P288,934,000); provincial and municipal bridges (P101,710,000) and waterworks systems (P195,370,000).


WHO Director General lauds PH for passage of Sin Tax Law

“Tobacco taxes is the most effective policy in reducing tobacco consumption,” Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Margaret Chan said during her meeting with Ambassador Cecilia Rebong, Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organizations on June 4 at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.