Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) on the celebration of the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, June 1, 2014

Even as we face challenges intrinsic to our changing milieu from our own shores or in foreign lands, we remain bonded by our shared narrative of heroism, compassion, and bravery. As Filipinos from all over the world celebrate our independence, may this event bring your community closer and stoke the flame of patriotism in your hearts, as together we build an even more equitably progressive Philippines we will all be proud to call home.


DBM

Government pours P7.35B into classroom construction

The Department of Budget and Management has released P7.35 billion to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the construction of classrooms in public elementary and secondary schools nationwide.


DA intensifies cloud seeding operations to address drought

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has intensified its cloud seeding operations to induce rain over watershed areas and farms in Central Luzon and Cagayan Valley, and would carry out more in Visayas and Mindanao, as part of its proactive strategy to help parched farms avoid further damage.


DOLE

Overseas employment board imposes total deployment ban on OFWs to Libya

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda-Dimapilis, who is also the Chairman of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Governing Board, yesterday announced that the Board had issued a resolution imposing a total ban on the deployment of Filipino overseas workers to Libya.


DOLE

DOLE: We uphold, respect, and promote trade union rights

“The Philippines, under the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III, has pursued–and continues to pursue–reforms to uphold human rights, end impunity, and afford internationally-recognized workers’ rights to all its workers. It pursues reforms under the framework of the “four areas of future actions” committed to address allegations of trade union rights violations.” -Sec. Baldoz


DepEd

DepEd, PAGCOR hand over classrooms in Pampanga

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) turned over more than 20 classrooms to Francisco Nepomuceno Memorial High School in Angeles City, Pampanga, May 29.