Message of President Aquino to the University of Santo Tomas Medical Alumni Association on the occasion of their 74th Grand Alumni Homecoming, January 19, 2014

Let this occasion ignite in you the hope, optimism, and passion that fueled your decision to enter the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and embark on a medical career. May you channel these values to the patients that you care for today: By enacting your sworn duties as men and women of medicine, you empower them to build stable, dignified lives and seize their own destiny. You bear this responsibility as guardians of our people’s welfare, and we in government count on you, likewise, to remain mindful of your duties as productive citizens of the Republic, committed to building an equitably progressive society.

Live stream: One Nation in Prayer, January 20, 2014

Aired from Malacañan Palace, the President and other representatives of different faiths, government leaders, and stakeholders from civil society will lead the Filipino people as one nation in prayer.

Message of President Aquino to the participants of the First Winter Escapade—It’s More Fun in the Philippines Tour, January 18, 2014

The warmth, dynamism, and resilience of the Filipino are traits that empower us to adapt and thrive as our national narrative moves forward. I hope that this endeavor inspires you to more deeply appreciate your heritage as Filipino-Canadians. May this mark your sustained commitment to participating in our communal efforts to bring greater prosperity and inclusive growth to our beloved homeland.

Video: What is Open Data Philippines?

Government agencies have rich sets of exciting but untapped data. Open Data Philippines aims to work with all government agencies to consolidate data into one searchable website:

Infographic: DepEd anti-measles campaign

The Department of Education has launched a campaign against the spread of measles in public schools. DepEd Memo No. 03 s.2014 issued on January 9, 2014 outlines the anti-measles campaign by DepEd while, in a subsequent release, guidelines for the campaign were issued.

GCG response to the COA report on GOCC allowances and bonuses

We are holding this press conference pursuant to the commitment undertaken by Governance Commission for Government Owned or Controlled Corporations (GCG) to report on the final responses of the GOCCs and the Commission’s own evaluation on the news item that covered the COA report that various GOCCs granted unauthorized allowances, bonuses and benefits amounting to P2.313 billion.

DOE, GAD partners empower community through biogas project

The Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) and the provincial government of Ilocos Sur, completes the upgrade of a biogas facility in Vigan, Ilocos Sur as an alternative source of energy and as part of its Gender and Development (GAD) program.