Certified Geologist Licensure Examination results

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 125 out of 234 passed the Geologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Geology in Manila last August 2014. The members of the Board of Geology who gave the licensure examination are Emmanuel V. Tamesis, Chairman; Rudy C. Obial and Francisco A. Navarro, Members.

Proclamation No. 870, s. 2014

Signed on September 3, 2014: Declaring Friday, 12 September 2014, as a special (non-working) day in the municipality of Siquijor, province of Siquijor

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DSWD receives additional donation for Yolanda survivors

Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Corazon Juliano-Soliman receives the P432,679.22 check donation of the Association of Asian Election Authorities from Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Sixto Brillantes for Typhoon Yolanda survivors.

Proclamation No. 869, s. 2014

Signed on September 3, 2014: Declaring Friday, 5 September 2014, as a special (non-working) day in the city of General Santos


Customs cracks down on Baguio ukay-ukay

The Bureau of Customs seized almost 2,800 bales of used clothing, comforters, and other garments worth at least P22 million in nine separate warehouse units in Baguio City on Tuesday (September 2, 2014). The used clothing, mostly branded apparel from the United States and Canada, are believed to have entered the country through locators at the Subic and Clark Freeport zones as well as the Cavite Export Processing Zone in Rosario, Cavite, as scrap fabric intended for manufacture and subsequent export as rags.


PH Embassy: Yemen still under Alert Level 2

Cognizant of the continued political and security tensions in Yemen, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh would like to reiterate to all Filipino nationals in Yemen that Yemen remains under Alert Level 2 (Restriction Phase). All Filipinos are, therefore, advised to restrict non-essential movement and avoid public places.


Statement: The Deputy Presidential Spokesperson on a credit rating upgrade from NICE Investors Service Co. Ltd.

We are pleased to announce that the Philippines has received yet another credit rating upgrade, this time from South Korea-based NICE Investors Service Co. Ltd., which has raised our credit rating from BB+ to BBB- with a positive outlook—thus upgrading our status from speculative to investment grade. This marks the 18th positive rating action since the start of the Aquino administration.

The President’s Day: September 2, 2014

Today at 10:00 a.m., President Benigno S. Aquino III had a meeting with officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs in the President’s Hall of Malacañan Palace. At 1:30 p.m., the President had a meeting with officials from the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Study Conference Room, also in Malacañan Palace.