Transferred BOC officials must now report to CPRO

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.

Photos: The UK Ambassador presents his credentials to the President

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.

Message of President Aquino to the Municipality of Aroroy, Masbate on the occasion of their Fiesta, October 22, 2013

This celebration promotes civic identity and pride of place, the wellspring of our diversity and dynamism in this era of national renewal. It is also during fiestas that we help foster a greater appreciation of our traditions and heritage among younger generations, and give them a sense of ownership and responsibility for the welfare of our localities. May this occasion further strengthen the bonds between members of your community, and inspire all of you to strive hard and unite towards ensuring prosperity and stability for your hometown in the years to come.

DOLE orders OWWA to assist and care for families of OFWs affected by quake

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.

End-August infra spending jumps by 38.5% year-on-year

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.

DILG to PNP: Probe relief hoarding in Bohol

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.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Nurses Association Inc. on the occasion of their 91st Foundation Anniversary, October 22, 2013

Filipinos from across disciplines converge in nation-building by fulfilling their duties with passion and integrity. Our nurses are highly-acclaimed for this brand of service, which has gained them distinction for their excellence in the global platform. May your competence continue to inspire our fellowmen, as we establish the groundwork for a dynamic, empowered citizenry and a revitalized nation.