Commissioner of Customs Rozzano Rufino Biazon stated that officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) who had been transferred to the Customs Policy Research Office (CPRO) must immediately report to that office following the decision of the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) denying a motion to block their transfer to the CPRO.
On October 22, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III accepted the credentials o f His Excellency Asif Amwar Ahmad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Philippines during a presentation ceremony in Malacañan Palace.
On October 22, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III accepted the credentials of His Excellency Julio Camarena Villaseñor, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Mexican States to the Philippines in a ceremony held in Malacañan Palace.
Days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake devastated large areas of Bohol and some parts of Cebu, Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz reported that the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), working quickly to locate families of OFWs who were affected by the earthquake, had identified a total of 15,494 members who would need immediate assistance.
Consistent with the Aquino administration’s goal of ramping up infrastructure spending this year, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced that expenditures for infrastructure and capital outlay as of end-August had climbed by 38.5 percent year-on-year, as the Aquino administration continued to roll out and implement key projects to spur economic expansion.
Secretary of Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas today ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to investigate reports that some local executives in Bohol have been hoarding relief goods that were delivered to their offices by disaster officials from the national and provincial government.
Statement of the Deputy Presidential Spokesperson: Hackathon on open government budget data to be held this November
We are pleased to announce that the Open Data Philippines Task Force will be holding a two-day open data hackathon this November. The event, called #KabantayNgBayan, will be open to IT developers and designers interested in creating innovative mobile or web-based applications utilizing government data. It will be held in Sadoce, 12/F Smart Tower I, Ayala Avenue, Makati, on November 9-10.
NDRRMC Situation Report on the effects of the Earthquake in Sagbayan, Bohol, October 22, 2013 (6:00 a.m.)
The following are excerpts from a report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on the effects of the earthquake in Sagbayan, Bohol, October 15, 2013. The information reflects conditions as of October 22, 2013.