DOLE chief: DOLE is exerting effort to get to the bottom of the “sex-for-fly” allegations

The head of the DOLE investigating panel, Atty. Leah Fortuna, has reported to Baldoz that the team has identified the three who were part of the 48 alleged victims, but they said they have no personal knowledge of or information on the allegations. She said the investigating panel is looking for the remaining OFWs through the DOLE, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) regional offices.

DENR destroys huge stockpile of illegal ivory

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) destroyed on Friday at least five tons of smuggled elephant tusks using a road roller, making the Philippines the first country in Asia to conduct physical destruction of massive ivory stockpiles in support of global efforts to stamp out illegal wildlife trade.

Invitation to Bid: June 21, 2013

Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE INVITATION TO BID The Office of the President, through the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), hereby invites all interested Phil-GEPS registered manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and authorized franchised dealers to submit bids for the following projects, to wit: Purchase Request (PR) No. Project Approved […]

Palarong Pambansa medalists to play in Vietnam ASEAN Schools Games

The Philippines, through the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is sending 115 selected athletes who won gold, silver, and bronze in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa to the 5th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Schools Games in Hanoi, Vietnam from June 22 to 30, 2013.

Message of President Aquino to the City of Tagaytay on the occasion of their 75th Founding Anniversary, June 21, 2013

As Tagaytay rises among the ranks of our country’s thriving cities, may your pride of place be further enlivened; your endeavors infused with vitality and optimism; and your people empowered to take hold of their own destinies. Continue to illuminate the character that defines your city and mold your residents into dynamic individuals, undaunted by challenges and ready to soar to greater heights.

Message of President Aquino to the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary, June 21, 2013

The Bureau’s proactive participation in this communal task, through the efficient, comprehensive management of national statistics on agriculture and fisheries, gives our administration full confidence to continue with our journey of transformation. May you uphold our daylight principles of integrity, transparency, and accountability, as you perform your mandate, in the pursuit of an improved, more productive agricultural sector.

GPH, MILF to resume formal talks in July

Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer today confirmed that the next round of formal exploratory talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will resume in July.

Message of President Aquino to the Department of Dermatology of the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center on the occasion of their 12th Postgraduate Course, June 21, 2013

The field of dermatology plays a crucial role in boosting the confidence of our people, as this concerns wellness; in our globally competitive milieu, every individual should always strive to enrich his qualities—his knowledge, talents, and personality. May you continue to respond to the needs of your patients, as you avail yourselves of the latest trends and innovations in your field, and uphold therein the values of passion and excellence.