Message of President Aquino to the Institute of Internal Auditors Philippines on the occasion of their 66th Annual Conference, October 23, 2013

As internal auditors, you are key to the achievement of this goal: It is your task to make sure that all funds are accounted for and that they are used for the attainment of your objectives. May this conference provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools that will enable you to become more effective internal auditors and better partners in nation-building.


DOLE clarifies pay rules for earthquake-stricken areas in the Visayas; urges employers to ensure workers’ safety

In consideration of the occupational risks attendant to the October 15 earthquake which left a wide swath of destruction in Bohol and parts of Cebu and other Visayas provinces, Secertary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday urged employers to ensure the safety of their work premises and secure clearance from competent authorities before resuming business operation and allowing the re-entry of workers to affected buildings and worksites.


Message of President Aquino to the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and University of Santo Tomas Hospital on the occasion of their 31st Postgraduate Course, October 23, 2013

The Philippines of today unravels a different narrative: We have begun to heal the wounds of the past, by cultivating integrity and accountability in our society, and nourishing it with reforms that are sustained by the ideals of hope and optimism. Together, let us realize the bright future that our nation has long aspired for.


DOH-NCR and PhilHealth enrols 492 new members under IPP

The Department of Health – National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) enrolled a total of 492 new members under the Individually Paying Program (IPP) of Philhealth during the Roving Philhealth Campaign conducted on September 14, 2013 all over Metro Manila.


Independent policing body for Bangsamoro meets to begin work

The Independent Commission on Policing (ICP) constituted by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Monday, October 21, held its first meeting with the GPH Negotiating Panel in preparation for its task of submitting recommendations to the peace panels on the appropriate form, structures, and relationships of the police force for the envisioned Bangsamoro region.


PhilHealth Executive is Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardee

The Awards Rites is slated October 24, 2013 at the Malacanang Palace. RVP Dennis Mas will receive a gold-gilded medallion, Presidential Plaque with Citation and Signature of the President of the Philippines, and cash award of two hundred thousand pesos. He is also entitled to other forms of rewards and incentives provided under Section 5 of Executive Order No. 508.